The Research and Development Engineer will use skills as a seasoned, experienced engineering professional in a specialized engineering field on a major training and/or research effort. Assignments typically require concentration in a field of application where subject matter knowledge relevant to research objectives and methodology is of great value in understanding and establishing engineering design criteria. It is expected that the individual will demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
The Engineer will play a central role in the development of next-generation brain-interfacing implantable devices. The individual will join an interdisciplinary team led by an industry-seasoned medical device engineer, launching a new technology development group at UCSF in collaboration with neurosurgeon and researcher.
Primary responsibilities include: * The provision of mechanical design and materials expertise * Working with cross-functional teams to define mechanical specifications based on system-level requirements and tradeoffs * Helping lead the mechanical design of leads, packaging, and/or surgical tools for neuromodulation devices * Prototyping of mechanical designs, including integration with a variety of electronic components, using in-house tools or through engagements with vendors * Spearheading the creation, control and storage of engineering drawings (CAD, SLDWKs, ProE, etc.) * Mechanical design verification per medical device standards * Performing failure analysis of mechanical aspects of device designs during evaluation.
The projects under development will include neuromodulatory device technology to address severe neurological disorders, with design directly informed by ongoing advanced clinical studies at UCSF. The individual will join and contribute to a lively and engaged research community at UCSF and UC Berkeley focused on the development of safe brain-interfacing interventions for a range of major clinical challenges, including neuropsychiatric disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke/paralysis and impaired communication/locked-in syndrome.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.