Graduate Engineering Intern - Microfabrication

Why Mayo Clinic

Must attach transcript to be considered.

The Division of Engineering develops custom medical devices for physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic. Our devices span the patient care spectrum from bench top research to patient bedside. This includes novel applications of deep brain stimulation, biosensor development, tissue engineering, organ assist devices and surgical instruments.

The Microfabrication Laboratory seeks a highly qualified graduate student in engineering or materials science to assist with process development and optimization for the fabrication of thin-film medical microdevices. The successful candidate will work to optimize polymer deposition, metal deposition, and laser ablation processes.

Position description
The primary purpose of the Graduate Engineer Internship is to provide a graduate engineering student with relevant engineering experiences. One or more mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide instruction, guidance and to assess performance. The intern is responsible for learning the procedures and processes of the Division of Engineering and the assigned work unit. In addition, the intern will be given selected engineering work assignments to reinforce the learning experience and to provide benefit to the work unit. . The engineering assignments may include designing components, developing a project strategy, gathering user needs, requirements and specifications, evaluating commercial components, assembling prototype systems, performing design verification and design validation, troubleshooting, and participating in design reviews. All assignments are within the context of the Division of Engineering Quality Management System (including safety risk management) and are performed in a multi-disciplinary development environment. The intern will be responsible for completing all internship-related assignments and reports for both Mayo and the participating educational facility (if applicable).

The incumbent must have received a Bachelor of Science in engineering or material science from an accredited college or university and be enrolled in a graduate degree program:

**Please attach an undergraduate transcript and a current graduate transcript to application.
  • The candidate will have completed at least one year of coursework in a Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Materials Science Master’s or Doctoral Degree program.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and communication skills – both verbal and written
Additional qualifications
The ideal candidate will also have education, experience and interest in the following areas:
  • Classwork and interest in medical device development, microfabrication, and process development.
  • Completion of one or more classes in microfabrication or MEMS with cleanroom experience.
  • Experience with spin coating, electron-beam evaporation, laser ablation, and/or polymer chemical vapor deposition.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Matlab, Solidworks, or another CAD or layout software
  • Working in a team environment with other project team members, users and project requesters.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
This position has a predetermined rate of $29.13 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Supplemental/On-call/Per Diem
Hours / Pay period
Up to 80
Schedule details
This position is Monday - Friday and expected to work 8 months starting in May 2020.
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
IT and Engineering
Career profile
Job posting number
Pauline Ptacek-Raiche
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).