Hire a Biomedical Engineer



Karen Gates

(734) 615-9412


Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan works closely with industry and business to help improve products and techniques and build relationships with future BME graduates who will be tomorrow’s leaders in biomedical engineering. Partnerships include:

  • Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership: Offers faculty and students the support and guidance to move innovation rapidly from the lab to the clinic.
  • Design Program: A sequence of undergraduate and graduate classes that allow students to work closely on sponsored projects helping real companies solve real problems.
  • Start-ups: Launched by faculty members based on ideas researched at Michigan.

Our graduates are a special brand of engineer

Michigan BME pairs a great ABET accredited engineering education with experiences that also prepare our students to thrive in a medical setting.

  • Laboratory research and instrumentation
  • Design process
  • Teamwork
  • Technical communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal and regulatory issues

Specialized Skills

  • Biomedical Engineers are trained as engineers to solve problems in rigorous, quantitative ways.
    • Core courses: CAD & Modeling, Statistics, Data Analysis, Computer Programming, Quantitative Cell Biology & Physiology
    • Elective courses: Biofluids, Biosolids, AI/ML, Entrepreneurship, and more
  • Focus on experiential learning
    • Courses with labs in Circuits, Biomechanics, Bioinstrumentation, and Thermodynamics
    • Capstone design course with focus on medical device design
  • Multidisciplinary by nature and excel at tackling clinical problems in cross-functional teams including engineers, clinicians, and others.
  • At the graduate level receive advanced training in Medical Product Development, including project management, human factors engineering, NPD processes, quality and risk, telehealth, and cybersecurity.


  • BME students are proven strong learners with a passion to improve human health care.
  • Comfortable in clinical settings and can see the broader picture of healthcare technology.
  • BME is strong in gender equity, and we promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Demonstrated commitment to improving health through engineering & technology.
  • Invested in what they design and build, and the impact it will have on patients.
  • Leadership in co-curricular groups dedicated to solving problems in world health and improving lives globally.

Get involved early

Working in the medical device, pharmaceutical or biotech industry? Create a pipeline that will keep talented interns and co-op students flowing to your company. We welcome companies that want to build relationships with BME students through:

Find your Future Faculty at Michigan

Michigan Biomedical Engineering produces exceptional PhDs and Postdocs who are prepared for faculty positions.

Explore the College of Engineering Academic PhD site to discover your next Professor. Our candidates offer diverse areas of expertise and are actively pursuing an academic career in the coming year

To register and post your position in our recruiting system, ENGenius.Jobs, click here.