The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Ophthalmology (IVR = Institute for Vision Research) is seeking a 100% Engineer (PWC1) to serve as a member of a multidisciplinary laboratory. The applicant will be primarily responsible for CAD based design and fabrication of three dimensional polymer structures by using a NanoScribe Photonic Professional GT two-photon lithography platform to aid in development of a transplantable retinal scaffold for cell replacement therapy. The applicant will be responsible for following design specifications and meeting regulatory ISO standards.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Chemical engineering
- Synthesize synthetic biodegradable polymer materials and functionalize for photopolymerization
- Synthesize biomaterials and functionalize for photopolymerization
- Engineering design
- Design scaffold templates using CAD
- Create 3D models for tissue engineering
- Model flow using systems such as ANSYS
- Assist in defining engineering controls and product release specifications
- Conduct data analysis on sample sets and relay the information efficiently to the supervisor
- Familiarity with Omnicure Series 2000 and NanoScribe Photonic Professional GT systems and basic photopolymerization principles
- Collaborate with other researchers to assist in engineering project design, fabrication and data generation
- Prepare standard operating procedures and record experiments in an electronic notebook, in compliance with part 21 CFR
- Review literature and techniques in an attempt to maintain the highest standard of two-photon polymerization
- Pay close attention to detail.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Percent of Time:
Monday - Friday, 8:00a-5:00p
UIHC, Iowa City
$41,979 – $63,117
- A Master’s degree in polymer chemistry and biomedical engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Requires in-depth knowledge of two-photon polymerization and 3D printing
- Must have understanding of photopolymerization
- Requires experience with CAD modeling
- Must have experience writing protocols and maintaining detailed laboratory notes in compliance with ISO standards
- Requires experience with atomic force microscopy, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and NMR
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with human and animal tissue culture – iPSCs and/or retinal differentiated cells
- Familiarity with Macintosh and PC computers, including the applications Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Photoshop
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
In order to be considered, applicants must upload current CV, desirable cover letter and (3) references (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on date of closing.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.