Applications are being considered for funded MS assistantships in the Department of Biomechanics ( at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Training and mentoring will focus on biomechanics, motor control, rehabilitation, and neuroscience.

PROJECTS: Applicants will be primarily working on American Heart Association and NASA-funded projects but may also be assigned to work on other studies.

AHA project: In our AHA-funded study, we investigate the effects of visual augmentation on gait in stroke survivors. The applicant will receive training in several areas including motor control, neuroscience, stroke rehabilitation, clinical assessment, biomechanics, statistics, nonlinear analysis, etc. (link to apply to this position is below)

NASA project: In our NASA funded study, we investigate how modular robotics can be utilized for improvement of exercise outcomes in astronauts. The applicant will receive training in several areas including motor control and learning, neuroscience, applied robotics, statistics, nonlinear analysis, all with special emphasis to space research. (link to apply to this position is below)

REQUIREMENTS: MS Applicants should have a grasp of biomechanics, anatomy, and rehabilitation with analytical and problem-solving skills. Applicants with an engineering background and a strong interest in biomechanics and human movement will also be considered. A degree in kinesiology, biomechanics, engineering, sport science, physical therapy, or another closely related field is preferred.

SETTING: UNO is a Carnegie Doctoral Research public university. Enrollment is 15,395, which includes 12,705 undergraduates and 2,690 graduate students. The Biomechanics Research Building is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The two-story building boasts 23,000 square feet of laboratory, office and collaboration space. The new building features seven laboratories, patient evaluation room, changing rooms, machine shop, washroom, two conference rooms, data processing room, a library, numerous faculty offices and student workstations.

The Department of Biomechanics has strong ties with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Omaha Veteran Affairs Medical Center, the Creighton University Medical Center, and the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering. These strong relationships and the close proximity of these facilities provide the laboratory with immediate access to patients with neuromuscular disorders, clinicians in various domains, and engineers.

UNO is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. UNO gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender-identity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, religion, or political affiliation, disability or protected veteran status. This policy applies to all posted positions at UNO.

Interested applicants should send a CV, personal statement, and unofficial transcripts to:

Dr. Mukul Mukherjee,
Associate Professor, (

Dr. Carolin Curtze,
Assistant Professor, (

AHA Project:
NASA Project: