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  • Industrial Biomechanics Research Scientist Position: Lead Researcher

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

    Position: Research Scientist I (CSX Human Performance Lab Lead Researcher)
    The School of Applied Physiology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with CSX Transportation, Inc. is seeking a very motivated, dynamic individual to lead research efforts on a team of investigators in the newly developed Human Performance Laboratory at the CSX national training center based in Atlanta, GA.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s or master’s degree with at least 12 months corporate research experience and identifiable strengths in the area of human industrial biomechanics (e.g., kinesiology, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering). The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, along with experience in industry, corporate culture and industrial biomechanics (or related field). The successful applicant will also have experience with fatigue management assessment (i.e., FAID software) and industry outcomes reporting practices.

    Responsibilities: This individual will be primarily responsible for leading research activities on the ‘industrial athlete’ at the GT/CSX Human Performance Laboratory with the goal of developing industry leading practices on improving rail worker performance and safety. This research associate will work closely with the Georgia Tech principal investigator (Y.H. Chang, along with CSX corporate personnel in managing laboratory research activities and reporting evidence-based outcomes. Secondary responsibilities will include supporting the team’s training mission to educate CSX rail workers on best biomechanical practices for human performance. This position may require up to ~20% travel as necessary.

    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

    Appointment: Full-time 12-month appointment with annual review and renewal for up to 3 years.

    Closing Date: The position is immediately available and review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

    Application: Candidates should submit a resume/curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Prof. Young-Hui Chang with the subject line “CSX lead researcher position”. Please also contact Prof. Chang with regard to any questions about the position ( For more information about the School of Applied Physiology, please visit us at:

    All materials should be sent electronically to:

    Prof. Young-Hui Chang
    School of Applied Physiology
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Georgia Institute of Technology is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.