Research Engineer II

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Apr 24, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Location Details:  CMC Main, some in-town travel
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Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Director of Orthopaedic Engineering Research, this person will be responsible for conducting biomedical engineering projects, facilities management and participation in engineering collaborative efforts and outreach for the Orthopaedic Engineering Research Laboratory (OERL). Supervises OERL technical and clinical research staff and assists the Director in the management of major research efforts.

Essential Functions
  •  Serves as an investigator in the development, management and conduct of orthopaedic departmental or CHS-sponsored engineering research projects as well as externally funded contractual device or systems development and testing activities.
  •  Provides direction and supervision and manages time and labor for OERL technical staff. Supervises medical residents, and engineering or allied medical students involved in orthopaedic research projects or sub-contract activities for the OERL
  •  Provides technical direction in the specification of major engineering equipment or software packages in support of OERL mission critical directives.
  •  Assists the Director in software applications and embedded systems development and testing of all instrumentation and software prior to pre-clinical use.
  •  Serves as a liaison with CHS Information Services, sub-contractors and remote data acquisition sites in conjunction with the externally-funded Patient Mobility Data Assessment Center and similar multi-institutional and multi-subcontractor projects.
  •  Provides technical training of in-house and remote site staff involved in patient kinematic data acquisition.
  •  Oversees the management of data acquisition equipment used at remote sites.
  •  Provides instruction for departmental faculty, staff and residents with regard to safety and good laboratory practices regarding use of OERL equipment and/or software application packages.
  •  Assists in the specification and procurement of minor equipment and/or laboratory supplies.
  •  Assists in technical report and manuscript preparation for the publication/dissemination of OERL project results.

Physical Requirements
Able to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally. Position also requires some extended periods of sitting and computer usage. Periodic travel to remote sites required.

Education, Experience and Certifications
BSC in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience or MSC in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering. Ability to work with a variety of sensor/instrumentation systems for data acquisition purposes. Ability to program in C++ and/or MATLAB also required. Previous experience in engineering research or product/device development preferred. Knowledge of material testing systems and common machining system preferred.

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer