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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Biosciences Group seeks a part to possibly full-time Research Assistant.  The research assistant will work with study coordinators, engineers, scientists and other members of the research team studying engineering anthropometry, driver/passenger ergonomics, and crash safety for vehicle occupants. Research tools include motion capture, 3D full-body scanning and vehicle mockups. Duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling test volunteers, assisting in data collection in studies that involve volunteers, and processing or entering resulting test data. Setting up, calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment.

Required Qualifications*

Familiarity with PC and Mac computers, including some experience working with Word and Excel.  Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including ability
to work with the public while meeting technical requirements, willingness to work in an open lab using shared work space, and paying close attention to detail.  Driver's license required.
 
Prior experience related to science or engineering research or statistics useful but not necessary.
 
Persons with experience in the following may find this position interesting: kinesiology, medical field, engineering (industrial, biomedical, mechanical), medical engineering, physical therapy,
rehabilitation
 

Desired Qualifications*

Related Search Terms:   biomechanics, digital human modeling, 3D human body shape, injury biomechanics

Additional Information

**Note** This is a 3-month temporary position.  The temporary position includes the possibility of appointment extension based on project support.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.