Oregon Health & Science University

Staff Research Engineer

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2021-14409
Position Category
Research
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Research
Department
Neurological Surgery
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity.
FTE
1.00
Schedule
To be determined
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable
No

Department Overview

The mission of OHSU's Department of Neurological Surgery is to deliver comprehensive surgical care for patients with brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve diseases and to lead neurosurgical care through innovation.

Function/Duties of Position

Oregon Health & Science University is recruiting for a  Research Engineer who will serve as the project leader using human electrophysiology to develop new brain-computer interfaces.  Experiments are conducted in human subjects with novel ultra high-density platinum nanorod subdural microgrids during awake craniotomies as well as with subacutely implanted clinical stereoencephalography electrodes and subdural grids. This position would be appropriate for somebody with previous training or work experience in neural engineering, computational neuroscience, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics, mathematics, and/or neuroscience. Duties of the position include:

 

  • Provides research coordination and project management for multi-year research projects, and assists in planning design, procedures and executing research studies.
  • Responsible for training, mentoring and supervising research assistants, students, and junior staff.
  • Preparation of written reports, documents, correspondence, and peer-reviewed publications.

Candidates should be comfortable interacting with research participants in an inpatient setting. Job duties include handling body fluids and tissues and can result in exposure to radiation. Work will be conducted under the direction of Dr. Kelly Collins (PI) as part of the Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute at OHSU.

Required Qualifications


Research Engineer 1:
Bachelor's Degree in relevant field, OR 2 years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of training and experience
Salary range: $56,280 - $84,302 per year, commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity

 

Research Engineer 2:
Bachelor's Degree in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience, OR 5 years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of training and experience
Salary range: $68,054 - $102,198 per year, commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity

Research Engineer 3:
Master’s Degree in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience, OR Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant experience
Salary range: $82,419 - $123,627 per year, commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity

Research Engineer, Sr:
PhD in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience, OR Master’s Degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant experience, OR Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and 7 years of relevant experience
Salary range: $95,841 - $153,415 per year, commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity

 

In addition to the above:

  • Experience performing research in brain computer interface or a related field
  • Proficiency with computer programming (Matlab, Octave, Python, or equivalent)
  • Ability to function in a clinical environment and gather data from patients
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small group setting
  • Ability to interact in a positive and productive manner with a diverse lab community
  • Ability to be self-motivated, to prioritize effectively and achieve deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing or coordinating a multi-year research project
  • Experience and expertise in human electrophysiology
  • Experience with neural signal processing and big data/ML algorithms
  • Experience with basic electronic circuit design and layout and/or medical image processing
  • Topical knowledge of brain computer interface literature
  • Experience gathering and analyzing electrophysiologic data
  • Experience applying big data/ML algorithms to datasets
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV or resume, contact information for three academic/professional references, and a published paper.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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