The candidate will work closely with the International Center for Automotive Medicine’s (ICAM) Senior Crash Investigator to reconstruct crashes and will investigate motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) in the field as assigned. The candidate will perform data collection, as well as data management and analysis related to crashes and the resulting trauma associated with MVCs. This is an entry-level position and will be ideal for those who have interest in automotive crash investigation, research, data analysis, and reporting.
Crash Investigation: the candidate will perform crash investigations in the field and will utilize quality controls procedures/standards for all facets of crash investigation.
Crash Reconstruction: the candidate will reconstruct crashes based on previously collected data. Additionally, the candidate will provide crash reconstruction insights to other researchers.
Data entry and management: the candidate will populate an existing database regarding crash reconstruction and investigation as related to injury causation/trauma. The candidate should be familiar with data acquisition, entry, and best practices.
Bachelor’s degree is required in: criminal justice, civil or environmental engineering, urban transportation, traffic control and transportation safety engineering, automotive engineering, or other related field
1-3 years of experience in a related field
Possession of a valid driver's license
Flexibility in work schedule to include some evenings, weekends and holiday hours
Ability to work independently
Excellent oral and written communication
Strong initiative and work ethic
Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks
Ability to work closely with supervisory personnel as well as senior investigators within the department
Some experience in insurance fraud, law enforcement, the military, or the automotive industry
Familiarity with any, or all of the following:
Collision Deformation Classification (CDC)
Computerized reconstruction programs used to generate delta-v and/or Equivalent Barrier Speed estimates (crash and trajectory based)
Vehicle based Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) systems
Scene evaluation and scaled diagram production
Knowledge of restraint system design, function, and performance evaluation
Outdoor/indoor photography skills under various lighting and weather conditions
Vehicle dynamics during crash sequences
Working knowledge of current Crash/Injury databases and sub-components (NASS, CIREN, AIS, ISS, etc.)
Our team at the International Center of Automotive Medicine is uniquely positioned to marry the exceptional medical, engineering, and educational resources of the University of Michigan with the unmatched automotive technical and industrial resources of southeast Michigan. The center's mission is to foster synergistic research between medical specialties, biomedical experts, and automotive engineers that translates quickly into new technologies, medical treatments, education, and policies that prevent injuries and improve care.
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