Fully funded PhD Opportunities in the University of Alberta, Canada

The University of Alberta, Canada is inviting applications for two fully funded positions in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering.

PhD Admission
PhD Admission : The University of Alberta, Canada is inviting applications for two fully funded positions in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering. The ideal candidate will be passionate about measuring and understanding how the human body moves to optimize performance and inform the treatment of foot and ankle pathologies.

Research project areas :

The Lower limb Imaging and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab (LIMB Lab) has a variety of research projects that aim to explore how the human body manages the demands of locomotion. Research topics span the development and application of cutting-edge imaging techniques, to understanding how humans interact with footwear and their external environment. Using state-of-the-art technologies, such as biplanarv-ideoradiography, tensiometry, and ultrasound, our research strives to better understand lower limb biomechanics, to ultimately improve people's quality of life.


In the LIMB Lab group, we value each member's unique and diverse experiences. We believe in fostering a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment that encourages learning, growth and academic excellence. Students can expect to develop various skills, including image analysis, biomechanical modelling, programming, experimental design, and scientific communication. As sharing knowledge with many audiences is an essential part of the research process, we support students in attending and presenting their work at national and international conferences. We are committed to providing our students with the necessary resources and mentorship to help them achieve their career goals.

Required qualifications:

1) Bachelor's degree in engineering, kinesiology or other relevant program

2) Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA

3) Effective and professional written and verbal communication skills; English proficiency.

4) Open to all (Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and international candidates)

Preferred qualifications:

Proficiency in programming (MATLAB, Python, etc.)

Previous experience with biomechanical projects, musculoskeletal modelling, machine learning, computer vision, or biomedical imaging is considered an asset but is not essential

Start date:

Fall 2024 or January 2025 (earlier or later start dates may be considered).

How to apply:

Interested applicants should prepare an application package containing :

1) A single-page letter of interest describing your motivation, future goals and relevant past experiences (coursework, research, personal projects) as they pertain to the advertised position

2) Academic CV or resume

3) Copy of most recent or current transcript

4) The name and contact information for 1-2 references

Last Date of Submission : May 10th, 2024.

Applications will be considered as soon as they are received. If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email : Dr. Lauren Welte (lwelte@ualberta.ca).

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.