Graduate Assistantships in Mobility Lab


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Graduate assistant openings sometimes exist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mobility Lab. Often the positions include a focus on biomechanical, functional, and translational findings related to motion analysis. This work usually targets improvements in rehabilitative treatment, intervention and therapeutic management for children with disabilities.

These graduate assistant positions often include tuition, stipend and benefits. Students who are employed in these positions usually become core team members and their work usually leads to a Master’s or Doctorate Thesis.

Preferred Qualifications

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  • B.S. or M.S. in engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, kinesiology, or other related field
  • Research interests related to musculoskeletal modeling, biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, and/or pediatric mobility
  • Research experience with musculoskeletal modeling a plus
  • Software knowledge of OpenSim, SIMM, Matlab, and Vicon a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Potential for refereed publications

Application and Contact Information

To apply, please send your curriculum vita and a statement of your research interests to:

Brooke Slavens, PhD.
Phone: (414) 229-6933
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