KBRwyle Occupant Protection Analyst (Johnson Space Center) in Houston, Texas

Occupant Protection Analyst (Johnson Space Center)



The purpose of this position is to provide support to the Occupant Protection project at NASA's Johnson Space Center.This project was chartered to develop reliable methods to predict injury for spacecraft landing scenarios and to establish injury limits for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and future commercial space programs. A combination of human crash-injury dataset analysis, finite element modeling, and laboratory sled tests with Anthropomorphic Test Devices are used.This position will be required to coordinate science across internal and external stakeholders and collaborators, conduct data collection and data analysis, and develop spaceflight standards to protect astronauts from impact injuries during dynamic phases of flight.


  • Responsible for compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental plan; must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the Company’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel

  • Responsible for compliance with the Quality Assurance Plan, policies and procedures

  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance level as determined by the Company

  • Responsible for completing all assigned training

  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and collaborators, including planning meetings, coordinating scientific deliverables, and assisting with tracking schedule and budget

  • Document meeting minutes and track actions for the project team

  • Develop and maintain study documents, including test plans, test readiness review documents, Institutional Review Board proposals, etc.

  • Collect data during sled test studies (will require occasional travel)

  • Analyze study data and interpret results, including collaboration with biostatisticians as needed

  • Assist with development of spaceflight standards and requirements related to occupant protection

  • Organize, manage, and archive study data and documentation

  • Prepare charts and deliver technical presentations, including participation at scientific conferences (may require occasional travel)

  • Prepare technical reports and scientific manuscripts

  • Provide inputs to monthly technical status reports

  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to the customer and team

  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or related field with 0-2 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering or related field with 2-4 years of experience.


  • Detailed knowledge of human physiology, the scientific process, and research design/implementation

  • Experience in a human health and performance position, conducting or coordinating research

  • 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

  • Project management experience

  • Experience in the field of injury biomechanics



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as a team member; employee will be required to communicate and coordinate with internal and external collaborators

  • Highly motivated; demonstrated ability to work with minimal direction

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/coordinate projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to prepare technical reports and manuscripts

  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills; ability to support multiple projects

  • Proficiency in MATLAB programming

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


  • Knowledge in the field of injury biomechanics

  • Experience working with Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs)

  • Knowledge and experience with vehicle/occupant finite element modeling

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: US-US-TX-Houston

Req ID: 1063327