Job Ref: 25142
Talent Area: Research - Technical
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: EVENINGWork Week
Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.
The biomedical engineer applies the latest software programs and mathematical models to design, develop and test new materials and equipment; may be involved in programming electronics and making and testing prototypes; has to anticipate problems and solve them and ultimately create a successful design; must work with physicians, technicians and manufacturers to make sure any novel product is feasible in terms of design and economic viability for use in the improvement of healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapy.
Coordinate meetings, flow lab experiments, device testing, and communication between a number of involved clinicians, researchers, engineers, and other scientific professionals.
Oversee and mentor engineering research students involved in research activities through internship and co-op programs.
Facilitate purchase orders, vouchers issue, and vendor financial reconciliation for lab supplies, manufacturing services, raw materials, and device components with minimal supervisor involvement.
Manage a number of projects through successful and timely completion of milestones and goals with minimal upper leadership supervision.
Report research findings through scientific publication, oral presentation, and formal documents with regards to industry contracts and funded grant proposals.
Define and implement lab policies, protocols, and SOP’s to ensure safety and efficiency standards and regulations are met.
Evaluate the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of biomedical equipment and devices.
Write reports and attend conferences and exhibitions to present work and latest designs to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.
Install, adjust, maintain, and repair biomedical and research equipment.
Assist with in vivo studies to test and evaluate cardiovascular devices.
Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
Participate in the writing of research grants and contracts.
Identify and pursue funding for innovative future research through grant and proposal writing and collaboration with other research groups and institutions.
Take on major creative aspects of the design and development of novel clinical technologies as well as experimental test setups.
Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment and procedures, utilizing the principles of engineering sciences.
Research new materials to be used for products such as implanted artificial organs and components of the circulatory system.
Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science use.
Keep up to date with new developments in the field, nationally and internationally.
This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering required, Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering required.
5-10 years’ experience developing functional prototypes; device design review; device design modification and data analysis.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED N/A
Office setting with some time in investigator labs and machine shop.
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