Research Fellow / Engineer, Electronics Engineering - SPICE
As a University of Applied Learning, SIT works closely with industry in our research pursuits. Our research staff will have the opportunity to be equipped with applied research skill sets that are relevant to industry demands while working on research projects in SIT. At SIT's Professional Officers Division (POD), we bring our rich industry experience and technical skills into our work, creating a better physical environment where learning and innovation take place. We work with teaching programmes and innovation projects to improve the skills of our students and strengthen and energize our industry and the wider community. POD also houses two Innovation Centres – Rapid Product Innovation and Development (RaPID) Centre and SIT-Poly Innovation Centre of Excellence (SPICE) Centre. The RaPID Centre aims to guide businesses in their innovation and value creation activities through rapid product development and sample production while the SPICE Centre aims to support local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in their technology-driven transformation, innovation and talent development initiatives. The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver on industry innovation research projects where you will be part of the research team to build prototypes for tele-medicine equipment, med-tech and other innovations.
- Participate in and manage the research projects with Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI and the research team members to ensure all project deliverables are met.
- Key responsibilities in the first year includes:
i. Select user interfaces and communication devices (joysticks, control knobs, wireless extenders, HD and 4K displays) for projects.
ii. Design the CAN interface circuits for motor controllers, control knobs and joystick.
iii. Develop firmware to drive the motor controllers, control knobs, joystick.
iv. Select suitable 4K and observation cameras for projects.
v. Modify camera algorithms & software to meet project requirements.
vi. Specify and procure the optical interface between 4K cameras and slit-lamp microscope.
vii. Liaise with contractors and suppliers to fabricate the designs.
viii. Integrate, test and improve the fabricated systems.
- Carry out Risk Assessment, and ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations.
- Coordinate procurement and liaison with vendors/suppliers.
- Work independently, as well as within a team, to ensure proper operation and maintenance of project equipment.
- Have a Bachelor/Master/PhD Degree in Electronics or Computer Engineering. Possessing a Master or PhD degree will be advantageous.
- Have relevant experience and competence in Electronics design and Firmware development.
- Have knowledge of CAN bus, Motor Control, and Digital Imaging.
- Experience working with optical systems is desirable.
- Knowledge of Network Programming will be advantageous.
- Able to work independently, as well as within a team, to ensure that the project can meet its milestones within the stipulated timeline.
- Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with people within and external to the university.
- Resourceful and persistent in accomplishing tasks.
- Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Proficient in technical report writing.
- Show strong initiative and take ownership of work