Cornell University, Biomedical Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-BME-RESEARCHASSOCIATE1 [#15398, WDR-00021242]
Position Title: Heart-Assist Research Associate - Biomedical Engineering
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular, Instrumentation, instrumentation and medical devices for surgery/intervention, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2019/11/06)
Position Description:    

Heart-Assist Research Associate - Biomedical Engineering

Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.

The primary mission of Cornell University’s Biomedical Engineering department is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative engineering analysis and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics. A mission of nearly equal importance is to serve society by conducting research that develops quantitative linkages across scales in the human body and uses that development to build new tools to improve human health.

Responsibilities • Assist principal investigator with the overall planning, preparation and supervision of research in the Heart-Assist Technology Laboratory • Design, or supervise the design and development of innovative medical devices from the earliest concept phases through to initial product commercialization. Responsible for integration of individual program components. Insure that designs/devices meet the scientific and performance goals. • Contribute to publishable research reports, papers and articles; provide complex technical support in writing specific areas of grant proposal. • Manage multiple research projects at all stages of maturity (research design to clinical translation), coordinating collaboration among multiple parties (both domestic and international). Responsible for managing multiple project timelines to ensure that critical milestones are met. • Assist in the management of undergraduate and graduate student projects and theses, providing technical guidance and fabrication assistance. • Provide continuity between individual student projects to maintain momentum and viability of the various overarching programs. • Manage and maintain the Heart-Assist Technology lab facilities and equipment, training and overseeing research assistants, providing technical assistance and mentoring for design projects. Required Qualifications • M.S. in engineering or a related field. 3+ years of industrial or academic experience in complex mechanical, electrical, optical and computer vision systems, particularly during initial ideation, prototype fabrication and evaluation phases. • Demonstrated leadership skills in a scientific environment. • Demonstrated track record in new device invention, evaluation, fabrication, system integration and commercialization. • Able to rapidly design, construct and utilize experimental setups for the iteration and optimization of new product concepts. • Detailed knowledge of mechanical design and fabrication techniques (particularly rapid prototyping technologies), electrical circuit and microcontroller design and integration, and software control and analysis tools (LabView, Matlab, etc.) Preferred Qualifications • Ph.D in engineering or a related field.10+ years of industrial or academic experience in complex mechanical, electrical, optical and computer vision systems, particularly during initial ideation, prototype fabrication and evaluation phases. • Must be flexible, open and receptive to new ideas and approaches while working and communicating effectively with colleagues. Must show initiative and be able to adapt to the changing needs of a research environment. Must be highly self-motivated and be able to quickly analyze and resolve complex problems when they occur. Frequent and creative use of analytic thinking and sophisticated design innovation is required. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Good communication skills are essential. • Experience with 3-D mechanical design (CAD) and analysis (FEA) programs. Experience in fabrication and measurement of fluidic handling systems. • Expertise in data acquisition and vision system design, fabrication and operation. Capable of creating novel measurement and control systems to evaluate medical device prototypes. • Knowledge of material systems as they apply to the fabrication of prototype medical devices. • Ability to lead and organize teams comprised of graduate and undergraduate students.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Further Info:
Cornell University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
115 Weill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7202

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