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    Cool Research Scientist, University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics, VA-USA

    The University of Virginia (UVa), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), is seeking a highly motivated applicant to join the Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) as a Research Scientist.

    Founded in 1989, the CAB has a staff of 10 Principal Investigators, 20 researchers,10 research staff, and 20 graduate students from SEAS and UVa's School of Medicine and is a global leader in human performance and injury research for sports, military, medical an automobile safety applications. The Center is housed in a dedicated, state-of-the-art 35,000 sq. ft. facility with world class computational, experimental, mechanical, and biological resources.

    Responsibilities will include a combination of computational analyses and experimental investigations in automobile safety, vehicle crashworthiness, and in injury, musculoskeletal, and orthopaedic biomechanics. Duties will include supporting team efforts to apply for and obtain competitive research funding support, academic publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and collaboration with academic, industrial, and government research partners.

    QUALIFICATION REQUIRMENTS: Qualified Candidates will have:

    • PhD in mechanical or a related engineering discipline
    • Demonstrated ability in finite element modeling, particularly with the LS-Dyna solver
    • Experience in capturing biomechanical response data on living human volunteers in controlled laboratory experiments
    • Experience in crash/impact simulations and the development of vehicle, dummy, and human body models, including the Global Human Body Models Consortium (GHBMC) and the Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) models;
    • Experience in laser scanning and medical image segmentation to obtain 3-d geometries, and the use of HyperMesh or similar software to mesh these geometries for use in finite element modeling
    • Expertise in the field of automobile safety injury biomechanics
    • A demonstrated record of academic publishing and conference presentations; and
    • Superior oral and written communication skills.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three professional references.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 13, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

    This is a one-year; however, the appointment may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

    For additional information about the position, please contact Jason Kerrigan, Associate Professor, at

    Questions regarding the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

    Jason R. Kerrigan PhD
    Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics
    Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Orthopaedic Surgery (Courtesy)
    University of Virginia

    Last edited by jkerrigan69; 08-14-2019 at 11:44 PM.

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