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Research Technician, Biomechanics of Human Performance, Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor

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  • Research Technician, Biomechanics of Human Performance, Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor

    The School of Kinesiology at The University of Michigan seeks a qualified full-time laboratory technician to help run day-to-day activities in sports performance and injury-related studies, and complete laboratory management tasks as specified. The successful candidate will work primarily in the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory, a state-of-the-art laboratory housing an interdisciplinary research staff of biomechanists, engineers, and clinicians and specializing in human movement analysis and performance optimization of athletes across the spectrum of sport and skill.

    - Collect data for a variety of human movement analysis studies, using IMU motion analysis systems, instrumented treadmill, insole force and pressure sensors, force platforms, high-speed cameras, wireless EMG, breath-by-breath metabolic gas analyzers, optical and traditional lactate meters, timing gates, and dynamometers
    - Data processing, including development of processing and analysis pipelines using Matlab
    - Administrative responsibilities related to clinical assessment services offered by lab, including responding to inquiries, scheduling clients, database management, supporting assessment staff, data collection, and report generation
    - Maintain laboratory equipment and documentation, and order supplies
    - Contribute to reports and publications, as needed
    - Train laboratory staff in equipment, laboratory policies, and data analysis pipelines, and supervise student research assistants

    - Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Engineering, or related discipline (Master’s degree preferred)
    - Detail oriented and self-motivated with capacity to manage and coordinate several study-related tasks concurrently
    - Demonstrated proficiency in biomechanics instrumentation, data collections, and research principles
    - Position involves close interaction with faculty, staff, clinicians, and graduate/undergraduate students; successful candidates should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and willingness to work on a cross-disciplinary team.
    - Proficiency in Matlab (additional expertise in LabView, CAD, or other programming languages preferred)
    - Applicants with experience working with athlete or clinical populations will be given preference.

    The position start date is flexible. It is funded for one year, and may be extended, depending on availability of research funds. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits are included with this position.

    Please apply via the University of Michigan applicant management system by attaching one PDF file. The applicant management system website is; job ID number 121755. Applications should include a CV and a letter of intent.

    Questions about the position should be directed to:

    Jessica M. Deneweth, PhD
    Director, Michigan Performance Research Laboratory
    Assistant Research Scientist
    School of Kinesiology
    University of Michigan
    Lab website:

    The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.