Research Instrumentation Faculty

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Description

The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC seeks a motivated individual with an electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related engineering or physics background. This individual will be responsible for data acquisition from atomic magnetometry sensors used for brain imaging.

The successful candidate should have experience with bioinstrumentation and should be able to write and maintain software tools as well as design and build supporting circuitry. This person will perform regular testing and development on magnetometry sensors, recording hardware and software, and magnetic shielding. They will develop and maintain various utility scripts pertaining to experiment tasks and datasets. Additionally, they will develop protocols and unique solutions for human subjects brain recording experiments. The successful candidate will provide technical leadership for systems and processes by developing innovative and creative solutions to complex challenges with the goal of advancing the field of neuroscience research. Additional experience in modern statistical inference approaches, inverse problems, electromagnetics, and/or neuroimaging would be beneficial.

Required Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience in instrumentation hardware and software.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple projects with competing deadlines.
• Strong testing focus and attention to details.
• Excellent documentation, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
• Master's degree in an engineering, physics, or equivalent education, training or experience, or bachelor's degree with equivalent training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience performing technical evaluations and analysis.
• Ability to identify highly complex problems, investigate them, address them, and learn from them.

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The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: July 20, 2020
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