Posting Summary: The University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, is seeking a highly motivated applicant to join the Center for Applied Biomechanics as a Research Scientist.
Responsibilities will include a combination of computational analyses and experimental investigations in automobile safety, vehicle crashworthiness, and in injury, musculoskeletal, and orthopaedic biomechanics
Duties will include supporting team efforts to apply for and obtain competitive research funding support, academic publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and collaboration with academic, industrial, and government research partners.
Qualified Candidates will have: PhD in mechanical or a related engineering discipline; demonstrated ability in finite element modeling, particularly with the LS-Dyna solver; experience in crash/impact simulations and the development of vehicle, dummy, and human body models, including the Global Human Body Models Consortium (GHBMC) and the Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) models; experience in laser scanning and medical image segmentation to obtain 3-d geometries, and the use of HyperMesh or similar software to mesh these geometries for use in finite element modeling; expertise in the field of automobile safety injury biomechanics; a demonstrated record of academic publishing and conference presentations; and superior oral and written communication skills.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting number 0623162.
Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references. Questions may be directed to Len Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Internal Number: 353_84463
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.