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mholthe31
04-14-2009, 06:14 AM
Position Announcement for Footwear Project Engineer

U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center,
Natick, MA, U.S.A.

We are seeking a physical scientist with expertise in biomechanics for a
position in the Footwear Performance Laboratory, Warrior Equipment
Systems Division, Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering
Center (NSRDEC). Programs address the effects of clothing, footwear,
load-carriage gear, and other personal equipment on soldiers' ability to
perform their missions. Successful candidate will serve as Project
Engineer on team for individual combat equipment items such as footwear,
leather and individual equipment to provide increased operational
capability and protection from environmental and enemy imposed threats.
Serve as technical expert in these disciplines in the application of
advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes with the goal of
increasing Soldier lethality, comfort and protection through innovative
equipment designs applying biomechanical principles that stay within
operational limitations. Provide input in tech-based footwear and
equipment studies.

The successful candidate will possess a degree (Bachelors Degree
required, Masters Degree preferred) in exercise and sport science,
kinesiology or related fields with emphasis in human biomechanics.
Interest in the lower leg biomechanics is desirable. Strong
methodological skills are necessary. The successful candidate will be
experienced in use of tools for collecting and analyzing biomechanical
data, including motion analysis systems, force plates, and EMG systems.
Ability to apply statistical techniques to the analysis of biomechanical
data is required. The successful candidate will be responsible for the
application of theories, principles and practices of engineering design,
biomechanics, ergonomics and materials to bring together the complex
interrelationships of many variables into working combat equipment
items; Plan design approach from Requirements Documents, analyze and
evaluate requirements, and conduct studies for the purpose of developing
new and improved design features; Conduct and report joint ergonomic
research studies in equipment design to enhance Marine/Soldier
performance on the battlefield; and Determine the need for future
studies in order to support mission objectives. Salary range is $50,769
- $66,000, depending upon experience and qualifications.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

NSRDEC is located 20 miles west of Boston. For more information about
Natick Soldier Systems Center, see our web site at
http://www.natick.army.mil.

Interested individuals should submit curriculum vitae and a statement of
research background and interests (e-mail submittals are encouraged) by
30 April 2009 to:

U.S. Army Natick Soldier, Research
Development and Engineering Center
NDNS-WPW-C (ATTN: Michael Holthe)
Natick, MA 01760-5017
e-mail: michael.holthe@us.army.mil

The Department of Army is an equal opportunity employer.