UVA BME Coulter Research Intern

About Contraline Inc. 

Contraline is a venture-backed medical device company based in Charlottesville, Virginia. The company’s lead product is ADAM™, the world’s first injectable hydrogel designed to provide long-lasting, non-hormonal, and reversible contraception for men. The company aims to use its hydrogel platform technology to address global reproductive health challenges that have no solutions and large unmet needs. 

About the role

  • This position involves conducting research and development of innovative biomaterials for Contraline’s next-generation products and broader hydrogel platform.

What you'll do

  • Assist in the design and execution of experimental benchtop studies towards the development of novel polymeric biomaterials
  • Learn and perform mechanical and chemical characterizations of biomaterials
  • Prototype medical devices for delivery of biomaterials and other procedural aspects
  • Conducted literature reviews on novel indications and products in reproductive health
  • Assist the R&D team with broader company objectives and projects as they come up
  • Prepare data and reports for laboratory meetings and present to the team at the end of the internship
  • Maintain timely and accurate laboratory records


  • Actively working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Experience in biomaterials, polymers, and/or medical device development is preferred, although demonstrated interest in these areas also helps
  • Great communication skills
  • Innovative and forward-thinking; great at problem-solving
  • Hard working; strong dedication to the internship and project
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with teams

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Contraline is a Charlottesville-based company working at the forefront of reproductive medicine. We believe that we go further when we go together. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. All backgrounds, identities, and voices are welcomed! 


Charlottesville, VA

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