View Full Version : Job Posting - Computational Modeler until June 26, 2006

06-23-2006, 06:22 AM
Announcement is open for a few more days: closing on June 26, 2006.

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) has an opening
for a General Engineer position in the Injury Biomechanics Branch for a
computational modeler. The engineer will model potentially injurious
dynamic events involving humans and/or anthropomorphic testing devices
(ATDs) using finite element and multi-body dynamic computational models.
The position is requested to be filled at the GS-09 through GS-12
levels, and U.S. citizenship is required.

The engineer will modify, run, and analyze existing LS-DYNA and MADYMO
models, which include human head and neck models and models of the whole
body in sled and vehicle exposures. The engineer will apply knowledge of
scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles to create new
simulations and models using industry standard pre-processors,
processors, and post-processors on a Linux PC cluster. The engineer will
be required to write batch scripts and small programs. These programs
will be used to manage files, perform parametric analyses, and
post-process data. Existing knowledge of the Windows and Linux OS,
interfaces, and basic networking will be required to use, maintain, and
manage (with minimum training) a computational Beowulf cluster.

About the Position: This position is located in the Injury Biomechanics
Branch (IBB), Aircrew Protection Division, U. S. Army Aeromedical
Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The IBB is a
multidisciplinary group that researches the capabilities, limits,
characteristics, hazards, and injury mitigation potential of Soldier
protective equipment. The IBB also develops test standards, evaluates
equipment performance, and identifies health hazards considering various
operational and environmental conditions. The incumbent will provide
technical support to IBB by developing new and using existing finite
element and rigid body computational models to evaluate human injury and
protection provided by helmets, restraints, air bags, and other
protective equipment. A Linux cluster is available for modeling. The
incumbent will be expected to perform cluster maintenance (as needed),
assess operational environments and equipment for model input, analyze
data, and prepare draft reports and presentations.

For more information about the job, including the application process,
search for Vacancy Announcement Number: NEBB06164138D at

Faculty, post-doc, graduate, and undergraduate opportunities are
frequently available at USAARL (http://www.usaarl.army.mil/) through
various educational programs.

Carol Chancey, Ph.D.

Research Biomedical Engineer

Injury Biomechanics Branch

U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab

6901 Andrews Ave, P.O. Box 620577

Ft Rucker, AL 36362-0577


Phone: (334) 255-6952

Fax: (334) 255-7798