|JOB REQUIREMENTS: |
• Master’s degree in engineering (mechanical or biomedical), or Bachelor’s with equivalent experience, is required. • Experience in an engineering or other biomechanics/movement science related field, as well as knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of biomechanics. Research experience in a gait and motion lab is preferred. • Knowledge of motion analysis data acquisition and processing. • Proficiency in Matlab programming is required, including the ability to create custom code for data analysis. Be prepared to demonstrate Matlab programming proficiencies. • Must be a problem-solver, have excellent critical thinking ability, and great interpersonal skills.
• Must be adaptable to unexpected changes and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and technical writing skills. • Self-starter with willingness to make decisions independently and solve problems creatively within job scope. • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously while working under occasionally stressful conditions.
• Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information and exercise good professional judgment. • Uphold the VA Core Values and be a strong ambassador for the agency. Will be aware of existing and potential hazards in handling equipment and instruments, and exercises appropriate precaution in minimizing any hazards. • Will adhere to safe laboratory practices for working in bio-safety environments. • This position may require physical exertion, such as regular and recurring bending, walking, running, climbing stairs, climbing ramps, or climbing ladders, to observe, collect or record data in the lab or other facilities. All these activities are expected be performed in a safe and controlled manner.
Salary equivalent to GS 9 - GS 11 pay scale ($56,574-89,262) based on experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS To apply, applicants must submit the following to Jason Maikos, Ph.D. (email@example.com):
• A cover letter detailing the above qualifications. Please also describe how this position supports your overall career trajectory. • A curriculum vitae with a focus on relevant work experience, record of peer reviewed publications and grants, laboratory work experience, instrumentation proficiency, and programming capabilities.
Following our internal selection process, only qualified applicants will be contacted for a follow up interview. Letters of recommendation are not required or requested at this time. The application process and all associated communications will remain confidential.