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Funded Student Positions at Texas A&M Unversity

  • 1.  Funded Student Positions at Texas A&M Unversity

    Posted 10-14-2021 10:34

    (apologies for cross-posting)
    Funded doctoral Student Positions at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

    The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is looking for highly motivated students to pursue a doctoral degree in Occupational Health with a specialization in Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety Engineering. Two students are being recruited to work on two NSF grants:

    • Development of an Adaptive Procedural System for high-risk, high-consequence industries
    • Development of an Alternative Displays for Underground Utility Excavation.

    EOH also has NIOSH funded doctoral positions for those interested in working on research in the following topic areas:

    • Digitalization of procedures
    • Human Factors in Process Safety
    • Human Robotic Interaction with disaster robotics
    • Procedure adherence in high-risk industrial settings
    • Ergonomic data analytics
    • Basic ergonomics
    • Human performance tracking with sensors
    • Integration of sensors with the internet of you
    • Sedentary behavior

    These positions are fully funded covering tuition and competitive monthly stipends. The expected start date is August 2022.

    Position requirements:

    1. A Master's degree in Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Public Health, or a closely related discipline.
    2. Basic knowledge and experience in Human Factors and Ergonomics research.
    3. Good oral and written communication skills in English
    4. Meeting the requirements to be admitted to the TAMU SPH graduate program: https://public-health.tamu.edu/degrees/drph.html

    TAMU is a Tier 1 research university with a total enrollment of over 60,000 students. The Texas A&M EOH Department (https://public-health.tamu.edu/departments/eoh/index.html) has a NIOSH Training Grant along with multiple industry and federally funded studies. There are several possible funding mechanisms for doctoral (and some master's) students, including graduate research assistantships and teaching assistantships.

    If you are interested in the positions for the NSF grants, please send your CV and a 2-page statement of purpose (summarizing your motivation to pursue a doctoral degree, your research experience, and future goals) to Dr. S. Camille Peres (peres@tamu.edu). To learn more about Dr. Peres' research, please visit her lab website: Research on the Interaction between Humans and Machines (RIHM) lab (https://www.rihmlab.org/).

    If interested in the other opportunities, apply at the application website (https://public-health.tamu.edu/degrees/drph.html) and if you have questions, please contact Dr. Mark Benden (mbenden@tamu.edu).

    S. Camille Peres PhD
    Associate Professor
    College Station TX