Biomechanics Associate - Data and Computational Modeling (Ph.D.)
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We are currently seeking a Biomechanics Associate - Data and Computational Modeling for our Biomechanics Practice in Farmington Hills, MI. In this role, you will work as part of a team supporting our rapidly advancing proactive, real-world, data-driven insights initiative informing product design and innovation, utilization of digital health technologies and supporting data analytics capabilities to monitor and predict a broad range of patient outcomes.
You will be responsible for
Designing and executing human experiments to quantify and interpret explicit health, wellness, and performance characteristics within naturalistic movement environments
Deriving, analyzing, and interpreting a variety of complex technology-driven data streams related to human health, wellness, and performance, and human-product interactions in a variety of naturalistic use settings
Using innovative data analysis approaches to understand or inform health, wellness, and performance outcomes for a broad range of biomechanical and physiological data streams.
Writing proposals to initiate and/or support new opportunities in the human performance technology sector (e.g. clinical, military, consumer products, sports)
Researching and reviewing relevant scientific journals, publications, and testing and then analyzing and synthesizing technical biomechanics issues involving kinematics, dynamics, mechanisms of injury, and human tolerance
Clearly communicating findings via written reports and presentations
Demonstrating the ability to synthesize technical information into an easily understood format suitable for presenting to technical and non-technical audiences
You will be working in a small team environment within the larger company-wide Biomechanics Practice, and as such, you will be expected to actively create and pursue opportunities to develop a positive workflow
While balancing the demands of project work, you will be expected to participate in original research, publish papers in technical journals, and present findings at conferences
You will have the following skills and qualifications
Ph.D. in Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, Movement Science, Physical Therapy, or a related field
Demonstrated experience in study design and associated statistical analyses
Experience in using wearable technologies to quantify human motion/performance in various settings
Significant experience in computational programming (i.e., Python, MATLAB), with an emphasis on signal processing
Prior experience and expertise in working with large-scale datasets is desirable
Effective leadership skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of professionals, including engineers, scientists, managers, attorneys, and administrative staff
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