Materials Research for Impact Protection
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

Opportunity Description

Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army's central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. ARL is a world-leader in fundamental research on high performance protection materials. The Composites and Hybrid Materials Branch of the US Army Research Laboratory is looking for an applicant in the area of mechanics of materials. Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or a similar field. This opportunity will involve research tasks geared towards the development and characterization of personal protective equipment and materials optimized for protection against blunt impact. Individuals with experimental and/or computational expertise relevant to head injury and impact biomechanics are especially encouraged to apply. This opportunity is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Opportunity Snapshot

About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

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