Senior Engineer

Kessler Foundation is seeking a senior engineer to assume a major role in design and management of research equipment and analyses of data for projects in human movement, including signal analysis and interpretation of data for outside funding.  The senior engineer will work in Human Performance and Engineering (HPE) Research as part of a team including research scientists, physicians, physical therapists, study coordinator, engineers, and research assistants.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Supervise and provide assistance to other engineers and research staff.

  • Schedule participants for testing and training.

  • Organize and update testing and training manuals and documents; manage laboratory equipment.

  • Implement data-acquisition system (kinematic, force, EMG, etc.).

  • Develop software for analysis using signal-processing techniques.

  • Assist in data collection for clinical and IRB-approved research studies; oversee data processing and interpretation.

  • Design, build, and maintain hardware devices and supplies for projects.

  • Coordinate software upkeep and troubleshooting.

  • Create electronic databases for intervention tracking of variables.

  • Develop and maintain data-storage routines according to standards.

  • Develop and implement new research initiatives/projects.

  • Assist in writing and planning grants; author/co-author publications.



  • Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.
  • At least six years of related experience.
  • Experience in computer, electronic, and electromechanical development.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, including statistical analysis and data management, and expertise with Novell and Windows systems.


The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, C, C++.

  • Experience with motion-capture data-collection routines (calibration, data processing, etc.).

  • Familiarity with Instrumentation, Programmable Multi-Axis Controller (PMAC) programming and control.

  • Experience with electromyography (EMG) procedures and analysis.