Under the direction of the Director of the Human Imaging Core at the Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in MGH Radiology, the lab engineer will be involved with the design, construction and maintenance of research instrumentation, in particular for use with MRI equipment. The engineer will spend a substantial amount of effort on training and performing the engineering and maintenance of peripheral devices and components used for a variety of research projects associated with the Center's MRI scanners that are supported and maintained by the Core.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Repair and install existing custom devices as needed
Maintain and improve cabling between MRI control and equipment rooms
Maintain and improve magnet monitoring systems consisting of off-the-shelf industrial automation hardware
Develop new devices and improve existing ones as needed
Maintain the stock of spare parts and tools
Keep internal documentation and records up to date
Answer questions from MRI users and troubleshoot problems as necessary
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Ability to solve problems and manage time with little to no technical oversight
Circuit design and debugging experience with simple low-speed analog and digital circuitry
Excellent hands-on soldering skills (SMT, 0603-size passives and 0.65 mm-pitch leaded packages) and basic mechanical skills (hand tools, drilling, etc.)
Proficiency in PCB CAD tools (KiCAD experience is particularly useful), or willingness to learn
Basic microcontroller firmware experience, or willingness to learn
Basic mechanical 3D CAD experience, or willingness to learn
Physical requirements for various tasks include: standing on a ladder, lifting up to 30 lbs, raising hands above head, entering areas with high magnetic fields (up to 7 Tesla or greater)
Required: Bachelor's Degree
Field of Study/Additional Specialized Training:
Background in engineering, physics, chemistry, mechatronics, computer science or related field required.
Equivalent Experience -
BS in electrical engineering plus 2 years of work experience, or 5 years of experience doing similar work
EXPERIENCE: Indicate the required and preferred (optional)amount and type of experience.
Required: 2 years of experience
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs and move laboratory equipment up to 100 lbs.
Most of the work is completed in an office/laboratory setting with 20% of the time spent in "the field", i.e. onsite in MRI or PET environments where the instrumentation is being installed/used. Safety training for the MRI and PET environments will be provided by MGH
Electronics fabrication involves the use of hazardous chemicals, proper training will be provided. All soldering work is done lead-free in compliance with ROHS regulations.
EEO Statement MassachusettsGeneral Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, wechoose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals withdisabilities are strongly encouraged.Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).