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    Position Description

    Title: Research Assistant

    Location: Biomechanics Branch
    Biosciences and Protection Division
    Human Effectiveness Directorate
    Air Force Research Laboratory
    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

    Background: The Biomechanics Branch has a proud tradition as leaders in
    aircrew safety research. This group is now embarking on a new project to
    reduce causes of poor performance in other occupationally specialties. For
    example, one goal is to reduce military-related medical disability. We
    intend to use robust epidemiological methods to identify leading causes of
    preventable disability within the U.S. Air Force and then team with
    engineers within the Branch to develop means to mitigate hazards identified.

    We are looking for a research assistant to become an integral member of this
    team. The qualified candidate will work with individuals who have expertise
    in epidemiology, physical therapy, podiatry, engineering, and anthropometry
    as well as other related fields. US citizenship is required, and duties
    will include:

    * Performing literature reviews to include assembling a collection of
    pertinent articles, reading and summarizing these manuscripts into coherent
    * Assisting in the preparation of grant submissions, IRB submissions,
    and research protocols.
    * Managing data, conducting statistical analyses, interpreting
    results, and compiling results into tables and figures.
    * Preparing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals for
    * Preparation and administration of questionnaires.
    * Interacting with collaborators.
    * Preparing presentations, abstracts, and posters for scientific
    meetings, and conducting presentations at scientific meetings.

    Please reply to with questions or to submit your

    This position will likely be administrated by the Oak Ridge Institute for
    Science and Education and their website can be found at