The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks a talented, creative and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the design, development and translation of assistive technologies as part of a new initiative at Harvard. Reporting to Assistive Technologies Initiative leadership, the Staff Electrical and Embedded Systems Engineer will work with a team of engineers, researchers, designers, and clinicians to drive the innovation, evolution, and maintenance of a broad set of electrical and embedded software systems. Their work will enable the Initiative's research, product development, and technology translation efforts. The role will involve collaborative projects across different research groups within Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions that focus on high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development.
Note: This is a two-year term position with the possibility of renewal.
● Manage research and development efforts related to embedded systems and contribute to software (C/C++ and Python) development across common low-power microprocessor families (PIC, ARM, etc.). ● Collaborate with researchers on the implementation of real-time signal processing and control algorithms using various sensors and actuators. ● Utilize an in-depth knowledge of motor driver programming and motor control to develop, optimize, and debug wearable robotic systems. ● Review and maintain electrical hardware design (understand schematics, probe signals, and debug embedded systems) as part of ongoing system development, support, and optimization efforts. ● Contribute to key component selection for custom circuits in collaboration with project team members and outside vendors. ● Mentor staff, researchers, and students, providing leadership and expertise in the field of embedded systems and electrical engineering. ● Contribute to the testing of electromechanical system performance on bench top models and on human subjects.
● Collect feedback and identify necessary metrics to measure and optimize various system parameters against functional requirements. ● Contribute in the preparation of demonstration prototypes, internal reports, patent applications, and presentations. ● As appropriate, contribute to assistive technology initiative projects across different research groups within Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions that focus on high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development.
This is a two year term positions. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
Commitment to Diversity SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process. The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.
Note: SEAS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. Minimum 5 years of experience in research and/or product development. Advanced education may count toward experience.
● M.S. or PhD in a related field is a plus ● 8+ years of experience preferred ● Extensive experience with RTOS and embedded systems with hard real-time requirements. ● Knowledge and experience selecting and programming microprocessors, controllers, and logic arrays ● Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation, and communication (oral and written) ability. ● Proficiency in computer programming and familiarity with electrical design/simulation software (e.g. C/C++, Python, Altium, PSpice, AutoCad Electrical, Matlab,) ● Experience with communication protocols like SPI, I2C, CAN, UART and USB ● Experience using Linux RT is a plus ● Knowledge of software development in Linux environments is a plus ● Hands-on experience in prototyping, soldering, and debugging designs ● Experience with computer-based instrumentation and data acquisition ● Familiarity with electrical safety compliance and testing, including IEC 60601 is a plus. ● Knowledge and experience working with manufacturing sources and component vendors is a plus ● Able to translate stakeholder input (e.g. from clinical partners, technical team, end users, and industry representatives) into high level and low level system requirements
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52127BR
About Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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