The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology is actively searching for a research engineer, with an anticipated start date this summer. The successful candidate will assist in an externally funded project investigating shoulder dynamics and muscle mechanics in breast cancer patients using both a robotic device and ultrasound imaging. The engineer will also assist in the development of new research tracks for the lab and managing day-to-day operations. Candidates with previous experience in mechanical design, robotics, and/or system controls are of particular interest. Full details are provided on the bottom

Interested candidates should apply here by 4/19/2016: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/123788/research_engineer.

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

A research engineer position has recently become available in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan.


The successful candidate will participate in extramurally funded research in the laboratory investigating shoulder dynamics in patient populations using a combination of robotic devices and ultrasound imaging. The candidate will also oversee new research tracks for the laboratory, including the design and fabrication of a new robotic system to investigate healthy neuromuscular control of 3D shoulder dynamics. There may be other duties as assigned as well, including the training users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, and the oversight of day-to-day lab operations.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants for this position should have a recent masters or undergraduate degree in biomechanics, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, kinesiology or a related discipline. Candidates must have strong experience with Matlab and Labview.

Desired Qualifications*

Individuals with previous experience with biomechanics, mechanical design, and/or electronic controls are of particular interest for this opening. Experience with Simulink, motion capture, electromyography, and/or ultrasound imaging are preferred but not required.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.