R & D Staff Engineer III

Location
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-WASHINGTON
Posted
Aug 31, 2021
Closes
Oct 05, 2021
Ref
210002BX
Function
Engineer
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The R & D Staff Enginner III will work together with surgeons and engineers at Children's National, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Surgical Innovation, to identify clinical needs, conceptualize, design, prototype, and test novel devices focused on children. Will need to have strong observation, conceptualization, and design skills and have a passion to develop medical devices to address important clinical needs under the direction of senior clinicians and engineers. The individual designs new devices, systems, and instrumentation based on clinical requirements under the direction of the PI. Will develop prototype devices, systems, and instrumentation for the clinical environment and evaluate prototype system and documents performance. Will interact with colleagues to create a supportive lab environment. Assist in management of resource allocations and management of day to day activities. Will work with vendors to procure needed supplies, hardware, and produce prototypes. Direct the work of junior engineers and research technicians to ensure correct procedures are followed and provide general supervision of projects.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
B.S. B.S. degree in engineering, computer science, physics, or related technical field from an accredited college or university. MS, PhD preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
4 years At least 4 years of applicable experience, or MS with 2 years applicable experience. Prior industrial experience desired. .

Required Licenses and Certifications
Certifications appropriate to the technical field desired. .

Functional Accountabilities
Conduct of Research
  • Maintain confidentiality of data as required.


  • Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
  • Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.

Research Managemnt
  • Use accepted methods and techniques to conduct experiments/tests in the laboratory/field; take measurements and record observations; collect, compile and process data.


  • Interact in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; network primarily within own technical peer group
  • Direct the work of junior engineers; contribute to a positive team environment.
  • Develop research protocols.
  • Participate in educational programs and teaching assignments.
  • Mentor trainees and students

Development and Design
  • Design new devices, systems, and instrumentation based on clinical requirements.


  • Develop prototype devices, systems, and instrumentation for the clinical environment.
  • Evaluate prototype systems and document performance.
  • Provide hands-on development and support from product conception to clinical prototypes.
  • Responsible for cost-effective management of resource allocations and management of day to day activities.
  • Work with vendors to procure needed supplies, hardware, and produce prototypes.

Project Management
  • Plan specific research protocols and procedures.


  • Coordinate schedules of tests and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas.
  • Record results, organize data, and maintain lab notebook in an organized manner.
  • Maintain required records, reports, statistics etc.
  • Develop technical reports.

Equipment Maintenance
  • Maintain laboratory area and equipment.


  • Oversee care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Order supplies as needed.
  • Keep bench and work area tidy.
  • Ensure laboratory safety.


Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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