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Intern, Biomechanical Research & Testing Engineer

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  • Intern, Biomechanical Research & Testing Engineer

    Job Description

    Join the NuVasive Research and Testing Team this Summer as a Biomechanical Research & Testing Intern. This opportunity will help you grow in your career and we will provide training and mentorship as you hone your skills and build confidence. During this internship, you will also have an opportunity to:

    • Assist with, perform and document mechanical testing (quasi-static, fatigue, impact) of implantable medical devices and instruments; analyze and present test data
    • Design and manage fabrication, inspection and documentation of new mechanical test fixtures
    • Assist with revision or authoring of new test and inspection procedures
    • Attend design review and other cross-functional meetings
    • Assist with, perform and document finite element analysis (FEA) on implantable medical devices and instruments (depending on prior FEA experience)
    • Assist with biomechanical research studies (experimentation, data analysis/statistics, manuscript writing) as opportunities arise
    • Other duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • In pursuit of 3rd or 4th year of Bachelor’s degree or Graduate level degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering with strong structural mechanics fundamentals
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5 preferred
    • Ability to provide college transcripts as well as a letter of recommendation from a faculty member
    • Candidates are responsible for their own housing and transportation during the internship
    • Must be eligible to work in the United States
    • 3D CAD skills required (Creo, SolidWorks, Unigraphics or similar)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Prior experience with mechanical test frames (MTS, Instron) is a plus
    • Significant MATLAB, LabVIEW or similar programming experience is a plus
    • Prior ANSYS, HyperWorks or ABAQUS finite element software experience is a plus
    • Prior co-op internship experience is a plus
    • Prior research or medical device/regulated industry experience is a plus

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