Biomechanical Engineer: Experimentalist/Analyst

We are seeking a Biomechanical Engineer to help us increase the understanding of human injury, develop improved protection solutions for the warfighter, and expand our work in human performance. You will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, analysts, and modelers who create actionable information from experimental and computational models of human injury. Our team is a nationally renowned for producing advanced experimental and computational models to help solve the nation's most difficult injury prevention problems. Your ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the design, execution, and analysis of laboratory experiments will help you contribute to cutting-edge biomechanics research. Ultimately, your contributions will help protect our nation's warfighters against these complex injuries.

As a Human Performance Biomechanical Engineer…

•Your primary responsibility will be to design and conduct experimental tests, analyze measured data, synthesize data into action information, and report/present information to your team and external sponsors
•You will design test setups and fixtures to support experimental testing on a variety of test models, including surrogates, postmortem biological specimen, and human subjects
•You will lead multidisciplinary teams to ensure sponsor deliverables are on schedule and within budget
•You will write papers utilizing and expanding our technical expertise in human performance

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Have hands-on experience utilizing mechanical sensors and analyzing/interpreting data
  • Are self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and enjoy working in a team environment
  • Able to adhere to strict experimental protocols (e.g., biosafety, environmental health and safety)
  • Are motivated to resolve complex engineering problems as a team, discuss progress with supervisors and peers, and present results to a variety of audiences

You will go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you…
  • Have postdoctoral experience in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Have experience as a PI leading IRB studies for human performance studies
  • Have a desire and aptitude for data processing and visualization using MATLAB or a related program.
  • Have experience with statistics and experimental test matrix design.
  • Have knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the context of biomechanics.

Why Work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. APL promotes a culture of lifelong learning with a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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