Applies knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Biotechnology Research and Development pathway.
A person in this career:
- Designs and develops medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
- Conducts research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
- Manages teams of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.
- Adapts or designs computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
- Evaluates the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
- Teaches biomedical engineering or disseminates knowledge about the field through writing or consulting.
- Develops models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
- Diagnoses and interprets bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
- Designs and delivers technology to assist people with disabilities.
- Researches new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
Dig into the details and check
out what people in this job
have to say about their work.