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Gary Mirka
01-30-2001, 12:31 AM
Graduate Research Assistantships in Ergonomics Available

The Ergonomics Laboratory in The Department of Industrial Engineering at
North Carolina State University has openings for up to seven graduate
research assistants for the Fall of 2001. These positions are intended for
students pursuing either a Master's or PhD, with interests in one or more
of the following areas: biomechanics, ergonomics, human factors,
occupational safety. Funding for these positions comes from both industry
and government sources and includes both laboratory and industry-based
research, as well as our recently funded NIOSH Training Grant in Safety and

Research assistantships are 9 - 12 month appointments that cover tuition
and health insurance, and provide a monthly stipend of $1,000 - $1,300 per

Current research projects include:
Low back injury prevention in the construction industry
Ergonomics and product design
Ergonomic interventions the furniture manufacturing industry
Ergonomics of computer-based work
Modeling of trunk kinematics during lifting
EMG-based evaluation of low back performance
Effects of fatiguing overhead work on shoulder biomechanics / injury
Interaction between cognitive tasks and physical tasks
Effects of trait characteristics on human performance

The Department of Industrial Engineering has a strong reputation in four
areas in industrial engineering: ergonomics, systems analysis and
optimization (operations research), production, and manufacturing. It is
generally ranked in the top ten industrial engineering departments in the
United States.

For more information contact:
Dr. Gary A. Mirka mirka@eos.ncsu.edu (919) 515 6399
Dr. Carolyn M. Sommerich sommeric@eos.ncsu.edu (919) 515 8614
or Dr. David B. Kaber dbkaber@eos.ncsu.edu (919) 515 3086

For more information about the lab visit our Web Page:
For more information about the NIOSH Training Grant opportunity:

Gary A. Mirka email: mirka@eos.ncsu.edu
Department of Industrial Engineering
North Carolina State University phone: (919) 515 6399
Raleigh, NC 27695-7906 fax: (919) 515 5281

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