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Fedan, Jeff (cdc/niosh/held)
06-05-2006, 10:58 PM
Chief, Engineering and Control Technology Branch National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH;
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html), a component of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, announces the opening of Chief in the
Engineering Control and Technology Branch (ECTB) of the Health Effects
Laboratory Division (HELD). The NIOSH provides national and world
leadership in preventing work-related illnesses and injuries. The HELD
conducts focused, basic, applied, and preventive laboratory-based
research for controlling and preventing workplace safety and health
problems.

The incumbent will be responsible for developing a strong research
program in a major focus area involving the use of innovative
engineering technologies for the modeling and understanding of
musculoskeletal diseases acquired in the workplace. As Chief of the
ECTB, the incumbent will be administratively and professionally
responsible for the planning, direction and execution of these
investigative activities and services of the Branch. In addition, the
incumbent will serve as a principal advisor to the Director of the HELD.

The ECTB consists of three research groups developing objective
measurement methodologies for the assessment of biomechanical
occupational exposures. Specifically, two groups are focused on
hand-arm vibration - studying the biodynamics of the fingers-hand-arm
system and developing assessment and prevention methods and
technologies, and investigating the biological response to vibration,
respectively - and the third is focused on instrumentation development
for assessing work-related occupational disorders. The ECTB consists of
an interdisciplinary faculty with expertise in mechanical engineering,
biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, human factors, molecular
biology, physiology, statistics, mathematics, and computer programming.

We desire a senior research scientist with a background in mechanical,
electrical or biomedical engineering and musculoskeletal disorders with
an advanced degree. A competitive salary, benefits and moving expense
package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.
In addition, an annual operating budget and the opportunity to recruit
technical and postdoctoral positions will be provided.

This position is located at the state-of-the-art NIOSH research campus
in Morgantown, WV, and is in close proximity to West Virginia University
and its Health Sciences Center. Opportunities exist for appointments at
West Virginia University and participation in graduate student training.

To apply: Interested candidates must follow application procedures
listed in the vacancy announcement. The vacancy announcement will be
posted at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/. For additional information
please contact bde5@cdc.gov.

The NIOSH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.