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Edwards Lifesciences

Biodesign Engineering Co-Op, R&D - Advanced Technology

Edwards Lifesciences - Irvine, CA

At Edwards, every innovation starts with a human inspiration. COME BE INSPIRED. Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease. Edwards offers its university talent an opportunity to create innovative, life saving devices and techniques that help physicians provide better opportunities for patients around the world. As a global leader in treating advanced cardiovascular disease, we know that millions of people benefit from our passion, our focus, and our innovation.

DESCRIPTION This is a full-time Co-Op position with an earlystage entrepreneurial team that identifies patient, hospital, and physician needs in Structural Heart Disease and then conceives, invents, and tests solutions targeted at those needs. The position is in a small, fastpaced, lowstructured team in Edwards' Advanced Technologies Division and the individual who fills it will play a pivotal role in the investigation, identification, conceptualization, design, prototyping and testing of implantable devices and catheter delivery systems from needs identification through proofofconcept.

ROLE EXPECTATIONS The Co-Op Engineer will: Be timely, punctual, and responsible for day-to-day attendance while proactively seeking direction from senior engineers. Participate in exploration and identification including interaction with clinicians, clinical literature investigations, and basic market understanding Conduct testing to assess procedural and device related feasibility and performance Contribute to ideation and conceptualization of a multitude of design concepts to address key unmet needs, with guidance from senior engineers as needed Design test fixtures and device components using drafting software Participate in investigation of existing intellectual property and writing of new intellectual property

LOCATION Program participants will work in our corporate headquarters in Irvine, California. Please visit for information on all of our locations.

TIMELINE Our Co-Op recruitment period is from September through December 2017. Specific Co-Op projects will be identified during this time and qualified candidates will be contacted for further discussion and preliminary phone interviews.

Selected candidates may be asked to travel to the Edwards Campus in Irvine, California for formal onsite interviews and final selection. The timeframe for this Co-Op is from January 2018 to August 2018.


REQUIREMENTS To qualify for Co-Op opportunities, the candidate must be:

  • Currently enrolled as a student for the duration of the Co-Op project (Graduating August 2018 or later). Junior or Senior standing preferred, pursuing degree in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics, or similar program. Course competition of engineering mechanics and mechanical design.

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

  • Comfortable working in laboratory environment. Hands-on and highly motivated. Able to follow procedures, perform testing and clearly convey data results.

  • Strong interest in pursuing relevant industry experience. Interest in the healthcare and medical devices industry is a plus.

  • Proficient in drafting software. Solidworks or Creo Parametric Preferred.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. About Edwards Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring.

    Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 10,000 individuals worldwide. For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work.

    From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life. Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Title: BioDesign Engineering Co-Op, R&D - Advanced Technology Location: USA-USA-California - Irvine Job Number: 012084

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Edwards Lifesciences


Biodesign Engineering Co-Op, R&D - Advanced Technology Edwards Lifesciences - Irvine, CA, United States


Location: Irvine, CA

Company Profile:
Edwards Lifesciences has its heart in the right place. Named for co-inventor of the first artificial heart valve Miles "Lowell" Edwards, the company is a spinoff from Baxter International. Edwards makes instruments for cardiovascular disease patients. The company focuses on cardiac surgery products, critical care products, and vascular products. Its products include replacement valves, valve repair equipment, hemodynamic monitoring systems, catheters, surgical clips and inserts, and artificial implantable grafts. Edwards markets through a direct sales force and through distributors, of which Baxter is one. Edwards operates worldwide.