Masters student position available at Widener University

The Rehabilitation Biomechanics Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Widener University is seeking applicants for a funded masters position. The lab is equipped with a 16 camera 3D motion capture system, force platforms, wireless EMG system, and an inertial-based motion capture system.

Dr. Akinsí current research focuses on fall prevention and mobility enhancement of individuals with disability. The student will assist on a funded, collaborative project to determine the effectiveness of temperature control liner materials on long term outcomes of prosthesis use.


  • Undergraduate degree in engineering (biomedical, mechanical, etc.) or related discipline
  • Excellent written and oral communication, strong critical thinking skills, and ability to work independently
  • Transportation to data collection site
  • Ideal candidate will have experience collecting human movement data with research participants, data reduction using Matlab, and statistical analysis.

Application materials

  1. Cover letter explaining your interest and skills (1 page)
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for 2 references

Deadline and starting date
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The starting date is Summer 2018.

To apply, please send application materials to

Jon Akins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Widener University