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08-30-2005, 10:45 PM
Position Description

Title: Research Assistant

Location: Biomechanics Branch
Biosciences and Protection Division
Human Effectiveness Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

Background: The Biomechanics Branch has a proud tradition as leaders in
aircrew safety research. This group is now embarking on a new project to
reduce causes of poor performance in other occupationally specialties. For
example, one goal is to reduce military-related medical disability. We
intend to use robust epidemiological methods to identify leading causes of
preventable disability within the U.S. Air Force and then team with
engineers within the Branch to develop means to mitigate hazards identified.

We are looking for a research assistant to become an integral member of this
team. The qualified candidate will work with individuals who have expertise
in epidemiology, physical therapy, podiatry, engineering, and anthropometry
as well as other related fields. US citizenship is required, and duties
will include:

* Performing literature reviews to include assembling a collection of
pertinent articles, reading and summarizing these manuscripts into coherent
* Assisting in the preparation of grant submissions, IRB submissions,
and research protocols.
* Managing data, conducting statistical analyses, interpreting
results, and compiling results into tables and figures.
* Preparing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals for
* Preparation and administration of questionnaires.
* Interacting with collaborators.
* Preparing presentations, abstracts, and posters for scientific
meetings, and conducting presentations at scientific meetings.

Please reply to timothy.wells@wpafb.af.mil with questions or to submit your

This position will likely be administrated by the Oak Ridge Institute for
Science and Education and their website can be found at