Job, Internship, and Fellowship Opportunities

 Current Opportunities for Undergraduate Students:

11/26/18: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering at the University of Virginia

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 world-class faculty mentors for a 10-week research project, culminating in a paper and public symposium at the end of the summer. All students will participate in collaborative, hands-on, and closely mentored research ranging in scale from molecular dynamics and bioinformatics to subcellular networks to whole-cell models to tissue, organ, and population-level models. Each project will have strong clinical relevance and immersion in a combination of experimentation and computational analyses.

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


11/26/18: 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


11/26/18: 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


11/26/18: 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.


11/26/18: 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.


11/26/18: 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 27th - August 2rd, 2019. 

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:

 11/26/18: Postdoctoral Position in Advanced Microscopy at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

The position will focus on the development and application of advanced microscopy systems for studies in drug development and systems pharmacology. The Evans laboratory makes use of a range of advanced microscopy tools, both commercial and home-build, including hyperspectral confocal, multiphoton, transient absorption, and coherent Raman scattering microscopies. The goal of this research position is to develop, validate, and apply advanced imaging tools in the field of oncology and drug development.

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


11/26/18: 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 sensing systems for applications in 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 methods into the clinic through the creation of novel sensor tools.

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

Additional Resources: 

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