Positions available

Current positions open at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories: 

Computer Engineer

Incumbent supports investigators and staff of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) in the development and design of computerized systems, embedded firmware, and application software for research projects. The incumbent will also help investigators oversee technical portions of research projects, which may include generation of timelines and deliverables, mentoring students, providing instruction on computer engineering topics, and preparing documentation for reports, invention disclosures, or publications. The incumbent will lead efforts across HERL to professionally style, comment, and archive software code for future use and documentation.

The incumbent must have evidence of knowledge and experience in the following topics: 

  • Computer engineering
  • Embedded System Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Familiarity with IDEs (such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, MP Lab, IAR, ect)
  • Proficiency with programming languages including C, C++, Java, and Python
  • Familiarity with Smartphone hardware and App development
  • Familiarity with computer vision tools such as Open CV
  • Familiarity with graphic interfaces, such as Open GL
  • Operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and IOS
  • Principles and application of machine learning
  • Wireless Communication Protocols including but not limited to Bluetooth and WiFi. 
  • Familiarity with web data base design and implementation
  • Proficiency using MATLab for data analysis
  • Proficiency using MS Office
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Familiarity with occupational safety
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

For more information and to apply, go to this job listing at https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=19007514

Research Coordinator

The role of the research coordinator position at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories is to coordinate multiple research studies related to assistive technology for people with disabilities.

The responsibilities include assisting with the development of clinical protocols, conducting subject testing, subject recruitment, monitoring study implementation, and data management. It is also critical that the coordinator ensure compliance with the University and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems Institutional Review Boards (IRB) policies and procedures. This requires the coordinator to be knowledgeable of current regulations and remain up to date as regulations or requirements change in order to effectively train students and communicate with staff and faculty.

For more information and to apply, go to this job listing at https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=19009106.

Clinical Research Coordinator

The employee will be assigned to the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), School of Health and Rehabilitation Science (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, serving as a Clinical Research Coordinator.

The individual will be responsible for coordination of the day-to-day research activities in the office and travel to participant residences for intervention delivery and data collection in a research project that intends to employ mainstream smart technologies and training in the use of these technologies to improve the lives of persons with physical disabilities and complex needs. The individual will be also be expected to assist with subject testing (i.e., upper limb assessment) in another project that involves an assistive robotic manipulator intervention for people with severe physical limitations.

In addition, the individual will be responsible for ensuring compliance of several research projects with the University and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems Institutional Review Boards (IRB) policies and procedures, IRB correspondence and tracking, internal audits to monitor compliance, and assisting in subject recruitment and data management. Travels to study sites for data collection will be required. 

This job requires a Master's Degree or higher in Occupational Therapy, experience working with persons with physical disabilities, and excellent oral and written communication skill. The position requires the employee to organize and manage research data, and thus attention to detail is critical. Experience conducting clinical research is desirable. Also experience working in home health care or having assistive technology professional credentials is desirable.

For more information and to apply, go to this job listing at https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=19009107