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The Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center at Boston Children's Hospital is seeking a full-time research assistant for projects developing noninvasive optical devices to detect and monitor brain injury, response to treatment as well as characterize resulting infant brain development. Prior research or industrial experience and a two-year commitment are preferred.The Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC) at Boston Children's Hospital brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the fields of medicine, engineering, computer science, and neuroscience with the expertise for cutting edge clinical and translational science. The Center's research combines three key imaging modalities: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) across multiple subspecialties. The combined modalities provide unique data allowing the Center's researchers to study brain development of fetal and newborn infants in new and fascinating ways with the goal of producing new tools that improve patient outcomes.
The Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Assisting with design and construction of optical, optomechanical, and optoelectronic research devices.
Manufacturing optical and optical fiber systems for clinical and pre-clinical research.
Designing and manufacturing 3D prints for devices, sensors, and phantoms.
Maintaining details records of device designs and production inventory.* Performing basic device quality assessment and maintenance.
Assisting with the preparation of scientific reports, presentations and publications.
The research assistant will primarily work with the optical imaging studies and associated team, although there may be overlap and interaction with other studies within the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science center. * *Work will also include visits to affiliated institutions.
In order to qualify:
A Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, or related physical sciences.
Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail are absolutely required.
This position requires a high degree of motivation and self-sufficiency, although extensive training and supervision will be provided.
Experience with computer aided design (mechanical, electrical, or optical CAD). * Prior experience in research, industry, or manufacturing and project management.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Flexible schedule (if applicable). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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