Computational Analyst

Are you passionate about ensuring the safety of US Service members?

Do you have expertise in computational and experimental mechanics?

Are you interested in characterizing explosive threat environments?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

The Human Performance and Biomechanics Group (R2B) is a seeking a Computational Analyst to provide support in human computational modeling, armor system prediction and evaluation, high-rate experimentation, and data analysis in order to understand human injury mechanisms and develop improved mitigation systems.

As a Computational Analyst you will perform:

1.High-resolution human computational simulations to understand the fundamental mechanisms of injury
2.Experimentally and computationally evaluate novel Warfighter armor systems
3.High-rate, explosive/ballistic laboratory testing and data analyses


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

• Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering or Mechanical engineering with two to five years applicable professional experience in computational modeling (finite element, computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction)
• Master's degree (Thesis-preferred) in Bioengineering or Mechanical engineering with finite element, computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction research experience.

• Have specific research experience using LS-DYNA
• Data analyses software skills (MATLAB, Python, C , etc.)
• Ability to work as part of a fast-paced team and bring key technical insights and innovations to translational biomechanics research
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Are able to obtain a Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Desired Qualifications:

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

• Have research experience in high-rate, explosive environments

• Familiarity with the human anatomy

• Experience with experimental design, data acquisition systems, data processing techniques, sensors and instrumentation

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. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. 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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