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Research Associate for Applied Biomechanics

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Job posting number: #7086060

Posted: September 24, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Center for Applied Biomechanics is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral Research Associate for injury biomechanics research, with a focus on computational modeling.

Requirements include:

PhD in Mechanical Engineering or similar with a research focus on injury biomechanics
At least three years of experience with computational modeling in LS-Dyna
Expertise in the fundamental science of computational mechanics
Proven experience in scientific programming using software such as MatLab and/or Python
Proven record of scientific publication and presentation
Preferred applicants will also exhibit the following experience:

Experience in injury biomechanics experimentation, and translation to human body computational models
Experience in managing a team and overseeing graduate students, support staff, and junior researchers
Experience in automotive crash simulation
Experience with state-of-the-art human body computational models in LS-Dyna
Responsibilities include:

Manage the execution of research projects, including supervising graduate students and other personnel
Execute projects involving computational modeling, automotive crash simulation, and human body modeling
Assist in projects involving injury biomechanics experimentation, including laboratory testing with biological materials
Assist in the development of research proposals
Develop research plans including experimental and computational capabilities
Prepare reports, publications, and presentations of research findings for dissemination to research sponsors and the scientific community.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box labeled CV.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, contact Jason Forman, Principal Scientist, at jlf3m@virginia.edu.

For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@virginia.edu.


COVID Vaccination Requirement


The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.



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