Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2.
This position will support the VA Center for Limb Loss and Mobility (CLiMB), a research group focused on preserving and enhancing mobility in Veterans and others with foot and leg impairments or amputations. The purpose of this position is to carry out a research program investigating the feasibility of creating 3D printed bone for eventual clinical use.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Interface with surgeons, radiologists, industrial partners, and other clinical staff to develop project requirements. • Implement and record standard procedures for 3D printing biological inks. • Implement and refine existing available recipes for 3D printable bio-inks for bone applications. • Run and maintain the 3D printing equipment required for supporting the bio-printing program. • Modify anatomy and create structures in CAD, mesh tools, and other modelling software. • Maintain equipment and supplies in the biological laboratory. • Specify and order laboratory equipment and supplies from 3rd party vendors. • Stay up to date with state-of-the-art trends and methods in the field as they related to 3D printed biological bone. • Assist with drafting conference articles and journal publications. • Present and disseminate our findings via conference presentations, press releases, journal articles and social media posts. • Carry out administrative duties as needed.
REQUIREMENTS: •Masters degree in Material Science, Engineering, Biology or related medical / technical degree. •One to three years of technical or medical work experience; producing 3D printed part, CAD, meshing, and other modelling software. •Demonstrated communication and organization skills; able to work independently and as part of a team.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Advanced understanding syringe based printing methods and 3d printing with biologics; •Materials background; •Experience working within a cell culture lab; •Understanding of anatomy; •Understanding of multiple different clinical / surgical procedures; •Principles of image acquisition for use with 3D printing; •Experience in health care / medical device environment
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