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UPMC 3D Printing Program (Point-of-care)


Under the direction of the physician Medical Director, the Biomedical Engineer will be engaged in the printing process of 3D anatomical models, the development of medical devices, and will participate in cutting-edge research and innovation.  The UPMC Radiology 3D Printing Program has also developed and deployed a 3D printed, patent-pending nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 testing. The program is registered and listed with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer of these swabs, which have played an integral role in the expansion of testing at UPMC.


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3D Printing: Incumbent is expected to segment relevant anatomy from clinical imaging data (e.g. CT and MRI) and generate and manufacture patient-specific 3D printed anatomic models and surgical guides. Device Development: Incumbent is expected to aid the development, testing, and manufacture of medical devices along with the development and application of associated Quality Management Systems.

Research: Incumbent will also be expected to participate in ongoing departmental research projects towards the innovation of novel applications and devices utilizing 3D printing technology. The research will be under the mentorship of the Medical Director.

Communication: Incumbent will be expected to communicate with physicians and staff requesting 3D printed models in order to facilitate the design, manufacture, and delivery of the models. Qualifications



Must have a Ph.D. or an M.S. in Chemical, Biomedical or other related Engineering
Actively enrolled in a Masters or PHD program with a completion within 3 years of transfer or hire and 0 to 2 years’ experience with clinical management and scientific research or At least 2 years of experience with clinical management and scientific research.

Incumbent must possess the ability to work independently in a variety of settings

Prior experience with medical 3D printing, including anatomic models and surgical guides is highly desirable.

  • Incumbent should possess the ability to work independently in a variety of software platforms used for post processing of medical imaging data. These include predominantly, Materialise Mimics, Materialise 3-Matic, Formlabs Pre-Form, Materialise Pro-plan, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with various additive manufacturing processes is preferred.
    Prior experience with medical device design and computer aided design software packages such as SolidWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Previous experience with Quality Management Systems in medical device development including CFR Part 820.
  • Incumbent must have experience teaching, and own excellent communication skills.


This position will primarily be located at UPMC Presbyterian, however, travel to UPMC Children’s Hospital up to 50% of the time to support the on-site 3D printing program at each location will be required

Distinct Computer skills; e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, Exchange, Word Prefect, Power Point and Internet computer software applications Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well, both orally and in written form. May in the course of duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with the medications is allowed.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


Salary Range: $32.46 to $55.43 / hour


Union Position: No

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