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Research and Development Engineer at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

The Research and Development Engineer job involves professional engineering and engineering technician support as part of academic instructional lab and / or research projects and programs. Engineering activities include the design, construction, testing of experimental systems, operation of analytical systems, establishment of performance specifications, and documentation.

The individuals will be assigned duties within a single discipline (e.g., electrical) or span a range of disciplines.

The Research and Development Engineer is responsible for assisting faculty in developing and translating bioengineering research questions into completed research projects under the guidance of the supervisor. Specifically, the individual is responsible for designing and executing bioengineering studies (using in vitro, in vivo, in silico models), analyzing data and preparing scientific manuscripts/abstracts.


The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF provides expert treatment for all aspects of musculoskeletal injuries including inpatient and outpatient surgical care, rehabilitation, and orthotics and prosthetics. Our physicians have specific training and experience in a broad range of orthopaedic specialties such as sports medicine, trauma, joint replacement, pediatrics, oncology, spine, shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle, and hand. The Department is internationally recognized for its work in patient care, education, and research. Our basic and translational research programs focus on cartilage and disc regeneration, fracture healing, molecular and stem cell biology, bioengineering, and musculoskeletal development.

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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.\\",\\"

Required Qualifications: Bacheloru0027s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering or related area
Experience operating materials testing devices and machining equipment
Experience with finite element modeling and analysis
Experience in writing reports, both oral and written
Experience writing/implementing computer code and algorithms, e.g. C, Matlab, IDL
Working knowledge necessary to begin independent application of biomechanics principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments
Ability to work with cadaveric tissues
Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments
Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills and time-management skills
Demonstrated high level of organization, outstanding attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and tolerance for high-stress situations
Flexible, good interpersonal skills, ability to keep a professional manner even under pressure. Ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrated record of excellent attendance and reliability
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to assess need for interaction with supervisor

Preferred Qualifications: Master s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering or related area
Experience with cell culture and biochemistry assays, e.g. colorimetric, ELISA
Experience with biomechanical testing of cadaveric tissues
Experience with microscopy and quantitative image analysis
Experience performing research with animal models, e.g. mouse/rat/rabbit

License/Certification: n/a

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.