Research Biomedical Engineer

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: BME: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tasks requiring engineering knowledge according to prescribed protocols.
  • This includes integration of hardware and software for custom laboratory equipment and interfacing with engineering support at companies.
  • Sets up and assists with experiments as prescribed by principal investigator and senior lab personnel.
  • Ensures that adequate supplies are purchased for performing experiments.
  • Participates in laboratory maintenance activities such as calibrating sensitive equipment, repairing electronics, editing data processing code, ordering supplies, backing up data on servers.
  • Processes data according to defined protocols using specialized engineering software such as Matlab, LabView, Python, Vicon Workstation, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Maintains records of work performed in the laboratory and maintains computer databases.
  • Under supervision maintains appropriate certifications for performance of experiments (i.e. IRB, IACUC protocols and other lab certifications).
  • Under supervision, writes custom computer code and scripts to implement new data processing methods, using matrix algebra, calculus, and differential equations, Fourier analysis, as well as other engineering analysis techniques; create accompanying graphs, tables, and other data compilation as specified by the PI.
  • Under supervision, designs and constructs electrical and/or mechanical parts for research purposes.
  • Uses specialized software for electrical circuit and mechanical design, construction of parts, and/or working with engineering companies to develop designs and ensure that design specifications are met.
  • May assist with preparation of grants and papers. Performs other duties as required.


  • A bachelor's or master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or related engineering/quantitative science field.
  • Coursework in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra as well as strong Matlab/Python programming skills required.
  • Coursework in biomechanics, physiology, and/or neuroscience. Experience in biomedical laboratory research preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and ability to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team required.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee

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