Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / image guided delivery
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/11/22, listed until 2020/05/22)
Position Description:    

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Associate in Research for Laboratory Management and Image-Guided Robotic Surgery System Development at Duke University

Institution: Duke University, Biomedical Engineering Department

Experience required: BS in Engineering

A motivated and highly organized engineer is sought to provide engineering and laboratory management support to an active university research laboratory developing advanced medical imaging technology, augmented/virtual reality medical visualization technology, and image-guided robotic surgery technology. Skills are required in laboratory organization and management, mechanical design (Solidworks) and computer programming (MATLAB, python, C++). Specific duties include:

a. (40%) Laboratory management duties including purchasing (specifying equipment and supplies, negotiating with vendors, placing orders, delivery verification, receipt handling, coordination with department staff), assisting PI and graduate students with purchasing and travel, assisting with weekly group meeting coordination (coordinating schedule of presentations, room reservations, A/V, managing catering).

b. (10%) Serve as laboratory and laser safety officer.

c. (40%) Support ongoing research in advanced imaging system development, augmented/virtual reality visualization, and robotic surgery including mechanical modeling in Solidworks, optical design in Zemax (can be learned on the job), design/construction of hardware, computer interface design and programming, and assistance in preparation of regulatory applications (IRB, FDA).

d. (10%) Assist in preparation of grant applications and research results (powerpoint, posters, manuscripts).

This position requires skills and dedication to constructive interactions with scientific staff (graduate students, postdocs) and physician collaborators. Position involves supporting extensive collaborative activities with Duke Medical School faculty, including conducting collaborative animal and human subjects research studies at Duke Hospital and Duke BME. Opportunity to work with highly productive multidisciplinary team with history of career advancement for prior trainees.

Please email resume and contact information for three references to Professor Joseph Izatt, Duke University, jizatt@duke.edu.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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