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 Current Opportunities for Undergraduate Students:

2/10/18: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering at the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is hosting an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in multi-scale systems bioengineering. The objective of the program is to train undergraduates from a variety of STEM backgrounds and provide them with the skills, confidence, and mentorship necessary for successful careers in the exciting field of systems bioengineering. Students will be matched with faculty mentors for a 10-week research project, culminating in a paper and public symposium. All students will participate in collaborative, hands-on, and closely mentored projects in the areas of: 1) Molecular Pathways and Cellular Modeling and 2) Tissue-/Organ-/Population-Level Modeling, which will immerse them in a combination of experimentation  and computational analyses. Students will acquire the practical skills, knowledge, ethical grounding, and communication skills necessary to be productive in advanced graduate study and be successfully employed in the modern biotechnology industry. The program will also provide students with career advising, grounding in research ethics, training in scientific communication, and ongoing mentorship after completion of the program.

To learn more and apply, see the full program description here

 

2/10/18: Baxter Healthcare Systems Engineering Co-op Position

The student will work in one of Baxter’s systems engineering teams and assist engineers in performing product support activities such as root cause investigations and design change implementations, and new product development activities such as prototype fabrication and system verification and validation. Baxter is committed to developing its employees and providing them with opportunities that are personally challenging and professionally rewarding. This opportunity will allow the student to gain hands-on experience with different aspects of development and support of electromechanical medical device products in a large and global medical device corporation. In addition, the student will receive mentoring from his/her manager and teammates. The experience and mentoring will complement the student’s studies to prepare him/her for a successful engineering career. Students who excel in the program will be considered for the Technical Development Program or other full-time engineering positions.

To learn more and apply, see the full position description here

 

2/10/18: Baxter Healthcare Systems Mechanical Co-op Position

The student will work in one of Baxter’s electromechanical teams and assist engineers in performing product support activities such as root cause investigations and design change implementations. The Engineering student may also be involved in new product development activities such as prototype fabrication and testing, and be an active member of brainstorming sessions. Baxter is committed to developing its employees and providing them with opportunities that are personally challenging and professionally rewarding. This opportunity will allow the student to gain hands-on experience with different aspects of development and support of electromechanical medical device products in a large and global medical device corporation. In addition, the student will receive mentoring from his/her manager and teammates. The experience and mentoring will complement the student’s studies to prepare him/her for a successful engineering career. Students who excel in the program will be considered for the Technical Development Program or other full-time engineering positions.

To learn more and apply, see the full position description here

 

2/1/18: Iowa State University Biological Materials and Processes Research REU

The program creates novel research experiences for undergrad students from around the country in the areas of biological materials and processes. Students are active members of interdisciplinary groups and interact with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and industry. Students may also participate in cohort experiences such as short courses, joint seminars/meetings, workshops, tours of research facilities and field trips.

To learn more and apply, see the full program description here

 

2/1/18: BME-SIM REU

The Departments of Engineering, Kinesiology and Physical Therapy at East Carolina University will conduct a 10 week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for 10 undergraduate students. The goal of the BME-SIM REU is to provide a quality research experience to undergraduate students in order to increase awareness of and application to graduate school. At the end of the program students will have a better understanding of how to conduct research, an increased awareness of graduate school, clarification and reinforcement of a STEM career path, and greater identification as an engineer/scientist. Through the REU program students will be exposed to cutting edge research utilizing advanced computational models with applications in biomedical engineering.

To learn more and apply, see the full program description here

 

2/1/18: Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology REU

INBT offers an experience that engages students in cutting-edge nanobiotechology research. We provide a valuable summer research experience through participation in research labs and high quality student/faculty interaction and mentorships.

Students receive many benefits for participating in the REU program, including:

  • Hands-on, graduate-level laboratory research experience.
  • Guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors.
  • Development and refinement of important laboratory and communication skills.
  • Networking with experienced scientists.
  • Stipend, paid housing, and travel allowance to concentrate on research and other professional development skills.

To learn more and apply, see the full program description here.

 

2/1/18: Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University National Science Foundation REU

Through this REU program, students will have the opportunity to work on a research project related to solving one of the Grand Challenges of Engineering for the 21 century.

The Grand Challenges of Engineering are fourteen complex tasks aimed at ensuring the resiliency and the sustainability of the world's population and of future generations. These challenges include vital objectives such as: reverse-engineer the brain, make solar energy cost-competitive with coal, engineer better medicines, provide access to clean water, secure cyberspace, advance learning tools to deliver better education, among others.

In addition to gaining technical skills and fostering creativity by conducting research with world-renowned researchers at the Pratt School of Engineering, participants will be enriched with a wide-array of enrichment activities designed to explore career opportunities in engineering, enhance science communication and writing skills, and expand your network through fun social activities with your fellow REU participants and other members of the Duke community. 

To learn more and apply, see the the full program description here.

 

2/1/18: Worcester Polytechnic Institute REU

The National Science Foundation and WPI collaborate to bring bioengineering, research, education, and outreach experiences for women and underrepresented minorities to 10 undergraduates who attend WPI or other universities (U.S. citizens and permanent residents).

This is an opportunity for participants to be engaged in research in the exciting and rapidly developing bioengineering field from May 24th - August 3rd, 2018. 

The objectives of this program are to provide the following:

  • Research opportunities for undergraduate students in bioengineering

  • Personal and professional development training to help increase the retention of female and minority undergraduate students in engineering

  • Involvement in outreach to middle-school students

Faculty members from Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics have created diverse projects for students to conduct lab research and project work, and to participate in professional development.

To learn more and apply, see the full program description here.


 Current Opportunities for Graduate Students:

2/1/18: Postdoc positions at The Brito lab at Cornell University's Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

The Brito Lab is looking for talented postdocs to fill two open positions for postdoctoral researchers interested in investigating mechanistic linkages between microbes and human health outcomes. Postdoctoral candidates can have an experimental or computational background, or both. One of the positions will be focused on engineering—any experience with synthetic biology or biomaterials is a plus. There are a range of projects in the lab relating to: clinically relevant populations (i.e. inflammatory bowel and neutropenic patients); environmental transmission of organisms and antibiotic resistance; genetic engineering of bacteria; and international research related to the microbiome. The lab strives on the diverse backgrounds of students and postdocs (e.g. microbiology, biomedical engineering, computational biology and genetics). 

To learn more and apply, see the full position descriptions here.

 

2/1/18: Postdoctoral Position in Biomedical Engineering at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

The position will focus on the development and application of advanced bandage and oxygen detection systems for applications in wound healing, trauma, surgery and field medicine. Over the past several years, the Evans laboratory has developed a number of oxygen sensing toolkits, including bandages and novel phosphorescent oxygen sensing molecules. The goal of this research position is to drive the translation of these tools into the clinic.

This position will be highly interdisciplinary, spanning from formulation and bandage design to electronics, system programming, and imaging system implementation. A large component of this position will involve directly working with clinical staff and corporate partners. We are seeking a highly motivated, creative candidate with expertise in biomedical engineering.

To learn more and apply, see the full position description here.


Additional Resources: 

Job opportunities for Engineering students are posted regularly by the  College of Engineering.  

Biomedical engineering careers pathway tool, designed by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).