Biomedical Engineer Jobs
Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles and materials technology to healthcare. This can include researching, designing and developing medical products, such as joint replacements or robotic surgical instruments, designing or modifying equipment for clients with special needs in a rehabilitation setting, or managing the use of clinical equipment in hospitals and the community.
Biomedical engineers can be employed by health services, medical equipment manufacturers and research departments/institutes.
Job titles can vary depending on the exact nature of the work. As well as biomedical engineer you are likely to come across bioengineer, design engineer and clinical scientist (in a hospital setting/clinical situation).
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Biomedical Engineer Specialities
Work activities vary, depending on where you work and the seniority of the post, but typically involve:
- using computer software and mathematical models to design, develop and test new materials, devices and equipment. This can involve programming electronics, building and evaluating prototypes, troubleshooting problems, and rethinking the design until it works correctly;
- liaising with technicians and manufacturers to ensure the feasibility of a product in terms of design and economic viability;
- conducting research to solve clinical problems using a variety of means to collate the necessary information, including questionnaires, interviews and group conferences;
- liaising closely with other medical professionals, such as doctors and therapists as well as with end-users (patients and their carers);
- discussing and solving problems with manufacturing, quality, purchasing and marketing departments;
- assessing the potential wider market for products or modifications suggested by health professionals or others;
- arranging clinical trials of medical products;
- approaching marketing and other industry companies to sell the product;
- writing reports and attending conferences and exhibitions to present your work and latest designs to a range of technical and non-technical audiences;
- meeting with senior health service staff or other managers to exchange findings;
- dealing with technical queries from hospitals and GPs and giving advice on new equipment;
- testing and maintaining clinical equipment;
- training technical or clinical staff;
- investigating safety-related incidents;
- keeping up to date with new developments in the field, nationally and internationally.
Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapy.
Biomedical engineering has only recently emerged as its own discipline, compared to many other engineering fields. Such an evolution is common as a new field transitions from being an interdisciplinary specialization among already-established fields, to being considered a field in itself. Much of the work in biomedical engineering consists of research and development, spanning a broad array of subfields (see below). Prominent biomedical engineering applications include the development of biocompatible prostheses, various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices ranging from clinical equipment to micro-implants, common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, regenerative tissue growth, pharmaceutical drugs and therapeutic biologicals.