Biomedical Engineering internship positions

Ref: 5001

This office was established to develop, manufacture and market cardiac-related medical devices that addresses the need of up to 75 million Rheumatic Heart Disease patients worldwide. It is their mission to make life-saving, cost-effective cardiac devices and deployment systems available to sufferers of heart disease in predominantly young patients in developing countries. The founders of this office are internationally renowned experts in both medical device development and their surgical implantation. This office is a start-up with support from the University of Cape Town. Its concepts have evolved from research done at the University and the pioneering Chris Barnard Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital. Since access to cardiac surgery is limited in these countries, it is crucial that office’s treatments for heart valve diseases are not reliant on the specialised infrastructure needed to perform open-heart surgery. Solutions to heart valve diseases are deployed through two main products. This includes the Deployment Device which is designed to deploy a crimped heart valve without occluding the flow of blood in a beating heart. The product is designed to eliminate the need to rapid pace the heart during deployment of the valve. This product does not require open heart surgery and eliminates the need for a heart-lung machine. The other product is the Synthetic Heart Valve which is designed to allow cost-effective mass-production. This device is mostly intended for use in very young patients and will help to extend their longevity. It will eliminate the need for continuous anti-coagulation medication. This office is engaged in the Mitral Clip and Heart Valve product development. 

Location: Observatory 10 minutes from Cape Town
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi casual

This internship would be perfect for a student of Biotechnology or Biomedical Engineering/Technology who is interested in working on heart valves. You will be based in the Cape Heart Centre and work alongside top internationally renowned experts who are pioneers in their fields. The devices you will be working on will include both aortic and mitral and your work areas will be both research based and practical applications based. Each intern will be individually supervised and assisted throughout their internship to ensure they receive maximum exposure and have the opportunity to apply their gained skills while building up experience.

-  Be studying towards a degree in Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Technology or a related area
- Have a strong organisational background,
- Previous work experience preferred
- Solid Works and/or MatLab experience would be useful
- Excellent attention to detail.
-  A positive attitude, enthusiastic and motivated.
- Lots of energy and drive, good team player and willingness to learn.

Biomedical Engineering

Ref: 5002 

This company was founded in 1989 and is widely regarded as a forerunner in the field of cancer management in South Africa. Their philosophy towards cancer treatment is holistic. Medical specialists,
radiation therapists, technicians, counselors, oncology nurses and other paramedical staff are all involved in both treatment and rehabilitation as necessary. Their emphasis is on working together and encouraging participation from all members in their team. It is encouraging that the cure rates for all cancers are improving, mainly because of the combined efforts of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Early diagnosis and treatment remains paramount to the successful outcome, which is best achieved in comprehensive cancer care facilities.

Location: 20 minutes from Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Preferable
Dress code: semi casual

Doing feasibility studies for any new unit, sourcing optimal equipment and technology and looking at the availability of suitable trained manpower. Continually re-evaluating and upgrading all the systems
in operation, with the aim of trying to improve the working environment to the benefit of both patients and staff. Maintaining and updating the treatment protocols and all standard operating procedures
in use throughout the group. Maintenance and upgrading of buildings and equipment. Devising strategies to implement in order to ensure that the company remains on the cutting edge of technology and development. An internship with this company will provide you with ample opportunity to use your existing skills as well as develop new foundations and gain new experiences. They will do their best to ensure that an internship with them is a successful and enjoyable one where every effort is made to meet your needs and requirements.

Interpersonal effectiveness is of high importance, and you will be required to incorporate the use of initiative as well as the quality, accuracy and timeousness of work. The intern should
also have reasonable English language skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Ref: 5003

This group was formally formed in 2005 as a result of growing interest from industry and students alike in this exiting field. The group falls under the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering of Stellenbosch University, but they also have a very close association with the Department of Industrial Engineering and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as well as the Faculty of Health Sciences. Their work is mainly funded by industry partners and often supplemented with government grants. The group works across the various disciplines within engineering and healthcare to develop and research cutting edge new technologies and devices for primary and specialist healthcare. Their research focuses on the following areas within Biomedical Engineering:

- Biosignal processing
- Instrumentation, Sensors, and Measurement
- Biomechanics
- Information Technology in biomedicine
- Robotics in Surgery
- Telemedicine

This group has some unique equipment and software to conduct world-class research in biomedical engineering. A recent addition is the Moven motion capture suit, which is a wireless system for capturing
biomechanical data. This technology is unique to South Africa and can be used for a wide range of research activities.

Location: Stellenbosch, 50km Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Yes
Dress code: Semi-casual

As an intern working in this Group along renowned Professor Paul you will gain vast experience with a wide range of technologies and Biomedical Applications. You will be given a specific project prior to your arrival on finalization of the internship

This position would suit a student with a strong background in Biomedical Engineering, you need to be an extremely driven and hardworking individual to work as a part of this team and strive to research