The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory has immediate openings in the Injury Biomechanics Branch for individuals with education and/or experience in the field of injury biomechanics. IBB investigates mechanisms of and tolerances to injury and evaluates effectiveness of proposed countermeasures. The candidate would be involved in research in a variety of areas, including research into blunt, accelerative, and blast injuries to the head, neck and spine, face and eye, and extremities. He or she will be expected to fulfill a variety of roles within a multidisciplinary research team and will be involved in all phases of research, from planning to analysis and publication.

Interested candidates should hold degree in Mechanical or Biomechanical Engineering or in Bioengineering (or related field) with strong mechanical experience. These positions are open to U.S. citizens only. Open positions include focus on shock tube and blast simulations, signals and data analysis, computational modeling, and laboratory testing.

Candidates will be responsible for preparing presentations and publications and must have excellent communication skills. They should be comfortable working as part of a team or working independently with limited oversight - ability to keep a broad perspective and to define and prioritize tasks is critical. The applicant will likely be involved in many projects simultaneously and must be adaptable and versatile. Strong computer skills with programming experience (e.g., MatLab) and/or computational modeling are highly desirable, as is experience with (or ability to self-teach the use of) laboratory equipment such as motion capture systems, instrumentation and data acquisition systems, impact and accelerative devices, and materials testers, and lastly laboratory and field research experience with humans and human surrogates.

Activities are based at Fort Rucker in southern Alabama. Travel is required for conducting research and attending meetings and conferences.

For more information, interested applicants (recent graduates as well as experienced professionals) are encouraged to send their CVs to Ken Emerson ( and Dr. Carol Chancey (