The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a highly motivated individual with an engineering, bioengineering, or related background to serve as a research assistant (09/2018 - 06/2019). This individual will work on the development of two novel neurovascular medical devices that are currently being developed as a collaboration between the Department of Neurosurgery and Mechanical Engineering. They will gain experience in medical device research and design and a wide array of animal and cadaver testing. There is also multiple opportunities to be involved in grant submissions and academic publications. This job is perfect for someone looking for a gap year experience before starting medical school or other professional degree.
- Support research and development activities for two projects - a novel mechanical thrombectomy device to treat stroke and an angioscope used to identify at-risk atherosclerotic plaques.
- Develop and complete in-vitro device testing in endovascular simulator.
- Develop and complete in-vivo and ex-vivo animal and cadaver testing to assess the safety and efficacy of the devices.
- Develop new equipment and fixturing to support testing that mimics clinically relevant conditions.
- Received (or pursuing) a BS in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or related field.
- Prior experience in laboratory setting.
- Experience writing test protocols and reports.
- Experience producing design documentation such as design input requirements, design failure modes and effects analysis, etc.
- Experience with FDA guidance, external standards, and regulatory requirements for medical devices.
- Prior experience with animal and cadaver testing.
- Interest in neurosurgical, engineering, and medical fields.
- Excellent written and communication skills.
10 month long, paid full-time position starting 9/2018
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