Position Summary: The Consultant is responsible for forensically determining a relationship, if any, between an accident event and an injury. If such a relationship exists, the PhD Consultant is responsible for defining, in biomechanical terms, the nature and character of the relationship and how the accident event caused the injury.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Review case materials and related information; prepare and present verbal and/or written opinions on causes of injuries to clients.
Review and analyze technical reports and depositions.
Identify, select, and review relevant literature bearing on a problem or issue; prepare technical summaries.
Perform accident site investigations and inspect vehicles involved in accidents.
Participate in client meetings.
Provide oral testimony (depositions or trial) as to opinions represented in oral or written reports.
Provide quality and responsive client service.
Initiate, lead, and support research and publication efforts.
Participate in marketing and business development activities including but not limited to promoting BRC’s consultants and services through individual client contacts and in conference and/or symposium related forums.
Demonstrate the ability to resolve advanced mathematics in the fields of physics, accident reconstruction and biomechanics.
Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PhD. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field. Training or experience in impact biomechanics is strongly preferred.
Ability to effectively communicate and present complex information, ideas, and opinions verbally and in writing to different levels of audiences that include colleagues, co-professionals, attorneys, and other professional and non-professional groups and individuals.
Exhibit critical listening and interpersonal skills required to successfully engage and resolve multi-layered accident and product liability-related cases with the goal of surpassing client expectations at all phases of the project.
Lead author of a peer-reviewed publication in a scientific journal, preferably in the field of accident reconstruction, vehicle design or biomechanics.
Served as a team leader or project manager overseeing all aspects of a project from commencement to completion.
At least one to three years of professional experience conducting technical analyses concerning the causation of physical injuries resulting from incidents involving motor vehicles, industrial equipment, and/or consumer products is preferred.
Experience working with or for an automotive manufacturer or supplier is preferred.
GPA in completed coursework 3.5. Employer may substitute experience for GPA requirements.
Ability to process, interpret, analyze and apply data in support of expert opinions.
Ability to understand and to relate complex concepts involved with testing.
Must possess excellent problem solving skills.
Required: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Programming knowledge of Matlab®.
Preferred: LabVIEW® numerical analysis and data acquisition software, SolidWorks® solid modeling software. Familiarization with accident reconstruction and animation software: EDCRASH and ARAS360. Proficient with DTS® and National Instruments data acquisition software and hardware.
Valid and insurable driver’s license.
Preferred Certifications and Licenses:
Professional Engineering License
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work accommodations for this position include an office, in which the noise level is typically moderate, and the RTC testing bay, in which noise levels can be higher, commensurate with the use of power tools, saws, grinders and pneumatic tools.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands and fingers. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to distinguish colors. Depending on the type of testing being performed, the employee may also be exposed to periods of heat, cold, gasses such as automotive exhaust, and cleaning chemicals.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbent will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.
Compensation: Competitive pay and benefits.
Application Process: Send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
"BRC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law."
About Biodynamic Research Corporation (BRC)
Biodynamic Research Corporation (BRC) is a professional services firm specializing in biomechanical analysis and accident reconstruction. BRC is located in San Antonio, Texas and serves clients throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.
BRC was founded in 1986 by Dr. James V. (Jim) Benedict, a physician with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. The focus of BRC at that time was to retrospectively analyze automotive collisions, determine the application of the collision’s forces to the vehicle occupants, and determine the injury consequences. Over the years, BRC has applied this type of analysis to numerous traumatic incidents including, but not limited to, both high and low velocity passenger vehicle collisions, slip and fall events, and injury events involving aircraft, bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, elevators, forklifts, tractor-trailers, trains, amusement park rides, power tools and light industrial equipment.
Today, BRC has more than 60 full-time and part-time personnel performing or supporting a myriad of professional service activities related to biomechanics and accident reconstruction. These include physicians, most of whom also have engineerin...g degrees, or who have a PhD in engineering, technicians with degrees in engineering, Nurse Analysts, Paralegals, Visual Communications professionals and a Research Librarian, as well as various administrative support professionals.
BRC's experts are oftentimes designated and asked to provide expert analysis and testimony during litigation proceedings. Over the past 25+ years, in addition to numerous depositions, BRC’s experts have testified in more than 1000 trials throughout the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, and several Canadian provinces.
BRC has also conducted extensive internally funded research related to biomechanics and accident reconstruction. This research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed technical journals.