Reserach Scientist - Experiemental

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Reserach Scientist - Experiemental

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-22-2017

Posting Summary:
The Center for Applied Biomechanics in the Department of Material and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for a Research Scientist-Experimentation position.

Duties of the position include managing experimental projects including designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting on results; and assisting in the development of new research projects with a special emphasis on the use of 3-D motion capture and Electromyography (EMG) systems for data collection.

This position requires a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or Mechanical Engineering, and with a background in biomechanics or closely related field and a minimum of four years of experience (this may include graduate research experience) in 3-D motion capture tracking systems, biomechanics testing, instrumentation, mechanical design and the development of signal processing algorithms using Matlab. Experience must include the following: Two years of demonstrated experience with impact biomechanics testing (e.g., sports, automotive), experimental protocol design, test procedure documentation, technical report preparation; Two years of demonstrated experience in experimentation using crash test dummies and cadavers, including cadaver specimen preparation, instrumentation, testing, and dissection; Two years of active participation in a multi-disciplinary research team comprised of senior support staff, graduate students, and other researchers in a dynamic testing environment; Three years of direct and demonstrable experience with mechanical system design, including proficiency with computer aided design (CAD) software; and four years of demonstrable proficiency in high-quality technical writing; Four years of direct and demonstrable experience with each of the following: Set-up and operation of digital data acquisition systems (This must include at least two years of experience in the set-up and operation of DTS products such as SLICE, SLICE Pro and TDAS), Set-up and operation of digital video imager systems (This must include at least two years of experience in the set-up and operation of Memrecam products such as the GX1 (or equivalent)), Experience with Delsys (or equivalent) Electromyographic (EMG) systems including system set-up, testing and data post-processing, set-up and use of multi-degree-of-freedom robotic test devices in biomechanical testing applications, including the development and implementation of control algorithms and integration of the test device operation with peripheral test systems (e.g., Vicon), and expertise with Vicon motion capture, including camera setup, operation, processing using predefined validated anatomical models, and the development of customized.

To apply, visit and search posting number 0620365. Complete an online candidate profile and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

The posting will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Ted Miller at

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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