Title:  Instrumentation Engineer/Electronics

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $55,000 - $70,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5749


The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center is equipped with extensive human and experimental animal metabolic core facilities. These include sophisticated human and animal indirect calorimetry systems that serve as unique resources for researchers throughout the Texas Medical Center. These systems are used in conjunction with simultaneous measures of physical activity, food intake, and body composition for assessment of human and animal metabolic phenotypes. We are seeking a knowledgeable individual with relevant qualifications who will be responsible for the operation of the calorimetry systems. The individual is expected to collaborate extensively with research scientists, physicians, students, and other technical specialists to ensure the successful accomplishment of research projects.

Job Duties

  • Operate, maintain, and repair (when possible) specialized electronic and mechanical components of the indirect calorimetry systems.
  • Use advanced knowledge of instrumentation, engineering, and programming to ensure quality control, instrument calibration,  andacquisition and storage of high quality data.
  • Develop and update SOPS for maintenance and functioning of instrumentation.
  • Schedule and coordinate installations and repairs of equipment.
  • Communicate with commercial engineers and vendors; orders parts and accessories.
  • Develop/edit macros and programs for data acquisition and analysis; process, evaluate quality and, if needed, summarize data; manage data storage.
  • Collaborate with researchers to develop and execute experiments to ensure that research objectives are met.
  • Communicate experimental results to researchers and collaborate in preparing data for publication. Evaluate and recommend equipment purchases.
  • Assist with experiments as needed.
  • Instruct students and researchers on instrumentation use and data analysis.
  • Maintain log of work activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering technologies such as Biomedical, Mechanical, or Electronic/Electrical Engineering with at least one year of relevant experience, preferably related to indirect calorimetry in humans or animals.
  • Alternatively, a minimum of three years experience working with biomedical instrumentation and computer programming related to measurements of energy expenditure in humans and/or animals.





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