Under general supervision but following established policies and procedures coordinates laboratory experiments from the initial design phase to the presentation of the results. The Research Engineer will be responsible for designing instrumentation and techniques that are necessary for data acquisition clinical evaluation and the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Performs scientific investigative research in orthopaedic biomechanics and image processing (bio-signal processing Electrocardiogram (ECG) and functional brain mapping.) Researches literature in the field participates in the design of experimental protocols and develops new procedures to carry out established research objectives. Conducts experiments using in vitro and or in vivo techniques; collects and analyzes data using statistical methodology. May assist in writing presentations and papers for publication based on the research performed.
Conducts experiments according to established protocols and research methodology using in vivo techniques on animal and/or human serum and/or in vitro techniques on research animals. Participates in the care and testing of animals and human subjects during in vivo experiments.
Participates in the design of experimental protocols to test hypotheses and achieve the scientific objectives of the research project.
Designs fabricates calibrates and/or purchase instrumentation necessary for data collection using load cells displacement transducers strain gauges accelerometers and similar devices. Arranges for equipment maintenance and repairs.
Develops research methodologies within the parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives to allow quantitative and qualitative evaluation and interpretation of data obtained.
Gathers tabulates graphs develops explanatory charts and analyzes data using statistical methodology. May use computer programming to assist in the data analysis.
Participates in the interpretation of the results of experiences through conferences with supervisor and other researchers to review data compared to hypothesis and research methodology in instances of inexplicable data.
Provides oversight to engineering students medical students and resident physicians participating in laboratory research.
Reviews all literature pertaining to research being conducted in the scientific area of interest.
May assist in writing presentations and papers for publications based on research performed.
Other information:BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
Bachelors degree in Engineering or Physics.
Masters degree in Engineering or Physics preferred.
Familiarity with machining or working with machinists preferred.
Research experience in orthopaedic biomechanics and in vivo (animal/human) research necessary.
Computer skills including programming statistics research methodology and data acquisition are also necessary.
One to two years experience in Orthopedic Biomechanics.
Previous experience with servo-hydraulic materials test systems.
Previous experience with digital analysis of medical image processing including CT Scans MRIs and Fluoroscopy.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical work environment consists of office space wet lab dry lab bio-skills labs.
Specific physical requirements are minimal.
Completion in a laboratory environment with possible exposure to human and animal serum chemical reagents animal subjects and radioactive materials.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA: RI: Providence
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 1