Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Applied Biomechanics Laboratory

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University

The Applied Biomechanics Laboratory ( at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to help conduct projects related to our work detecting and mitigating walking balance impairment due to aging and neurodegenerative disease. These projects are supported by grants from NIH and the National MS Society, and are being conducted in collaboration with UNC Healthcare and the UNC Department of Exercise and Sports Science and Division of Physical Therapy.

The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. in areas closely related to the biomechanics and neural control of human movement. Research experience and strong technical skills in human motion analysis, electromyography, motor control or motor learning, and metrics of locomotor stability are highly desirable. Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills are required. The position is funded for an initial period of 1 year with the possibility for renewal.

We are uniquely positioned in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (, which integrates the exceptional strengths of the UNC Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences and School of Medicine and the NC State University College of Engineering. Together, this facilitates meaningful and productive collaborations between scientists, engineers, and clinicians and offers tremendous opportunities for professional development. The Applied Biomechanics Laboratory, located on the UNC campus, offers state-of-the-art and dedicated facilities to support the applicants’ research.

To apply, please submit: (1) a letter of interest, including qualifications for this position, (2) a one-page statement of research interests, and (3) a current curriculum vitae including the names of three professional references, online at and by email to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send any questions by email.

Best regards,

Jason R. Franz
Assistant Professor
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina
North Carolina State University