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Engineering Prototyping Technician

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We are currently searching for an Engineering Prototyping Technician to support the IDEAS program.  IDEAS is a central, on-campus, engineering resource for the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP). IDEAS staff work closely with IRP collaborators to develop novel technologies for laboratory and clinical research. The majority of SPIS activities require first-of-a-kind instrumentation design, software development (both for instrument control and signal analysis), in-house fabrication, and overall collaborative validation in laboratories and clinics. IDEAS is looking for a proactive candidate to assume responsibility for our engineering laboratories and fabrication capabilities, as well as work with our engineers in fabricating, assembling, testing, installing, and debugging a wide range of devices and systems.  This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  




Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure efficient lab operations, including maintenance, organization, and inventory
  • Fabricate and assemble electrical, optical, and mechanical designs
  • Operate and maintain machinery, such as circuit board plotter, 3D printers, CNC mill, laser cutter, and other fabrication equipment
  • Assist engineers with testing, installation, and/ or debugging of systems
  • Design and implement small electronic and/ or mechanical devices and systems
  • Perform processing, description, and analysis of samples
  • Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory
  • Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols
  • Inventory laboratory supplies and equipment, make recommendations and prepare purchase requests
  • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules
  • Troubleshoot electronic, optical, and mechanical systems and devices
  • Prepare reports and summaries based on results and findings
  • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules
  • Educate/ ensure staff safety compliance for general lab and specific machines
  • Interact with NIH campus investigators and trainees on biomedical research projects
  • Serve as point-person for laboratory meetings and work resulting from impromptu visits from NIH campus staff









  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies, General Engineering, Engineering Technologies, Miscellaneous Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience



Preferred qualifications:

  • Fabrication and Assembly
  • Laboratory Organization
  • 3D Printers
  • Mechanical Tools
  • Soldering
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Inventory Management
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • CNC Mills
  • Basic Electric Concepts
  • Oscilloscopes, DMMs, Function Generators
  • Makerspace
  • MS Office Suite
  • CAD
  • Python
  • Altium
  • C/C++
  • Git




Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.


Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance, including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.


If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse, and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.




Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. The Dovel Family of Companies combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. 

MSC has long supported Federal health organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and applies deep understanding of missions, goals, and operations to discover and implement innovative approaches for streamlining and disseminating research efforts, enhancing knowledge sharing, and improving public health. 

Together, Dovel and MSC offer a diverse set of complex biomedical, scientific, and technology services, coupled with attentive and purpose-driven program management to serve mission critical organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.


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