Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tasks requiring engineering knowledge according to prescribed protocols.
This includes integration of hardware and software for custom laboratory equipment and interfacing with engineering support at companies.
Sets up and assists with experiments as prescribed by principal investigator and senior lab personnel.
Ensures that adequate supplies are purchased for performing experiments.
Participates in laboratory maintenance activities such as calibrating sensitive equipment, repairing electronics, editing data processing code, ordering supplies, backing up data on servers.
Processes data according to defined protocols using specialized engineering software such as Matlab, LabView, Python, Vicon Workstation, SolidWorks, etc.
Maintains records of work performed in the laboratory and maintains computer databases.
Under supervision maintains appropriate certifications for performance of experiments (i.e. IRB, IACUC protocols and other lab certifications).
Under supervision, writes custom computer code and scripts to implement new data processing methods, using matrix algebra, calculus, and differential equations, Fourier analysis, as well as other engineering analysis techniques; create accompanying graphs, tables, and other data compilation as specified by the PI.
Under supervision, designs and constructs electrical and/or mechanical parts for research purposes.
Uses specialized software for electrical circuit and mechanical design, construction of parts, and/or working with engineering companies to develop designs and ensure that design specifications are met.
May assist with preparation of grants and papers.
Performs other duties as required.
A bachelor's or master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or related engineering/quantitative science field.
Coursework in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra as well as strong Matlab/Python programming skills required.
Coursework in biomechanics, physiology, and/or neuroscience.
Experience in biomedical laboratory research preferred. Strong organizational and communication skills, and ability to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team required.