Position Overview

Are you interested in working for an organization that is making a difference in people’s lives every day? We’re a medical devices company that develops innovative neuroendovascular technologies for the treatment of vascular disease. We’re a high-growth, customer-focused company with an entrepreneurial spirit producing some of the most reliable and technologically advanced products supported by proven clinical data. Take a closer look at what MicroVention® TERUMO has to offer.

Our summer internship program immerses each intern in an interactive, project-based work environment. Over the span of three months, interns will participate in an in-depth orientation week, facility tours, Leadership Speaker Series Q&A panel, community service activities, and socials—all crafted to invest in our interns’ personal and professional development. Year over year, MicroVention continues to have best-in-class conversion rates, converting interns in the following departments: HR, HR Communications, Talent Development, Marketing, R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, Accounting, and more.

R&D Intern

The R&D Intern will assist in supporting development of medical device products through project work focused on developing new equipment, test models and test methods for verifying specifications, designs, fixtures, test processes, equipment and helping to ensure the concepts and/or prototypes meet their requirements. Typical job duties might include:

  • R&D engineering project involvement.
  • Develops new test models and test methods applying bioengineering principles
  • Performs product and equipment testing
  • Capable of meeting project goals with moderate supervision.
  • Perform data analysis and prepares test reports
  • Performs research through literature search, design of experiments, and combination of computational and experimental studies
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
    1. Working toward a Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or other related discipline.
    2. Creative, inquisitive and demonstrates a strong desire to “build” and “create”
    3. Demonstrated experience with medical image-based modeling, 3D image segmentation, medical image processing
    4. Demonstrated experience handling and working with medical image data from CT, MRI, ultrasound, etc.
    5. Demonstrated experience reading & preparing scientific and technical documentation.
    6. Exposure and or/Knowledge of 3D CAD programs (SolidWorks or PRO/E)
    7. Computer experience and skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    8. Machining experiences a plus.

    Desired Qualifications
    1. Strong analytical capability and organization skills.
    2. Strong understanding of cerebrovascular anatomy, physiology, cerebrovascular pathologies, and hemodynamics
    3. Familiarity and prior experience researching endovascular medical devices
    4. Strong skills in adapting to technical software including SolidWorks (proficiency required), medical image processing commercial and open-source software programs, ImageJ, Minitab (or other statistical software)
    5. Coursework in mechanical design (2D/3D CAD), Fluid mechanics, Biomechanics
    6. Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment and autonomously.
    7. Knowledge of medical device materials and processes: adhesives, plastics/polymers, metals, laser-welding, laser-cutting, braiding, and lamination.
    8. Knowledge of machine shop tooling. Able to use equipment to machine R&D prototype equipment.

    Additional Information
    • The primary work location for this position is Aliso Viejo, CA (company headquarters).
    • Relocation may be available for qualified candidates.
    • For more information, visit our web site at www.microvention.com