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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 full-time Research Assistant. The research assistant will work with engineers, scientists and other members of the research team studying whole-body injury biomechanics and crash safety for vehicle occupants.


Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the preparation of human cadavers for testing, installing instrumentation on specimens, conducting testing, processing or entering test data, and supervising student employees. Will also be in charge of laboratory management, including maintaining laboratory test equipment, supplies, organization, and inventory. 

Required Qualifications*

Undergraduate coursework in engineering or science related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Familiarity with PC and Mac computers, including some experience working with Word and Excel. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to multitask with close attention to detail. Willingness to work with human cadavers and to work in an open lab using shared workspace. Ability to work independently and with a team. Prior experience related to science or engineering research useful. Applicants with prior training in human anatomy and/or experience working with human or animal cadavers will be preferred.

Persons with experience in the following may find this position interesting: kinesiology, medical field, engineering (industrial, biomedical, mechanical), physical therapy. 


Work Locations

North campus

Related Search Terms:   biomechanics, transportation research, injury biomechanics


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.