Description:
An opportunity exists to work as part of an extensive collaborative team involving The University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, aimed at developing innovative means for warfighter performance assessment in the naturalistic setting. In addition, the successful applicant will work in parallel with another large-scale collaborative effort involving Michigan Athletics, Sports Medicine, Kinesiology and Engineering that is currently developing novel field-based methods for enhancing and maintaining elite athlete performance. We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified postdoctoral researcher to join our team and help lead, develop and apply innovative techniques for successful warfighter performance assessment and evaluation. This project forms part of a large-scale investigation funded through the Department of Defense. We have considerable expertise and experience in this line of research. Candidates should be able to work effectively across departments and translate findings rapidly to the applied setting. They should also have considerable experience in undertaking human-based experiments, particularly those pertaining to the biomechanical derivatives of performance.

Required qualifications:
- Human subject study design
- Application of sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes
- Programming experience in Matlab
- Digital signal processing and filter design
- Strong publication track record
- Strong written and oral English communication skills

Desired qualifications:
- Computational modeling and simulation (Finite element and forward dynamic)
- Image processing and computer vision
- Electromechanical system design
- Machine learning and statistical informatics methods

Term:
- Initially a 2-year appointment, likely start date January 1st, 2013.
- Possible extension of 1 additional year dependent on performance and available funding

Application materials:
- Cover letter (2-page maximum)
- CV
- Letters of reference preferred, or contact info of references
- Sample publication with clearly stated individual contributions
- Graduate transcripts

Application Closing Date:
December 7, 2012

Contact for applications:
Scott McLean, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology
mcleansc@umich.edu