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Funded MS Assistantship in Biomechanics Lab at Miami University

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  • Funded MS Assistantship in Biomechanics Lab at Miami University

    Job Description:
    The Biomechanics Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Miami University invites applicants for a funded Master’s position beginning Fall 2018 and onward.

    Research Focus:
    Dr. Chagdes’ current research focuses on fall prevention and the improvement in functional independence for people with physical and neurological compromises, through the development of smart assistive, diagnostic, and rehabilitative robotic devices.
    Dr. Chagdes’ research is a part of the Miami University’s Center for Assistive Technology (MU CAT), housed in College of Engineering and Computing. The overarching goal of the Center is to develop solutions to improve quality of life. See for more information.

    The student will assist in the development of models for human postural balance and gait as well as the collection and analysis of experimental data. The student will also participate in the development of (both journal and conference) publications.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong interest or skills in experimental methods: experimental design, instrumentation, data collection, signal processing
    • Strong interest or skills in theoretical methods: mathematical modeling and analysis
    • Strong communication skills: both oral and written
    • Ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, or a closely related field
    • A grade point average of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Evidence of interest in mechanical or neurological principles of human motion

    Degree offered:
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    Application Materials:
    1. (Required) Cover letter
    2. (Required) Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    3. (Required) GRE Results
    4. (Required) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if first language is not English
    5. (Optional) Letters of Reference (maximum of three)

    Contact Information:
    James R. Chagdes, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Co-director of the Miami University Center for Assistive Technology (MU CAT)
    Miami University
    Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
    Last edited by James Chagdes; April 12, 2018, 09:14 PM.