This is an exciting opportunity for top notch engineering students with background in microfluidics and microfabrication to actively participate in R&D and obtain experience in the rapidly growing field of Organs-on-Chips. We are looking for students working towards a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering. This internship is for a 6-month period, full-time (40 hours per week) and paid. Talented, productive and highly motivated trainee will be supported to enroll on a graduate program or offered a Research Assistant position based on performance evaluations made upon completion of the internship period.
REQUIREMENTS:Student actively pursuing an advanced degree in Biomedical and/or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering;Passionate, talented and motivated;Expertise in microfluidic systems and chip microfabrication;Excellent communication skills, written and verbal;Attentive to learning and able to effectively work independently and in a team environment;Working knowledge of SolidWorks or AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite applications.
About Lung Microengineering Lab at University of Colorado
Benam lab applies a multidisciplinary approach to design and develop bio-inspired technologies that enable their team to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern tissue pathology or offer protection during lung injury and host-environment interactions. Our research lies at the intersection of respiratory medicine, immuno-microbiology, tissue engineering, and systems and synthetic bi...ology. Ultimately, our goal is to discover novel druggable targets and personalized diagnostics using microengineered systems that recreate complex human organ pathophysiology in vitro. Our laboratory offers a unique research ecosystem within Pulmonary Division of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, which is the largest and a highly reputable Division in the U.S.A, and in the world; in conjunction with the Department of Bioengineering. Colorado has been named The Switzerland of America for its mountains and outdoor activities, and Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.A.