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The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) within the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a Biomechanics Specialist to help evaluation of assistive devices used on patients with lower limb disabilities.

Required Qualifications

  • A MS degree in Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Sport Science with focus on biomechanical analysis or a BS degree with more than 2 years hands-on experience
  • Hands on experience in motion capture, biomechanical data analysis, and statistics.
  • Comfortable to work in a supporting role or a leading role in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with a diverse team of individuals from across the organization including researchers, medicine personnel, students, and patients.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with patients with disabilities
  • Experience with Marker-based Motion Capture Systems, Visual3d, and metabolic measurement
  • Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, LabVIEW etc.)
  • Previous publications

Job Responsibility

  • Assist daily operations of the lab, to include providing direct assistance to lab personnel in the preparation, testing, operation, and maintenance of all laboratory equipment.
  • Play both the leading and supporting roles in biomechanical analysis efforts, including motion capture and data analysis.
  • Report results, and recommendations to enable interpretation and application for improved product design
  • Assist with supervision, training, and mentoring of interns and students
  • Engage other lab duties, such as patient recruitment and IRB protocol development

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit resume and three references to To learn more about our research, please visit our lab website

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  

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