Engineer I - Biomedical - Arms + Hands Core, Full-time

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  • Post Date: Feb 07, 2019
  • Start Date: 1/30/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

General Summary

The Biomedical Engineer I will, under direct supervision, assist in the design and development of specific testing protocols to collect and process data from human subjects, as well as interface with electrical and mechatronics design engineers to specify equipment requirements and commission newly designed equipment for clinical practice and advanced prosthetic research.

The Biomedical Engineer I will consistently demonstrate support of the SRAlab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Biomedical Engineer I will demonstrate SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

The Biomedical Engineer I will:

  1. Participates within a team to commission newly designed electronics and mechatronics equipment by collaborating with scientific and engineering staff regarding various project requirements.
  2. Assists with the development of clinical and ergonomic design constraints for advanced electronics and mechatronics equipment through working in close consultation with engineers, prosthetists, and therapists.
  3. Supports human subject research studies including protocol development, experimental setup, equipment maintenance, data acquisition, and data analysis.
  4. Maintains user guides for developed software and other documentation regarding research experiments,
  5. Trouble shoots, reports, creates design revisions, and follows up on the repairs of lab equipment and on developments of custom software, or newly purchased software/equipment.
  6. Completes specific, defined tasks and becomes proficient in the engineering practices they require. Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the organization.
  7. Works with other engineering team members to integrate electronic and mechanical designs into a robust, operational device.
  8. Assists with testing components and creating models to suggest future improvements.
  9. Participates in maintaining a safe work environment through adherence to policies and procedures relative to safety, fire prevention, hazard communications, security, equipment use and maintenance, infection control and vehicle safety.
  10. Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the organization.

Reporting Relationships

  1. Reports directly to the TBD


  1. A professional level of knowledge in engineering technology generally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering.
  2. Technical capability in biological signal processing and/or biomechanics, commensurate with experience.
  3. Ability to design, fabricate, and program test systems to validate design performance, with proficiency commensurate with experience.
  4. Ability to work independently and structure time to meet deadlines, in addition to being flexible to changing design requirements and deliverables.
  5. Ability to work with hand tools, electronics tools, and machine tools to fabricate, adjust, modify, and repair devices necessary.
  6. Good communication skills in both written and verbal forms. Able to work well with research subjects in a clinical setting.
  7. Entry level position with no previous professional experience. Learns to use professional concepts while working on projects of limited scope. Normally receives detailed instructions on all work.
  8. Able to take direction and complete defined tasks in support of engineering team
  9. Able to apply institute policies and procedures to resolve routine issues.
  10. Able to follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.
  11. Able to build stable working relationships internally.

Working Conditions

  1. Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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