Simulation Engineer, Health Care Engineering Systems Center - Coordinated Science Laboratory

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Simulation Engineer, Health Care Engineering Systems Center

Coordinated Science Laboratory

College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) provides clinical immersion to engineers and fosters collaborations between engineers and physicians. The goal is to use our deep expertise in the broad areas of Health Information Technologies, Sensing and Devices, Materials and Mechanics, and Human Factors/Industrial Ergonomics and Design (and other areas to be identified in the future) to develop collaborative projects which could be used for simulation in training of medical practitioners of tomorrow. We are partnering with the JUMP Trading Simulation and Education Center of the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at Peoria, Illinois in an exciting new initiative, known as Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (ARCHES).

The Health Care Engineering Systems Center, within the Coordinated Science Laboratory, at the University of Illinois has an opening for a Simulation Engineer. The primary goal of the Simulation Engineer will be to develop human physiological simulations using software modeling and virtual reality for educational and curriculum development purposes for the new engineering-based College of Medicine and the "mannequin project" of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Integrate software APIs with hardware simulators for developing case-based curriculum.
  • Apply engineering principles to help in better understanding of the human body.
  • Develop new engineering-based simulations for medical training and evaluation purposes.
  • Perform feature analysis; develop user interface design and GUI for medical training scenarios.
  • Evaluate physiological models, understand the working principles, enable system interactions and create customized training scenarios by implementing physiology engine API in the backend.
  • Develop intuitive GUI design and training scenario customized for each medical condition to facilitate in-depth understanding of the physiological changes.
  • Assess the possibility of integrating hardware with training simulators and physiology engine.
  • Explore various bioinstrumentation technologies that can make this software-hardware integration possible.
  • Collaborate and work with clinicians, external teams and companies to advance research and validations in this specific area.
  • Produce documentation, reports and flow diagrams related to medical training software development efforts.
  • Explore various bioinstrumentation technologies that can make this software-hardware integration possible.
  • Focus on developing medical simulations using advanced physiological models and engineering techniques to have a stable medical training and research platform.
  • Develop and test simulation software during the design and development of the "mannequin project" of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center and continue on developing medical simulations using advanced physiological models and engineering techniques to have a stable medical training and research platform.
  • Assume additional appropriate related simulation duties to further the mission of the center.


Education:

Required: Master's degree

Science. Masters' degree in Biomedical Engineering with a background in programming

Required Experience:
  • Minimum two years of post-undergraduate software development experience.
  • Experience with development of bio-instrumentations in the health care field and experience in developing GUIs for physiological vitals.
  • Experience in doing biomedical signal processing and Image processing using MATLAB.
  • Experience working with Unity, C++, shell scripting, APIs, etc.
  • Experience working effectively in a self-directed, proactive, and creative manner in addition to working in a team environment; excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum two years of post-undergraduate software development experience preferably as an application developer or software engineer.
  • Experience developing Unity applications using 3D medical images.
  • Experience in physiological modeling and circuit analysis.
  • Experience in developing GUI for healthcare related applications.


Required Knowledge:
  • A combinational skill set with a fundamental understanding of Human anatomy and physiology, sound knowledge of Biomedical engineering and programming skills to develop software.
  • Sound knowledge of using sensors, embedded systems to create simulations.


This is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month basis. Applicants may be interviewed before the full consideration date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter; resume; and the names/contact information of three professional references by May 22, 2017. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by this date.

For further information regarding this position, you may contact Amy Gilbert at 217-244-1802 or aepruitt@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background check on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



Organization Name: Coordinated Science Lab
College Name or Administrative Unit: Engineering
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 04/24/2017
Close Date: 05/22/2017

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