The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory is seeking researchers for openings in the Injury Biomechanics Division. IBD investigates mechanisms of and tolerances to injury and evaluates effectiveness of proposed countermeasures. The candidate would be involved in medical research to address military operational issues, including protection from blast, blunt, and accelerative injuries to the head, neck and spine, and face and eye. 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.

Opportunities are available for entry-level to senior candidates. Qualified candidates would have degrees in Mechanical or Biomechanical Engineering or in Bioengineering or a related field with strong mechanical and/or mathematics background. Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and attention to detail are strongly desired.

This position is open to U.S. citizens only.

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. The applicant must be able to learn quickly and independently.

Desirable candidates would have strong computer skills with programming experience (e.g., Matlab) OR experience designing custom experimental fixtures OR experience designing and executing experimental studies using laboratory equipment such as motion capture systems, instrumentation and data acquisition systems, and materials testers.

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

For more information, please contact Kim Vasquez at or (334)255-6949.
Interested applicants should send CVs to Ms. Vasquez at and Dr. Carol Chancey at

Valeta Carol Chancey, PhD
Chief, Injury Biomechanics Division
U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
Fort Rucker, AL 36362