28 days old

Senior Research Engineer

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114

Job Summary:

Assumes responsibility for planning and implementing a variety of complex assignments. Identifies new concepts and coordinates efforts with other engineering specializations. Identifies and resolves complex problems and initiatives and makes recommendations on solutions. Justifies additional research and/or investigation initiatives. Performs independent analysis, investigation, and planning of specific engineering criteria, characteristics and features to meet assignment goals.

This position will support research focused on the application of advanced neuroimaging techniques to facilitate the understanding of sensory motor systems in human disease. The candidate is expected to work closely in a coordinated fashion with the Principal Investigator under limited supervision as well as assist in training and supervision of various post-doctoral, doctoral and medical students who may rotate through the laboratory. This position requires an understanding of both physics and neuroscience. The individual will plan and carry out complex projects in consultation with the PI. The individual will help to develop and evaluate new and innovative techniques involving high degree of skill and training. The individual will work in collaboration with the PI in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine engineering investigations in support of current research or product development efforts using engineering software analysis tools.
  • Prepares design sketches or drawings for components, sub-assemblies, processes or equipment using CAD or 3-D solid modeling software.
  • Assists with the design, development, and evaluation of prototype medical devices, equipment, and software.
  • Assists with preparation and evaluation of test protocols and test specimens.
  • Prepares charts, graphs and other documentation in support of articles for publication, project reports and grant applications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Education:

    • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related field required with three years of directly related experience or Master's Degree with one year of experience.
    • MD or PhD in Neuroscience or Biomedical Engineering strongly preferred.

      Certifications:

      • None required.

        Complexity of Work:

        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

          Work Experience:

          • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related field required with three years of directly related experience or Master's Degree with one year of experience.
          • At least 2 years of relevant experience in functional and structural brain imaging research is strongly preferred.

            Preferred Qualifications:

            • MD or PhD in Neuroscience or Biomedical Engineering strongly preferred.
            • Background in physics and/or neuroscience, neuroimaging, particularly fMRI.
            • Knowledge of common fMRI software packages including E-Prime, FSL, and/or Brainvoyager.
            • Possess the technical skills in designing and conducting experiments involving functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and design of devices for use in the MRI environment. ​
            • Experience with the  coordination of all lab activities, including ordering lab supplies, reconciling financials, etc.
            • At least 2 years of relevant experience in functional and structural brain imaging research.
            • Ability to supervise postdoctoral scholars, medical, graduate and/or undergraduate students during rotations in the lab as required.
            • Mastery of written and spoken English; ability to work well with others.

              Physical Requirements:

              • Duties may require some bending, lifting, standing, and sitting for long periods.
              • Possible exposure to animal tissue, blood borne pathogens, chemical and biological reagents, and moving mechanical and electrical components.
              • Manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination also required.

                Personal Protective Equipment:

                • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 

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                  Keywords: Research Engineer, fMRI, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, Functional MRI, E-Prime, FSL, and/or Brainvoyager, neuroimaging, neuroscience. Senior research engineer, brain imaigng


                  The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                  Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",

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Posted: 2020-09-21 Expires: 2020-11-15

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