Seeking a research scientist who will work on developing the next-generation of electrophysiological devices and sensors for extracellular recording of bioelectric signals, as well as electrical stimulation. Emphasis will be given to translational research based on innovative technologies that creates and brings to market advanced devices to be used in healthcare, as well as in clinical and basic research.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Desire to maintain a broad knowledge of and implement state-of-the art technology in the area of electrochemistry, sensors, devices and instrumentation for electrophysiological signal recording and stimulation.
Design, develop and bring to market technologies and devices that help in treatment or improving the quality of life of patients.
Maintain and develop the technology used for manufacturing current range of single and array electrodes for clinical and research electrophysiology.
Maintain an electrophysiological recording station at the FHC research facility currently housed at Thiel College, Greenville PA.
Work with Thiel college faculty, students and interns to facilitate research.
Collaborate with customers and partners from renowned academic and medical institutions to innovate or introduce new technologies and devices.
Collaborate with field-support employees to bridge the research with the day-to-day use of FHC technology.
Work with I&D Manager and CTO to clearly define research priorities and apply for internal and external funding (including SBIR, STTR or similar grant programs) to support the plans.
Must qualify as investigator for US-government grant programs, support authoring and manage grant application submission and reporting; monitor and oversee progress to grants awarded.
Realistically estimates the effort required to complete projects. Focus on keeping research/technology projects on track. Provide accurate internal and external progress reports and status updates to the management.
Collaborate with other departments within the company to maintain a sense of the effort required to bring products to market, including testing and regulatory requirements for medical devices, in particular.
Willingness to develop a deep understanding of FHC products and product families, especially research products.
Capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary, industry-specific environment.
Maintain a positive attitude and a passion for excellence in customer collaboration and for promoting the well-being of the company, its products and its employees.
Community awareness, participate in company-sponsored community events.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to FHC core values.
Participate as a remote electroneurophysiological expert for the conduct of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during Deep Brain Stimulation lead implantation surgery in patients. No prior experience required. Training in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring will be provided. A background and laboratory or clinical experience in electroneurophysiology would be valuable. The applicant must have demonstrated professionalism and character as required of those involved in patient care. References attesting to professionalism and character will be required.
Candidates should have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline
Candidates should have at least 1 year of clinical experience in electrophysiological recordings or equivalent experience with rodent or primate models. Experience with chronic recordings is a plus.
Previous participation as principal investigator, co-investigator or key person in academic or industrial grant programs is a plus.
Ability to use data analysis, modeling and scientific programming environments such as Matlab or Python is a plus.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Excellent project management and organization skills
Ability to coordinate and supervise technicians and other staff supporting the ongoing projects.
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FHC designs, manufactures and internationally markets leading and trusted products that provide customizable and pioneering solutions for neuroscientists and neurosurgeons as they work across the globe each day. Product line includes research and clinical microelectrodes, clinical systems for functional neurosurgery, research electrophysiology instrumentation, stereotactic positioning devices, ste...reotactic planning software. With over 100 employees worldwide, FHC is headquartered in Bowdoin, Maine, 35 miles north of Portland, Maine and operates offices globally.
Advanced infrastructure for research and additive manufacturing include two selective laser-sintering rapid prototyping machines and one Optomec aerosol jet system.