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Lib-Biotech 3D Printing Intern-1

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Lib-Biotech 3D Printing Intern-1

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

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Posted Job Title
Lib-Biotech 3D Printing Intern-1

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
This is a part-time position based in Philadelphia, PA. Only currently enrolled students are eligible to apply.

The Holman Biotech Commons' Digital Fabrication Lab seeks an energetic student worker to join our dynamic team which provides highly popular 3D printing, scanning, cutting, and poster printing services. Reporting to Head of the Digital Fabrication Lab, the student worker will be mentored in these high-tech areas, and will participate in planning new services. The newly opened Holman Biotech Commons operates as an integral part of the Penn Libraries system and provides cutting-edge services and resources for the University of Pennsylvania community.

Job Description

This is a part-time position (20 hours weekly max), based in Philadelphia, PA and open to currently enrolled students only.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Provide support for 3D printing operations.
  • Process 3D printing, 3D scanning, and laser cutting requests
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment
  • Research new technologies for 3D printing, scanning, and cutting
  • Maintain inventory and manage purchasing
  • Analyze usage data and prepare related reports
  • Develop documentation and instruction materials and teach workshops
  • Provide 3D-printing and design consultation services to patrons (faculty, staff and students), in-person, by phone and virtually (e-mail and chat).
  • Provide backup support for poster printing operations.

  • Current graduate student in engineering or related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of CAD, 3D-modeling and graphic design software.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to follow and document processes.
  • Service orientation.
  • Tech-savvy. Enthusiasm and aptitude for technology and self-learning.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Affinity for working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Humor is a plus!!!!

    Application Requirement:

    A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

    Targeted Pay Range:

    $15-20 per hour commensurate with education and experience

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    University Library

    Pay Range
    $7.25 - $155.75

    Affirmative Action Statement
    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Special Requirements
    Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

    To apply, visit


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