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Biomechanical Scientist - CFD Research, Huntsville, AL

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  • Biomechanical Scientist - CFD Research, Huntsville, AL

    This position will focus on developing and maintaining computational physics tools, specifically in the context of musculoskeletal simulations for use in applications related to personal health. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to translating cutting edge biomechanics tools from the laboratory into real-world applications that have a positive impact on human health.

    In this role, the engineer/scientist will work closely with a diverse technical team to support the development of a wide range of software tools, from computationally intensive physics-based simulations to virtual reality rehabilitation solutions. The development tasks will include developing and implementing algorithms to expand the musculoskeletal simulation platforms such as OpenSim. Candidate will also develop plugins for 3rd party tools such as OpenSim, ATAK, and Unity.

    This position will join our team based in Huntsville, currently working predominately onsite with a flexible telework policy that allows staff to have the benefits of mentoring/collaborating while maintaining some of the flexibility we've discovered during the pandemic. Candidate will need to demonstrate strong communication skills while interacting with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) to shape technical solutions as well as communicate information to both customers and collaborators. Candidate should enjoy working within a team environment that includes a variety of technical areas of expertise and a passion for developing technology.

    • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM discipline, preferred candidate will have an advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in Biomedical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (Or related STEM discipline)
    • Candidate must possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of human biomechanics and human movement, specifically musculoskeletal biomechanics.
    • Demonstrated experience developing scientific software or engineering tools with computational physics engines in the context of musculoskeletal simulations (e.g., OpenSim, Anybody, MSC Adams)
    • Familiarity with version control tools (e.g., Git), CI/CD, and software documentation including an understanding of testing and maintaining code
    • Candidate must have strong writing skills (scientific publications, proposal writing, and reports)

    Additional Qualifications:
    • Candidates with expertise in robotics is a plus
    • Candidates with experience in working with sensors and Bluetooth is a plus
    • Experience integrating data from motion capture systems (Vicon, Xsens) is a plus

    About the Company:

    CFD Research is the technology leader in engineering simulations and innovative designs. Our services are used by many Fortune 500 and emerging high-tech companies, national laboratories, and universities worldwide. CFD Research develops cutting-edge technologies (software & hardware, designs and prototypes) with Federal agencies and provides the highest possible leverage to our industry partners.


    CFD Research offers competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits, including an employer matching 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). CFD Research offers a highly competitive insurance package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance. We offer company paid long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance. Performance appraisals occur each year and pay increases are based upon corporate goals, personal development, performance, and outstanding achievements. In addition, group and individual bonuses are awarded for exceptional performance.

    CFD Research is an EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

    Apply online:

    Nathan Pickle, PhD
    Senior Research Scientist
    CFD Research Corporation
    Last edited by Nathan Pickle; November 29, 2021, 09:45 PM.

  • #2
    Hello, may I ask how to apply?


    • #3
      Apologies - I have edited the post to include a link to the application: