R&D Intern - Summer 2024
Pleasanton, CA 
Posted 12 days ago
Job/Internship Description
R&D Intern - Summer 2024
Pleasanton, CA, USA Req #1832
Friday, December 8, 2023

AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Afib and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure's Isolator Synergy Ablation System is the first medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure's AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide. AtriCure's Hybrid AF Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a lasting solution for long-standing persistent Afib patients. AtriCure's cryoICE cryoSPHERE probe is cleared for temporary ablation of peripheral nerves to block pain, providing pain relief in cardiac and thoracic procedures. For more information, visit AtriCure.com or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.We foster a culture of inclusion by embracing diverse experiences and individuals where everyone's authentic self is welcome. We offer supporting programs and resources that provide enriching and equitable opportunities for each person to contribute professionally and personally.


The Co-Op/Intern is an undergrad or master's student pursing an engineering degree and is interested in gaining experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly techniques, process development, and design principles and philosophies. The Co-Op/Intern will support engineering, including both sustaining engineering and new product activities.


  • Perform research for engineering as assigned by a supervisor
  • Write process validation/qualification protocols, perform qualification activities, and analyze/document the results
  • Design test fixtures and equipment, develop and validate test methods as assigned by supervisor
  • Responsible for testing, following guidelines described in the AtriCure Quality System, including test report writing
  • Responsible for supporting engineering activities and other company functions as assigned by supervisor
  • Identify assembly process or equipment improvements
  • Utilize rapid prototype techniques such as 3D printing, casting, laser machining, micro welding to build prototype components
  • Support prototype assembly build activities including assembly process development, component and assembly flow, root cause analysis and inspection data organization/collection
  • Participate in pre-clinical lab evaluations using synthetic, cadaveric, or animal models
  • Document all work in compliance with AtriCure Quality System requirements & corporate policies


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, or related Engineering
  • High School diploma
  • Desire to initiate a mechanical/manufacturing/engineering career in medical device industry


  • Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as required
  • Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift over 25 pounds
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • 5% travel possibility


AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here https://www.e-verify.gov/

AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides Drug Free Workplaces. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).
Other details
  • Job Family Co-op/Intern
  • Job Function Research & Development
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Non Manager
  • Min Hiring Rate $24.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $28.00
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.


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Start Date
As soon as possible
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Full Time
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