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Neuroimaging Systems Engineer

Job ID 17778 Omaha, Nebraska

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital

Job Summary:

The Institute for Human Neuroscience at Boys Town, NE is seeking a Neuroimaging Systems Engineer who will develop and implement software solutions to streamline operations of emerging neuroimaging equipment and develop peripheral hardware to expand the utility and applications of such equipment. This position will also have primary oversight responsibility, including maintenance and troubleshooting, of all major equipment and peripherals in the MEG, MRI, OPM, and brain stimulation cores of the Institute for Human Neuroscience (IHN). This position will also provide critical software support, including algorithm development and equipment monitoring, and serve as the Institute’s primary liaison with Boys Town’s IT department.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements new software and hardware to support existing operations and new applications of cutting-edge research equipment, including MEG, MRI, OPM, and brain stimulation.
  • Develops and implements advanced computational algorithms for neuroimaging data analysis in the context of the Data Analytics Section of the IHN.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact and interfaces with the Boys Town IT Department to develop and implement advanced tools for environmental and equipment monitoring.
  • Acts as first line oversight of equipment monitoring and health, including direct communication and hands-on work with equipment vendors to repair and service devices through the terms of existing and future maintenance contracts.
  • Provides oversight in the tuning, operations, maintenance, and/or repair of custom neuroimaging equipment and associated software systems.
  • Serves as lead for equipment installations, upgrades, peripherals, and/or maintenance on these instruments.
  • Interfaces with Facilities department to ensure proper operational environment is maintained to minimize impacts on the equipment.
  • Routinely inspects equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Interacts with researchers and clinicians regarding status of new studies on a regular basis.
  • Creates and maintains service information in the company database.
  • Provides oversight to other engineering and equipment maintenance staff in the IHN.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physics required.
  • Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, or other quantitative field preferred.
  • Extensive experience in scientific programming required.
  • Knowledge of how to develop, prototype, and test circuit boards, processors, and other computer related components.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix.
  • Proficient/skilled with various software programs.
  • Ability to work independently, anticipate and solve problems.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time, manual dexterity, and technical expertise.

About Boys Town: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.


Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: November 4, 2021

Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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