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UNIV_AM20 Systems Engineer I

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS - CHP-Chair_Health_Sci_&Research
Sub Department: UNIV-2760000-HSR Administration
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: NON-CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS, Information Technology
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 7: $48,622.00 - $69,289.00 - $89,956.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:
10Develop and build mechanical devices and electronic circuits for use in novel data collection procedures.Essential
10Train and supervise employees and students in the use of laboratory equipment and conduct of data analysis.Essential
15Independently analyze complex biomechanical data from each of the sources listed above, using MATLAB and LabVIEW software.Essential
15Independently troubleshoot and maintain the complex, high-tech experimental equipment housed in the College of Health Professions Research Building.Essential
15Write custom computer programming code for novel data collection and data analysis procedures.Essential
35Independently conduct experimental data collections involving complex biomechanical measures, including the collection of kinematic data (from active LED-marker systems), kinetic data (from in-ground and treadmill-embedded force plates), electromyographic data (from surface electrode systems), metabolic energy expenditure data (from portable and traditional metabolic carts), and muscular strength and power data (from dynamometers).Essential


Job summary: A position as a Biomedical Systems Engineer I is immediately available in the Department of Health Sciences and Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina. The successful candidate will be responsible for making independent contributions to the conduct of research studies with a focus on neurorehabilitation and human movement. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for independently performing data collection and data analysis, and for all the steps that are part of the experimental design process (equipment troubleshooting, computer programming, device development, personnel training). The candidate will be involved with research studies across several laboratories (Locomotion Energetics and Assessment Laboratory, Muscle Performance Laboratory, Locomotor Rehabilitation Laboratory, etc.) investigating novel assessments and treatments of individuals who have experienced a neurological injury. The candidate will work closely with research investigators, research staff including clinicians and engineers, students, and individuals with neurological injuries.


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 7: $48,622.00 - $69,289.00 - $89,956.00 (min - mid - max)


FLSA: Salaried


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and two years experience in computer system development and modification. Relevant experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Experience and Training Requirements: A master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and at least one year of experience working in a gait or biomechanics research lab is preferred. Experience with the quantitative analysis of biomechanical data and with the independent use of MATLAB and LabVIEW software is preferred. Hands-on experience with the development and construction of mechanical devices is preferred, as is knowledge of algorithm design, optimization and performance analysis.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift, lower, push or pull objects 15 lbs. or more, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)"

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.