U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Center for Limb Loss and Mobility
Puget Sound Healthcare System
Research/Software Engineer – Image Processing and Analysis.
The Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in
Seattle, WA has an opening for a research/software engineer in the field of image processing and analysis. This position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. The successful candidate will be primarily involved in a research project whose goals are to evaluate plantar pressures in transmetatarsal amputees, and to design new prosthetic aids to alleviate high pressures. The candidate would support the imaging analysis and algorithm development aspect of this project. Secondary roles include developing additional analysis algorithms to mesh with existing in-house software and developing stand-alone support software for several bone/shape-based applications.
This research is done in an engaging and supportive team environment of professionals who are motivated towards advancing healthcare through research. This position uniquely includes opportunities for career growth for candidates who fulfill the core programming background requirements even in the absence of any prior biomechanics or medical research experience, though applicants with biomechanics or medical research experience are also encouraged to apply. This should be considered an excellent opportunity for cross-training into the medical research and healthcare field. This position also offers opportunities (5-10% effort) for the successful candidate to have hands on involvement in device design & fabrication, human- subjects research and new project formulation as desired, for variety.
Responsibilities: 1) Developing/designing new algorithms for visualizing 3D data and assisting with data analysis and reporting. 2) Developing/designing stand-alone UI friendly tools to assist in image measurement in clinical research. 3) Assisting in redeveloping/optimizing existing analysis software built in Matlab/CUDA. 4) Working with users to understand design requirements and incorporate user feedback into design revisions.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have:
2 years of work history
Additional qualifications desired but not required:
The annual salary range for this full-time position is approximately $65,000 – $80,000 depending on qualifications, with benefits. Please note that this position is only open to U.S. citizens.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter discussing the above qualifications (also briefly describing how this position supports their overall career trajectory) and curriculum vitae with 3 letters
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: $60,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year
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