The Department of Biomechanics and the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have multiple available graduate assistantship positions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Start dates could be either July or August of 2021.

We offer both a Master of Science and a PhD. There are currently 16 research faculty who specialize in a range of topics in biomechanics including motor learning and control, nonlinear dynamics, human and animal movement variability, aging, prosthetic and assistive device development, cardiovascular biomechanics, exoskeletons, exosuits, bioinspired robotics, rehabilitative biomechanics in patient populations, such as stroke, peripheral arterial disease, Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Total Knee Arthroplasty, diabetes, and many others. Our students work in a state-of-the-art research facility with almost 60,000 square feet dedicated to research in biomechanics. To learn more about us, please visit our website:

Qualified applicants must meet admission requirements for the desired degree program and be admitted into the program before being eligible for an assistantship. Degree program admission criteria and requirements can be found on our website:

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