Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Se��ez Lab is seeking a skilled MATLAB, C++, and/or Python programmer to assist in the technical development of neurotechnologies for rehabilitation of people with neuromotor disorders. The individual will assist in the technical and operational organization of the lab and in the coordination of behavioral studies in human subjects.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop software for behavioral tests in human subjects.
Develop 3D environments for game-like VR.
Assist with establishing protocols for common lab techniques (recording of motion capture and electromyography data, equipment testing and calibration, behavioral test protocols, data analysis pipelines).
Assist supervisor and lab members in the development and carryout of new experimental protocols.
Assist supervisor and lab members with research responsibilities including use of the common lab techniques above.
Lab Equipment and Facilities:
Lab setup: Assist with setup and installation of lab equipment. Be informed, up-to-date, and in contact with university personnel in lab safety. Assist with the development of protocols and standard operating procedures for data recording and analysis.
Equipment maintenance: Ensure equipment is clean and firmware is up-to-date, and in working order. Develop training modules and standard operating procedures for equipment use.
Training: Train new lab members on standard operating procedures for equipment use and lab safety.
Laboratory Management & Maintenance:
Assist in meeting scheduling, maintaining group calendar, and other lab-related groups (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Slack, Outlook Calendar, OneNote notebook). Help develop a lab wiki (knowledge database).
Assist with the development of protocols and standard operating procedures for data recording and managing as well as code repository maintenance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, biomedical engineering, or a related field and one year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, communicate with laboratory staff and investigators, exhibit cultural competence, and maintain complete and organized code/reports.
Minimum of one year of academic research or software experience is helpful, and familiarity inthe following areas is desirable:
Human subjects research.
VR game design in Unity game engine.
3D Motion capture.
Programming skills: Expertise in MATLAB, Simulink, C++, and/or Python.
Clerical work: Ability to organize and maintain laboratory.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering.
The ability to travel between the School of Engineering and the Medical Campus is required.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Requires safety training.
Requires training in Human Subjects Research.
Requires training in HIPAA Regulation and University Policies.
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