Devices & Diagnostics

UMN Medical Innovation Fellows Program Seeks Collaboration Team

The University of Minnesota’s Medical Innovation Fellows Program is recruiting a four person cross-disciplinary team of postgraduate engineers, seasoned medical device professionals, bioscientists and physicians to collaborate in medical device product and development for one year. The program is sponsored by the UMN Medical Devices Center, part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine.

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The University of Minnesota’s Medical Innovation Fellows Program is recruiting a four person cross-disciplinary team of postgraduate engineers, seasoned medical device professionals, bioscientists and physicians to collaborate in medical device product and development for one year. The program is sponsored by the UMN Medical Devices Center, part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine.

Applicants must be dedicated to the creation of new medical devices to improve human health and well being. Those with a special interest in medical technology development are encouraged to apply as are physicians in their residency or fellowship training.

Fellows will be responsible for:

  • Identifying clinical needs, inventing, and creating & testing prototype solutions
  • Generating at least 15-20 patent disclosures related to medical devices or diagnostics.
  • Attending rotations/rounds at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center and visiting the surrounding medical device industry.
  • Mentoring to engineering design student groups

Candidates must possess a degree in engineering, medicine, or biosciences (Medical or Doctorate degrees preferred) and at least one year of research training and demonstrate evidence of innovation.

Fellows will receive a monthly salary and health benefits for one year starting August 29. They will have use of first class facilities in engineering & medicine at the University of Minnesota and access to top MD’s, PhD’s and professors at the University of Minnesota and local industry.

Applicants should apply for the Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellow Position (Requisition Number 170512) through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System. They will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, statement of medical device product development interests, and contact information for three references Positions will be filled as qualified applicants apply. The application deadline is April 18. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact the Center’s Director, Arthur Erdman at [email protected] or 612-625-8580.

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