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Graduate positions(s) in Occupational Ergonomics / Biomechanics

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  • Graduate positions(s) in Occupational Ergonomics / Biomechanics

    Position(s) in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

    Master of science and PhD position(s) are available for Fall 2017 in the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics lab at Rochester Institute of Technology. The successful candidate(s) will focus on ongoing projects related to human locomotion and muscle fatigue, wearable technologies, and personalized medicine. Assistantships are typically nine-months (with some limited options for summer research employment), and include full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend (based on studentsí strengths and experiences) for the upcoming fall semester.

    Applicants should have:
    • Undergraduate degree in one of the following fields: human factors/ergonomics, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, movement science, sport engineering, biomedical engineering.
    • A masterís degree in one of the categories above or other relevant fields if applying to the PhD program.
    • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills including basic computer skills.

    Prior research experience in the field of biomechanics and/or a strong interest in musculoskeletal analysis are desired. Candidates with computational experience (Matlab or similar programming experience), and analysis of data (from kinematics and kinetics systems, EMG, and inertial measurement units) are encouraged to apply.

    The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is undertaking several new initiatives that provide interesting collaborative and interdisciplinary research opportunities between ergonomics and biomechanics, and manufacturing and healthcare industry. Besides the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab, the Toyota Production Systems Lab mimics a real-world assembly production facility, while the Brinkman Advanced Machine Tools Lab provide the access to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing capabilities. These along with the substantial research-oriented healthcare facilities in the area provide interesting opportunities to conduct impactful interdisciplinary research. For more information on the department, see

    If you are interested and would like additional information, please email Dr. Ehsan Rashedi ( with (1) a one page letter of interest, (2) a detailed CV, (3) contact information of three individuals who can serve as references, (4) GRE and TOEFL scores (if applicable), and (5) unofficial copy of your transcript. Applicants are encouraged to get in touch early to receive full consideration.

    For more information, please visit the following websites.