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Computational Research Scientist I or II, Bone/Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (Hybrid), Frederick, MD, US.

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  • Computational Research Scientist I or II, Bone/Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (Hybrid), Frederick, MD, US.


    Join the HJF Team!
    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.

    This position will be in support of the Biotechnology High-Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI), located in Frederick, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to BHSAI.

    HJF is seeking a Bone/Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Computational Research Scientist I or II to perform interdisciplinary research, combining physical, computational, and life-science research to improve the efficiency and efficacy in the development of militarily relevant medical products for Force Health Protection. Mainly works performing independent research in a focused problem area.

    This position is focused on the analysis of experimental data involving musculoskeletal biomechanics and the development of physiological/computational models using finite element analysis (FEA).

    • Formulates research projects, develops innovative approaches, designs and implements experimental protocols related to computational models for musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanobiology.
    • Develops necessary new technologies and protocols with relevance to musculoskeletal biomechanics of bone and mechanobiology.
    • Work simultaneously on multiple projects, involving a diverse and interdisciplinary team of scientists across multiple laboratories.
    • Continuously surveys the scientific literature to generate novel ideas and advance projects and programs. Collects, processes, and interprets experimental data and model outputs.
    • Prepare research proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.
    • Present research methods and findings at appropriate meetings and scientific conferences.
    • 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
    • Demonstrated experience and expertise in computational biomechanics, musculoskeletal analysis and FEA modeling is required.
    • Proven computational experience with solid knowledge of informatics tools and visualization/data mining package.
    • Proficiency in common database/programming/scripting languages (e.g., SQL, R, Python, Perl, Java, MATLAB, C++) and their application in biomedical research.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to troubleshoot technical procedures.
    • Good analytical skills.
    • Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment.
    • Must have a publication track record.
    Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Assigned Lead: May recommend the following: employee hiring, provide input on employee performance evaluations.

    Work Environment
    • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.
    Education and Experience
    • Doctoral Degree in Engineering, Computational Physics, Mathematics or related field.
    • 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.