This individual in this position will be primarily responsible for executing biomechanics litigation consulting projects related to human injury analyses. This will involve analysis of the human body response to forces generated during an incident to determine potential for injury, analysis of the incident to determine if and/or how an injury occurred, and analysis of how such injuries could have been mitigated (e.g., seatbelt use).
Keyresponsibilitiesfor this position include:
- Extensive review of both technical and non-technical materials to identify key facts and information (this may include reviewing police reports, medical/autopsy records, legal pleadings, expert reports, deposition testimony, photographs, vehicle specifications, and other documentation)
- Research and review relevant scientific journals, publications, and testing, and be responsible for analysis and synthesis of technical biomechanical issues involving kinematics, dynamics, mechanisms of injury, and human tolerance
- Clearly communicate findings via written reports and presentations
- Demonstrate the ability to synthesize technical information into an easily understood format suitable for presentation to technical and non-technical audiences
The individuals in this position will be working in a small team environment within the larger company-wide Biomechanics Practice, and as such these individuals will be expected to actively create and pursue opportunities to develop a positive work flow. While balancing the demands of project work, these individuals are expected to participate in original research, publish papers in technical journals, and present findings at conferences.
Qualifications for this position include:
- Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field
- At least 2 years experience conducting technical analyses pertaining to injury potential, injury mechanisms, and injury mitigation in accident scenarios
- Prior exposure to litigation consulting is desirable
- Effective leadership skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of professionals, including engineers, scientists, managers, attorneys, and administrative staff