Engineer I

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

ID: 7153758
Posted: June 7, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Manages and performs technical setup and maintenance of all simulators (e.g., mannequin patient simulators, display-based simulators, extended-reality simulators) at all simulation sites. Controls, monitors, and adjusts the simulators and ancillary and audiovisual equipment to maintain optimal performance. Maintains the simulators’ hardware and software, including routine repair and maintenance. Responsibilities include installation of upgrades, shipping and receiving simulators, and moving and setting up/breaking down the simulators for classroom teaching, demonstrations, and research projects.

Works with university faculty to identify educational and research objectives, design conceptual simulation scenarios, and conduct simulation studies.

Evaluates current hardware and software capabilities. Designs software, makes electrical and mechanical modifications to the simulators, and implements new simulator applications. Makes mechanical and software improvements/retrofits to the existing simulator hardware and software upgrades.

Teaches residents, medical students, and other learners and offers demonstrations of medical simulation to a wide range of visitors.

Assists instructors with all facets of teaching, including designing scenarios, scheduling sessions, helping during the sessions, and maintaining a student database if required.

Assists investigators with simulator-related research studies, including managing project volunteers, design and implementation, consenting participants, conducting studies, collecting and formatting data, drafting manuscripts and abstracts, and presenting work at research days and conferences.

Maintains the simulator use schedule and serves as a contact person for all simulator users. Maintains the simulator classroom, including ancillary equipment such as the SmartBoard, and performs setup/cleanup for all sessions.

$50,000 - $60,000

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area; or a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of relevant experience.

Written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work independently and within a team

Knowledge of setup and maintenance of simulators

Knowledge of clinical equipment and supplies for ORs, critical care units, and other patient care environments

Knowledge of setup of display-based simulations and Macintosh and PC hardware and applications software

Knowledge and setup of the different anesthesia machines used for teaching

Knowledge and setup of the different simulations and videos on and Virtual Anesthesia Machine websites

Knowledge of setup, upgrade, and maintenance of SmartBoard touchscreen display

Knowledge of setup, maintenance, and upkeep of virtual bronchoscopy simulator and TEE simulator

Knowledge of setup and maintenance of mixed-reality interfaces and tracking devices

Skills in electronic and mechanical assembly

Skills in using Simulation iQ equipment and software

Ability to learn computer modeling, animation, and 3D graphics

Knowledge of University Purchasing System preferred

Ability to plan, organize, and analyze data

Working knowledge of physiology and pharmacology

Ability to design and evaluate a simulation system (mannequin, display-based, or extended-reality simulation)

Ability to create and maintain webpages and databases and experience in computer programming, graphics, and multimedia

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time limited position.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.