Opportunities

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Now Hiring Biomedical Engineers
Deadline to apply: Thursday, September 19, 2019

1 vacancy in Lebanon, PA: Clinical biomedical engineer to assist in the hospital-wide Biomedical Engineering Program serving all departments throughout the medical center, VA clinics, and Home Based Health Care
Contact – Leigh Miller-Todorovic, 717-272-6621 ext. 4946

1 vacancy in Little Rock, AR: Performs as a Staff Biomedical Engineer in the Clinical Engineering Section, Engineering Service, as such has responsibility to assist with the maintenance and implementation of the Biomedical Engineering/Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Program that meets or exceeds the Joint Commission, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Office of Inspector General OIG, Food and Drug (FDA), and other applicable health care regulatory requirements
Contact – Latrice Dean, 501-257-1752

Innospec Fuel Specialties: Part-Time Lab Tech for Fall 2019; Newark, DE

Open to undergraduates! Two (2) part-time lab techs needed this semester for Innospec Fuel Specialties, LLC‘s Newark job site. Work involves:

  • Working with analytical instrumentation to provide support for our fuel additive technology group
  • Assisting our R&D department with developing novel additive packages for the fuel industry
  • Setting up and monitoring fuel testing for our technical support program
  • Managing incoming fuel samples and prioritizing testing
  • Maintaining a neat and legible laboratory notebook
  • Aiding with customer service kit building
  • Preparing additives for testing and shipping

Candidates must have a basic knowledge and understanding of lab safety, are able to work a MINIMUM of ten (10) hours per week, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate science program. Safety and technical training is provided. No previous experience is required.

Pay rate is $11.50 per hour. Schedule is flexible to accommodate your classes. Lab techs have also been able to earn college credit for work done in the laboratory.

Please contact Arthur Fogiel to apply; include a resume and current semester class schedule OR hours of work availability. For any questions or to contact Arthur directly, he can be reached at 302-451-1365.

Penn State University: Multiple Tenure-track/Tenured Positions at Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor Levels; Department of Mechanical Engineering
Deadline to apply: September 15, 2019

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Rowan University: Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position, School of Health Professions
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2019

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West Chester University: Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Deadline to apply: November 15, 2019

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Selected applicants will be invited for phone/teleconference interviews. On-campus interviews occurring in early February 2020 will include a demonstration of teaching as well as a research presentation.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans, a description of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references with contact information to our online application system. Reference letters will be requested before the candidate is called for a phone/teleconference interview and should be emailed directly by the referees to SEARCH-BME@wcupa.edu with the applicant’s name in the subject line.  Review of completed applications begins on November 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

San Jose State University: Assistant Professor Position, College of Engineering/Biomedical Engineering
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2019

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Southern Teachers: Now Hiring K-12 Educators for 2020-2021 School Year

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UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Future Faculty Lectures Program

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has initiated a Future Faculty Lectures program for advanced PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to visit UCLA to present their work.  We welcome you to apply to our Future Faculty Lectures — an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars to assess whether the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is the best fit for a faculty position. Our goal is to help our faculty tackle today’s greatest engineering challenges and empower students to become future change agents.

If selected, you will be invited to present an hour-long seminar on your research; tour the vibrant UCLA campus; and meet with current faculty over lunch. We believe a relaxed environment with open dialog is the best way to learn about each other and the opportunities available at UCLA Samueli. The school will support all travel and lodging expenses.

National Institute of Health: Development Positions

The Formulation & Stability group at the Vaccine Production Program (VPP/VRC/NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health is actively recruiting to fill both entry and mid-level formulation development positions. The person filling this position will be part of a dynamic and motivated team working on the characterization, formulation and development of multiple types of biologic vaccine candidates, including virus-like Particles, monoclonal antibodies, and protein nanoparticles.

Princeton University: Data Scientists for Schmidt DataX Project

The Center for Statistics and Machine Learning’s DataX Fund supports the hiring of six data scientists who will create and improve data-analysis software to operate at large scale, leading to faster discovery, wider impact and greater continuity.

These data scientists will work in faculty-led, collaborative, multidisciplinary environments, and leverage their skills to advance the progress of data-driven scientific discovery. Three research areas are of particular interest:

  • Catalysis – led by the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with other departments including Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Computer Science.
  • Biomedical Data Science – led by the Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and additional engineering departments.
  • Technology Policy – led by the Center for Information Technology Policy.

Prior expertise in the above areas is not required — the data scientists will be mentored in the relevant research area. They will have access to Princeton’s first-class resources and have the opportunity to co-author academic publications.

These are 3-year appointments offering a very competitive salary and excellent opportunities for growth and future career opportunities. The positions are part of the Schmidt DataX project, an initiative made possible by a major gift from Schmidt Futures. Feel free to contact Project Manager, Ellen DiPippo if you have any questions about the position or process.

Fellowships/Scholarships

Students at the University of Delaware are exclusively eligible to apply to the following fellowships and scholarships:

  1. UD offers a NSF IGERT program in Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments (SBE2), a multi-disciplinary doctoral traineeship program for students interested in studying Cells in Engineered Environments using the technologies and approaches of Systems Biology.
  2. The George W. Laird Merit Fellowship is given to students working toward graduate degrees in the College of Engineering.

Graduate students conducting research in biomedical engineering can apply for numerous fellowships and scholarships:

  1. NIH’s F31 awards provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree (e.g., Ph.D.).
  2. The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States by recognizing and supporting outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
  3. The Force & Motion Foundation offers scholarships for promising research involving multi-axis measurement or multi-axis testing.
  4. The Hertz Foundation offers awards to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.
  5. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program established by the Department of Defense supports students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines providing them the opportunity to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
  6. Through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship program, the Department of Defense (DoD) awards three-year graduate fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
  7. GEM Fellowships are doctoral fellowships at participating GEM Member Universities for underrepresented minority students.
  8. National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) graduate fellowships are awarded to individuals pursuing graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.
  9. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research.
  10. Google offers numerous scholarships to students.
  11. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are given to permanent residents, naturalized citizens if born abroad, or children of naturalized citizen parents for their graduate education.
  12. The National Security Agency (NSA) awards Women In Defense Horizons Scholarships to women pursuing a course of study aimed at a career in national security.
  13. The PEO foundation offers scholarships/fellowships to support graduate education for women.
  14. Fogarty International Center has a directory of non-NIH funding opportunities.

To find more funding opportunities specific to your qualifications, use the Pathways to Science form.

Fellowships/Scholarships for Prospective Undergraduates

Nextiva Business Scholarship: Deadline is May 1, 2020
Program aims to support aspiring students studying in fields related to Business or STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) to reach their highest potential. Nextiva will award selected students $1,000 for the upcoming school year. The scholarship is open to all students residing in the United States. Nextiva encourages students of any background, gender, and ethnicity to apply for the scholarship.

RSO’s

Student Organizations: The university has over 300 registered student organizations available so students can participate in a wide range of activities.

  • UD’s Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter was approved in summer 2012. After being a registered student club for a year, it fulfilled the requirements to become an official chapter. Last year it piloted a peer mentor program to match freshman with older undergrads, based on selection criteria such as hometown and future career plans. Mentors and mentees frequently met and were encouraged to attend professional development events. BMES also kicked-off a hands-on engineering project with Prof. Cole Galloway in the Physical Therapy department. Dr. Galloway’s lab modifies off-the-shelf toy race cars to provide mobility to children who can’t crawl or walk due to cerebral palsy. The BMES students worked to transform these cars into power walkers for these children. In addition to these two programs, they fostered undergraduate interactions and investigated programs for the future (such as GREs, MCATs and graduate school programs).
    Interested in finding out more? Please contact Emily Day, faculty advisor for BMES.
Honor and Professional Societies
  • Student Honor and Professional societies: The college of engineering offers a variety of engineering organizations for students. They can choose one in the engineering college or in their particular engineering field.
Study Abroad
  • International Experience: Study abroad programs in locations throughout the world are available to students at the University of Delaware. We offer short term programs during the Winter Session that include classes to fulfill general education (breadth) requirements. We also offer immersion experiences for the duration of an entire semester to enhance fluency in a foreign language.
Extracurricular Activities
Internships or Part-Time Work
  • Refer to the ‘Job Opportunities’ or ‘Career Development’ tab for the most recent updates and their deadlines.
Research
  • The Dhong Lab is a new lab in BME/MSEG seeking to hire enthusiastic undergraduates for research opportunities. One project is on understanding and designing the human sense of touch. Another project is on developing microfluidic devices for measuring the mechanical properties. Typical experiences include: microfabrication, 3D-printing, wearable devices, building custom mechanical setups, polymer characterization, human psychophysical testing, and device fabrication. Interested students should e-mail Professor Charles Dhong with a cover letter describing their interests and a CV.
Outreach
  • The university offers a variety of resources through their Engineering Outreach Program for part-time students who already hold full-time jobs.