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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 09/12/2017
Working Title Undergraduate Research Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Research
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh Human Movement and Balance Laboratory (HMBL) is looking for an Undergraduate Research Assistant. The research mission of the HMBL is injury prevention via a thorough understanding of the biomechanical and postural control principles that govern human movement, balance and performance of occupational tasks.

Housed in the Department of Bioengineering and situated in Benedum Engineering Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, HMBL is designed and equipped to analyze the dynamics of human motion including gait. HMBL is part of a larger effort including other laboratory facilities (the Medical Virtual Reality Center and the Jordan Center for Balance Disorders) located in the Department of Otolaryngology. A multidisciplinary group of researchers including biomechanical engineers, physicians, and physical therapists works in collaboration across these facilities.

Job Requirements

The undergraduate researcher will be required to aid in testing procedures, data analysis, and general laboratory tasks.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $8.50
Anticipated Number of Openings 2
Anticipated Hours per Week 10 hours per week
Anticipated Weekly Schedule

Monday through Friday

Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Benedum Hall
Posting Number S-05556-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents