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Senior Biomechanics Project Manager (08008) - Laurel, MD

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  • Senior Biomechanics Project Manager (08008) - Laurel, MD

    TheJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader inscientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore andWashington, DC is seeking a Senior Biomechanics Project Manager.

    Job Summary:
    TheSenior Biomechanics Project Manager will manage Technical Leads across multipleapplied research projects related to development of biofidelic surrogatesystems, experimental characterization of human injury response, andcomputational finite element modeling of high rate blast events, ballistic impactsand crashes. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience intechnical leadership, conceptualization and development of applied researchprojects, and coordination of diverse technical teams. Additionally, theselected individual will have strong communication skills for use in engagingthe team, senior leadership, and customers.

    1.Provide technical leadership in impact and injury biomechanics. Build andmanage a roadmap to support research and development goals and strategies.Monitor and review technical progress, and provide recommendations andtrade-space analysis to adjust research plans. Communicate progress in aregular and timely fashion, and solicit feedback from the Program Manger.Develop and manage financial plans for technical performers. (50%)
    2.Demonstrate exceptional judgment and problem solving abilities through decisiveactions. Provide coaching and technical guidance across teams ranging fromjunior performers to collaborating expert research groups. Provide ‘hands-on’technical analysis and problem solving as needed or assigned. (30%)
    3.Identify new business opportunities for applied research in Biomechanics andInjury Mitigation Systems Program Portfolio. Connect expertise in advancedmaterials, novel sensors, new computational methods, data analysis, and resultsvisualization for the purpose of developing innovative research in the area ofWarfighter Protection. (20%)

    Note:This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing theposition and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

    MS in Engineering or equivalent. Demonstrated expertise inBiomechanics through academic or career work. 8-10 years of project managementexperience in highly technical environment. Experience leading medium (5+) tolarge technical teams (20+). Demonstrated ability to perform applied researchrequiring integration, scheduling, and quality control of research products.Ambitious individual, willing to put in the necessary effort to get the jobdone. Must be flexible and able to accept rapid changes. Effectivecommunication on all levels.

    PhD in biomechanics-related field. Experience working withthe Military or DOD. Technical leadership in high-rate experimental testing ofbiological specimen, advanced materials and sensors, focused computationalmodeling to answer specific research questions, and successful development andexecution of research strategy in biomechanics.

    Special WorkingConditions:
    Individual will be expected to travel ~5% of time.Individual must strictly observe biological safety policies and procedures forprojects involving biological tissue and/or post-mortem human subjects.

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory(APL), located halfway between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, is anonprofit Research and Development laboratory conducting advanced technicalprograms for the Navy; NASA; the Departments of Defense, Energy, andTransportation; the National Institutes of Health, and other Federal, state,and local agencies. The work includesprojects in radar, communications and signal processing, missile guidance andcontrol, submarine systems test and evaluation, space instrumentation andsatellite systems, software engineering, and general systems analysis.
    APLoffers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, amatching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarshiptuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salariescommensurate with skills and experience. For more information about ourorganization, please visit our web site at

    Application Instructions:

    To apply for this opportunity, please click on the followinglink and follow the application instructions:

    Jessica Wilt
    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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