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Biomechanics Engineer - NERVE Center

Apply now Job no: 516621
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Computer Science
Salary: P16 range, minimum of $55,770 and 25th quartile is $63,439, salary based on experience and grant
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General Summary of Position:

The UMass Lowell NERVE Center is looking for a Biomechanics Engineer to support multiple exoskeleton studies and performance evaluations. The candidate will be responsible for biomechanics data collection and processing for assigned studies, database management, regulatory approvals (i.e., IRB), equipment/inventory maintenance, recruitment and scheduling, and providing assistance/training/supervision/consultation on using research equipment to faculty, staff, students and collaborators. Opportunities to contribute to scientific presentations and publications exist for motivated candidates.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomechanics, Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field


  • At least one year of experience with and proficiency in:
    • Human motion capture instrumentation including optical systems and instrumented treadmill/force platforms for collection and analysis of human motion
    • Surface EMG instrumentation data collection and analysis
    • Human subjects research
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Person hired must have excellent organizational skills, enjoy working in a team, be willing to take initiative and learn new skills, and be comfortable with equipment/sensors/devices troubleshooting.

Additional Considerations:

  • Preference given to candidates with experience in:
    • Inertial motion capture (IMUs), Matlab/Python programming, Visual3d programming, indirect Calorimetry (oxygen consumption measures)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P16.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

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