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Project Engineer- Biomechanics (Entry - level) in Portsmouth at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job Description

GDIT is hiring a Project Engineer- Biomechanics to support clinical research within the orthopedic department located at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) in VA. 

As the U. S. Navy's oldest, continuously-operating hospital since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) proudly serves past and present military members and their families. The nationally acclaimed, state of the art medical center, including its ten branch and TRICARE Prime clinics located throughout the Hampton Roads area, additionally offers premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsmen for future roles in healing and wellness. NMCP is a patient-driven TRICARE facility entrusted with the health readiness of the United States armed forces.

Learn more about Naval Medical Center Portsmouth HERE

The Project Engineer will be responsible for performance and analysis of biomechanical tests that enable new biomechanical research advances. They will acquire an overview of PI initiated research and will test methods and best practices before employing and further developing new test concepts and set-ups and will gain expertise in the field of biomechanical test methods for research projects primarily involving the MTS Biomechanical testing apparatus.

Project Engineer Duties:

  • Responsible for coordinating biomechanical testing activities at the NMCP Bioskills lab.
  • Utilize/Manage design controls within the NMCP Bioskills lab.
  • Interface with clinical PI to gather input for the design evaluation of new clinical research projects.
  • Develop test methods and fixtures for prototype as well as for design verification and validation testing/steadily strive for state-of-the-art test and analysis methods as well as test equipment
  • Develop verification and validation protocols and technical reports.
  • Assist with grant writing and editing.
  • Utilize knowledge of the surgical procedure in order to develop innovative solutions to solve/satisfy the PI needs.

Job Requirements

  • 0-2 years of related experience in scientific research and analysis.
  • Previous professional experience in laboratory environments, including, but not limited to, experience testing medical products, mechanical components or biomaterials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanics and biomechanics, lower and upper extremity preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD design package or another computer aided drafting software.
  • Demonstrated experience in the medical device industry and its regulatory requirements preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, have a hands-on approach and capability to work independently with first experience in project management.
  • Highest quality awareness, uncompromising integrity and highest ethical standards.
  • Decision making capabilities combined with an achiever mindset.
  • Demonstrated analytical reasoning, creativity and pro-active actions, in a responsible manner, which help play a part in this demanding challenging function.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.