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Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/21/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/16/2018
Working Title Bioengineer
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 35221-Med-Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0131526
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Rehabilitation Neural Engineering Laboratories (RNEL) is seeking a bioengineer to contribute to the engineering efforts of our advanced neural prosthetics program. The candidate will lead mechanical, electrical and software engineering projects including design, fabrication, testing and software/hardware integration of robotic systems, biomechanical and neurophysiological data acquisition systems and custom lab apparatus. The candidate will also contribute to the development of research projects and coordinate technical development for studies conducted by RNEL. This person will contribute to the overall leadership, organization and compliance for human and animal subject research in the RNEL. Finally, the incumbent will work with the PI’s in the administrative duties related to reporting and other requirements of the numerous projects that are being carried out.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Masters preferred however will accept Bachelors in Bioengineering or other related engineering or health sciences degree and 2 years of relevant experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents