Staff Scientist

California, United States
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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Job Summary

Tai’s research group in California Institute of Technology (Caltech MEMS Lab) is seeking a talented and highly motivated scholar interested in joining the group and devoting in the interdisciplinary research of biomedical devices for real life applications.

The research staff will be involved in multiple research projects in the MEMS Lab. The ideal candidate needs to show capability to work efficiently and independently in a lab setting, good oral and written communication skills, good teamwork spirts to collaborate with outside researchers and medical professionals.

The research staff will be operating sophisticated micro/nano fabrication machines in the clean-room, and also use a variety of measurement equipment in general lab area for different electrical and mechanical characteristics.

Job Duties

  • Qualification of instrument operation in the clean room
  • Qualification of equipment usage in common lab area
  • Design, fabrication and testing of intravascular catheter device with multiple functionalities including electrical impedance spectroscopy, flow fraction reserve, intravascular ultrasound, etc.
  • Development of electrical impedance tomography system for fatty liver disease diagnostics: hardware implementation, imaging algorithm, and a priori information aided solution with other imaging modalities
  • Development of magnetic field based surgical tool navigation system: hardware/software implementation
  • Closely work with medical professionals for animal/patient study
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in electrical/mechanical/biomedical engineering or related field
  • Minimum 4 years of research experience in biomedical device or related field
  • Experienced and skilled at microfabrication process/equipment
  • Familiar with intravascular catheter device development
  • Familiar with electrical impedance tomography hardware/algorithm

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good publication records in biomedical engineering field related journals
  • Good communication ability and writing skills for journal publication and proposal writing
  • Past experience in working with medical professionals for biomedical device applications

Required Documents

  • Resume