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  • Research Engineer position at KTH MoveAbility Lab, Stockholm

    Research engineer in human movement biomechanics
    Link to job announcement and application portal: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth...90135/where:4/


    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
    About the KTH MoveAbility Lab and research group: We are KTH’s first research environment for experimental research in human movement biomechanics, with focus on persons with and without disabilities. Our research goals are technology to decide, predict and enhance human movement. We are part of the Department of Engineering Mechanics, within the School of Engineering Sciences. We are located centrally at the KTH campus, and have close collaboration with a multidisciplinary network of technical and clinical scientists as well as health care professionals.

    Job description
    We seek a research engineer to join us at the KTH MoveAbility Lab, where we perform experimental analyses in human movement biomechanics. Specific duties for the successful candidate include:
    • Human movement capture and analysis in our lab, with 3D motion capture, force plates, pressure sensors, electromyography and metabolic cost measurements. This includes motion capture experimentation on able-bodied persons as well as on children and adults with motor disorders.
    • Prepare the lab for experiments, including placement and calibration of cameras, force plates and other sensors.
    • Assist faculty, researchers, PhD students and students with data collection, analysis, post-processing, compilation, illustration and presentation
    • Create and maintain/update a ‘normal’ database of human movement, i.e. gait and other daily activities, based on data collected in our lab
    • Create and maintain/update a database of walking and daily movements in people with movement disorders
    • Compile and analyze data from both individual data captures and from groups of subjects
    • Perform maintenance and updates on the lab’s software and hardware, including software and firmware updates. Also keep track of and order lab material and inventory.
    • Develop the lab’s methods and algorithms (including codes in Matlab and/or Python)
    • Construct small mechatronic equipment for movement analysis, such as triggers that synch several devices
    • Assist in construction of test rigs, for example surfaces or ramps instrumented with a force plate.
    What we offer
    • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
    • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
    • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
    • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
    • Work in a multidisciplinary, dynamic, growing and gender-balanced research environment in human movement biomechanics.
    • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
    Read more about what it is like to work at KTH
    Qualifications
    Requirements
    • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) relevant technical area, for example mechanical engineering, mechatronics, engineering physics, medical or biomedical engineering or equivalent competence.
    Experience and skills. The right candidate must:
    • Have programming skills in Matlab and/or Python
    • Be able to learn and become an advanced user in the lab’s equipment and software
    • Be interested in human movement biomechanics, including research activities in this topic
    • Have good spoken and written skills in English and Swedish. Swedish language courses will be offered to non-Swedish speakers. The person must be able to communicate in Swedish (spoken and written) within one year.
    • Be sufficiently socially competent to communicate with and give instructions to people with disabilities
    • Have independence and drive to work on projects alone, even if senior researchers are not on site
    • Be able to work both independently and in a group/collaboration
    • Cope with simpler physical tasks, such as moving force plates or instrumented stairs
    Personal skills:
    • Reliable
    • Motivated
    • Responsibility-taking
    • Cooperative
    • Problem solving

    Preferred qualifications
    • Experience in human movement analysis or biomechanics
    • Experience in writing technical reports in English
    • Ability to speak and write in Swedish
    • Earlier experience in creating databases with search functions
    • Experience with construction of simpler mechatronic equipment, such as triggers that synch several systems or adapters/connectors for new equipment
    Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

    Trade union representatives
    You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

    Application
    Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.
    Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).
    About the employment
    The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 2 years, (with possibility of extension) with access according to agreement.

    Other information
    Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values
    For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.
    We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.
    Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

    Type of employment:: Temporary position longer than 6 months
    Contract type: Full time
    First day of employment: According to agreement
    Salary: Monthly salary
    Number of positions: 1
    Working hours: 100%
    City: Stockholm
    County: Stockholms lšn
    Country: Sweden
    Reference number: S-2021-0410
    Contact Professor: Lanie Gutierrez-Farewik, https://www.kth.se/profile/lanie/ lanie@kth.se
    Published: 19.Mar.2021
    Last application date: 29.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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