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Biomechanical/Biomatl Engineering Intern; Summer and/or Fall 2018 (Silver Spring, MD)

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  • Biomechanical/Biomatl Engineering Intern; Summer and/or Fall 2018 (Silver Spring, MD)

    NOTE 4/20: CLOSED/POSITION FILLED - Thank you for your interest, we may have additional postings in the future.

    Laboratory Overview:

    The Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is the research laboratory of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OSEL develops reliable standardized test methods for CDRH and industry use, performs anticipatory scientific investigations on emerging technologies, contributes laboratory data to national and international standards used in CDRH decision making, provides scientific and technical training for CDRH staff members, and maintains laboratory collaborations and relationships with scientific researchers in academia and other Federal laboratories.

    Project Overview
    The Solid Mechanics Laboratory in the Division of Applied Mechanics within OSEL has a research internship opportunity for a Master’s or advanced undergraduate mechanical/biomechanical/biomaterials engineering student at the FDA Federal Research Center in White Oak. We are initiating a project to characterize the performance of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) devices. The selected candidate may assess current designs, assist in the development of test protocols and perform surface characterization and analysis of explanted devices.

    Key Qualifications:
    • Rising senior, recent BSE graduate or Masters student
    • Preferred mechanical, biomechanical or biomaterials engineering program with strong grades in mechanics/biomechanics and biomaterials courses.
    • Lab experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: microscopy, wear and tribology, surface characterization and experimental mechanics.
    • Prior laboratory experience or experience with orthopaedic devices is also desirable.
    • Detail oriented, independent worker with excellent oral and written communication skills required.

    How to Apply
    Please send a resume (with references), unofficial transcript, and summary of your interest in this position to

    Related information:
    • Position may be filled for the summer and/or fall, but must start no later than September 1st, 2018.
    • Salary based on education and experience. (GS5-9 equivalent)
    • Must show proof of health insurance.
    • Located in the Washington, DC area.
    • Housing and transportation are not provided.
    • Access to a car is suggested.

    Please note: we are not accepting applications for recent graduates looking for full-time, long-term positions. This is a temporary position only.
    Last edited by S Sullivan; April 20, 2018, 02:08 PM. Reason: 4/20 - Position filled