Biomechanics Associate/Senior Associate

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world. We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team! Key statistics: * 1100+ Team members * 900+ Consultants * 550+ Ph.D.s * 30+ Offices globally We are currently seeking an Associate/Senior Associate for our Biomechanics Practice in Atlanta. In this role you will work as part of a team supporting both our rapidly advancing proactive In The Wild wearable-technology initiative and executing biomechanics litigation consulting projects related to human injury analyses. This role will involve deriving, analyzing, and interpreting a variety of complex wearable technology-driven data streams to successfully inform human movement and human-product/machine interactions in a variety of naturalistic use-settings. It will additionally involve the 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., seat belt use, product design). You will be responsible for: * Designing and executing human experiments to quantify and interpret explicit performance characteristics within naturalistic movement environments * Processing, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on complex large-scale wearable technology data outputs * Writing proposals to initiate and/or support new opportunities in the human performance technology sector (e.g., clinical, military, consumer products, sports, fitness) * Extensively reviewing 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) * Researching and reviewing relevant scientific journals, publications, and testing and then analyzing and synthesizing technical biomechanical 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, 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 (e.g., Python, MATLAB), with an emphasis in algorithm development and signal processing * Prior machine learning experience is desirable * Experience or familiarity with conducting technical analyses pertaining to injury potential, injury mechanisms, and/or injury mitigation in accident scenarios * Prior exposure to litigation consulting is desirable * Must be willing to travel between 20 to 40% of the time * Effective leadership skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of professionals, including engineers, scientists, managers, attorneys, and administrative staff To learn more about life at Exponent and our impact, please visit the following links. We value and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion across all facets of our firm. Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference. Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 (650) 688-6968 or email

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