1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174391
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: VA Puget Sound and the UW Seattle campus 
Posting Date: 12/02/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Limited Recruitment: Other
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

The Deparment of Mechanical Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2.  

Field of Research this position is engaged in:
3D medical modelling for presurgical planning

Purpose of the proposed project:
Carry out a research program investigating 3D printed anatomical medical models.

- Interface with surgeons, radiologists, and other clinical staff to develop project requirements
- Segment medical image data (CT, MRI, etc.) to CAD 
- Modify anatomy and create structures in CAD, mesh tools, and other modelling software      
- Run and maintain the 3d printing equipment required for supporting the medical 3d printing program      
- Help advance the existing medical 3d printing workflow to a low-level production process with the appropriate quality controls.
- Work with personnel to develop new applications in medical 3D printing)

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a medical field with a strong technical background and at least 2 years technical or medical work experience
Experience producing 3D printed parts
Experience with CAD, meshing, and other modelling software          
Demonstrated communication and organization skills
Able to work independently and as part of a team         
Advanced understanding of polymer 3D Printers: FDM, powder bed, and polyjet printing
Medical image segmentation
Understanding of anatomy
Understanding of multiple different clinical / surgical procedures        
Principles of image acquisition for use with 3D printing       
Biocompatibility and sterilization requirements for medical devices     
Experience in health care / medical device environment

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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