Biomechanical Research Engineer I
KATMAI
Fort Rucker, AL
Job Description:Overview:
This position provides biomechanical engineering research in support of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Support Services (RDTESS).

Responsibilities:
Advise the Principal Investigator and support staff in administration and execution of protocols.
Perform as an Associate Investigator (AI) in laboratory procedures, testing, research activities, and other scientific and administrative tasks in fields such as aerospace, electrical, mechanical, or biomedical engineering, biomechanics or other related field.
Use principles of and integrate aspects of scientific, engineering, and medical fields to accomplish project goals.
Provide support with developing testing procedures and data collection necessary to execute project goals and manage and develop methodology, projects, personnel, and resources.
Assist with acquiring, analyzing, and evaluating data gathered during research and assuring accurate and complete documentation of protocol execution.
Provide support with preparing protocol interim and final reports, presentations, papers, and other documentation on research progress and findings.
Rely on instructions and guidelines to perform the functions of the job, including, but not limited to, relevant standard operating procedures, national standards of research technical accuracy, and/or other written guidelines provided.
Provide services related to the Injury Biomechanics RDT&E efforts, including the development of draft analysis plans and protocol documentation from literature and data reviews along with the collection and preparation of data for analysis and synthesis according to policy and procedures of the USAARL.
Provide engineering services by developing and writing standard operating procedures (SOPs) that will ensure scientific and sound engineering principles and safety procedures are implemented and followed per USAARL and Medical Research and Material Command (MRMC) approval process and existing policies.
Record all laboratory procedures, research project data, and results in government- authorized notebooks and electronic systems in accordance with applicable regulations and procedures.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree from an ABET accredited program in engineering related field such as aerospace, electrical, biomedical, mechanical, biomechanics, physics, etc.
Must have a minimum 2 years of experience in biomedical engineering or clinical.
Experience in laboratory procedures, testing and research activities.
Must act as a credentialed AI.
Must have demonstrated experience within at least 4 of the following research tool groupings: impact and/or shock devices, biomedical imaging and imaging analysis tools (including CT, MRI, and x-rays), high speed imaging and analysis tools, biomedical instrumentation (load cells, accelerometers, etc.), data acquisition equipment, biomechanical research and testing with demonstrated injury biomechanics research; Post Mortem Human Subjects ( PMHS)research and data, and/or with ATDs (Anthropomorphic Test Devices).
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid secret security clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Exposure to PHMS research and Biosafety Laboratory Level 2 policies and procedures.
Must be able to read, understand and execute techniques and procedures within the quality standards and timelines prescribed by the research plan.
Must have experience in programming, data acquisition, instrumentation, kinematic and video motion capture, and use of MATLAB.
Ability to coordinate multiple projects and initiatives at one time.
Strong written communication skills and a solid understanding of Government contracting and the professional services industry.
Expert computer skills with advanced knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Suite software.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Proven ability to exercise mature judgment – specifically in recognizing and respecting the confidential nature of corporate and personnel matters.

Travel:
May travel CONUS or O-CONUS to conduct RDT&E (data collections), attend working groups meetings, training, workshops, conferences, or other relevant meetings. Expect multiple data collections per year.

Physical Demands:
Frequent sitting, standing, walking, lying down or to be or remain in a position or state of inactivity. Lift and carry 50 lbs. individually and as a part of a team lift and carry operation; use hand tools to assemble and disassemble equipment, instrumentation, and test devices; climb and descend equipment, test devices, military vehicles, steps, or ladders. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily in an office and /or laboratory setting. Laboratory environment includes human testing, so exposure may include but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogens, bio-hazardous waste, chemicals, fumes, vapors, communicable diseases, etc. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities. On written authority of the Laboratory Commander, fly on military aircraft or ride in military vehicles in the official conduct of duties of the position.

Work Schedule:
40 hours per week. May be required to work additional hours as needed to complete assignment or project.

Compliance:
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website, https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003 - 2(i).

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