Anticipated Fellowship Opportunity
Human Factors Engineer (Robotics Research)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Division of Safety Research (DSR), has an exciting career opportunity for a Fellowship position to conduct research associated with robotics and emerging technologies. The Division serves as the focal point for traumatic injury control research at NIOSH which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.

The Fellow will conduct research to:
• evaluate robotics technologies as preventive measures for existingworkplace hazards
• develop interventions to reduce robot-related injury incidents andimprove the safety and well-being of human workers working with roboticstechnologies, and
• contribute to the development of general and domain-specific metricsfor evaluating the safety of robots and human-robot interaction inworkplaces.

Applicants should have a masters or doctoral degree in human factor engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, or similar program; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both in a team environment and independently.

The work is conducted in a state-of-the-art occupational safety and health research facility located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown is one of the top small cities in the United States, with quality schools, outdoor recreation and sports, and various cultural activities. The NIOSH facility is adjacent to West Virginia University with easy access to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

To apply for this Fellowship, send your CV to Dr. Hongwei Hsiao, DSR Branch Chief at by January 8, 2021. The salary range for the position is $52,905 to $91,231 depending on qualifications and the type of Fellowship.

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