Job Description SummaryThe Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Systems Engineer I. This position is assigned to the Brain Stimulation Laboratory for the purpose of performing the independent analysis, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of complex non-invasive brain stimulation, imaging, and recording technologies, which may include: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Electroencephalography (EEG), and others.
This individual will assist with studies of non-invasive brain stimulation for improving regulation of cognition and emotion among healthy participants and patients with neuropsychiatric (depression, PTSD, addiction) and neurodegenerative disorders (stroke, dementia). They will research, design, develop, write, and test moderately complex computer programs in MATLAB, C++, BASH, EPRIME, and PRESENTATION. They will develop system designs, technical specifications, and test plans in conjunction with program managers, research assistants, and other engineers. They will setup and modify existing hardware to meet project specifications, and research new products and technologies and recommend purchases.
This job will also include career development mentoring and opportunities for those interested in pursuing graduate work in medicine, neuroscience, psychology or related fields.
EntityMedical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)
Worker Sub-Type?Research Grant
Cost CenterCC001044 COM PSYCH Brain Stimulation Medicine CC
Pay Rate TypeSalary
$54,974 - $78,343 - $101,712
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Work ShiftDay (United States of America)
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- 35% - They will research, design, setup, develop, and test moderately complex non-invasive brain imaging technologies, which may include: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Electroencephalography (EEG), and others.
- 35% - They will determine technology needs and system requirements and subsequently develop and maintain software tools for experiment automation. Technologies used may include: MATLAB, C++, BASH, EPRIME, PRESENTATION, and others.
- 30% - They will assist program managers, research assistants, and other engineers with operation of moderately complex non-invasive brain stimulation experiments and technology both inside and outside the fMRI environment.
Preferred Education and Training: A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field is required. Prior experience with computer programming is required. Prior experience with engineering research is strongly preferred. A willingness to learn new tasks will be important. Prior experience with EEG, fMRI or other physiological measures as well as TMS or other brain stimulation techniques is strongly preferred but not mandatory. Ability to solve basic to moderately complex problems and apply critical thinking skills to needs or problems, both individually and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills are key for promoting participant comfort during procedures and for being sensitive to any potential distress.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift, lower, push or pull objects 15 lbs. or more, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Additional Job Description
Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and two years experience in computer system development and modification. Relevant experience may be substituted for bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.
If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!
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