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mschwartz34
07-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Biomechanical Engineering Position -- Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory (APL)

The Biomedicine Business Area within APL is seeking an experienced
engineer with computational expertise to join an innovative team
currently working to solve challenging biomedical problems. The
research team is involved in a number of innovative research programs
including the development of human models for investigating injury
thresholds during dynamic loading events. We form interdisciplinary
project teams to address the critical challenges of our sponsors,
drawing from the depth and breadth of expertise around the Laboratory,
across the University, and with outside technical organizations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The selected Biomechanical Engineer will work to
* Develop and exercise computational models of the human body
* Perform simulations of dynamic impact scenarios, including blast and
ballistic events
* Analyze simulations in the development of injury criteria and damage
thresholds
* Provide thought leadership and technical direction

QUALIFICATIONS:

The selected candidate must possess
* MS degree in biomechanics, mechanical engineering, or a related field
* Minimum of 5 years experience in computational modeling and
simulations of human systems or organs
* Demonstrated proficiency in LSDyna and Abaqus
* Experience with MADYMO occupant simulation program
* Knowledge of data acquisition methods coupled with demonstrated data
processing and analysis techniques.

In addition, the selected candidate will have some experience leading
teams of engineers or programmers in the solution of a modeling problem
with verification and validation of the model as part of the program.
The candidate will also have the ability to work effectively both
independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent written and
verbal communication skills. Applicants selected will be subject to a
Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility
requirements for access to classified information, which includes US
citizenship.

It is desired that the selected candidate will possess 5 or more years
of experience in blast physics and loading mechanisms and their effects
on either human or vehicle systems with demonstrated experience in
MatLab or equivalent programming experience. The ideal candidate will
have knowledge of computational fluid dynamics and understanding of
injury metrics and biological tissue testing as well as familiarity with
anthropomorphic dummies and SAE data collection and experience in
automotive impact analysis.


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:

Candidate will be expected to assist with biological tissue testing,
which will require the strict observance of biohazard safety procedures.
Some travel to test sites and conferences.

SECURITY:

Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security
investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to
classified information, which includes US citizenship.


INFORMATION ON APL:

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a division of the Johns Hopkins
University, conveniently located on 365 acres in suburban Maryland
midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. APL is a not-for-profit
research and development organization with over 4,000 employees
dedicated to solving a wide range of complex problems that present
critical challenges to the nation. APL's staff and world-class
facilities have made the Laboratory a major asset to the nation for more
than six decades.

BENEFITS:

JHU APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a vacation
plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance,
a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and
competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more
information about our organization, please visit our web site at
www.jhuapl.edu.


JHU APL is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that
complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, as well
as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should apply online at www.jhuapl.edu/employment and refer to
"Job Opening ID" 101280 and/or send resume to maria.schwartz@jhuapl.edu.