The Upper Limb Assist Lab is seeking a graduate (PhD) research assistant to start Fall 2017. This will be a new lab in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. The position comes with tuition and an annual stipend, and students will have the option of getting a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. More information about the graduate program at UTK, including other benefits and requirements for being admitted, can be found here:

The labís research focuses on developing and evaluating neural-driven control systems and wearable devices to help people with upper limb impairment move better and function more independently. This work is highly interdisciplinary, technical, and innovative. As a graduate student, you would have the unique and valuable opportunity to initiate an independent research project, interact with subjects from target patient populations, and collaborate with engineers, surgeons, and rehabilitation specialists. Those with training or experience in biomechanical analysis (laboratory and/or computational), mechanical design, signal processing, or programming (MATLAB, C++) are especially encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please email the following to the lab director, Dr. Dustin Crouch ( as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, June 16:
∑a brief statement (less than 1 page) of your professional goals and interests

Thank you,
Dustin L. Crouch, PhD
Director, Upper Limb Assist Lab
Assistant Professor (starting August 1)
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville