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Mechanical Engineering Technician

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is seeking applicants for a Mechanical Engineering Technician position at the Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB).

Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering or related degree
  • At least 6 years experience with each of the following (may include experience during graduate work) (Master’s degree may substitute for experience):
    • Designing and performing biomechanics experiments
    • Performing biomechanical experiments using advanced test manikins
    • Programming and customized data analysis with scientific programing languages such as Matlab
    • Hands-on mechanical fabrication and assembly experience

Preferred applicants will have experience in solid mechanics (including finite element analysis), data acquisition systems, motion capture systems, kinematic analyses using rigid body motion transformation, device design using CAD software (e.g., Solidworks) and will have a working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Preferred applicants will also have a demonstrated record in preparing project reports, and assisting in the writing of scientific papers. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

Responsibilities will include managing, supervising, and assisting with various research projects related to injury biomechanics. This will include project planning, execution, data analysis, and report preparation. This will also include supervising mechanical and biomedical engineering graduate students to various degrees, from educating new graduate students on experimental techniques to supporting senior graduate students in executing projects for which they are responsible. The candidate will also have an active role in the design and execution of the experiments involving cadaveric materials. 

This is a six-month term position with the potential for extension based on work performance, availability of projects, and funding.

To apply, visit and search for posting number R0054836. Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.  Questions regarding the posting may be directed to Jason Forman, [email protected]

This position will remain open until filled.  This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  For questions about the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter at [email protected]

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspective and lived experiences.


Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: 6 years of experience in a lab technician role. Master’s degree may substitute for required experience. 9 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Licensure: None.



This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures requiring finer finger manipulation.  

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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