Research Engineer

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Grants-Neurobiology
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
mon-fri (9-5)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at


We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work in the interface between the life sciences and computational biology to use big-datasets and computer 
algorithms to study the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Funds from the National ALS Association will support the fellow for at least
two years. The Fellow will be located in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Bowser (
in the Department of Neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. However, the fellow will work with at least two artificial intelligence
companies as well as leading scientists in the fields of ALS and DNA/RNA sequencing to use complex datasets to gain insights into the complexity of the
disease, modeling onset and disease progression, and identifying new therapeutic targets.

We seek a scientist who has completed a Ph.D within the past 18 months in the areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and/or
computer science. The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience using computer algorithms to analyze –Omics datasets
• Knowledge of neuroscience
• Knowledge of bioinformatics tools, algorithms and data types
• Knowledge of proteomics, metabolomics, and transcriptomics data sets
• Ability to interact with both bench neuroscientists as well as computer scientists

Travel will be required to visit collaborating scientists and AI companies to work hand-in-hand with scientists and computer scientists/software engineers.
The appointment is expected to begin in October, 2019. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, current CV, and list of three references to
Dr. Robert Bowser at


Under the supervision of Research faculty, the Research Engineer II (RE2) facilitates designing, developing, implementing, and performing research experiments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, method development, design of automatic data collection programs, design and drafting of fixtures and test apparatuses (using rapid prototyping, manual machining or other methods). The RE2 also provides technical biomedical engineering support in the design, repair, modification of specialized equipment and their applications.




Five (5) years experience in electrical, biomedical, or mechanical engineering, advanced mathematics or physics statistics, computer simulation systems, control systems, or related field required.


Preferred: Maintain and design equipment used in biomedical engineering or related field, technical documentation or writing capabilities, familiarity with Microsoft Office products.




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