Research Fellowship in Lifting Biomechanics and Physiology
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 10570
School: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
We are seeking a research fellow with an undergraduate or masters degree in Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Movement Science, Physiology, or Biomedical Engineering, to assist with data collection and processing for a number of human subjects experiments at Harvard.
We are developing soft wearable robots that are lightweight and pliable and can assist with leg and back movement by applying appropriately timed joint torques to the wearer. The successful candidate will work as part of a larger team to assist with collecting and analyzing data gathered from human subjects to be used in advancing the development of multiple wearable robot platforms for occupational and rehabilitation applications. S/he will have access to state of the art equipment (Qualysis cameras, Bertec force plates in an over-ground walkway, a Bertec instrumented treadmill, Delsys Trigno surface electromyography system, and Cosmed K4b2 metabolic test system). The successful candidate will work under the mentorship of a highly interdisciplinary team to assist in report generation. S/he will be expected to contribute to the running of IRB approved studies on healthy and patient populations, including scheduling and note-taking.
The appointment would start immediately and be for at least 12 months, depending on candidate availability.
Undergraduate or masters degree in Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Movement Science, Physiology, or Biomedical Engineering
Attention to detail and professionalism are highly important for the role.
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Applications should consist of a cover letter and CV, and candidates will be expected to provide at least three references.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
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