UNIV- Systems Engineer I (Health Professions)

Charleston, SC
Jan 07, 2019
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UNIV- Systems Engineer I (Health Professions) Job no: 511304
Entity: MUSC University
Sub Department: UNIV-2770002-HSR Research Division
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Information Technology
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 7: $48,622.00 - $69,289.00 - $89,956.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:10Develop and build mechanical devices and electronic circuits for use in novel data collection procedures.Essential10Train and supervise employees and students in the use of laboratory equipment and conduct of data analysis.Essential15Independently analyze complex biomechanical data from each of the sources listed above, using MATLAB and LabVIEW software.Essential15Independently troubleshoot and maintain the complex, high-tech experimental equipment housed in the College of Health Professions Research Building.Essential15Write custom computer programming code for novel data collection and data analysis procedures.Essential35Independently conduct experimental data collections involving complex biomechanical measures, including the collection of kinematic data (from active LED-marker systems), kinetic data (from in-ground and treadmill-embedded force plates), electromyographic data (from surface electrode systems), metabolic energy expenditure data (from portable and traditional metabolic carts), and muscular strength and power data (from dynamometers).Essential

A position as an Engineer / Associate Engineer I is immediately available in the Department of Health Sciences and Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina. The successful candidate will be responsible for making independent contributions to the conduct of research studies with a focus on neurorehabilitation and human movement. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for independently performing data collection and data analysis, and for all the steps that are part of the experimental design process (equipment troubleshooting, computer programming, device development, personnel training). The candidate will be involved with research studies across several laboratories (Locomotion Energetics and Assessment Laboratory, Postural Assessment Laboratory, Locomotor Rehabilitation Laboratory, etc.) investigating novel assessments and treatments of individuals who have experienced a neurological injury. The candidate will work closely with research investigators, research staff including clinicians and engineers, students, and individuals with neurological injuries.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous) Ability to work below ground. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to crawl while performing job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually. Ability to use hand/power tools. (Frequent)

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: A background in biomedical, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or a related field. At least one year of experience working in a research environment is preferred. Experience with the quantitative analysis of biomechanical data and with the independent use of MATLAB and LabVIEW software is preferred. Hands-on experience with the development and construction of mechanical devices is preferred, as is knowledge of algorithm design, optimization and performance analysis.
Knowledge of scientific research practices
Knowledge of laboratory safety practices
Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Ability to communicate effectively as part of a research team, and resolve potential conflicts
Ability to demonstrate strong technical judgement, leadership, and research coordination skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to develop, evaluate and implement new research methodologies
Ability to oversee the work of others

Opening date: 21 Dec 2018 Eastern Standard Time
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