The Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN) is a technology accelerator servicing the ideas of the Neurosciences department at MUSC. The institute acquires a wide variety of ideas from the faculty of Neurosciences in their field of study and beyond. To meet the challenge of developing and commercializing the intellectual property of the department, the institute employs a team of passionate and committed individuals. Currently we are seeking a Bio-mechanical engineer to join the group. The successful candidate will work directly under the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of ZIAN and will be primarily responsible for the engineering and development of medical device technology. The BME contributes to the development through sub-system design, analysis, material and process selection working in a high performance, fast-paced and cost-conscious environment.
The successful candidate for this position must be a self-starter and be driven by a high degree of personal motivation, initiative, technical competence, intellectual curiosity, and solid communication skills. They must exhibit integrity and be committed to achieving the key results for the institute including sustainability.
Minimum Training and Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Bio-Mechanical Engineering and/or equivalent relevant experience. Advanced degrees also a bonus
Minimum one (1) to three (3) years of experience required
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations:
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Strong ability to apply knowledge and provide creative solutions to difficult problems. Using state of the art technology to design, develop and test new devices, materials, and equipment. This can involve building and evaluating prototypes, programming electronics, troubleshooting problems, and iterating the design until optimized.
Proficiency with 3D solid modeling software, Statasys 3D printers, MS Office, and analytical/statistical software.
Understanding of complex mechanical system design, analysis and tolerancing.
Knowledge of biomaterials, engineering plastics, advanced materials, and 3D printed materials a plus.
Fundamental understanding of biomaterials, chemical processes, and biological systems.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Understanding of patents and intellectual property
Communicate across all levels of the organization, greater University and external stakeholders.
Testing and analysis utilizing lab instrumentation & statistics practices.
Available to travel to support IAN’s mission.
Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors. Frequently lift and/or carry objects weighing 20 lbs (+/-) unassisted. Lift from 36” to overhead 15 lbs. Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.