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Systems Test Engineer - Intern

Position Summary

The Systems Development Test Engineer Intern will assist in the testing of instruments, software and accessories designed for use in vitro diagnostic medical device systems and laboratory automation systems. The position is intended to be an opportunity for an engineering or science undergraduate to obtain hands-on engineering experience in medical device development while contributing to the testing and development effort.


Essential Duties

Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with testing, troubleshooting, and refinement of device designs.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Assist in the design of testing strategies and detailed test plans for functional verification at module, unit, and system levels.
  • Document test plans, acceptance criteria, and test results.
  • Write and execute system and software verification tests.
  • Record, reproduce and communicate software and hardware bugs to development staff and contribute to their resolution.
  • Prepare and present written and oral reports.
  • Strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team depending on tasks.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to act with an inclusion mindset and model these behaviors for the organization.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 4 hours per day.
  • Ability to work at laboratory bench up to 4 hours at a time.
  • Ability to travel between office locations in Madison, Wisconsin (approximately 8-mile radius.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability to assemble/disassemble mechanical equipment.
  • May perform repetitious actions using lab tools.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens, and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrollment towards Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in field of Life Sciences.
  • Basic computer skills to include Internet navigation, Email usage, and word processing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Excel macros and pivot tables and Word mail merge.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference giving to candidates with a record of outstanding academic achievement.
  • Knowledge of regression, black box, white box, boundary condition, performance and other testing strategies.




Salary Range:

$33,000.00 - $53,000.00


The annual base salary shown is for this position located in US - WI - Madison on a full-time basis.


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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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