Classification & Regular Hours
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Hours per Week:
Technical Level 7
With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.
The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Western University is dedicated to establishing the anatomical, metabolic and functional characteristics of normal brain development and healthy ageing across the lifespan; as well as establishing the brain basis of developmental, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative deficits using Canada’s only collection of high-field (3T human) and ultra-high field (7T human and 9.4T animal) MR systems.
The Research Engineer serves as the technical lead for the detailed design and fabrication of new hardware for 3T, 7T, and 9.4T MRI scanners within the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM). In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the role will assist in project planning activities including, work breakdown, schedule and cost estimates, to ensure hardware projects are completed within budget and schedule constraints. The Research Engineer also provides technical hardware support to faculty and staff within the department.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or Physics
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- 2 years’ experience in electronic design and working in a research environment planning, preparing and managing projects
- Experience with designing high-frequency circuits is preferred
- Excellent knowledge of electromagnetic theory
- Excellent knowledge of circuit design and construction with an ability to design, fabricate, and evaluate electrical circuits and antennas
- Ability to design and build electrical devices to interface with existing equipment
- Intermediate computer skills with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
- Basic skills in machining (hand tools, soldering, etc.)
- Demonstrated ability to use test equipment for diagnosis of hardware problems (network analyzer, impedance analyzer, oscilloscope, etc.)
- Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and creatively resolve problems using sound professional judgement
- Ability to handle details and process information with a high degree of accuracy and quality control with an ability to organize and prioritize a high volume of work to meet deadlines
- Project management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines
- Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with technical and non-technical users
- Self-driven, critical thinker who is highly motivated
- Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
- Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Results-oriented with an ability to handle many tasks and maintain a high level of individual and team performance
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