Jobs: Postdoctoral research fellows, research assistants in Human Factors in Surgical Simulation and Training (NIH project)

Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Research Assistants in Human Factors in Surgical Simulation and Training
Cambridge Health Alliance Hospitals, Department of Surgery, Cambridge, MA

Please circulate. Review of applications will begin immediately until the positions are filled.

We are seeking several highly qualified postdoctoral research associates (2) and research assistants (3) to perform research in surgical simulation and training. This multidisciplinary research is funded by 3 NIH R01 grants and is multi-institutional, involving engineers and physicians from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Wright State University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospitals. Successful candidates will hold one-year appointments, renewable for four years.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Ph.D. degree in human factors engineering, experimental psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, or equivalent, with an interest in medical devices and systems design, virtual reality simulation, haptics, and/or human performance evaluation and training.
  2. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on research projects.
  3. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  4. Experience in conducting research with human and animal subjects, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and the IRB and IACUC process.
  5. Ability to prioritise tasks, manage team members, and disseminate results in a timely manner.
  6. Experience with virtual or augmented reality, haptic devices, HCI and UI design, programming in C, C++, OpenGL, and statistical data analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, or R.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct literature reviews.
  2. Conduct field studies and controlled laboratory experiments in the hospital operating room, animal labs, and simulation labs.
  3. Perform task analysis, cognitive task analysis, work domain analysis, etc of the surgical environment and of emerging surgical techniques.
  4. Manage project activities and team members.
  5. Assist in writing grant proposals and developing research ideas.
  6. Develop and design data acquisition apparatus and measurement protocols.
  7. Co-author conference papers and peer-reviewed journal papers.

Job Title: Research Assistant

Qualifications:

  1. Earned Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human factors engineering, experimental psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, or equivalent, with an interest in medical devices and systems design, virtual reality simulation, haptics, and/or human performance evaluation and training.
  2. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on research projects.
  3. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  4. Experience in conducting research with human and animal subjects, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  5. Experience with virtual or augmented reality, haptic devices, HCI and UI design, programming in C, C++, OpenGL, and statistical data analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, or R.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct literature reviews.
  2. Conduct field studies and controlled laboratory experiments in the hospital operating room, animal labs, and simulation labs.
  3. Perform task analysis, cognitive task analysis, work domain analysis, etc of the surgical environment and of emerging surgical techniques.
  4. Develop and design data acquisition apparatus and measurement protocols.
  5. Co-author conference papers and peer-reviewed journal papers.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a copy of their CV, along with the name and contact information of three references, to Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg, Chief of Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance Hospitals at sschwaitzberg@challiance.org (send also a copy to amine.chellali@tufts.edu) with the subject line “NIH Postdoc application” or “NIH Research Assistant application. Review of applications will begin immediately until the positions are filled.

Amine CHELLALI, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Ergonomics in Remote Environments Laboratory (EREL)
Mechanical Engineering Department
Tufts University

Adress:
200 Boston Avenue, Suite 2600
Medford, MA 02155
USA

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