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Biomed Engineering Spec

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 20546

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

  1. He/She will advise the group’s researchers about design and construction of biomedical device prototypes and lead the their design and constructions. She/He will manufacture parts and/assemblies in the lab’s workshop and/or using external sources. He/She will manage the manufacturing of outsourced parts. She/He will guide and manage the work of other engineers and/or trainees.
  2. He/She will maintain the prototype workshop.
  3. The candidate must have experience in designing and constructing biomedical device in particular catheter type devices. Preferred candidate will have a Master degree in mechanical / industrial engineering.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the design and constructions of prototypes of devices and systems for the ongoing research.
  • Manage the in-house and outsourced manufacturing of parts.
  • Advice the group researchers about design and construction of prototypes.
  • Maintain a prototype workshop.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Graduation from a Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET),Electronic Engineering Technologist (EET) Training Program or Associates Degree in related field


Required Experience: At least eight (8) years’ experience working as a Biomedical Technologist in a healthcare setting.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Experience in R&D environment.
  • Experience with medical catheters.
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing using lathe, milling machine, etc.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with non-engineers.

Knowledge of CAD/CAM.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Strong communications, organization and teamwork skills.
  • Biomechanics Research experience a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to interact effectively with professionals of same rank or higher from a variety of disciplines.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Candidates must have experience in development of medical devices; experience gained while a student is acceptable. The successful candidate will have excellent English language oral and written communication skills, strong organizational and time management capabilities, and will value research integrity and collaborative research.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288



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