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Medical Materials Research Intern

Website MedSpark

MedSpark improves the quality of people’s lives throughout the world by collaborating with medical professionals to bring their product ideas to life. MedSpark, is currently seeking a self-motivated Medical Materials Research Intern to join our team in a part-time capacity to help drive the development of these new medical devices and technologies You will be working alongside a small, yet nimble team that designs and develops medical products that make an impact on the world of medicine.


Your primary role will be researching new and existing medical product materials and technologies to bolster MedSpark’s ability to efficiently and effectively integrate them into the new medical products we develop. Here, you’ll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box, and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Work hours and days are extremely flexible, based on need and your availability.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Research New and Existing Medical Materials and Technologies.
  • Document Research Results of such that they Add Value and are Easily Accessible.
  • Procure Samples of Medical Materials for Evaluation and Documentation.
  • Locate, Research, and Document Material Vendors and Their Offerings.
  • Communicate with Material Vendors.
  • Collaborate with MedSpark Staff to Identify Medical Materials and Technologies to be Researched.

Required Proficiency, Experience, and Knowledge:

  • Currently Pursuing an Engineering, Design, or Materials Related Field(s) of Study.
  • Outstanding Problem Solving and Organizational skills.
  • Strong Initiative with Ability to Independently Execute and Clearly Document Research Plans.
  • Desire and Capacity to Dive Deep on Medical Materials Research.
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills (English).

Preferred Proficiency, Experience, and Knowledge:

  • Currently Enrolled in one or more of the Following Fields of Study: Industrial Engineering (IE), Manufacturing Engineering (MfgE), Materials Engineering (MATE), General Engineering (GENE), Biomedical Engineering (BMED), or Industrial Design (ID).
  • Hands-On Manufacturing/Prototyping Experience (Conventional and CNC Mill, Lathe, EDM, Grinding, Injection Molding, Metal/Plastic Forming, Composites, Forging, Casting, etc.)
  • Medical Device Development Industry Experience.


MedSpark is located in California’s beautiful San Luis Obispo County; a location that offers the very best of California: beautiful green rolling hills, stunning beaches, amazing local wine, beer, and dining options, light traffic, a newly expanded airport, friendly residents, and a relatively short drive to both Los Angeles and San Francisco. San Luis Obispo is also well known as an adventurist’s paradise — recreation enthusiasts seek out the area for Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Paragliding, Surfing, Sailing, Skydiving, Kite Surfing, Off-Road Riding/Driving, Kayaking, and more — all just a few minutes from town.


Sounds great, right? We’re a company that believes talented people like you are integral to developing successful products that improve the world of medicine, so we’d love to hear from you!

How to Apply:

  • Provide a detailed resume and references.
  • Candidates who provide a detailed visual portfolio of previous projects will be considered first.
  • Feel free to reach way back and tell us how your interests when you were younger have led you to your educational path, interests, and success today.
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