Materials for Soldier Physical Augmentation
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/23/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Materials for Soldier Physical Augmentation ARL is developing new multifunctional materials and structures to enhance the mobility, lethality, and survivability of the dismounted Solider. These materials will be designed to enhance biomechanics and reduce mechanical injury. Research themes include passive energy dissipating materials, actuator materials, and novel composite structures. ARL is seeking a motivated engineer with strong mechanical aptitude, mechanical design and fabrication experience. If selected, the individual will perform design, fabrication, and testing of the materials and mechanisms. Candidates should have a strong background in mechanical design, fabrication, machining, CAD, and preferably LabVIEW or MATLAB programming. Keywords: Composites, materials, exoskeleton,

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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