Applications are now being accepted for a research assistant in biomechanics at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), located in Natick, MA, USA. The mission of USARIEM is to optimize Warfighter health and performance through medical research (www.usariem.army.mil).
As military readiness is a top priority, the ideal candidate will assist in conducting research on the biomechanics of overuse injury risk with a focus on the lower extremities.
This individual will participate in research activities ranging from study conception to data collection and analysis to manuscript publication.
Appointments will be awarded for 1 year, potentially renewable up to 4 years, and will be offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Current research protocols include exploring associations of human movement (walking, load carriage and running), performance and musculoskeletal injury risk utilizing standard motion capture techniques and inertial measurement units (IMUs). The individual will assist with additional activities necessary to enable data collection including IRB paperwork, subject scheduling and coordinating study team member schedules for data collections. The individual will process and analyze motion capture and IMU data plus write-up and present results in abstracts and at conferences.
Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 2/28.