Mechanical Engineering Technician

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Mechanical Engineering Technician

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-19-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, seeks applicants for a Mechanical Engineering Technician at the Center for Applied Biomechanics. This position provides direct engineering and testing support for experimental injury biomechanics and automobile safety research. Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science in mechanical or biomedical engineering, or equivalent, and have significant experience with engineering design and laboratory research.
Key duties include actively participate in all aspects of testing including design of experiments, brainstorming experimental planning, and conducting tests, managing, supervising, and assisting with setup and operation of 3D motion capture systems (e.g., Vicon), data analysis using scientific programming languages such as Matlab, and report writing and assisting with scientific publications.
The qualified candidate will possess at least one year of experience in an engineering research environment and have the ability to demonstrate hands-on experience with digital data acquisition systems and laboratory testing along with demonstrated experience with data analysis using scientific programming languages such as Matlab.
Preferred candidates will have a Master's of Science or a Master's of Engineering degree or equivalent with prior experience with 3D motion capture and biomechanics research, and experience with computational modeling and engineering design.

This is a one-year term position with the potential for extension based on work performance, availability of projects, and funding.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting number 0622699. Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Questions regarding the posting may be directed to Len Barker, lb4ds@virginia.edu.

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
engineering design and laboratory research
conducting tests, managing, supervising, and assisting with setup and operation of 3D motion capture systems (e.g., Vicon), data analysis using scientific programming languages such as Matlab, and report writing and assisting with scientific publications.

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