Injury Biomechanics Researcher
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 12/2/2018

Opportunity Description

The application for this opportunity is now available on Zintellect, a custom-designed application system for all ORISE opportunities. To be considered for this opportunity, please apply at To search and apply for other internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships, please visit Injury Biomechanics Research Projects at USAARL The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) is seeking candidates for a research fellowship in the Injury Biomechanics Division. IBD investigates mechanisms of and tolerances to injury and evaluates effectiveness of proposed countermeasures. This is a twelve month research opportunity with the option to be renewed for additional twelve month term appointments. U.S. Citizenship is required. This opportunity includes, but is not limited to, the following: The candidate would be exposed to medical research to address military operational issues, including protection from blast, blunt, and accelerative injuries to the head, neck and spine, and face and eye. Opportunities are available for BS - PhD candidates. Qualified candidates would have completed degrees in Mechanical or Biomechanical Engineering or in Bioengineering or a related field with strong mechanical and/or mathematics background. Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and attention to detail are strongly desired. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens only. Desirable candidates would have strong computer skills with programming experience (e.g., Matlab) OR experience designing custom experimental fixtures OR experience designing and executing experimental studies using laboratory equipment such as motion capture systems, instrumentation and data acquisition systems, and materials testers. Activities are based at Fort Rucker in southern Alabama. Occasional travel is required for conducting field research and attending meetings and conferences. Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fort Rucker, AL
  • Opportunity Type: Research
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 12/2/2018

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