Welcome to Simply Hired!

Like what you see here? Check out more Materials Scientists jobs like this one.

Show Me More

Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist

Apply Now

Company: George Washington University

Location: Washington D.C., DC

Date Posted: June 13, 2013

Source: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

The position is expected to contribute to all aspects of research and scholarship at the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) and university designated area of excellence in “Transportation Safety and Security”. The qualified applicant will work under the supervision of the center director, contribute to development of an existing nationally recognized research program, help in advising students, collaborate with other researchers, submit deliverables to clients/sponsors, write reports, publish research results, and actively engage in external professional activities. S/he should also have a proven record of academic or professional scholarly achievements or a demonstrated potential for success in an academic research unit.

Conducts analytical, computational, and experimental research as related to automotive and highway safety using a variety of computational and testing tools. Interprets data and results.

Executes LS-DYNA software code (with pre and post processing) on existing and newly developed models of vehicles, barriers, dummies and humans/occupants ...

The position is expected to contribute to all aspects of research and scholarship at the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) and university designated area of excellence in “Transportation Safety and Security”. The qualified applicant will work under the supervision of the center director, contribute to development of an existing nationally recognized research program, help in advising students, collaborate with other researchers, submit deliverables to clients/sponsors, write reports, publish research results, and actively engage in external professional activities. S/he should also have a proven record of academic or professional scholarly achievements or a demonstrated potential for success in an academic research unit.

Conducts analytical, computational, and experimental research as related to automotive and highway safety using a variety of computational and testing tools. Interprets data and results.

Executes LS-DYNA software code (with pre and post processing) on existing and newly developed models of vehicles, barriers, dummies and humans/occupants for various safety studies.

Develops new FE element models or components and assemblies using LSDYNA software code (with pre and post processing) for verification and validation of various models suing comparison with test results, including component tests, sled tests or full-scale crash tests. Defines and plans the required tests.

Submits deliverables to clients/sponsors, writes reports and publishes research results.

Advises students and collaborates with other researchers. Actively engages in internal and external professional activities related to the functions of the center, such as membership in the appropriate departmental or professional committees, organizations, etc.

Oversees the conduct of literature searches and studies to contribute to the existing research program in vehicle and barrier crashworthiness and occupant protection.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

A MS or PhD in Mechanical, Automotive or Civil Engineering or closely related field is required for both positions.

Research Scientist: Requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in finite element (FE) modeling for structural crashworthiness and impact dynamic analysis and design using LS-DYNA (or RADIOSS or PAMCRASH) to include 2 to 5 years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work being performed.

Senior Research Scientist: Requires a minimum of 8 to 10 years of LS-DYNA (or RADIOSS or PAMCRASH) experience as well as extensive experience in finite element (FE) modeling for mechanical/structural crashworthiness and impact dynamic analysis and design to include 2 to 5 years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed; experience must include planning, conducting and reporting as primary responsibility.

A PhD in Mechanical, Automotive or Civil Engineering or closely related field is preferred for the Senior Research Scientist position.

Additionally, for both positions, a general knowledge of various crash test standards, regulations, and recent issues and trends in automobile and highway safety is highly desirable.

Preferred qualifications for the positions include extensive experience in LS-DYNA FE modeling and simulation of vehicle and barrier crashes, including roadside hardware (guardrails, concrete barriers, etc.) and security barriers, and anthropomorphic test devices (crash dummies and human surrogates), material modeling, human biomechanics and injury analysis, automotive structural optimizations and design for safety, crash testing, and verification and validation of FE models with component, sled, and/or full-scale crash tests.

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

The National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) of the School of Engineering and Applied Science of The George Washington University (GW) invites applications for one or more Senior Research Scientist, Research Scientist, and Post-Doctoral fellow positions in crashworthiness and automotive/occupant safety engineering to start in September 1, 2013. The position(s) are in the National Crash Analysis Center, an internationally recognized Department of Transportation, Government, and industry sponsored research unit housed at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) of GW.

Show more

Other jobs you might like

Show Me More

Were you satisfied with these results? Yes | No
Thank you for your feedback!