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Biomedical Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY

Biomedical Engineers analyze and design solutions for problems that the medical and biology sector face in regard to patient healthcare. Typically, Biomedical Engineers will work in either the research and development departments of a company or as a medical technician to operate and troubleshoot biomedical equipment. 

Biomedical Engineers working in R&D utilize their expertise to design cutting edge medical tools and devices. Biomedical Engineers working as technicians provide technical support to maintain, repair, install or adjust biomedical equipment on a day-to-day basis. They are also responsible for training other personnel on the proper use of equipment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Biomedical Engineer responsibilities may include:

  • Evaluate biomedical equipment to ensure safety standards are met and maximum performance is reached.
  • Train personnel to properly use medical equipment.
  • Design products with the purpose of providing a better quality of life to patients.
  • Design systems to accurately diagnose medical problems.
  • Perform research to further understand the biological systems of patients.

 

SKILLS

Biomedical Engineers are responsible for the wellbeing of millions. In order to effectively design systems that will improve healthcare, a skilled Biomedical Engineer will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced mathematics.
  • Solve complex problems as they arise quickly and efficiently.
  • Communicate clearly with patients and healthcare personnel in order to best solve prominent issues in the healthcare industry.
  • Think creatively in order to come up with better solutions to complex problems.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Biomedical Engineering positions are a unique combination of engineering and biology and as such, candidates are typically expected to possess at least a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering. Some positions may require a Master’s degree.

In addition, further training with accredited programs are encouraged, as well as education through dental or medical school to qualify for more specialized positions.

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Can you give me a brief overview of your past research? What would you like to continue to research in the future?

  • Have you ever had to help a non-technical person with a technical issue?

  • What type of equipment do you feel most efficient at preparing?

  • What are pathogens? Name some types of pathogens?

  • Biomedical Engineers sometimes work under a lot of pressure. Would you be able to handle the pressure? Can you describe a time that you handled pressure well in the past?

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