job_031312a: Engineering Intern, Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA)

From: Kristin Burns <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:31:20 -0700

Intuitive Surgical Research Intern

Do you want to work on a medical instrument project that potentially
improves the lives of millions?

Intuitive Surgical has an immediate opening for internship in the
area of mechanical engineering and medical robotics. We are seeking
a talented individual to participate cutting edge research and
development in advanced medical instrument, in particular he/she will
involve in mechanical characterization of advanced medical
instruments for design optimization and quality control. Expected
contributions include design and conduct experiments, system
characterization, mechanical modeling, and implementation of software
modules for experimentation.

* A passion for working with a high energy team to develop
technologies aimed at improving the lives of millions of people.
* A Bachelors' Degree in mechanical engineering, or commensurate
experience; Master's degree a plus. Other exceptional candidates will
also be considered.
* Solid knowledge and hands-on experience in mechanical design,
modeling, and characterization. Experience with robotic medical
device(s) and/or steerable catheters a plus
* Knowledge of sensors and robotic actuators
* Proficiency in SolidWorks, with familiarity in ProE and Matlab a plus
* Experience with applied mechanical analysis such as thermal and FEA a plus
* Ability to perform fast prototyping and testing iterations and thinking

Start time: Any time starting from May to June, 2012; both full-time
and part-time are considered.
Period: typically 3 months of full time; extension will be considered.

Please send a resume and a cover letter to:
Ted Rogers
Director, Engineering
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
1266 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Intuitive Surgical (, located in
Sunnyvale, CA, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing
robotic surgical systems that are revolutionizing surgery. Its da
Vinci Surgical system includes six manipulator arms with a total of
41 degrees of freedom, along with a stereo endoscope and 3D video
display. With over 2000 installations worldwide, surgeons perform
over two hundred thousand minimally-invasive surgeries per year. The
da Vinci system represents an outstanding platform for the
development and application of new technologies for surgery.

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