The Neuroengineering Core Facility at Harvard's Center for Brain Science is looking to hire a full-time Neuroengineer. The Core's mission is to lower technical barriers to scientific exploration by providing instrumentation design, fabrication, purchasing and application support to Center for Brain Science faculty, postdocs, and students.
To attain this goal, we work closely with postdocs and graduate students to properly understand their experimental needs. Projects typically span many engineering fields and require knowledge of computer controlled data acquisition, electronic design, robotics, machine vision, optics, and fabrication techniques. The qualified individual will work under the guidance of a supervisor but should be capable of working independently and have excellent interpersonal skills. Previous projects include custom fabrication of numerous single and multiphoton fluorescent microscopes, tethered and wireless optogenetic and electrophysiological apparatus, automated chambers for the assessment and manipulation of behavior, and advances in high speed electron microscopy. This work is carried out in a well-equipped fabrication facility that is open to researchers following training that we provide.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design and fabricate custom instrumentation alone or with the involvement of researchers - Meet with students and faculty to define experimental equipment needs and develop practical solutions - Train students to design and safely fabricate instrumentation - Help maintain and grow a safe shop facility
The position has grant funding for the next 18 months with the strong possibility of continuation beyond that time.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
-B.S. in Engineering, Neurobiology or a related field. -Minimum of 3 years of experience fabricating hardware, electronic or software prototypes, or, an advanced degree in a related field.
-Ph.D. in Neuroscience preferred -Experience with advanced optics preferred -CNC machining experience with mill, lathe, water jet, laser cutter and standard shop work preferred -Programming Skills in C, C++, Python, Matlab, and microcontroller -Ability to design and diagnose electronic circuits preferred -Ability to think critically and develop innovative solutions -Strong interpersonal and communication skills
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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