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The UW Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children by educating physicians of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the outstanding clinical care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Department of Pediatrics is the second largest Department in the UW School of Medicine and includes 20+ subspecialty divisions.
The Division of Neonatology is among the largest divisions within the Department of Pediatrics. Neonatology has 40+ faculty members who are involved with clinical care, teaching, advocacy, administration and research.
Members of the Division provide inpatient and outpatient (Pre-natal Consultations, Infant Development Follow up) clinical care at Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, the Franciscan Health system (St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma, St. Peters, Harrison Medical Center, Franciscan Medical Center), Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Valley Medical Center, Highline Medical Center, and Swedish Issaquah Medical Center. Faculty members in the Division teach trainees at all levels medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows. The Division has a large research portfolio, supported by extramural (federal and foundation) grants. The advocacy activities of the division are intimately linked with our clinical, teaching and research activities.
Faculty members have bench, translational and clinical research programs at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Many of the research studies include complex neurodevelopmental studies across multiple clinical sites nationally and internationally. The Division also manages an ACGME-accredited fellowship-training program with six fellows, and actively participates in resident training and medical student education in partnership with Seattle Children’s.
The Division of Neonatology has an outstanding opportunity for a Design Engineer to work on one of its research projects (Patient Safety Learning Laboratory) to improve the safety of infants during transport to the clinical care facilities.
The Design Engineer will be responsible for the mechanical design and virtual and augmented reality simulation of the of Integrated Transport Monitoring and Communications system (TMCS) as part of the Patient Safety Learning Lab (PSLL). The Design Engineer will work with clinicians and other members of the PSLL project team to determine the features and performance requirements needed for the TMCS, then design, prototype, build and evaluate various configurations of the TCMS to meet these requirements. Work activities will include working with vendors for the specification, selection and assessment of state-of-the-art patient monitoring instrumentation and data and telepresence communications technologies. The Design Engineer will also document and archive the work on the TCMS and make recommendations for future developments.
Job duties include but are not limited to: •Work with medical staff to determine the features and performance requirements needed for a state of the art TMCS. •Research new components, technologies, instrumentation and equipment that can be integrated to create candidate state of the art transport monitoring and communication systems. •Specify, acquire and integrate COTS technology into a TMCS for evaluation. •Use specialized software to create models and drawings of prototype equipment to be used in the PSLL. •Construct prototypes and confirm designs with engineering and other project investigators. •Perform physical testing of engineering prototypes. •Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable medical safety standards. •Create virtual reality and augmented reality simulations of the form and function of the TCMS to enhance the viability of design communication process with all stakeholders. •Organize and maintain engineering records of the TMCS project.
Other Responsibilities: •Oversee and assign tasks to workstudy and independent study students and temporary helpers in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and computer science and engineering. •Report to the engineering lead (co-investigator) on the PLSS project •Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field •At least 1 year of experience in mechanical design
Additional Requirements: •In-depth knowledge of SolidWorks 3D CAD software and Unity graphics authoring systems •Understanding of current virtual reality and other interface technologies •Ability to build 3D models and virtual reality simulation of prototype configurations •Impeccable attention to detail •Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •2+ years’ experience in mechanical design •In-depth experience working with virtual reality, augmented reality and other interface technologies for design and simulation. •Ability to co-ordinate with the other discipline Engineers (e.g. electronics and industrial engineering modeling) within the PSLL project to produce multidisciplinary design solutions •Confident, proactive character, ability to take the lead in challenging situations. •Good communication skills, dealing with other employees and external clients •Good IT skills •Ability to meet tight deadlines
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