The Division of Biomedical Physics of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories has an opening in Silver Spring, MD for a full-time staff scientist/engineer position. The Division conducts research to assess the benefits and risks of using wireless technology in medical devices. We require a candidate specialized in wireless communication to participate in researching novel methods of enabling healthcare applications using wireless technology, defining future research strategy for addressing the use of emerging wireless technology in medical devices, and serving as a technical expert for evaluating the use of wireless technology in medical device regulatory submissions.
To be able to address current and future needs, the candidate should have a strong background in communication theory, radio propagation, and wireless communication systems. The candidate should also be familiar with wide area (e.g., LTE, 5G) and local area (e.g., Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) wireless communication networks.
Although not required, experience with developing, using, or evaluating wireless applications in medical devices is desirable.
The position involves approximately 70% laboratory research and 30% consulting support for reviews of pre-market submissions of new medical devices.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related field. Applicants working toward their Ph.D. degree or possessing an M.Sc. degree and a strong record of accomplishments are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must be able to demonstrate accomplishments in the area of wireless communication. This will enable the incumbent to serve as a technical authority in the scientific analysis on the safety and effectiveness of medical devices; provide an authoritative analysis of scientific data submitted to the Agency; and develop new and innovative approaches to scientific testing required for medical device reviews by FDA.
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