Job Posting Title Laboratory Specialist Senior

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-07
Req: R0003805

The University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks a Laboratory Specialist Senior.  Responsible for operation of a specialized research area or laboratory with one or more faculty members within a department.  Operates with considerable latitude in unreviewed actions or decisions.  May act as liaison with other departments, divisions or organizations.  Develops, designs and conducts one or more small or moderately complex research projects or experiments in line with plan, reviews progress and evaluates results.  Formulates research methods and suggests options for improving quality, identifies potential problems, recommends and implements solutions, and collaborates in the development of new techniques.  Develops protocol and criteria; determines interview procedures and approves protocols; may also design intervention protocols.  Trains users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, explains and demonstrates technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations and outcomes.  Coordinates data collection and screening and verifies the data.  Conducts analysis of data, interprets and implements research methodology based on outcome of analysis.  Co-authors publications and may co-present results with Principal Investigator at meetings and/or conferences. 


Education Requirements:

  • Requires a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field


Other Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in model development for crash occupant injury prediction in MADYMO.
  • Some experience in modeling heavy trucks and heavy truck crashes; a minimum of six (6) months’ work experience in developing multibody models of anthropomorphic test devices using the Madymo software.
  • Minimum of six (6) months work experience in vehicle crash restraint development and testing.
  • Less than 10% travel required for conferences.

To apply, visit and search for Program Manager. Complete a Staff Application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ashley Cochran, Academic Recruiter at [email protected].

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/8/2019
Application Due: 5/13/2019
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