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R & D Staff Engineer II
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
B.S. degree in engineering, computer science, physics, or related technical field. MS degree preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 years of applicable experience or MS with 2 years applicable experience while enrolled in a BS or MS degree program. Prior industrial experience desired.

Required Skills/Knowledge
Experience must demonstrate that the applicant acquired the technical and scientific knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply and utilize them successfully in the research environment appropriate to the position. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively with team members and collaborators. Experience with the selection of approach, materials, methods, and means for implementing or fabricating prototypes in the medical device domain.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Certifications appropriate to the technical field desired.

Functional Accountabilities

Conduct of Research
  1. Maintain confidentiality of data as required.
  2. Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
  3. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
  4. Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.
Research Management
  1. Use accepted methods and techniques to solve well-defined problems and perform specific and limited portions of broader projects, under technical guidance of the principal investigator.
  2. Conduct experiments/tests in the laboratory/field; take measurements and record observations; collect, compile and process data.
  3. Interact in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; network primarily within own technical peer group.
  4. May direct the work of student interns.
  5. Contribute to a positive team environment.
Development and Design
  1. Design new devices, systems, and instrumentation based on clinical requirements.
  2. Develop prototype devices, systems, and instrumentation for the clinical environment.
  3. Evaluate prototype systems and document performance.
  4. Provide hands-on development and support from product conception to clinical prototypes.
  5. Assist in cost-effective management of resource allocations and management of day to day activities.
  6. Work with vendors to procure needed supplies, hardware, and produce prototypes.
Project Management
  1. Assist with planning specific research protocols and procedures.
  2. Coordinate schedules of tests and procedures.
  3. Assist in the development and troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas.
  4. Record results, organize data, and maintain lab notebook in an organized manner.
  5. Maintain required records, reports, statistics etc.
Equipment Maintenance
  1. Maintain laboratory area and equipment.
  2. Assist in care and maintenance of equipment.
  3. Order supplies as needed.
  4. Keep bench and work area tidy.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.