Administrative Manager: Integrated Human Performance Laboratory - Exercise, EVA Physiology, And Applied Injury Biomechanics

KBR Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Administrative Manager: Integrated Human Performance Laboratory - Exercise, EVA Physiology, and Applied Injury Biomechanics

This position will support the Integrated Human Performance Laboratory, which conducts research and provides operational expertise in several technical disciplines to address health and performance risks for astronauts on future Exploration missions. This position will perform technical work in the Exercise, EVA Physiology, and/or Applied Injury Biomechanics disciplines. Tasks may include research studies and data mining to support evidence-based requirements and spaceflight standards, as well as operational evaluations of flight equipment and procedures, such as evaluation of exercise devices or space suits. Activities will include leading studies/evaluations, analyzing data, preparing technical reports and presentations, and interfacing with collaborators to provide subject matter expertise and integrate studies across multiple disciplines.

This position will also provide administrative management support to KBR employees within the Exercise, EVA Physiology, and Applied Injury Biomechanics disciplines. Tasks include informing employees of KBR business practices and policy changes, assigning work and approving time charges for KBR employees in the designated disciplines, reviewing goals and performance, and completing and/or assisting those employees with other employment related tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work with NASA Technical Monitor to plan and implement research activities and operational evaluations outlined in roadmaps and strategic plans

  • Coordinate, lead, and provide technical oversight on research studies and engineering evaluations, including scheduling, integration with stakeholders and collaborators, and preparing final reports and recommendations for program management

  • Serve as Co-Investigator and/or Principal Investigator for studies, as appropriate

  • Prepare study documentation, including Institutional Review Board protocols, test plans, test readiness review packages, progress reports, etc.

  • Perform equipment set-up, calibration, and monitoring for tests/evaluations

  • Monitor human subjects and collect data during research studies and/or operational evaluations

  • Analyze and interpret research and operational data; consult with NASA statisticians as needed

  • Prepare technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations

  • Present technical results to NASA program management

  • Travel to scientific conferences to present technical results and meet with external collaborators

  • Archive data per NASA policy

  • Develop proposals and task plans to perform relevant research, including budget estimates

  • Monitor project schedules, deliverables and budget, and discuss status with lab project manager and NASA Technical Monitor

  • Maintain knowledge of exercise countermeasure hardware, EVA hardware, and relevant in-flight operations; perform operational assessments as needed

  • Review and maintain knowledge of scientific literature relevant to Exercise, EVA physiology, and Injury Biomechanics research and operations

  • Interface with scientific and engineering collaborators (internal and external) to ensure successful completion of research studies and provide inputs to relevant hardware design or operational concepts for future Exploration missions

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a physiological science or engineering, plus at least 10 years experience in human physiology, injury biomechanics, or other related field

  • At least 2 years experience leading a team

  • Experience with design and implementation of studies to evaluate human performance and/or human-system interactions, especially related to spaceflight

DESIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree or PhD degree in a physiological science or engineering

  • Knowledge of NASA policies and procedures for human health and performance research and experience preparing NASA documentation, especially for NASA's Human Research Program and the JSC Institutional Review Board

  • Experience with NASA mission operations and/or research studies evaluating human performance and risk of injury, and the effectiveness of spaceflight countermeasures

  • Capable of identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions, for both technical and personnel issues

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with an inter-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and medical doctors

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; employee will be required to work and communicate with human test subjects, astronauts, and personnel across multiple JSC directorates and external collaborators

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/coordinate projects and research studies, including preparation of task plans with identified deliverables

  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze research data and assimilate findings

  • Demonstrated skill in preparation of technical reports, poster presentations, and peer-reviewed manuscripts

  • Highly motivated with developed organizational skills; must be able to work independently with minimal oversight and support multiple projects

  • Demonstrated real-time problem solving skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, both formal and informal, including oral presentations to program management

  • Leadership and/or Project Management Training and experience preparing and monitoring schedules and budgets

  • Standard PC and Microsoft Office skills for preparation of documents and presentations

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a Cost Account Manager / Subtask Lead on government contracts with task orders

  • Knowledge in the field of injury biomechanics, exercise physiology, and/or environmental physiology, especially as related to spaceflight

  • Knowledge of spacesuit designs and experience testing human performance in spacesuits

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods

  • Programming skills, including MATLAB

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40


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Administrative Manager: Integrated Human Performance Laboratory - Exercise, EVA Physiology, And Applied Injury Biomechanics

KBR