Ergonomics Resume

Janice Serafine Lilien

Objective: Ergonomist applying demonstrated skills in assessment, evaluation, education, training and information technology to your company and employees.



  • Interviewed and assessed more than 1,400 workers in their environments to optimize ergonomic solutions.
  • Recommended appropriate products and services for employees’ environments.
  • Performed task analysis; presented, developed, recommended, and implemented solutions for a wide variety of ergonomic issues.
  • Performed followed-ups to insure that workstation changes were implemented and to reinforce behavioral changes.
  • Offered a variety of custom designed ergonomic solutions integrating workers’ cognitive, social and physical needs.
  • Communicated employee workstation and equipment requirements to technical and non-technical staff.
  • Researched new ergonomic products, ordered samples to test and incorporated approved products into the ergonomics program.


  • Demonstrated teaching and training ability for diverse populations on ergonomics and injury prevention. Addressed audiences of up to 30 people.
  • Trained and educated clientele on features, benefits and correct usage of ergonomically designed products.

Design Implementation

  • Ergonomic design for new offices or remodeling projects.
  • Planned, coordinated and implemented projects and curriculum for graphic software courses.

Computer Skills: Powerpoint, PhotoShop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Pagemaker, Word, Eudora, Netscape and Dragon Naturally Speaking.


Performance Based Ergonomics, Oakland, CA 6/03-present. Ergonomist

  • Teach employees of different companies a new typing technique to assist in their recovery from a repetitive strain injury.
  • Teach ergonomic classes in companies around the bay area in a variety of environments.
  • Goal of class A: to teach office workers to work in a more neutral position in order to help reduce the rate of on the job injuries.
  • Goal of class B: to teach workers to perform keyboard commands in a fluid and coordinated manner in order to help reduce the dependency on the mouse.

Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA – 06/02-12/02. Ergonomist

  • Performed in-depth ergonomic evaluations and follow-ups for employees in office settings.
  • Consulted with employees experiencing discomfort about proper computer workstation set-up and behavioral modifications.
  • Researched new ergonomic products, ordered samples to test and incorporated approved products into the ergonomics program.

Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, CA – 06/00-08/01. Ergonomic Assistant

  • Performed in-depth VDT ergonomic evaluations and follow-ups.
  • Trained up to 30 employees in office ergonomics in a variety of settings.
  • Consulted with employees experiencing discomfort about proper workstation set-up.

Soma Ergonomics, Mountain View, CA  – 1/99-04/00. Sales Representative

  • Educated customers about office, home and automotive ergonomic products.
  • Consulted with clients regarding features and benefits of ergonomically designed chairs and matched their needs to chair features.

ErgoVera, Felton, CA – 10/99-11/99. Ergonomic Assistant

  • Assisted in ergonomic evaluations for Palo Alto Public Library.


  • Taught beginning, intermediate and advanced graphic design classes.
  • Taught technical (computer software) and creative courses (graphic design, drawing) to undergraduates of diverse cultures at the following colleges and universities:

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Faculty, Computer Graphics 2002
College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA. Faculty, Computer Graphics 1998-1999
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Faculty, Graphic Design 1996-1998
Cogswell Polytechnic Institute, Sunnyvale, CA. Faculty, Computer Graphics and Art 1995-1996
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. Faculty, Graphic Design and Computer Graphics 1994-1995


Freelance Graphic Designer, NY & CA – 1992-2004


San Jose State University, San Jose, CA            05/04  
Master of Science in Ergonomics/Human Factors, GPA 3.30

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 
Bachelor of Art in Medical Illustration

Masters Thesis: Comparative Study of Two Graphic Input Devices, Pen vs. Mouse, on Wrist Posture. Thesis is currently under review.

Conducted literature search, ordered research articles, read and analyzed articles, found research subjects, scheduled appointments, tested participants, collected data, adhered to human subject board guidelines, compiled and analyzed research data as well as presented information to faculty and students. Interpreting results and developing final written documentation.

Professional Associations
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Bay Area Ergonomic Roundtable

Certified CPR instructor

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