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RF Coil Electromagnetic Modeler

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID354280
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9742R5
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the University of Minnesota is seeking a research engineer to perform computation electromagnetic modeling. The successful candidate will simulate radiofrequency (RF) head and body coils to characterize for ultra-high field MRI for whole body human scanners up to 10.5 Tesla field strength. Duties will include -

* Perform full 3D electromagnetic simulations of MRI coils to determine electric and magnetic fields in a frequency range of tens to hundreds of MHz.
* Create CAD models and assemblies to accurately represent 3D geometry of conductors, dielectrics, and tissues.
* Use commercial electromagnetic and circuit simulation tools including to perform co-simulation of multi-channel RF coils arrays.
* Calculate Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) to determine RF power limits for coil operation subject to international standards (IEC 60601-2-33).
* Validate of EM modeling results with experimental data.
* Characterize RF coils for predictive performance, efficiency, and safety in biomedical applications.


Required Qualifications:
* Advanced degree in electrical engineering, physics, medical physics, computer science, or biomedical engineering, plus at least one year of research training.
* Knowledge of common computational electromagnetic techniques (FEM, FDTD, MoM) and an understanding of the relative merits and weaknesses for a given simulation problem.
* Ability to use commercial Full Wave EM simulation and RF/microwave circuit design tools such as Ansys HFSS, CST Microwave Studio, Sim4Life.
* Familiarity with popular CAD design tools such as Solidworks, Fusion360, etc.
* Familiarity with Matlab, Python or other data analysis and visualization programming environments.
* Familiarity with Windows and Linux compute environments.
* Communicate with other scientists and engineers to produce data for scientific presentations and publications.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Strong background in MRI physics antenna, RF, and microwave circuit design.
* Knowledge of RF materials properties and measurement techniques.
* Execute High Performance Compute (HPC) workflows in Linux and/or Windows.
* Familiarity with HPC resource mgmt software (i.e. slurm) and GPU compute and hardware acceleration workflows (i.e., Nvidia cuda) used in parallel computing and EM solvers.
* Experience with NVIDIA Tesla accelerated computing environments.
* Scripting and automation using vendor APIs such as Python, VBA, ECMAScript.
* Experience with EE/RF lab equipment including network analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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