- 15-Nov-2016 to 13-Mar-2017 (EST)
- Research & Technology
- Mt. Sterling, OH, USA
- Full Time
The Engineer will be responsible for designing, conducting, publishing, and presenting scientific research studies related to enhancements in prosthetics and orthotics; gathering and evaluating clinical data for patient-based outcome testing; translating laboratory research into useful information for clinical practitioners; identifying funding sources for product research; writing grant applications and reports; managing funded projects; evaluating and developing new technology for use in prosthetics and orthotics.
Essential Responsibilities of the Job:
- Design, conduct, document, and present research projects to establish benefits of current and future WillowWood products
- Responsible for the development and execution of research aimed at generating ideas for new and improved products and for proving efficacy of products.
- Work closely with the Engineering team to identify and develop new technologies and prototypes for the Prosthetics and Orthotics field.
- Apply for grants to fund product research and development efforts.
- Manage funded grants, write reports.
- Conduct research in support of the sale and use of existing products
- Support WillowWood Intellectual Property processes, including applying for patents and reviewing patents.
- Perform other related duties as assigned
Essential Skills Needed for the Job:
This position requires some degree of mechanical and electronic and biomedical aptitude. This position will have heavy interaction with clinicians, patients, engineers, and technicians.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Graduate degree in Engineering, preferably biomedical engineering or similar
- Must have 1-3 years experience in designing, conducting, publishing, and presenting scientific research studies.
- Knowledge of Statistical Analysis
- Familiar with a variety of measurement systems, such as dimensional, mechanical loads, motion, electrical, and thermal.
- Ability to successfully write grant applications and manage funded projects
- Ability to work collaboratively with others across multiple departments and functions and with those from other organizations.
- Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid, actionable conclusions.
- Ability to analyze complex issues and arrive at reasonable, actionable responses.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
- Excellent computer skills (including MS Office)
- Excellent organizational skills necessary to work on multiple assignments simultaneously
- Ability to function well independently and/or as part of a multifaceted design team
- Demonstrated creativity
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Research experience in a clinical environment
- Grant writing and grant management skills
- Product development abilities
- Demonstrated ability to identify and source new product ideas.
- Understanding of prosthetic components and biomedical engineering concepts
- Basic understanding of lower and upper limb anatomy, physiology, and gait analysis
Scope of the Job:
Indicate the total number of employees reporting to this position:
Direct: Level Below Direct:
Exempt: 0 0
Non-Exempt: 0 0
List the titles of the jobs reporting to this position:
Indicate the type of supervision exercised:
- No supervision exercised
- Annual payroll responsibility (if any): $ N/A
(Include total payroll dollars for the piece of the organization for which this position is responsible)
- Annual Operating Budget (if any): $ N/A
- Annual revenue responsibility (if any): $ N/A
Identify key positions with which this position interacts. State title (internal) or role (external) and frequency of interaction:
- Daily interaction with engineers, technicians, operators, clinicians, patients. Some interaction with external resources.
Physical Demands of the Job:
How much on-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities?
- Climb Balance, Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or Crawl, Taste or Smell under 1/3 of the time
- Stand, Walk, Sit 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
- Use hands to finger, handle, or feel over 2/3 of the time
- Reach with hands and arms as well as talk or hear over 2/3 of the time.
- Lift up to 10 pounds over 2/3 of the time, Lift up to 25 pounds 1/3 to 2/3 of the time, Lift up to 50 pounds under 1/3 of the time, and Lift up to 100 or more pounds none of the time.
- Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.
- Work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, risk of electrical shock or vibration under 1/3 of the time, Work near moving mechanical parts over 2.3 of the time and work in high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather) none of the time.
How much exposure to the following environmental conditions does this job require?
- Wet or humid condition (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, risk of electrical shock and vibration under a 1/3 of the time.
- Work near moving mechanical parts over 2/3 of the time.
- Work in high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, Extreme cold (non-weather) or extreme heat (non-weather) none of the time.
How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job? Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
The preceding job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Consequently, job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.