Funded Ph.D. Assistantships—Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

The Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Texas Tech University (TTU), Texas, USA is looking for highly motivated individuals to pursue doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in human factors engineering. Research is focused in the areas of human-systems engineering, including but not limited to musculoskeletal health biomechanics and modeling, integrated (physical and central) fatigue modeling and analysis, motor learning and control, and machine learning approaches in ergonomic research. The fully-funded assistantships cover tuition and a competitive stipend. Potential start dates include Fall 2020 and Summer 2020.

The students will have access to state-of-thttu_studentship_10302019.docxe-art equipment including an optical motion capture system, virtual and augmented reality system, haptics, wearables, force plate, electromyography, electroencephalogram, isokinetic dynamometer, 3DOF driving simulator, eye tracker, flexible wearables, and other physiological measurement systems. Please find the details of about out equipment at

Position requirements:
  • A recent B.S./M.S. degree in Industrial/Biomedical/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering.
  • Possess the potential to be admitted to the IMSE graduate program:
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:
  • Hands-on experience in human-related experiments, signal processing, machine learning, human motor control and learning, and musculoskeletal modeling
  • Knowledge of OpenSim, finite element analysis, or mathematical modeling
  • Prior research-based publications and presentations
  • Desire to pursue a long-term research-related career

If interested, please email a curriculum vitae to Dr. Suman Kanti Chowdhury at before you submit an official application. To learn more about his research, please visit his lab website: Human Performance and Neuroengineering Lab ( and faculty profile:

TTU is a comprehensive Tier I research university that includes law and medical schools with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students in total. Founded in 1934, the department is one of the first IMSE departments in the nation and the first in the state of Texas. TTU Ergonomics and Human Factors Lab has a proud history of research excellence in human factors and ergonomics area.