A PhD position is available to study occupational biomechanics and ergonomics of the upper extremity in the Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory at McMaster University. The position is part of a large proactive automotive ergonomics project funded by Automotive Partnership Canada. Possible avenues for study include empirical and modelling studies examining occupational injury mechanisms of the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), forearm and shoulder. This funded position involves collaborating with other researchers from the university and automotive industry applying virtual ergonomics to research in the automotive industry.

Applicants should have a strong background in biomechanics with an interest in ergonomics and injury prevention.

Please contact Dr. Peter Keir (pjkeir@mcmaster.ca), if interested.