Biomechanical Research Engineer at Nemours

Posted in Education 9 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The Gait Lab Biomedical Research Engineer is responsible for the following:  collecting, processing, and storing clinical motion analysis data; the set up and calibration of motion analysis equipment; assisting with the coordination of field based research equipment, data and patients/subjects; maintaining and augmenting software for clinical care and research; programming new tools and analysis applications.

Essential Functions:


  • Collection and processing of kinematic, kinetic, EMG, force-plate, foot pressure, and oxygen consumption data for clinical and research analysis.

  • Initialization, set up, and calibration of motion analysis, EMG, foot pressure, and metabolic hardware and software systems.

  • Data management including data storage and organization for clinical and research projects.

  • Completing timely documentation as required by departmental and enterprise standards. 

  • Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.

  • Completes all mandatory training

  • Team Work:  Participates in conflict identification and resolution.  Works cooperatively with other members of the team, as well as other Nemours associates.  

  • Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.

  • Professional Development:  Independently seeks to expand knowledge and through literature, in-services, courses and mentorships. 

  • Research:  Serve as PI on research projects utilizing the Gait Lab or Gait Lab patient population or clinical data.

  • Apply for grants to fund research.

Performance Skills:


  • Possess excellence in required technical/computer skills and stays current on the technological aspects of the job.

  • Possesses trouble shooting skills of computer platforms (PX, Macintosh), all software programs and all Gait Lab instrumentation.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the Nemours Standards of Behavior.

  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the team.

  • Thinks pro-actively; schedules time efficiently; works independently.

  • Possess the ability to work well with others; builds and fosters professional relationships.

  • Possesses a willingness to accept change.

  • Takes direction; accepts feedback, makes suggestions.

  • Regular attendance is required.

  • Possesses good listening, written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Qualifications:


  • Degree in Biomechanics, Biomechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

  • 3-5 years experience with motion analysis equipment including high speed video motion analysis system, force- plates, electromyography, foot pressure analysis systems, and oxygen analysis systems.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.