Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The University of Michigan Pediatric Surgery Innovation Program offers a one-year full-time Innovation Fellowship training program to develop medical technologies which will significantly impact the health of pediatric patients. Working on a nimble team representing medical and engineering disciplines, the action learning approach begins with a deep understanding of the unmet medical need and progresses through design, prototyping, regulatory and business planning on the way to full commercialization. Graduates of the program go on to start entrepreneurial companies, lead innovation within industry, inspire design thinking or shape health strategy in non-profits and NGOs.
Active participation in the fundamentals of the Biomedical Innovation program:
Front-end innovation training
Medical domain specific curriculum with academic and industry thought leaders
Formal training in human-centric observation techniques
Identifying opportunities through clinical immersion
Needs identification, concept generation and concept selection
Design and prototype lab hands-on training
Intellectual property strategy
Research and development strategy
Regulatory and reimbursement strategy
Business strategy and business plan development
Personal interactions / tours with industry
This program draws on the strengths of the University of Michigan's renowned schools and colleges to develop a new type of medical innovator with the knowledge and integrated, cross-disciplinary skills necessary to transform problems into practical solutions and discoveries into products. This intensive program provides practical training through experiential learning that allows innovation knowledge to be applied to the medical arena and beyond. The engineering fellow will also support continuing engineering projects generated from MPED and assist with needs in the pediatric surgery section.
Master's degree in engineering, and 1 to 3 years of related experience
A curious mind and an enthusiastic work ethic
Comfort with ambiguity and complex problems
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of professionals/disciplines
Team player in diverse team environment
Comfort with observation in clinical, research and surgical environments
Strong communicator, both written and verbal
PhD in a related field to engineering. Preference for Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering degrees.
In addition to a resume and/or cover letter, please include in the application two essays (1-page max apiece) that addresses the following questions:
Essay 1 Innovation: Why is health technology innovation an important part of your career pathway?
Essay 2 Leadership: Describe a personal experience where you have played a key role as a leader or major contributor to a team. How did you build rapport with your colleagues? Include specific examples.
This is a term-limited appointment. At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits. Innovation Fellowship Begins in August 1, 2021 through July, 2022.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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