RESEARCH ENGINEER - BIOMECHANICS

Who We Are:

We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers who collaboratively solve client driven problems primarily related to the human musculoskeletal system. We combine advanced high fidelity mutilscale computation modeling with uncertainty quantification and probabilistic modeling to understand injury risk, inform the design of protection systems and devices, and evaluate and improve human performance. We also utilize advanced instruments such as nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy, microCT, and material testing to quantify the hierarchical organization and overall performance of biological materials and investigate how these properties relate to disease, aging, and overall musculoskeletal health.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Join our team to conduct innovative research for a wide range of commercial and military biomechanics and human performance applications utilizing advanced computational and experimental techniques.
  • Conduct research and development in computational biomechanics and perform computer modeling and analysis of biomechanical structures subject to impact or other external loadings.
  • Work within a highly collaborative environment on projects related to high fidelity computational models of the human body, multi-rigid body dynamics, additive manufacturing of human surrogates, and markerless biomechanics, human performance, among others.
  • Be driven to solve challenging problems in a team environment as well as individually.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Use advanced computational and experimental techniques and facilities to address a wide range of biomechanics and injury analysis applications.
  • Apply advanced probabilistic mechanics and reliability methods to investigate how uncertainties associated with biological systems affect predictions of musculoskeletal performance and functionality.
  • Interact and engage with commercial and government clients to develop solutions that fit their requirements.
  • Write and present reports and technical papers, and manage the technical and financial performance of projects.
  • Participate in and eventually lead individual and collaborative research projects as well as develop, promote, and write proposals for research and development programs.

Requirements:

  • Requires a PhD with a 3.20 GPA in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or directly related engineering degree
  • 0-5 years: Must have experience in developing non-linear finite element models of musculoskeletal structures including injury analysis
  • Must have familiarity with developing and performing complex numerical analyses of complex structures
  • Must have knowledge of commercial and open source software (ABAQUS, LSDYNA, FEBio, TrueGrid, Python, Matlab)
  • Experience in uncertainty quantification or probabilistic analysis, experimental methods and data collection, and advanced data analysis methods desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required


Special Requirements:



Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

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Posted
09/12/2021
Type
Full time
Location
San Antonio, TX 78208, US