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URGENT: Funded Ph.D. Assistantships—Texas Tech University

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  • URGENT: Funded Ph.D. Assistantships—Texas Tech University

    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 two highly motivated individuals to pursue doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in human factors and ergonomics. 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 2019.

    The students will have access to state-of-the-art equipment including a motion capture system, force plate, surface electromyography, electroencephalogram, dynamometer, driving simulator, eye tracker, flexible wearables, and other physiological measurement devices.

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

    Preferred qualifications:
    · Hands-on experience in human-related experiments, human motor control and learning, and musculoskeletal modeling
    · Knowledge of OpenSim, AnyBody, finite element analysis, or any other musculoskeletal modeling platform
    · Prior research-based publications and presentations
    · Competence in Matlab, Python, machine learning or other advanced data analytics are highly desirable
    · Desire to pursue a long-term research-related career

    If interested, please email a curriculum vitae and a brief statement (2 pages) of research interests, research skills, and research experience to Dr. Suman Kanti Chowdhury at before you submit an official application. Applications received by April 15th will be given full priority. To learn more about his research, please visit his Google Scholar and ResearchGate Profiles.

    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.