One PhD assistantship position is available within the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Technological University in the area relating to the biomechanics, neuromechanics, and or ergonomics and human factors of postural control, balance recovery, and fall prevention.

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is rapidly growing and collectively our Biomechanics, Neuromechanics, and Motor Control laboratories. These labs are equipped with Qualisys and XSens Motion Capture Systems, Delsys wire/wireless EMG system with dEMG unit, Biodex systems 3 and 4, variety of leg and arm concentric and eccentric cycle ergometers, portable AMTI force plates, 2 electrical stimulators, and several sensors including force/acceleration/angle with wireless options.

Potential applicants will have completed a Masterís degree with an emphasis in biomechanics, exercise physiology/kinesiology, ergonomics, motor control, or in a related field. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are recommended to have an IELTS overall band score of 6.5 and an IELTS score of 79 iBT. Applicants are encouraged to explore the department website to learn more about our programs (

This funded position include tuition and a competitive monthly stipend for teaching and/or research duties assigned (~20 hrs/week). The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Duncan and Dr. Kevin Trewartha. Anticipated start date for this position is August 2019. If you are interested in joining our team, please email a letter of interest and CV immediately to:

Carolyn Duncan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Michigan Tech University
Houghton, MI, USA