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Student Intern

Job ID: 809001
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 8, 2021


Job Summary

The Ganatra 3D Printing Laboratory utilizes 3D printing to improve the quality of patient care by applying this novel technology in various clinical ways. This is primarily done via creating physical 3-dimensional models utilizing data obtained from imaging methodologies such as CT and MRI. In its first 2 years, the program focused solely on congenital heart disease, assisting the pediatric cardiology department by providing models for patient education, catheterization planning, and surgical planning. Currently, the program continues this mission while also beginning to branch into other specialties and providing models for research purposes. The program is additionally in the process of launching a 3D printing-service line with remote hospitals as customers. 

An intern will learn and assist with all aspects related to the role of 3D Printing Engineer, ranging from day-to-day model production, to long-term visionary program goals. This will primarily involve working alongside the current engineer, but also clinicians, research personnel, business personnel, and industry representatives. A successful demonstration of aptitude by the intern may result in full-time hire at the end of the internship period. 

Essential Functions


  • Utilize 3D printing to create anatomically-accurate models from imaging sources such as CT, MRI, 3DRA, and 3D ultrasound 
  • Maintain and operate state-of-the-art 3D printing equipment in lab 
  • Develop a working understanding of congenital heart disease and any other relevant pathologies that request the use of 3D printing technology 
  • Perform segmentation (3D digital reconstruction) of medical images for 3D printing 
  • Understand 3D printing’s relevance in medicine, and collaborate with physicians in finding ways to implement the technology 
  • Work with business personnel in developing means to sustain the program financially  
  • Use critical thinking and creativity to enable novel uses of 3D printing technology in medicine 
  • Serve as an ambassador for the 3D printing program to interested clinicians, industry representatives, hospital administrators, and people in the community 
  • Troubleshoot technical issues related to hardware and software in 3D lab 
Physical Requirements
Requires walking, sitting, lifting and reaching overhead. Must be able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds at shoulder height. Must be able to push patients in wheelchairs or supplies on a rolling cart. Intact sense of sight and hearing is required. Responsible for working in a safe manner.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High School Diploma or GED required. Currently enrolled or at least one-year experience in a college/university as an undergraduate or graduate student in Healthcare, Hospitality, Social Sciences, Business Administration or Healthcare Administration required; concentration in Healthcare preferred. Planning, prioritizing, oral and written communication, interpersonal, problem solving, team, and computer skills required.