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Gary Mirka
03-23-2000, 08:24 AM
Graduate Research Assistantships Available

The Ergonomics Laboratory in The Department of Industrial Engineering at
North Carolina State University has openings for up to five graduate research
assistants for the Fall of 2000. These positions are intended for students
interested in pursuing either a Masterís or PhD in the area of occupational
biomechanics. Funding for these positions comes from both industry and
government sources and include both laboratory and industry-based research.

Research assistantships are 12 month appointments and pay $1,200 per month
and include tuition and health insurance.

Current research projects include:
Low back injury prevention in the construction industry
Ergonomics and product design
Ergonomic interventions the furniture manufacturing industry
Biomechanics of work on labtop computers
Modeling of trunk kinematics during lifting
EMG-based evaluation of low back performance
Effects of fatiguing overhead work on shoulder biomechanics / injury

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

or visit our Web page at:


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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