The mission of the Texas Heart® Institute is to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative programs in research, education and improved patient care. Texas Heart® Institute is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962.
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The Research Engineer I position will be an integral part of a cohesive team and must work well in a collaborative environment. The research engineer assists lab staff with routine tasks related to daily operations. The research engineer will assist in the design and execution of experiments for evaluation of novel medical devices and therapies, specifically in cardiovascular applications. The research engineer may also assist in pre-clinical animal studies. The Research Engineer I position will also be tasked with applying for grants and assisting in other written communications.
Conceptualizes test systems to support research protocols, and/or contributes to conceptualization and design of new medical technologies (such as surgical instruments, devices, diagnostic techniques and monitoring systems).
Prepares schedules and coordinates development of test systems and/or new medical technologies (such as surgical instruments, devices, diagnostic techniques and monitoring systems); may involve interaction and coordination with engineers at other institutions or companies.
Performs bench testing of medical devices, and/or assists investigators with conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments and/or clinical studies; applies engineering, computer, and/or mathematical modeling and analysis of components of the cardiovascular system, and device-body interactions.
Collects and records study data in electronic or written notebooks or other appropriate format; summarizes and analyzes research results per requirements (for example, GLP).
Assists investigators with preparation of research protocols and grant applications, per guidelines, Institute policies, and generally accepted standards.
Assists investigators with preparation of reports, abstracts, manuscripts and presentations of research results, per guidelines, Institute policies, and generally accepted standards. Presents results at meetings, as directed.
Maintains working understanding of GLP and other relevant regulations and professional standards.
Serves as team leader on a project-by-project basis; shares knowledge (teaches), as appropriate and directed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in engineering-related field is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
One year of experience is preferred unless applicant completed a capstone biomedical engineering senior design project as partial graduation requirement.
Must be able to demonstrate verbal understanding of the nature of preclinical animal research.
Experience with device design and prototyping is preferred.
Experience in a basic laboratory setting is preferred.
Experience in materials characterization is preferred.
Experience in electrical circuitry is preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
Knowledge in statistical tools and packages is required
Knowledge of 3D modeling programs is preferred.
Knowledge in programming languages such as C, C++ or Python is preferred.
Knowledge in MATLAB and LabVIEW is preferred.
Knowledge in Photoshop is preferred.
Knowledge in 3D printing is preferred.