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  • MS and PhD Traineeships in Ergonomics and Occupational Injury Prevention

    MS and PhD Assistantships in Ergonomics and Occupational Injury Prevention
    The Ergonomics and Safety Program ( in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is seeking highly motivated students for our M.S. and Ph.D. engineering programs with a focus in musculoskeletal injury biomechanics and rehabilitation robotics and engineering. These multidisciplinary programs prepare students for careers in design, research, higher education and industry through didactic coursework in the areas of Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Robotics, Controls, and Injury Epidemiology. These positions are supported by a training grant funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

    Research in the areas of occupational biomechanics and ergonomics include the mechanics of lower extremity injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, development of new motion capture technologies, age-related control of balance and force regulation, fall prevention and assistive robotics.

    Additional details including program information can be found at Interested applicants are also strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member in their area of interest to discuss potential funding and research opportunities.

    Several graduate research assistant (RA) positions are available. RA appointments carry a waiver of tuition plus a stipend of approximately $16,000 - $22,000 per academic year, depending on program. A limited number of fellowships and free standing awards may be available to outstanding students. Additionally, research or project assistantships may be available pending individual faculty funding.

    Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for traineeship funding from NIOSH. Other limited funding may also be available for international students.

    Please contact Dr. Andrew Merryweather (a.merryweather at for additional information and visit our website at