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Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Janelia Farm Research Campus, outside Washington, DC) has retained the Vortechs Group to hire the Lead Instrumentation Engineer who can provide technical solutions that enable improved scientific research.
Here is some information on Janelia Farm http://janelia.org/
As the leader of the Systems Engineering team, the Lead Instrumentation Engineer will focus on large projects requiring leadership of multi-disciplinary engineering skills to successfully execute.
Some other highlights for this position:
· Responsible for and oversees design, design review, fabrication and test of all work products from the system engineering team.
· Responsible for project and task planning and technology development execution.
· Review or coordinate vendor activities to support development and be responsible for projects and tasks.
This is a highly technical, yet still hands on. Supporting the best researchers in the world will be your number one priority
Educational Background: MS-Engineering: Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, Optical, Biomedical engineering, Bio-engineering or Computer Engineering. PhD preferred.
At least 10 years’ experience working in an R & D life science instrumentation development environment is required. Experience developing instruments for behavioral biology, electrophysiology, physiology or neuroscience preferred
For more information or to see if you might be a fit, please send me your resume or contact me to discuss the position further.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute http://www.hhmi.org/ is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, HHMI spent $776 million for research and distributed $89 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2009.
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