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dewitt23
10-16-2007, 07:47 AM
> Refer to careers.wylelabs.com and search for Category
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> LS-TX-HO-07:024: Project Engineer for Exercise Countermeasures Project
>
> Category Engineering/Technical
> Group Life Sciences Group
> Location TX-Houston
> Schedule Full Time
>
>
> Job Description
> The purpose of this position is to support the Exercise
> Countermeasures Project (ECP) at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).
> This position assists in evaluating and validating candidate exercise
> countermeasure hardware and prescriptions, alone and in combination
> with other countermeasures, for the protection of crew health and
> safety during lunar and Mars space travel. This position has technical
> responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and
> coordinating ECP engineering and science assignments, and serves as a
> technical expert for completion of literature searches, generation of
> draft operational test protocols, and compilation of test findings
> pertinent to the project. The incumbent communicates project
> objectives, needs, and requirements to project team leaders;
> coordinates meetings; generates and maintains project documentation,
> and assists in the long-term planning for meeting programmatic goals.
> Additional responsibilities include support of ECP ground analog and
> flight studies and may require frequent travel to UTMB in Galveston,
> Texas. The incumbent will be responsible for representing the NASA ECP
> Project Manager, Lead Engineer, and Scientist in a multidisciplinary
> team and obtaining approvals from JSC and other review boards. This
> individual must possess a thorough understanding of research and
> mechanical design, ability to critically analyze research data and
> assimilate findings. This position requires an in-depth knowledge of
> biomechanics. Knowledge and experience with mechanical/aerospace
> engineering and human exercise physiology is strongly desired. The
> incumbent will also be responsible for performing other assignments or
> duties as required.
>
> ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
> * Responsible for compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental
> plan; must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing
> and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the Company's
> safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety
> violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory
> or management personnel * Responsible for compliance with the Quality
> Assurance Plan, policies and procedures * Must maintain regular and
> acceptable attendance level as determined by the Company * Demonstrate
> a strong work ethic and commitment to the customer, program, and team
> * Generate and maintain the ECP Documentation (e.g., study proposals,
> master protocols, etc.) * Complete literature searches in support of
> ECP sponsored studies, and manuscript/report writing * Generate inputs
> for ECP sponsored studies * Coordinate regular meetings of and
> generate products resulting from collaborating NASA centers, the ECP
> Investigator Team, and other Project stakeholders * Perform computer
> aided design and structural analysis, as required * Perform
> biomechanical analysis using motion capture systems, force sensing
> systems, and computer-based multibody dynamics simulation software *
> Perform physiological assessments using metabolic gas analysis
> systems, heart rate monitors, and other biometrics measurement
> instrumentation * Develop test plans for directed research in
> ambulatory subjects, space flight analogues, and available flight
> opportunities to maximize the efficiency of the candidate exercise
> hardware and prescriptions for transit and surface operations *
> Support science activities for ECP space flight and ground analog
> studies, including frequent travel to the bed rest facility at UTMB in
> Galveston * Provide inputs to weekly and monthly reports * Present
> findings and information to the ECP team, collaborating NASA centers,
> and other Project stakeholders * Communicate project objectives,
> needs, and requirements to project team leaders, and assist in
> long-term planning for meeting programmatic goals
>
> KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
>
> EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
> REQUIRED:
> * Bachelor's Degree plus 6 years of experience; or Master's Degree
> plus 4 years of experience in a biomechanical/engineering field; or
> equivalent experience.
> * Demonstrated experience in successful proposal writing and/or
> technical writing (e.g. publications).
> * Standard PC and Microsoft Office software proficiency for preparing
> reports and presentations * Ability to complete basic statistical
> techniques
>
> DESIRED:
> * Education in exercise physiology
> * A minimum of 3 years of experience in a life sciences position,
> conducting or coordinating research on human subjects * Previous NASA
> flight and ground hardware development, integration, verification
> and/or sustaining engineering experience * Minimum of 1 year
> experience in a position related to NASA support or aerospace support
> is strongly desired * Knowledge of current space flight exercise
> hardware and physiologic trends, including published and unpublished
> findings is preferred * Experience with basic exercise physiology and
> biomechanical procedures and hardware (e.g., muscle function testing,
> motion capture analysis, etc.)
>
> SKILLS/TRAINING
> REQUIRED:
> * Effective written and verbal communication skills, both formal and
> informal * Ability to travel independently (domestic and
> international) * Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a
> team member * Ability to coordinate and conduct hardware and protocol
> studies using human subjects.
> * Ability to generate and update project schedules using Microsoft
> Project.
>
> EEO/Affirmative Action Statement
> Wyle Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.
>
> Application Instructions
> For immediate confidential consideration, please apply online by
> clicking "Apply Now to Join Our Team."
>
> Contact Information - facilitated through Cyber Recruiter
>
>
> John De Witt, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.
> NASA - Johnson Space Center
> Exercise Physiology Laboratory
> Houston, TX 77058
> 281-483-8939 / 281-483-4181 (fax)
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