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Biomedical Engineer - Extremity Trauma & Amputation Center of Excellence, WRNMMC (Bethesda, MD, USA)

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  • Biomedical Engineer - Extremity Trauma & Amputation Center of Excellence, WRNMMC (Bethesda, MD, USA)

    If interested, please apply here:


    The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

    HJF is seeking a highly motivated Biomedical Engineer to support the Department of Defense (DoD) - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Extremity Trauma & Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE). HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the EACE.

    The EACE is a one-of-a-kind organization within the DoD and VA consisting of teams of researchers embedded at the point of care within multiple Military Treatment Facilities across the nation. In line with the congressionally directed mission of the EACE, the research efforts undertaken focus on the mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic extremity injuries and amputations with a specific focus on translating findings into clinical practice to improve the care of injured Service members and Veterans. This position will support ongoing research activities within the EACE portfolio at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Note, US Citizenship and a personnel security background investigation are required.

    HJF is seeking a Biomedical Engineer I or II to perform research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects. This position is responsible for systems design and configuration, implementation, testing and maintenance of hardware systems involving electronic components, radiation detectors and computer interfaces for collecting and processing research data in conjunction with a specified program. US citizenship is required.
    • Interviews potential subjects for research protocols, validates eligibility to participate, and evaluates commitment. Educates subjects about the research protocol, their roles in the protocols, and any other vital information. Serves as a resource for the subjects.
    • Responsible for conducting laboratory research with devices such as force platforms, motion capture cameras, instrumented treadmills, electromyography, metabolics, and wearable technologies (e.g., inertial measurement units). Install, adjust, calibrate, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for such instrumentation and equipment.
    • Assists with the maintenance of regulatory documentation. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
    • Collect, interpret, and analyze biomechanical data and video, using data acquisition, signal processing, and statistical techniques.
    • Conduct training to educate the research team and other collaborating personnel on proper use of equipment. Write documents such as test plans, protocols, policies, standards of use, maintenance and repair of medical, research, and engineering equipment.
    • Contribute to the preparation of abstracts for professional conferences, manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and development of research proposals.
    • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering (biomechanics coursework or experience is desirable); human subjects research training is desirable; statistics and signal processing; programming and algorithm development; knowledge and familiarity with military is desirable.
    Physical Capabilities
    • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 25 lbs.

    Work Environment
    • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.
    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering or related field is required.
    • Level I: Minimum of 0-2 years experience required.
    • Level II:Minimum of 3-5 years experience required.
    All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

    Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

    Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.