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    Chief, Engineering and Control Technology Branch National Institute for
    Occupational Safety and Health

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH;, 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

    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 For additional information
    please contact

    The NIOSH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.