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Research Engineer Position (Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ, USA)

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  • Research Engineer Position (Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ, USA)

    Kessler Foundation is seeking a mid/senior level engineer to participate in the analysis and interpretation of human movement data as well as the design and management of research equipment. This individual will work in the Center for Spinal Stimulation in West Orange, NJ as part of a scientific research team in translational research.

    Responsibilities may include the following (other duties may be assigned):
    • Perform data collection for clinical research studies related to gait.
    • Develop scripts (MATLAB and Python) to analyze and interpret the kinematics, kinetics, and physiological data.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment, computer software, and lab supplies.
    • Provide assistance to the scientists in preparing scientific manuscripts and grant proposals.
    • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Organize and update testing and training manuals and documents.
    • Provide assistance to other engineers and research staff.
    • Mentoring junior engineers and interns.
    Required Qualifications
    • Master's degree in engineering (biomedical, mechanical, or a related field).
    • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in gait analysis (experience in biomechanics is strongly preferred).
    • Experience with motion-capture data-collection routines (calibration, data processing, etc.).
    • Strong programming skills in MATLAB and Python.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, including statistical analysis and data management.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with electromyography (EMG) data, procedures, and analysis.
    • Experience in assisting with scientific manuscripts preparation.
    • Programming skills in C/C++ and LabVIEW.
    • Familiarity with basic electronic circuit design and electromechanical development.
    • Practical knowledge of project management.
    To apply
    Interested candidates please apply by September 30, 2020 by forwarding your cover letter and resume to:
    Gail Forrest, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Spinal Stimulation, Kessler Foundation

    ** Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line **

    Due to limitations in resources, we regret that only candidates whose applications are brought forward for further consideration will be contacted. For selected applicants, letters of reference will be requested from three referees.
    Last edited by Kam Momeni; September 10th, 2020, 12:38 PM.