Queen's Biomedical Innovation Team (QBiT) is an undergraduate student-run, interdisciplinary design team that strives to develop projects spanning multiple areas of biomedical technology. Our projects utilize cutting-edge mechanical, electrical, and chemical systems to design and manufacture physical solutions.

QBiT aims to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical engineering, explore practical applications of the engineering curriculum and promote interdisciplinary collaboration to solve common problems within the field of medicine.

We are hiring our executive team for the 2022-2023 academic year, and we will be developing two design projects over the coming year. All executive members will report to the Co-Captains.

While QBiT is an engineering design team, we encourage applications from students in any program at Queen's University, as one of QBiT's main tenets is the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.


See below for more details on each position:

(1) Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Job Brief:

The Chief of Operations will be in charge of team logistics, making sure that QBiT runs smoothly throughout the year. They will be tasked with assisting in the hiring of general members, finding sponsors for the team, and working with the co-captains to plan workshops, speaker seminars, and more. They will also help with conference or competition-related logistics, as many biomedical conferences are held outside of Kingston.


Responsibilities:

- Plan and implement engineering or science-related events, including skill workshops, speaker seminars, etc

- Assist the co-captains in processing general member applications

- Regularly update the executive team on upcoming events and other deadlines

- Procure team sponsorship

- Coordinating conference or competition logistics (travel, accommodations, etc)

- Utilize available resources to overcome barriers (eg working within a set budget)

Requirements:

- Effective communication skills

- Strong time management and organizational skills

- Demonstrated commitment to the team

- Ability to multi-task and oversee the planning of multiple events



(1) Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Job Brief:

The position of Chief Financial Officer requires not only responsibility and financial experience, but also effective communication and interpersonal skills. This role is essential to the team’s operation as it deals with the financial support of the team. In addition to assisting with the regular operation of the team, the Chief Financial Officer must work to maintain funds for the team, coordinate sponsorship budgets with the COO, and ultimately ensure the successful continuation of prototyping, design, and learning for all members.

Responsibilities:

- Manage QBiT’s finances

- Deposit funds and reimburse team expenditures

- Apply for funding from various Queen’s University initiatives

- Coordinate sponsorship logistics with the COO

- Actively seek new opportunities for funding

Requirements:

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Strong organizational skills

- Accounting skills / Financial aptitude

- Drive for success

- Aptitude toward professional relations



(1) Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Job Brief:

The Chief Technical Officer for QBiT will be tasked with leading the technical aspects of the projects we select this year. They will help Project Managers continually assess the feasibility of their projects, and access the resources required to finish projects in a timely manner. The ideal person for this job would be skilled technically, have experience with project management, and is comfortable with leadership roles.

Responsibilities:

- Keep track of ongoing tasks for the technical projects and sub-teams

- Regularly update the executive team on any project issues

- Help project managers and general team members with any technical issues they might encounter

- Communicate with professors, graduate students, etc for technical inquiries

Requirements:

- Technical knowledge and experience in mechanical, computer or electrical engineering

- Demonstrate commitment to the technical teams and QBiT as a whole

- Demonstrate strong leadership qualities

- Excellent teamwork when collaborating with fellow members

- Problem-solving skills



(1) Outreach Manager

Job Brief:

The position of Outreach Manager is a key position for getting exposure for QBiT and maintaining relationships both within the university as well as the greater community. The outreach manager will be in charge of keeping all the team's social media pages up to date, along with the QBiT website. These outreach sources should also be utilized to let both members and the greater Queen's community know about QBiT events and workshops. As well, the outreach manager will be tasked with improving intra-team dynamics by planning team socials.

Responsibilities:

- Maintain relationships with other university clubs and organizations

- Start relationships and maintain them throughout the year with external sponsors

- Keep track and manage all ongoing social media accounts (LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.) and website

- Regularly update social media accounts (LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.) and website

- Regularly attend executive meetings and update everyone on current events and relations

- Plan team socials to facilitate team bonding

Requirements:

- Demonstrate a passion for expanding the team's reach on campus and beyond

- Demonstrate strong communication skills

- Demonstrate excellent teamwork when collaborating with executives

- Takes initiative outside of regular meeting times to further create relationships and promote QBiT



(8) Project Managers - 4 Per Project

Job Brief:

Project Managers will work together to oversee and lead a QBiT design project from ideation to the final design throughout the upcoming year. The Project Managers will be tasked with structuring the timeline of the project, managing the team to create impactful outcomes, and preparing the project to be taken to competitions or conferences. The project manager must also provide team members with resources and skills, through correspondence with professors, research or other methods. Effective communication, time management and leadership skills are essential for success in this role. Various technical skillsets will also be required from each Project Manager. This is a general application for all the projects – Project Managers will be chosen based on the best overall candidates and assigned to projects afterwards.

Responsibilities:

- Delegate tasks and supervise members of project teams

- Keep track and manage all ongoing tasks for the technical projects and sub-teams

- Regularly update the executive team on project progress

- Takes initiative outside of regular meeting times to further research and design

- Utilize available resources to overcome barriers

Requirements:

- Demonstrate commitment to the technical teams and QBiT as a whole

- Demonstrate strong leadership qualities during meetings

- Excellent teamwork when collaborating with fellow members

- Takes initiative outside of regular meeting times to further research and design

- Problem-solving skills



Contact Information:

Daniel Kurtz and Julia Funk, Co-Captains of QBiT

Email: qbit @ engsoc.queensu.ca with the subject line 'Hiring 2022' if you have any questions or concerns.

Application and Interview Information:

- The written application is due July 1st, 2022

- Interview dates have not been finalized, but will most likely occur between July 4th and July 8th (See the application for additional details)

- Interviews will be conducted remotely over the Zoom platform