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Full-Time Fall 2021-Summer 2022 Engineering Internship Opportunity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Division of Applied Mechanics (DAM) in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is seeking a graduate Material, Mechanical, and/or Biomedical Engineering student (Masters level or above) for a full-time (40hr/week) paid research opportunity. The student will work with the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Program team. Research will primarily focus on the role of AM in Emergency Preparedness (EP). 

The student’s responsibilities may include:
·        Designing and fabricating samples and fixtures.
·        Conducting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations.
·        Performance testing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
·        Programming (e.g. Python) to read/control DC motors, pressure transducers, etc.
·        Analyzing data.
·        Imaging specimens.
·        Working with various AM technologies (e.g. FDM, SLA, Polyjet, SLS).

Prior experience with laboratory work, AM, PPE, FEA, programming, and pressurized systems is preferable. The student should have hands-on experience in mechanical testing and a good working knowledge of mechanics of materials and fluid mechanics. This training opportunity is offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and will take place at the U.S. FDA’s Silver Spring, MD campus. The opportunity will also be a mix of in-person and virtual experiences (heavily weighted to in-person). Applicant must be able to meet all requirements to work on a Federal Campus including adhering to COVID-19 Protocols (i.e.: Fully Vaccinated).