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Part-Time Project Engineer

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

A part-time project engineer is being sought in the Munson Lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech to work across a number of projects within the group. The individual will contribute to sponsor funded projects across the lab by developing and designing tissue phantoms for MRI, 3D printed devices and microdevices for microscopy, cell culture, and other applications, and development of other novel tools to advance research forward. This individual will also be expected to work to troubleshoot general issues on equipment throughout the lab, working and communicating closely with company personnel, and testing systems. This individual should be team focused and be able to work with individuals across the lab to identify problems and needs for development of new systems or solutions. An ideal candidate would be very proactive and communicative, with a bent towards creative problem-solving.

Required Qualifications

• Experience with CAD, Inventor, or similar design software.
• Exposure to a range of laboratory instrumentation
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team and lead research projects.
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• B.S. (or B.S. in progress) in Biomedical Engineering or other engineering field, or comparable experience in design, development.

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About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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