POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of X-ray Technologies, the Engineering Summer Intern will assist the Engineering team with multiple projects, testing and CAD documentation.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Perform lab testing of products in development related to new designs. oPressure and burst testing. oMechanical materials characterization and bond strength using an Instron Mechanical Test System. oFitting characterization for connection force and reliability. •CAD documentation of process equipment/product configuration. •Assist with verification and validation testing. •Assist with life testing during product development, related to x-ray source operational life.
•Currently pursuing a degree in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering. Other degrees related may be considered. •Abilities to effectively coordinate multiple tasks, and establish effective interfaces with others within the organization are required. •Experience or knowledge in CAD, SolidWorks required, mechanical strength testing, materials properties, specifically plastics and mechanical design skills would be an asset. •Ability to use and interpret drawings and complete documentation is important.
About Xoft, a Subsidiary of iCAD, Inc.
About Xoft, a subsidiary of iCAD, Inc.
iCAD is a global medical technology leader providing innovative cancer detection and therapy solutions. We work passionately to provide precise, powerful healthcare solutions expertly engineered to optimize operational efficiency, clinician confidence and patient outcomes.
Expand Access to Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy has been a critical component of cancer treatment for more than 100 years, and more than 1 million cancer patients in the U.S. receive radiation therapy every year. Targeted therapy is now the treatment approach preferred by most oncologists and Xoft's Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx™) is the latest technology to deliver intense therapy directly to cancer sites with minimal exposure to healthy tissues.
As radiation oncologists, physicists, surgeons and healthcare industry professionals, we're all familiar with the research demonstrating that radiation therapy is an essential component of cancer treatment. However, despite its proven ability to help reduce recurrence of cancer and improve survival, many patients do not have access to this critical treatment. In fact, recent studies also show that ...many patients opt out of receiving radiation therapy due to time, distance or difficulty accessing radiation therapy centers.
This generates two imperatives: improve the delivery of critical therapy and expand patient access. We view our mission at Xoft to expand the volume of patients who can access radiation therapy and dramatically benefit from it and to target cancer more effectively. We see the opportunity for radiation therapy as only partially realized and, with greater access, we can make the technology available to many more radiation oncologists around the globe.