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Senior Device Engineer - Associate or Full Adjunct Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 5th, 2019

Last review date: Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Senior Device Engineer - Associate or Full Adjunct Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Neurological Surgery is seeking a Senior Device Engineer for a full-time faculty position. The selected candidate will be appointed at the level of Associate or Full Professor in the Adjunct Professor series depending on qualifications and interests.

Faculty in the Adjunct Professor series are individuals who are predominantly engaged in research or other creative work and who participate in teaching, or individuals who contribute primarily to teaching and have a limited responsibility for research or other creative work; these individuals may be professional practitioners of appropriate distinction. The research and teaching responsibilities will encompass implantable neural interface technology, with a focus on deep-brain stimulation medical devices. Teaching scope will include residents, medical students, and research trainees. Appointees with titles in this series also engage in University and public service consistent with their assignments. The incumbent will bring to the position an interest in close collaboration with academic clinicians, researchers and trainees for the development of next-generation medical device technology.

• Ph.D in Electrical Engineering or closely related engineering field
• Successful leadership of industry teams focused on the development of brain-interfacing medical device technology
• Demonstrated expertise in current best practices for design, fabrication and testing of ASIC-based electronics; hardware, firmware and software multicomponent system integration; and implementation of Quality Systems and Design Controls standards
• Seasoned familiarity with federal regulatory requirements and approval pathways for Class III implanted medical devices
• Management and mentorship experience that will enrich and inform oversight roles in a graduate-level academic setting and the leadership of multidisciplinary project teams
• Strong professional motivation to collaborate directly with clinical practitioners, scientists and trainees to develop field-leading technology for the benefit of patients
• Demonstrated excellence leading industry teams in the development of implantable deep-brain stimulation device technology.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications
• Technical expertise in custom ASIC design for implanted medical devices
• General familiarity with relevant clinical indications and use cases for the application of advanced brain-computer interface technologies in the health care setting.

Please apply online with a CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references at To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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