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Post-doctoral Researcher in Human Performance and Biomechanics at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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  • Post-doctoral Researcher in Human Performance and Biomechanics at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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    Do you seek a deeper understanding of human performance?

    Are you driven to find the connections between the information provided by a wearable sensor and a biomechanical response?

    Do you enjoy uncovering the potential and critical challenges in the area of wearables and contributing to multidisciplinary projects?

    If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL!

    We are seeking a Biomechanical Post-doctoral Researcher to help us impact the field of human performance and wearables. As a member of our team, you'll contribute to identifying and proposing research to answer some of the critical challenges in the area of human performance. You will be joining a hardworking multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists who utilize some of the leading techniques in the field to create actionable information from experimental and multi-scale computational human models, from cellular to full system response. Our team is committed to contribute to cutting-edge biomechanics research and we strive to foster an environment of collaboration and fun while we seek to create those novel breakthroughs.

    As a Biomechanical Post-doctoral Researcher...
    • You will be developing and overseeing efforts to develop novel ways to collect information from human subjects research studies and correlate these measurements to biomechanical response
    • You will work with both commercial off the shelf and novel wearable systems to; record, analyze and integrate physiological measurements across a variety of modalities, developing novel insights into understanding and quantifying human performance
    • You will perform multi-scale, multi-modality modeling to provide connections and insight across different length and time scales of human tissue response
    • You will create novel connections between measured responses to prevent injuries through monitoring and understanding of human response and providing methods to report this information back to users leveraging advanced machine learning techniques
    • You will lead writing and presentation of papers utilizing and expanding our technical expertise in human performance
    You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
    • Possess a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline with 0-2+ years of experience working in the area of biomechanics or human performance
    • Comfortable with data processing and visualization using MATLAB or a related program
    • Have experience with statistics and experimental test matrix design as well as hands-on experience utilizing mechanical sensors and analyzing/interpreting data
    • Have knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the context of biomechanics and human performance
    • Are self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and enjoy working in a team environment with associated strong communication skills
    • Are able to obtain a Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
    You'll exceed the minimum requirements if you...
    • Have experience as a Principal Investigator leading Human Subject Research (HSR) studies for human performance studies and are familiar with common Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and timelines
    • Have experience developing and deploying machine learning methods and data analytics to biomechanics or human performance metrics
    • Seek to drive the future of human performance, including human augmentation and enhancement
    • Are motivated to resolve complex engineering problems as a team, discuss progress with supervisors and peers, and present results to a variety of audiences
    • Experience leading teams of researchers with a track record of success
    • Familiarity with human body modeling software such as OpenSim
    Why work at APL?

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

    At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

    Additional Information
    • Primary Mission Area: Research & Exploratory Development
    • Requisition ID: 26753
    • Security Clearance Required on Start Date: Clearance not required
    • Final Security Clearance Required: Secret
    Last edited by Michael Vignos; August 23, 2021, 03:50 PM.