ORISE Research Fellow in Physiological Modeling and Closed-loop Medical Systems

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Silver Spring, MD

ID: 7075176
Posted: February 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

An ORISE Research Fellow position for an electrical / mechanical / biomedical engineer is available in the Division of Biomedical Physics, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, located in Silver Spring. MD. Funding is currently available for up to 1 year with the possibility of extension. The candidate must have received his / her most recent degree within 5 years of the start date and be eligible to work in the U.S. All candidates must meet applicable security requirements which include a background check and a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years’ residency status in the US.

The candidate will join a research team studying science questions to advance new patient monitoring and physiological closed-loop controlled medical devices. The candidate will work closely with other team members on a project to study and determine best practices in the design, evaluation, and use of patient specific models (e.g., models of heart rate variability) for medical device testing. Candidates will be involved with and learn about developing computational modeling and simulation methods for testing physiological closed-loop controlled medical devices, writing and maintaining software documentation, developing scientific manuscripts, and contributing to future research study design. Strong communication and writing skills are required.

Desired Skills & Experience
• PhD or MS degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a related field with a strong interest in a biomedical research career;
• Strong technical background and experience in signal processing, system identification, control system design and analysis, stochastic control and estimation theory in physiology, computational modeling and simulations of physiological and/or medical device systems;
• Experience in one or more of the following:
o Designing, testing and using automated measurement testing platforms including instrumentation control and data acquisition;
o Designing, evaluating, and implementing simulations of computational physiologic systems models;
o Computational analysis of physiologic signals (e.g., ECG);
• Excellent programming skills in high level languages (e.g., Python / Matlab) and software for system modeling, simulation, and testing (e.g., Simulink / LabView);
• Background or research experience in cardiovascular physiology and neural engineering.

Note that this appointment is offered through the CDRH Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non‐U.S citizens without regard to race, color, age religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam‐era veteran or disabled veteran. The individual selected for appointments will not become employees of ORISE, ORAU, DOE, FDA, CDRH, or any other office or agency. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full‐time at FDA in the Silver Spring, MD.


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