The Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE), in conjunction with the Center for Ergonomics (C4E), is seeking a qualified candidate who possesses the skills described below to support faculty and students in a research and teaching setting.
40% of Effort
Provide programming support for department research projects: provide assistance with and actual programming in various programming languages (C++, LabView, Matlab, ROS (Robot Operating System), C for Arduino or other microcontrollers); assist with communication between devices (TCP/IP, UDP); and program simulations of complex human-machine systems (e.g., flight and driving simulators, manufacturing systems, medical equipment/settings).
30% of Effort
Design, fabricate, and assemble complex experimental equipment and instrumentation using a broad range of skills, including CAD, metal machining, additive fabrication, instrumentation electronics, microcontrollers, motor control, automation, sensors, data acquisition systems, signal processing.
10% of Effort
Manage fabrication and instrumentation resources to support teaching and research. Consult with faculty and graduate students to determine resources that should be provided including experimental design, data collection procedures, data processing, and statistical analysis.
10% of Effort
Develop and implement plans for providing needed resources including: coordinating services; overseeing maintenance, policies, and safety; establishing organization of materials and equipment; encouraging safe procedures; enforcing proper use of facilities and equipment; and procuring equipment and supplies.
10% of Effort
Advise, instruct, and assist investigators: recommend ergonomic research techniques (electromyography, inertial measurement sensors, optical motion tracking, force measurement, eye tracking, environmental measurement, physiological measurement, anthropometry measurement, strength measurement); devise procedures; and specify, select, and purchase instrumentation.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 2 years of experience related to conducting/supporting ergonomics research.
Proficiency in the following operating systems/programming languages: C++, LabView, Matlab, ROS, C for Arduino or other microcontrollers.
Proficiency in CAD, metal machining, additive fabrication, instrumentation electronics, microcontrollers, motor control, automation, sensors, data acquisition systems, signal processing.
Demonstrated research and project management skills and experience.
Ability to assess competing priorities, manage workflow and meet operational deadlines with minimal on-site supervision.
Ability to develop, analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action for accomplishing stated project/research goals.
Proven ability to work independently, function as a member of a team, and build effective working relationships.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and tolerate a moderate degree of ambiguity.
Reasonable experience using data management software, such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Python, or R.
Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
Project Manager Professional Certification
Willingness to learn new software languages and packages as needed
About University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics
The Center for Ergonomics operates within the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. We have a long-standing history and distinguished record of research in the areas of Cognitive Ergonomics, Biomechanics and Work Physiology, and Safety. We also provide instruction, both to graduate students in various departments across campus as well as professional ergonomists, engineers, and designers in private industry through our continuing education courses. Students, research scientists, and research sponsors are drawn to the Center because of its faculty who are experts in a broad range of topics in Cognitive and Physical Ergonomics and because of the Center’s extensive resources– state-of-the-art laboratories, test equipment, expert staff, and computer systems.
The mission of the Center for Ergonomics is to make workplaces and organizations safe, efficient, productive and enjoyable. We are dedicated to gaining and sharing a better understanding of how tools, technologies, and work practices affect health and performance and how they can be improved through human-centered design. Our research also advances basic ...knowledge about people’s psychological and physical abilities and limitations. Being part of the University of Michigan with over 250 degree programs uniquely qualifies us to take a systems-oriented and multi-disciplinary approach to engineering and design, combining cognitive, physical and organizational ergonomics and collaborating with experts in related disciplines.