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  • Biomechanics Research Position - Natick, MA USA (UNCLASSIFIED)

    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE

    Research Associate Position in Biomechanics

    Applications are now being accepted for a research position in
    biomechanics at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and
    Engineering Center (NSRDEC), located in Natick, MA. With load carriage a
    current focus at Natick, the research appointment includes, but not
    limited to, the following details: Develop and complete an in-depth
    literature review to identify key gaps in soldier load carriage
    research: Assist with planning and executing experimental methods for
    researching soldier mobility and load carriage concepts and solutions:
    Assist with the execution, collection, processing, and analysis of
    applied load carriage research using motion capture camera systems,
    force plates, surface electromyography, other biomechanics equipment and
    related software: Assist with the measurement and analysis of mass
    properties of Soldier load carriage equipment: Participate in write-up
    and presentation preparation of study findings.

    The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to a
    total of four years based upon recommendation of NSRDEC and subject to
    availability of funds. The appointment is full time at Natick, MA and
    will be run thru the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
    (ORISE) (

    Biomechanics Research at the NSRDEC includes a 7500 square foot facility
    outfitted with state of the art equipment: two 3D motion capture and
    analysis systems, in-ground and portable force platforms, two
    force-sensing treadmills, EMG systems, and a variety of facilities to
    quantify and assess human performance. The lab also includes specialized
    equipment for measuring the mass properties of physical items.
    Biomechanics personnel include multiple doctorally qualified,
    credentialed investigators and a dedicated research staff. Personnel
    have backgrounds in anthropology, biomechanics, biomedical engineering,
    ergonomics, exercise science, and kinesiology. Biomechanics research at
    Natick routinely includes collaboration with partners in cognitive
    science, physiology, engineering, anthropometry, human factors, and
    other areas. NSRDEC has the dedicated mission to maximize the Warrior's
    survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness and
    quality of life by treating the Soldier as a System.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree in
    Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Exercise Science or
    related discipline AND a master's degree in Biomechanics or related
    discipline within five years of the desired starting date, or completion
    of all requirements for the degree should be expected on or about the
    starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case
    basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard
    to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability,
    national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

    For additional information or to apply:

    Jeffrey M. Schiffman, Ph.D.
    Leader, Biomechanics Team
    US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center

    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE