MEDICAL DEVICE ENGINEER – ASSOCIATE/FULL SPECIALIST DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
This position will serve as a general-purpose design and development engineer for medical device research and development projects within the Department of Surgery’s Surgical Innovations program. The engineer will have responsibilities on multiple device development projects as assigned by the program’s directors and will be expected to attend all meetings of the Department’s Innovations Group. Specific tasks will include generating design concepts and engineering drawings; building device prototypes for testing and evaluation; conducting bench-top, animal, and clinical testing of devices; market research; project coordination for assigned projects; and assistance with clinical and research protocol development, grant submissions, and progress reporting. Primary project for specialist will be Kidney Bio silicon Pilot.
• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least five to ten years of research experience. • Specialists appointed at the full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least ten or more years of research experience. • Must be able to multitask and work in a collaborative team environment.
• Familiarity with CAD, FEA, Bluetooth, and iOS software is desirable.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work at the laboratory bench to develop and evaluate new products/solutions or to adapt and improve existing ones. • Design product prototypes with test models. Simulate real world conditions and measure outputs using sensors etc. • Define procedures to evaluate product performance and conduct bench top testing. The testing may cover efficacy, reliability, verification, and validation. • Statistical data analysis and interpretation. • Collaborate with other product engineers, managers and cross-functional team in creating product and test plans. • Interact with customers and professionals to get feedback about the product. • Observe current clinical practices and assess user needs to guide product design. • Work in a fast paced environment and meet critical deadlines. • Collaborate with team to write grants for financing. • Collaborate to develop business presentations and present at meetings.
Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.