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Emory University Lead Research Biomedical Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia



Under minimal 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.

Uses independent judgement in applying or adapting engineering research techniques in experiments, including design and construction of electrical and/or mechanical parts for research purposes.

Able to independently select and use 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. Sets up and performs experiments with minimal supervision. Ensures that adequate supplies are purchased for performing experiments. With minimal supervision maintains appropriate certifications for performance of experiments (i.e. IRB, IACUC protocols and other lab certifications).

May assist in protocol design for experimental and/or computational studies. Investigates and proposes alterative experimental and computational approaches for consideration by a principal investigator; this includes hardware and software development. Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures.

Demonstrates and trains other in the proper use of research techniques, including laboratory equipment, data analysis, and computerized methodologies.

Calibrates, troubleshoots, and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment and/or computers with minimal supervision. Develops data processing and analysis procedures using specialized engineering software such as Matlab, LabView, Python, Vicon Workstation, SolidWorks, etc., 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 needed.

Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings. Monitors experimental and data analysis processes to maintain quality assurance standards. Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data and prepares engineering analyses for plotting, statistical analysis, and visualization.

May assist in preparation of figures and text for grants and papers. May co-author or co-present research with PI as collaborating author. Performs other duties as required.


A bachelor's or master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or related engineering/quantitative science field, and two years of experience in biomedical laboratory research, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Coursework in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra as well as strong Matlab/Python programming skills required. Experience in biomechanics, physiology, and/or neuroscience research. Strong organizational and communication skills, and ability to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team required.

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Job Number 35105

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: BME: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

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