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Senior Development Engineer - Signal Processing

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Job Listing Date
11 Apr 2019
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Salary
$91, 287 - $128, 940 + Salary Packaging + Super
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices

Senior Development Engineer - Signal Processing

The Bionics Institute is passionate about multidisciplinary research and product development leading to clinical outcomes that improve lives. Our vision is to lead the world in innovative bionic health solutions through research, development, and translation. We are at an exciting phase, designing, implementing, and evaluating devices that assist in diagnosis and treatment of sensory deficits and neurological disorders. Our goal is to deliver benefits to people living with challenging health disorders by translating and commercialising our research outputs.

The Translational Hearing Research Group has ongoing projects to translate innovative basic science research into improved clinical outcomes for patients with cochlear implants and other hearing instruments. The group applies neuroimaging (fNIRS and EEG), psychophysics, and speech understanding techniques with adults and children with hearing loss, and translates the knowledge gained into diagnostic and clinical management innovations or improved function of hearing instruments. The group is led by Professor Colette McKay and is based at the Bionics Institute in East Melbourne.

Position summary

The group is seeking a Senior Development Engineer with a passion for applied Signal Processing. As the successful applicant, you will work within a team of scientists, clinicians, engineers and product developers to drive the development and assessment of new signal processing methods that will be used in EarGenie. EarGenie is an innovative clinical system for assessment and diagnosis of hearing in infants that analyses functional brain responses measured using electrophysiology and functional near-infrared spectroscopy. You will develop and optimise signal processing techniques and algorithms to maximise the reliability, efficiency, and accuracy of EarGenie's function. You will work closely with members of the Translational Hearing Research Group and other staff across the Bionics Institute. In this role you will have a unique opportunity to see your work translated into a device that will be used in clinical practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will lead and contribute to the design, development, and optimisation of signal-processing algorithms
  • Your work will involve processing and combining multiple brain and bio-signals (EEG, fNIRS, cardiac) to determine clinically relevant information
  • You will work with the audiology team to verify the clinical relevance of the processed signals
  • You will collaborate with our product development and commercialisation partners to transfer and deploy your work into a product prototype
  • You will be required to support other members of the group as needed and appropriate

    Qualifications and skills

    Essential

  • PhD, MSc or equivalent qualifications in a relevant area (e.g. engineering, neuroscience, brain imaging, computer science)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ signal-processing experience in an engineering/product development environment, with a strong track record of innovative techniques related to processing of brain-derived physiological signals
  • Advanced software development skills using high-level languages relevant to signal processing such as Matlab, Python, C++, etc.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build algorithms and software in a collaborative way
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Desirable

  • An understanding of, and practical experience with, EEG signal processing
  • An understanding of, and practical experience with, functional near-infrared spectroscopy
  • An understanding of, and practical experience with, signal processing relevant to hearing, hearing impairment, or hearing instrument function
  • Familiarity with systems used for real-time data acquisition from participants in a clinical setting
  • Experience working with human participants in a clinical or research setting

    Requirements

    A police check is required.

    Applications can be submitted via SEEK (preferable) or emailed to HR-Applications@bionicsinstitute.org 

    Applications should include:

  • A resume including official university transcripts
  • Cover letter that addresses each of the key responsibilities and essential criteria as noted above
  • Contact details of three referees

    Please note that as this role is currently vacant, we will commence the selection process upon receipt of suitable applications. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible.

    The Bionics Institute is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants are encouraged to apply. The Institute maintains a smoke free workplace and a workplace free from sexual harassment. The Bionics Institute’s workplace embraces the Occupational Health and Safety Standards.

    For further information please contact:

    Heather Dawson-Howard, HR Manager on (03) 9667 7574 or hdawson-howard@bionicsinstitute.org

     

The Bionics Institute is passionate about multidisciplinary research and product development leading to clinical outcomes that improve lives. Our vision is to lead the world in innovative bionic health solutions through research, development, and translation. We are at an exciting phase, designing, implementing, and evaluating devices that assist in diagnosis and treatment of sensory deficits and neurological disorders. Our goal is to deliver benefits to people living with challenging health disorders by translating and commercialising our research outputs.

The Translational Hearing Research Group has ongoing projects to translate innovative basic science research into improved clinical outcomes for patients with cochlear implants and other hearing instruments. The group applies neuroimaging (fNIRS and EEG), psychophysics, and speech understanding techniques with adults and children with hearing loss, and translates the knowledge gained into diagnostic and clinical management innovations or improved function of hearing instruments. The group is led by Professor Colette McKay and is based at the Bionics Institute in East Melbourne.

Position summary

The group is seeking a Senior Development Engineer with a passion for applied Signal Processing. As the successful applicant, you will work within a team of scientists, clinicians, engineers and product developers to drive the development and assessment of new signal processing methods that will be used in EarGenie. EarGenie is an innovative clinical system for assessment and diagnosis of hearing in infants that analyses functional brain responses measured using electrophysiology and functional near-infrared spectroscopy. You will develop and optimise signal processing techniques and algorithms to maximise the reliability, efficiency, and accuracy of EarGenie's function. You will work closely with members of the Translational Hearing Research Group and other staff across the Bionics Institute. In this role you will have a unique opportunity to see your work translated into a device that will be used in clinical practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will lead and contribute to the design, development, and optimisation of signal-processing algorithms
  • Your work will involve processing and combining multiple brain and bio-signals (EEG, fNIRS, cardiac) to determine clinically relevant information
  • You will work with the audiology team to verify the clinical relevance of the processed signals
  • You will collaborate with our product development and commercialisation partners to transfer and deploy your work into a product prototype
  • You will be required to support other members of the group as needed and appropriate

    Qualifications and skills

    Essential

  • PhD, MSc or equivalent qualifications in a relevant area (e.g. engineering, neuroscience, brain imaging, computer science)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ signal-processing experience in an engineering/product development environment, with a strong track record of innovative techniques related to processing of brain-derived physiological signals
  • Advanced software development skills using high-level languages relevant to signal processing such as Matlab, Python, C++, etc.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build algorithms and software in a collaborative way
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Desirable

  • An understanding of, and practical experience with, EEG signal processing
  • An understanding of, and practical experience with, functional near-infrared spectroscopy
  • An understanding of, and practical experience with, signal processing relevant to hearing, hearing impairment, or hearing instrument function
  • Familiarity with systems used for real-time data acquisition from participants in a clinical setting
  • Experience working with human participants in a clinical or research setting

    Requirements

    A police check is required.

    Applications can be submitted via SEEK (preferable) or emailed to HR-Applications@bionicsinstitute.org 

    Applications should include:

  • A resume including official university transcripts
  • Cover letter that addresses each of the key responsibilities and essential criteria as noted above
  • Contact details of three referees

    Please note that as this role is currently vacant, we will commence the selection process upon receipt of suitable applications. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible.

    The Bionics Institute is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants are encouraged to apply. The Institute maintains a smoke free workplace and a workplace free from sexual harassment. The Bionics Institute’s workplace embraces the Occupational Health and Safety Standards.

    For further information please contact:

    Heather Dawson-Howard, HR Manager on (03) 9667 7574 or hdawson-howard@bionicsinstitute.org

     

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • What's your highest level of education?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this role?

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