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Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant (NTM)

students working in lab settings

Research Project

Design of Biomechanical Devices and Test Systems

Job Description

The Northwest Tissue Mechanics (NTM) Laboratory is seeking a motivated individual to design and build products and systems used for biomechanical applications (e.g., testing of connective tissue and joints). General duties will include: designing parts, 3D modeling, 3D printing, mechanical testing, and data analysis. An excellent candidate will currently be at least a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering (or other related fields) who has attention to detail and is hard-working, well-organized, and interested in engineering design and product development. Competency in the following areas is highly desired: Solidworks, machining, and computer programming. This paid position offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in biomedical engineering, product development, and commercialization.


Hours:  Full-time in Summer 2024 (40 hours/week); Part-time in Fall 2024 (~15 hours/week)

Application Due:  Mar. 31st (Sunday)
Start Date:  May 2024 (with potential to start earlier)
End Date:  Dec. 2024 (with potential for longer employment)

If Interested

Send your resume, unofficial transcript, and a brief cover letter to Trevor Lujan ( We will contact selected students for an interview shortly after the application deadline.