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Digital Prospectors Medical Mechanical Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Mechanical Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Jennifer Heimberg at

Phone: 603.215.7062

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Job Title: Medical Mechanical Engineer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

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Our client’s Human Health & Performance Systems Group focuses on objective, technology-based human-centered solutions to measure, model and modify cognitive and physiological function for enhancement, sustainment, or recovery. This goal is accomplished through three broad technical areas: health and resilience monitoring, trauma care, and performance enhancement. Research in all areas includes capability gap analysis, advanced sensing, machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms, biologically-based modeling, prototyping, system integration, and field testing of systems to monitor the human state, predict outcomes, and intervene to improve health and performance. Typical goals include increasing physical, cognitive and psychological performance and resilience of end users in their operational environments; measuring, modeling, and modifying the brain to mitigate neurotrauma and neurodegeneration of end users after exposure; and developing human-machine interfaces for enhanced end user performance and communication within groups. This highly interdisciplinary group draws on skills from biology, physiology, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, biosignal processing, engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence, computer science, physics, and medical research areas. Primary government sponsors and partners are in the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

Position Scope/Job Functions

This sub-contractor position requires an engineer with core strength in creative problem solving through mechanical design and hands-on fabrication experience. The focus of the work will be the design and development of increasingly autonomous general medical and surgical devices, both at the systems level and detailed design level. Candidates should be capable of producing results within a small multi-disciplinary team consisting of engineers, scientists, and clinicians, with minimal day-to-day direction. Candidate will be expected to propose and rapidly prototype novel methods, and assist with clinical trials.

Skills: Required

- Solidworks

  • Systems level and detailed mechanical design including applied to medical devices

  • Hands-on assembly and fabrication techniques

- 3D printing

  • Proven creative problem solving through design

Skills: Preferred

  • Designing for manufacturability and FDA approval

- General mechatronics design

- Design of robotics and control systems

- Microcontroller programming

- Experience with Matlab use and programming

Education/Professional Certifications

BS in Mechanical Engineering plus minimum 5 years relevant experience or MS plus 3 years relevant experience.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts. at

Phone: 603-772-2700