As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years. The Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST) engages in extensive Research and Development projects typically funded by government agencies and Industry. The electrical engineer position at CREST applies knowledge of practical electronics and related skills to create breadboards for subsystem-system development, design and documentation for systems, integration and verification. The person in this position needs to effectively collaborate with lab personnel and manage components and inventory effectively. The position relies on strong and practical design skills and requires good organizational ability. The person in this position with work with the PI, staff, subcontractors and students. The Department of Surgery currently has an outstanding opportunity for a CREST ELECTRICAL ENGINEERThis position will report to the Technology Project Manager of CREST. The major aspects of this position fall into the following categories: I. Systems Development (70%) II. Center and Professional Support (30%) Job Description: I. Systems development (70%): Hardware, controls and embedded systems development including the following:Design, assembly, debugging, and repair of breadboards, custom electronic systems and instrumentation conducting research programs; applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials;Design, implementation, production of systems controls, sensing and instrumentation;Design review of new electrical instrumentation, schematics, and circuit boards;Electrical design of sections or sub-circuits of larger projects, with minimum supervision;Circuit board testing, troubleshooting, and repair. Recommend design changes to improve system manufacturability and reliability;Develops firmware for embedded systems;Designs and implements test protocols for system qualification and acceptance testing.II. Center & Professional Support: 30%Supports proposal development;Specifies alternatives or replacements for obsolete or unavailable components;Manages inventory and purchasing of electronic and mechanical components;Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special services;Maintains reputation of the University and CREST, complying with government and institutional regulations.Job Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related science or engineering discipline. Equivalent experience may be substituted for degree requirement.Type and Years of Experience:Minimum of 12 months experience working in a research or industry environment;2 or more years' related experience in engineering field.Good understanding of research protocols and institutional regulations surrounding research.Excellent communication skills, verbal and writtenStrong team-work ethic;Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;Experience constructing electronics boards and integration of systems;Ability to perform precision assembly tasks, often involving restricted clearances and miniaturized parts;Willingness and ability to learn basic operations and function of novel electromechanical systems;Demonstrated experience writing firmware for embedded systems;Familiarity with the programming languages, C, C++, particularly as used in embedded systems;Capability to work well with a team of interdisciplinary engineers and practitioners;Strong critical thinking and analysis aptitude;Ability to independently prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines; ability to delegate tasks and seek help;Experience with modern electronics methods, particularly assembly and rework of circuit boards containing fine-pitch surface-mount components;Experience with FPGA-based systems or VHDL;Experience in Python programming;Experience developing Android applications;Experience with Bluetooth communications protocols;Ability to write specification documents, verification and Validation plans and detailed test procedures. The Department of Surgery at the University of Washington, School of Medicine is guided by its mission:"To provide compassionate and high quality patient-centered care, train future generations of surgical leaders and conduct research in a collegial environment which embraces diversity and promotes inclusiveness." The Department is the academic and administrative home to 286 surgeons and over 50 Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) as well as over 20 research faculty and clinical and research Fellows. Our surgeons carry out their clinical practice at eight campuses throughout the Seattle area including University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center, (HMC), Northwest Hospital (NWH), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH), the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VA), Valley Medical Center (VMC), and the Eastside Specialty Center (ESC). Research, training and administrative activities take place at these and several other locations, including the Health Sciences Building (HSB), the South Lake Union Research Complex (SLU) and the University District Building (UDB. The Department of Surgery trains over 130 Residents and Fellows annually, and our graduate medical training programs are routinely in the top 10 in the country. Research is robust with 40 funded projects currently underway by 23 Principal Investigators. Total research funding for the past five years exceeds $59 million.Surgical specialties practiced include: Adult Surgery in the areas of Cardiothoracic, General, Plastic, Vascular and Transplant Surgery. Pediatric surgical specialties include General, Plastic, Congenital Cardiac and Transplant Surgery. In addition, the Department is the academic and programmatic home of the only Level 1 Trauma Center in a five state region and the Regional Burn Center (both located at HMC and serving adult and pediatric patients). Two other major centers of research and teaching, including the Surgical Outcomes Research Center SORCE and the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare WISH have their administrative home in the Department of Surgery. In support of these activities the Department employs approximately 187 FTE administrative and research staff. Our goal is to be a Department of Choice for employees and staff are expected to meet core competencies of Excellence in Teamwork and Professionalism as well as Quality and Quantity of work. These expectations are spelled out in our Department Core Competencies and are reviewed with employees regularly. You can review these core competencies by following this link Core Competencies.We invite you to learn more about our mission, practices and people by visiting the Department's Website at https://www.uwsurgery.org/
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