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Roux Summer Research Intern - Medical Simulation

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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Portland, ME, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

About the Opportunity

Summer Research Internships at The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute Summer Research Internship Program is a 10-week full-time internship for graduate and undergraduate learners on-site at the Roux Institute campus of Northeastern University in Portland, ME.


  • Stipend: $5,000 for Undergraduate Research Interns $7,500 for Masters & PhD Research Interns.
  • Gain interdisciplinary research experience and mentoring from Roux Institute Researchers.
  • Access professional development seminars on topics including networking, communication, entrepreneurial thinking, and more.
  • Network with other Roux Institute researchers and partner organizations
  • Explore the Greater Portland area and build community with other researchers in your cohort and entrepreneurs from our Founder Residency programs.

Program Dates

INTERNSHIP DURATION: June 3 – August 16, 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN: December 15, 2024


About The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. We are nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in computer and data science, digital engineering, advanced life sciences and medicine, and other tech fields. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high- growth sectors. Together, we envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

Research Intern - Medical Simulation

We are seeking a research intern to contribute to our ongoing project on enhancing medical simulation through augmented reality (AR) and haptic feedback. The intern will work closely with our team to study the effectiveness of incorporating haptic feedback into an AR-based neonatal care simulation using the Hololens device.


  • Assist in designing and building AR simulations and Haptic models to build a POC system
  • Assist in designing and conducting experiments to evaluate the impact of haptic feedback on learning outcomes in the neonatal care medical training simulation
  • Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data on perceived outcomes, stress levels, and perceptions of healthcare workers during the simulation
  • Collaborate with the team to interpret and present findings in reports and presentations with a goal of publishing this work at the end of the summer
  • Contribute to the overall research project by assisting with other related tasks as needed


  • Currently pursuing a degree in a relevant field (e.g., biomedical engineering, computer science, or similar)
  • Strong interest in medical simulation, augmented reality, and/or haptic feedback
  • Experience with VR Design and Development or Software Engineering & Development
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of medical simulation and make a meaningful impact on the training of healthcare workers. The intern will gain valuable experience in research methodology, data analysis, and collaboration with experts in the field.

Application Materials

  • A resume and 1-page cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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