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Research Associate for Applied Biomechanics

Company: The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virgini
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

The Center for Applied Biomechanics is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral Research Associate for injury biomechanics research, with a focus on computational modeling.

Requirements include:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or similar with a research focus on injury biomechanics
  • At least three years of experience with computational modeling in LS-Dyna
  • Expertise in the fundamental science of computational mechanics
  • Proven experience in scientific programming using software such as MatLab and/or Python
  • Proven record of scientific publication and presentation

    Preferred applicants will also exhibit the following experience:
    • Experience in injury biomechanics experimentation, and translation to human body computational models
    • Experience in managing a team and overseeing graduate students, support staff, and junior researchers
    • Experience in automotive crash simulation
    • Experience with state-of-the-art human body computational models in LS-Dyna

      Responsibilities include:
      • Manage the execution of research projects, including supervising graduate students and other personnel
      • Execute projects involving computational modeling, automotive crash simulation, and human body modeling
      • Assist in projects involving injury biomechanics experimentation, including laboratory testing with biological materials
      • Assist in the development of research proposals
      • Develop research plans including experimental and computational capabilities
      • Prepare reports, publications, and presentations of research findings for dissemination to research sponsors and the scientific community.
        Application Procedure: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box labeled CV.

        Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

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

        For questions regarding this position, contact Jason Forman, Principal Scientist, at .

        For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at .

        COVID Vaccination Requirement

        Please visit this page prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements for employment at UVA.

        The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virgini, Charlottesville , Research Associate for Applied Biomechanics, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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