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Biomedical Engineer

University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Urology
Rochester, New York
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Apr 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Urology at the University of Rochester is recruiting a Biomedical Engineer for a faculty appointment, commensurate with experience, to work in our renowned simulation lab which provides a state-of-the-art platform for hands-on education. The ideal candidate will actively be engaged in the development and instruction of novel techniques using fabricated models to allow trainees to learn and practice relevant anatomy and procedures in a risk-free environment.

This opportunity will allow the candidate to serve as an educator and mentor in simulation research, providing the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, residents, and researchers. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in biomedical engineering research and development of surgical simulation models (fabrication, design, testing, prototyping).

In this role, the candidate will lead the data acquisition, analysis, and manuscript development focused on measuring outcomes around surgical simulation leveraging physical models in trainings. Research will be translated from surgical simulation models into evidence based surgical skills improvement to ultimately improve surgical outcome.

The candidate must hold a PhD or MD/PhD degrees and have a demonstrated track-record of research accomplishments within the field of simulation and modeling. The candidate will have experience in teaching, strong written and oral communication skills and enjoy working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. The selected candidate will have access to surgeons in the laboratory setting and the operating room to help foster collaboration between our surgeons and engineering team members.

The successful candidate will join a growing lab team focused on building, testing, and prototyping simulation models for research, training, educational and professional development needs. The department provides ample opportunities for collaborative research and access to excellent research facilities.


  • Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments, and analyze the data
  • Design and implement research protocols; adjusts protocols as needed
  • Research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Implement this knowledge in the Division/Department
  • Present research at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and national meetings
  • Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, abstracts, and grants
  • Maintain currency in the field through continuing education, literature, and seminars
  • Attend relevant training sessions and ensure regulatory compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Develop and design physical simulation models using 3-D computer aided design (CAD) software. This includes creation of anatomical models (kidney, bladder, prostate, etc.) and/or other surgical skills simulators
  • Prototype new models, including review of literature for advances in biomedical field
  • Adjust current protocols as needed. Ensure the integrity and security of all study data at all time
  • Follow laboratory regulations and ensure compliance with institution requirements


  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in relevant fields including biomedical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering or related fields
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Mechanical design and prototyping (CAD, SolidWorks, 3D printing)
    • Data acquisition and analysis (Labview, PowerLab, Matlab)
    • Machine learning and data analytics (Python).

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #244552 at

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better.

In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


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