Biomedical Engineer

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Posting title
Biomedical Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking Biomedical Engineer to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
 - Competitive salary 
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
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Job Description:
•Work with staff on assignments associated with utilizing biotechnology to improve and provide healthcare systems and devices.
•Analyze, modify, plan, install, evaluate, certify and correct system malfunctions on medical systems; service medical equipment such as patient ventilators, dialysis, defibrillators and physiologic monitoring.
•Complete unscheduled service orders for equipment to include calibration, electronic and mechanical repairs.
•Complete and document all quarterly life support equipment maintenance requirements in the NIH Clinical Center (CC).
•Complete and document quarterly preventative maintenance on biomedical equipment.
•Maintain, repair, modify, fabricate, install and test electronic and mechanical components supporting NIH CC research.
•Use IT and engineering principles to interface between patient information systems and medical equipment designed to support diagnostic, monitoring, care, treatment and life support of patients.
•Manage the control and accountability of clinical and other in-scope related computerized equipment, using Biomedical Management software system.
•Collaborate with researchers on system interfaces and design between multiple medical equipment manufacturers and where commercial equipment is unavailable or unacceptable.
•Use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for drafting parts or products; consult with NIH re-searchers and engineers on the application of instrumentation.
•Participate in work groups, projects and quality teams.
•Provide in-services for staff, interns, students and support personnel.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline; two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
•Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the engineering field.
•Broad professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of biomedical engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards and methods sufficient to determine and/or execute actions for a wide range of assignments.
•Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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