The University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center (MDC) is recruiting a cross-disciplinary team for collaborative medical device innovation. Duties include working in dynamic and energetic teams for medical device inception and development. The program consists of three phases. First, Fellows learn disciplined innovation techniques and participate in educational rounds taught by leaders in the UMN, law firms, surrounding med-tech industry, venture capitalists, and angel investors. The next phase, clinical immersion, requires observation of healthcare professionals, nurses, and technicians in clinics and operating rooms to identify important unmet clinical needs. After collecting, filtering and refining the unmet needs, the Fellows collaborate with healthcare and medical device professionals to research, understand and solve important problems in medicine. This includes brainstorming new concepts to address unmet clinical needs with multiple rounds of prototyping, benchtop testing and refinement of business models and product development plans. The ultimate goal is to acquire skills and develop relationships necessary to become effective leaders, educators, and mentors in medical device innovation and to facilitate product commercialization.
Those encouraged to apply include: postgraduate engineers, physicians (including residents and fellows), biological scientists, medical device professionals, business professionals, medical practitioners, and anyone with a passion for medical device innovation.
Applicants must be dedicated to improving human health and well-being. Successful candidates are self-driven and highly motivated individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are committed to working in a collaborative team setting.
Advanced degree in Engineering, Medicine, or Biosciences with one or more years of research training
Evidence of creativity and innovation
Highly motivated team-player
MD, PhD or relevant industry experience preferred
Internal Number: 327776
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