Sr. Computational Modeling Engineer



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Sr. Computational Modeling Engineer

Location: Mounds View, MN (Hybrid)


Job Summary: 

This position will work with a Fortune 500 Medical Device company to provide highly specialized computational modeling expertise in design and development of innovative products to treat cardiac diseases. The emphasis will be on modelling mechanical systems to predict forces, stresses and strains within the heart and medical devices subjected to in vivo load conditions. Bearing in mind first principles, the Senior Computational Modeling Engineer will understand business requirements, formulate a modeling approach that will address those requirements, independently carry out the modeling activities and provide concise communication of the results through technical reports and presentations.


A Day in the Life:

Perform theoretical and finite element analysis (FEA) to predict cardiac system behavior under in vivo and in vitro types of load conditions. This individual will develop technical solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of creativity and critical thinking.


Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:


·      Work collaboratively with cross-functional product development teams to help bring products to market

·      Understand physical constraints and use-conditions relevant to the cardiac device/lead and translate them to FEA models with appropriate input (methods, materials, constraints)

·      Solve the FEA models to obtain the resultant forces, displacements, stresses and strains

·      Effectively communicate results of the model and it’s implication to the device/lead design team

·      Together, with research & development members, identify research goals and best applicability of computational models.

·      Apply modeling tools to help design and develop new test methods, and integrate new materials and processes

·      Regularly update methods and implementation to improve efficiency, applicability, and to maintain state-of-the-art practices.

·      Carry out timely troubleshooting by engaging peers, software technical support, and past experience

·      Perform model verification study and validation assessment as appropriate

·      Provide regular status updates to internal customers and management

·      Prepare reports and presentations to communicate technical assessments and analysis results

·      Provide technical input supporting submissions to regulatory bodies and governmental agencies

·      Provide peer feedback to others in the group on their work

·      Generate intellectual property and aid in the evaluation of intellectual property




·      Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in FEA

·      2+ years of working experience in FEA

·      Demonstrated knowledge or expertise in cardiovascular physiology

·      Experience with FEA software such as Abaqus CAE, Ansys, or LS-Dyna

·      Experience with solid modeling software such as Pro/Engineer or Solidworks



Desired Qualifications:

·      PhD in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in FEA

·      Experience in working methods for low and high-cycle fatigue

·      Experience with comparing FEA results with strains and strain imaging techniques like Digital Image Correlation (DIC)

·      Experience using device design, optimization, testing verification, method validation, and regulatory submissions

·      Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

·      Experience with programming/scripting in Python and Matlab

·      Experience with Abaqus CAE (Explicit/Standard), Ansys, or LS-DYNA

·      Experience with Mimics or Simpleware

·      Ability to scope tasks and projects (time, resources and tools) to develop a schedule and update management.

·      Ability to build relationships and work effectively with others on cross-functional teams

·      Experience with CAD software such as Pro/Engineer or Solidworks

·      Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills

·      Demonstrated time management and organization skills

·      Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new knowledge quickly

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Benefits & Perks:

Brooksource offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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