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PhD candidate 'The MyLeg project'

The MyLeg European consortium aims at developing both a solid theoretical understanding and the enabling of technologies for the realization of a new generation of transfemoral prostheses that can be intuitively operated, sensed, and trusted ...

10 maanden geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 uur


Limb loss is one of the most physically and psychologically devastating events that can happen to a person. The MyLeg European consortium aims at developing both a solid theoretical understanding and the enabling of technologies for the realization of a new generation of transfemoral prostheses that can be intuitively operated, sensed, and trusted as well as the healthy counterpart. MyLeg introduces the concept of smart and intuitive osseointegrated transfemoral prostheses that embody advanced dynamic behaviors. In this PhD project, the MyLeg prosthetic system will be evaluated with osseointegrated amputees in a wide variety of activities of daily living, with regard to both effort and quality of movement.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and perform functional assessments on healthy participants and on people with various types of prosthetic legs following transfemoral amputation;
  • Analyze the data;
  • esent the results in scientific papers (resulting in a PhD thesis) and on (inter)national scientific meetings.


  • Master’s Degree in Biomedical Technology, Human Movement Science, Biomedical Science or related disciplines;
  • Be ambitious and well-organized;
  • Have a keen interest in movement analysis, orthopedics and rehabilitation;
  • Have excellent programming skills in Matlab;
  • Be proficient in English (C2 level in oral and written communication);
  • Preferably be able to communicate with participants in Dutch;
  • Have excellent communicative and social skills;
  • You recognise yourself in the Radboud way of working.


  • Salary is € 2279 gross per month in the first year up to a maximum of € 2919 gross per month in the last fourth year, plus additional vacation bonus (8% per year) and end of year payments (8.3% per year);
  • Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG). Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf;
  • Read more about the Radboudumc employment conditions.

Additional information

In addition to the job interview, the procedure also involves a writing assignment in English.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Vivian Weerdesteyn, associate professor Department of Rehabilitation via +31 (0)24 361 48 92.

We request applicants to send a motivation letter explaining their interest and qualifications regarding the position, their prior research/work experience, a CV, and contact information of two professional references.

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Radboudumc strives to be a leading developer of sustainable, innovative and affordable healthcare to improve the health and wellbeing of people and society in the Netherlands and beyond. This is the core of our mission: To have a significant impact on healthcare. To get a better picture of what this entails, check out our strategy film.

Our key strength is medical life-sciences and clinical practice, with an impressive infrastructure comprising state-of-the-art technology platforms and (translational) research facilities. The Radboudumc is therefore uniquely positioned in the emerging Euregio and Dutch healthcare infrastructure to play a leading role in the new healthcare paradigm of prediction, prevention and personalised medicine.

The Radboudumc focuses on scientific health challenges of today, with an eye on emerging diseases of the future.

Read more about what it means to work at Radboudumc and how you can do your part.

The MyLeg project is a European project with various partners around Europe. Within Radboudumc the project runs at the departments of General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. The candidate will be physically working at the Department of Rehabilitation. This department provides an (inter)national and stimulating working environment for about 70 clinicians (physicians as well as physical, occupational, and speech-language therapist) and researchers and is an exciting place to perform both translational and applied research in the area of neurorehabilitation.

The department is specialized in balance and gait problems in chronic neurological patients, rehabilitation of patients with neuromuscular (mainly muscular dystrophies) and neurodegenerative (e.g. Parkinson, HSP) diseases, and rehabilitation after major trauma (mainly acute phase of spinal cord injury, traumatic amputations, and severe hand injury).

The department is well embedded within the university hospital (Radboudumc) and research institutes and has intensive collaborations particularly with the departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, General / Orthopedic and Neurosurgery. It also works closely together with the rehabilitation centres of the St. Maartenskliniek (Nijmegen), Tolbrug (Den Bosch), and Groot Klimmendaal (Arnhem).