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The Integrated Electronics and Biointerfaces Laboratory (http://iebl.ucsd.edu/) and Mishne Lab (http://mishne.ucsd.edu/) at UCSD seeks a Software Engineer who aspires to use their programming skills to help translate technology from the lab into the clinic. The Engineer will be part of a large-scale NIH-funded research team that is developing brain-sensing and brain-stimulating platform technologies to enable treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy (https://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/release/3331).
The incumbent will apply skills as a seasoned, experienced software professional with a full understanding of industry practices, community standards and relevant policies and procedures to medium-sized projects or portions of large projects with moderate scope and complexity. They will resolve a wide range of issues and demonstrate competency in selecting tools, methods and techniques to obtain results. They will also implement and lead regulatory documentation and Quality Management System (QMS) procedures for a software application suitable for FDA 510(k) approval.
The Engineer will be responsible for developing and validating a clinical application in C++ that interfaces with a next-generation wireless electrode array designed to improve clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat epileptic seizures. This device will acquire data from multiple thousands of electrodes simultaneously, making it much easier to pinpoint the location of seizures in the brain. The engineer will develop acquisition software that is easy to use, is extremely robust, and has a high level of test coverage. The data acquisition platform is based on the Open Ephys GUI (https://github.com/open-ephys/plugin-gui), a mature, open source, plugin-based desktop application. It performs real-time filtering, visualization, and recording for thousands of channels of neural data via a modular signal processing architecture.
In collaboration with Open Ephys developers, the engineer will develop plugins for data acquisition and flexible visualization of large channel count recordings, as well as write and improve a suite of tests that ensure the software is functioning as expected. Responsibilities will include writing new code, optimizing existing code, building continuous integration (CI) infrastructure, providing software- and regulatory-focused technical expertise to other team members, and contributing to quality assurance testing and technical documentation. In addition to software development and regulatory documentation, responsibilities include working closely with researchers from several disciplines, communicating regularly with scientists and clinicians to get feedback on their experience with the software and adapt it accordingly. In order to make the Open Ephys GUI suitable for use in the clinic, it must conform to
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