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: finished (2019/11/06, finished 2020/11/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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Heart-Assist Research Associate - Biomedical Engineering

Are you interested in working with world experts creating lifesaving artificial hearts? Interested in makerspaces, biomedical engineering and modern prototyping tools? Cornell University’s Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking an experienced, task-oriented Electro-Mechanical Engineer to engage in dynamic applied research related to heart assist devices. You will assist current graduate students in design, development and rapid prototyping using 3D printers, laser cutters, machine tools (saws, mills, lathes, etc.), electrical engineering, and data acquisition systems.

All applications should apply and submit resume on Academic Jobs Online and be willing to relocate to Ithaca, NY. (

RESPONSIBILITIES • 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. • Manage and supervise multiple research projects at all stages of maturity (conceptual design to clinical translation) coordinating with multiple disciplines on dynamic timelines. • 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 • BE/BS Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree with 5 years’ experience displaying proficiency in 3D Mechanical Design (Autodesk/CAD, Solidworks, etc.) electrical circuit and microcontroller design and integration (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.), and software tools (LabView, Matlab, etc.). • Detailed knowledge of mechanical design and fabrication techniques (particularly rapid prototyping technologies) and experience in the development of fluidic handling systems. Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in engineering or a related field with 5+ years of industrial or academic experience in complex mechanical, electrical, optical and computer vision systems, particularly during initial ideation, prototype fabrication and evaluation phases. • Knowledge of material systems as they apply to the fabrication of prototype medical devices. • Hands-on problem solver, team player, and someone comfortable within an innovative, fast paced environment. Candidate must be able to design and build out the design of production automation utilizing machine shop equipment as well as outside vendors. • Track record of new device invention, evaluation, fabrication, system integration and commercialization using creative thinking in a dynamic research environment. • Experience with supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. 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.

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