Essential Functions: An opening is available for a Research Assistant/Biomedical Engineer to develop and manage research projects in the area of injury biomechanics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop detailed research plans, perform impact testing involving mechanical and electronic setups, manage internal/external resources to achieve project objectives, interface with sponsors and standard setting organizations.Essential Functions:Manage research projects through all stages including: concept, implementation, setup and impact testing, analysis and dissemination. Specifically, the candidate would be responsible for assisting in the preparation of grants/proposals to secure funding from outside sources, implementation of research in the laboratory setting, setup mechanical and electronic tests, conduct experiments, analysis of data using a variety of software packages, and formulation of final report.Assist in the management of student assistants and technicians.Interface with researchers, outside clients, and academic personnel.Prepare reports and presentations for both internal and externaldissemination.Stay current with advances in injury biomechanics.Attend technical meetings and participate in activities of technicalSocieties as appropriate.Provide technical assistance to senior researchers and academic personnel.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering.Knowledge of instrumentation, impact testing and computational analysis of data preferred.Excellent oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skillsrequired.
Internal Number: 76_207951
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