RESEARCH SPECIALIST C
Duties: The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and well-organized to assist in maintaining research studies in the physical medicine rehabilitation and robotics lab and various training initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to help build up the research initiatives and robotic platforms involved in related neuroscience and neuro-rehabilitation robotics research. The Research Engineer will play a lead role in software and hardware development for therapy and diagnostic platforms including robotic arms/legs and mobile and humanoid assistive robots. The Research Engineer also will assist with development, implementation, data collection and analysis as related to lab quality improvement and research activities, and will report to the lab director. It is expected that s(he) will independently utilize a variety of engineering, design, programming, and control methodologies and techniques within the laboratory. Moreover, the position will at times require the development of novel techniques; independently manage and oversee research projects; develop and execute protocols and experiments to facilitate and ensure completion of research projects. S(he) must be capable of independent interpretation of study results, troubleshooting of technical problems, and presenting organized study results to the PI and lab staff.
The position will require you to keep a laboratory notebook in hard and software forms, present findings to PI and lab staff and oversee, organize and prepare lab reports and presentations. The successful candidate will be expected to attend and present at laboratory meetings and activities of the Lab. The person will also collaborate in writing journal papers and grant solicitations. Assists research coordinator and PI to organize and maintain documentation and study binders required by sponsor or CRO as directed by PI. S(he) will be required on a frequent basis to design, troubleshoot and implement new and previously untested methods for the evaluation of developed robots. S(he) will require the ability to consult the literature to identify methodologies and techniques that are not routinely conducted in the laboratory. Position will be expected to act in a lead capacity with peers, which will include troubleshooting, identifying diverse problems and overseeing the results which will impact the research.
Qualifications: The minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's degree in Electrical or Biomedical Engineering preferred. Must pass Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.
Reference Number: 40-25975
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: RM-Rehabilitation Medicine
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research