View Full Version : Research Scientist position at Liberty Mutual Research Institutefor Safety, MA, USA

10-27-2009, 11:08 PM
The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS) in Hopkinton, MA is seeking an experienced researcher to join the Center for Physical Ergonomics. The mission of the Center is to investigate the causes and mechanisms of workplace injuries and illnesses with an emphasis on musculoskeletal disorders. We are an internally funded research Institute, and are committed to a high quality of scientific work, and disseminating all our findings in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

This researcher will develop, direct, and implement studies within core area areas such as manual handling, slips, trips and falls, and repetitive motion injuries. The successful candidate is expected to have experimental research experience with an in-depth knowledge of surface EMG, motor control and biomechanics modeling. A special interest in shoulder disorders and shoulder loading in the workplace would be an advantage.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team with a commitment to teamwork, creativity, collaboration and dialogue. The Institute staff represents the fields of biomechanics, experimental and cognitive psychology, epidemiology, tribology, physiology, engineering, sociology, biostatics and the clinical sciences. We have excellent laboratory, computer, statistics, research and technical support available on-site, and research activities are internally funded. We have active collaborations with Harvard University, The University of Massachusetts, and other international leaders in our fields of interest. Liberty Mutual is proud of its contributions to improving the health and safety of workers through the work of the Institute over the past 50 years.

Applications for this posting should be made on-line on http://www.libertymutualgroup.com using the Job Search function in Careers (Menu at top of the screen) and the job number 08821.

In addition to formally applying, CV's should be forwarded separately to CPE@LibertyMutual.com.

For further information contact Dr. Nils Fallentin, Director, Center for Physical Ergonomics, Liberty Mutual research Institute, Hopkinton MA 01748 (e-mail Nils.Fallentin@LibertyMutual.com or phone 508-497-0225.


* PhD required
* Research background in relevant areas of ergonomic research e.g. biomechanics, kinesiology/movement science, exercise physiology or engineering
* Established record of peer-reviewed scientific publications
* Excellent oral and written communication skills


Chien-Chi (Max) Chang, PhD, CPE
Research Scientist, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
71 Frankland Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748
TEL: (508) 497-0260, Email: Chien-Chi.Chang@LibertyMutual.Com