Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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Every day UW Bioengineering invents the future of medicine. We bridge the traditional disciplines of medicine and engineering to drive health care forward for those in remote parts of the world and here at home. Students, scientists, engineers, and physicians come together here to develop innovative and cost-effective approaches to improve health care.
UW Bioengineering naturally evolved from partnerships between engineering and medicine. Today, our faculty and students continually reach across traditional boundaries in education and research. The interdisciplinary scope of our research spans five overarching themes: regenerative medicine and biomaterials, molecular and cellular engineering, imaging and image-guided therapy, technology to improve access to health care, and systems and synthetic biology.
UW Bioengineering currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1.
This is an electronics (bio)engineer position. The position relies on strong and practical fabrication skills and requires good organizational ability. The electronics bioengineer needs to effectively collaborate with lab personnel and manage componentry and inventory effectively. The position applies knowledge of practical electronics and related skills to create effective instruments to test hypotheses and draw conclusions from collected data. The person in this position with work with the PI, faculty, staff, research associates, and students.
Electronics development (70%):
Assembly and repair of custom electronic instrumentation
Design review of new electrical instrumentation, schematics, and circuit boards
Electrical design of sections or sub-circuits of larger projects, under supervision of other engineering staff
Circuit board testing, troubleshooting, and repair. Recommend design changes and engineering change orders to improve instrument manufacturability and reliability.
Develop firmware for embedded systems, primarily in the C programming language
Design and implement test protocols for instrument qualification and acceptance testing Calibration and testing (20%):
Conduct and maintain regular calibration of fabricated instruments and assemblies
Conduct periodic testing of instruments to maintain performance quality
Develop procedures for calibration of newly designed instruments
Design and implement test protocols for instrument qualification and acceptance testing
Other Duties (10%):
Manage inventory and purchasing of electronic and mechanical components
Specify alternatives or replacements for obsolete or unavailable components
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related science or engineering discipline.
Three months to one year experience.
Minimum of 6 months experience working in a research or industry environment.
Strong critical thinking and analysis aptitude
Ability to independently prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines; ability to delegate tasks and seek help
Ability to present data and analysis results in clear, readily understandable form to non- technical audiences
Ability to interact regularly with and gather feedback from clinicians and amputee study volunteers
Capability to work well with a team of interdisciplinary engineers and practitioners
Experience constructing electronics boards and instrumentation
Ability to perform precision assembly tasks, often involving restricted clearances and miniaturized parts
Willingness and ability to learn basic operation and function of novel electromechanical systems
Familiarity with the C programming language, particularly as used in embedded systems
Capability to write manuscript-quality descriptions of research efforts and results
Intermediate level experience with modern electronics fabrication methods, particularly assembly and rework of circuit boards containing fine-pitch surface-mount components.
Demonstrated experience writing firmware for embedded systems
Experience with FPGA-based systems or VHDL
Proficiency in Java programming
Proficiency in Python programming
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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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