Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Civil and Environmental Engineering-AIR_DESHUSSES [#27020]
Position Title: Associate in Research - Duke University - Deshusses Lab
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2024/01/17, finished 2024/04/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Associate in Research will be involved with the design and development of a medical device that is preparing for commercialization within the Deshusses laboratory at Duke University in collaboration with investigators in the School of Medicine. For details on the device, see Farling et al. (2020) Development of a novel intravascular oxygenator catheter: oxygen mass transfer properties across non-porous hollow fiber membranes. Biotechnol. Bioeng., https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.27574 The successful individual will collaborate with the existing development team. This is a full-time position starting immediately.


• Contribute to the technical development of novel medical device delivering oxygen directly to the blood in the intravascular space. This device will be used in critical care medicine. • Work cross-functionally between contract manufacturers and clinical experts to design quality products

• Create prototypes, assemblies and part drawings using CAD

• Perform and document testing of new prototypes as they are developed

• Manage external consultants when appropriate to accelerate project schedules

• Generate documentation for regulatory compliance of new designs including risk analyses, design history documentation, and other supporting quality documentation

• Perform other duties as required


BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering with a mechanical focus

1-5 years experience with mechanical medical device design (Class II or III medical device preferred)

Experience designing with CAD

Experience in electronics and programming is a plus

Experience documenting designs within an established FDA compliant quality system is a plus

Ability to function independently and adapt in a changing environment, while effectively prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines

Demonstrated track record of identifying and solving problems efficiently

Strong work ethic and skills to work collaboratively as part of a team

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
email address
121 Hudson Hall
Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708