Applicant Resources

Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary profession that includes engineers, health care providers, industrial hygienists and safety professionals. Our students reflect these disciplines.  

From UCSF, we have Occupational Health Nurses and Occupational Medicine Residents who take classes and/or participate in research.

From UC Berkeley, students typically major in engineering (Mechanical, Bioengineering or Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) or Environmental Health Sciences, in the Professional Masters of Public Health Program or the Joint Medical Program.  


We offer a variety of internships throughout the year.  OHIP internships are for bachelor and masters students interested in construction related research and fieldwork.  Other grant related internships are available throughout the year, some are paid and some are for class credit.

Tuition Support

Through a NIOSH ERC Grant, we have tuition support for up to 3 graduate students each year.  These are given based on merit and need.  Grantees MUST be US Citizens to qualify. 

Visiting Scholars

We have between 2-4 visiting scholars/students each year, however each visiting student/scholar is responsible for supporting their visit with resources from their home country. Visiting students/scholars participate in current research projects, attend classes and events, and participate in other types of projects hosted at the lab.

For more information about becoming an on campus student, post-doc or visiting scholar, please complete this interest form

Student Resources

Please come back later for resources like: 

  • Ergonomics-related conferences 

  • Job opportunities

  • Grant applications

  • CITI training link

  • Handbook for getting started at the lab