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Biomechanical Engineer -- The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL)


The Biomedicine Business Area at JHU APL is currently working on a number of innovative research programs including the use of computational and experimental models for the investigation of human injury mechanisms due to dynamic loading of the body. 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.

The Biomechanical Engineer will provide computational support for Biomechanics and Injury Mitigation Systems (BIMS) Program focused on understanding human body response to blast, ballistic and automotive impact.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The selected Biomechanical Engineer will be responsible for:
* Computational human model development including finite element mesh development, material model optimization, and contact algorithm selection.
* Modeling and simulation of blast, ballistic and automotive impact loading events on component and full human models leading toward model validation.
* Clinical biomechanical analysis and modeling.
* Support of experiments used for computational model validation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

* BS degree in biomechanics, mechanical engineering, or a related field.
* Five years of computational experience with structural human body models, mesh development, material model optimization, contact algorithm selection, and model validation against experimental data.
* Engineering knowledge in viscoelastic materials, impact dynamics and signal analysis required.
* Proficient in explicit Finite Element Analysis.
* Proficient in LS-Dyna.
* Proficient in scripting languages (e.g. MATLAB) for custom pre/post model processing and interfaces;
* Knowledge of data acquisition systems coupled with demonstrated data processing and analysis techniques.
* The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* US Citizenship - 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.

Desired:

* MS or PhD degree with 3 years of experience in blast physics and loading mechanisms and their effects on either human or vehicle systems.
* Demonstrated experience with data visualization and experience with MADYMO occupant simulation program.
* Demonstrated experience with computational fluid dynamics.
* Understanding of injury metrics and biological tissue testing.
* Familiarity with anthropomorphic dummies and SAE data collection.
* Experience in clinical biomechanics and/or computer assisted surgical planning.

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 competitive 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" 101484 and/or send resume to maria.schwartz@jhuapl.edu.

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Biomechanical Engineering Position -- The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)


The Biomedicine Business Area at APL is currently working on a number of innovative research programs ranging from the development of human models for investigating injury thresholds under dynamic loading to the development of neurally controlled prosthetic limbs. 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.

Biomechanical Engineer to join the Biomechanics Section within the STG group of APL and will provide experimental support and task leadership for a range of projects in the Biomechanics and Injury Mitigation Systems (BIMS) Program and Biomedicine Group.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The selected Biomechanical Engineer will be responsible for:
* Development and testing of human surrogate systems.
* Processing and analysis of sensor data generated from high-rate impact experiments.
* Sensor system development and evaluation.
* Support of experiments used for computational model validation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The selected candidate must possess:
* Master's degree in biomechanics, mechanical engineering, or related field
* Minimum of 3 years experience in biomedical engineering.
* Candidates with demonstrated experience in injury biomechanics research or related field including blast, ballistic or automotive impact conditions are especially desired.
* Knowledge of data acquisition systems, high-rate data collection, signal processing, and sensor systems.
* Willingness to assist with biological tissue testing, which will require the strict observance of biohazard safety procedures
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* US Citizenship - 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.

Candidates who apply should be self-motivated and well-organized individuals interested in working within a dynamic environment on a variety of biomedical research projects. Coursework or relevant experience in finite element analysis, human body dynamics, and blast physics. Familiarity with anthropomorphic test dummies.

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" 101417 and/or send resume to maria.schwartz@jhuapl.edu.