Job opportunities within the University of Rochester Department of Biomedical Engineering will be shared on this page as they become available. 

Please also check out our faculty's individual lab websites for postings, and the University of Rochester's employment website.

Faculty Position(s)

  • BME Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor, though exceptional candidates at higher ranks will be considered. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and have demonstrated significant research accomplishments. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program and to participate in departmental educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, candidates are sought who share the department's commitment to fostering an inclusive climate for a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.

We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise in biomaterials, especially those that complement or enhance existing departmental strengths in biomechanics/mechanobiology, cell and tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, optics, photonics, neuro-engineering, microphysiological systems, biosensors, and biomedical ultrasound (www.hajim.rochester.edu/bme/research). The successful applicant will also have demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in teaching and mentoring, and an ability to teach and mentor effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

One of six departments of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Biomedical Engineering is also part of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics is a short walk from the University of Rochester Medical Center – host to an array of outstanding research centers, including the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, the Wilmot Cancer Center, the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research. The department enjoys additional strong collaborations with the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, the Center for Visual Science, and the world-renowned Institute of Optics. Extensive cross-disciplinary interactions foster an exceptionally rich environment for clinical and translational research and basic science collaboration.

Established in 1850, the University of Rochester is a private R1 research university located in New York State. Its seven schools include the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, and the Warner School of Education. Rochester, a vibrant, mid-sized city with a rich history and a lively arts, music, and cultural scene, is within driving distance of the Finger Lakes region, New York City, and Toronto. Routinely recognized as one of the best places in America to live, Rochester is known for low cost of living, quality of life, and recreational opportunities.

Candidates should apply to the position at www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting.
Application materials must include

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of research plans (3-6 pages)
• Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)
• Statement of commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia, including past work and future goals (1-2 pages)
• Names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted for select candidates after committee review

The annual 9-month salary for this position is $103,000-$108,000. This range represents the full base range of pay for this job. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range and established based on market data, experience, and expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

For further information or inquiries regarding any of the above materials please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Edward Brown, Department of Biomedical Engineering (edward_brown@urmc.rochester.edu), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627. Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Applications received by November 10th will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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BME Staff Position(s)

  •  Graduate Program Administrative Assistant

    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Full-Time 40 hours
    Grade 052
    Job ID #250331 in HRMS: TBA  (PDF)

    Responsible for all aspects of graduate and/or undergraduate academic administrative matters. Monitors the progress of students toward degree completion, and performs related administrative, advisory, and editorial duties. Assists with activities related to attracting prospective students. May manage the department admission process, informing students of and overseeing department registration procedures. Keeps accurate and complete student records and ensures students complete college requirements. Processes student financial appointments. Serves as liaison between department and college administrative offices. Assists with student life issues, counseling and/or referring students as appropriate. May contribute to or be responsible for spending decisions on student activities and managing the department¿s operating budget. May arrange special events and/or serve on departmental academic committees. May include supervisory/management responsibilities.


    1. Oversees the administrative procedures of an academic department. Responsible for aspects of graduate and/or undergraduate academic advising and admission matters, such as registration, class schedules, course catalog, department brochures, grades reporting, and application process. Serves as the liaison between students and faculty for academic records, educational program data support, recruitment and admission, and technological support. Coordinates student activities, awards, and internship opportunities. May recommend and gives input to strategic initiatives. Work closely with faculty across campus like College Center for Advising Services, International Services Office, Career and Internship Center, CARE Network, as well as other academic departments and offices to ensure student's success.

    2. Manages the hiring process for students and faculty staff for department. Initiates, develops, enters and manages course schedule for both graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the department. Works closely with faculty for teaching assistant selection process. Tracks the processing of all application and admission materials through various admissions systems for the different educational programs. Utilize systems to manage applicant data, and provide reports and required information to appropriate faculty staff.

    3. Represents department during academic open houses, undergraduate and/or graduate fairs. Advises students in academic program and work with prospective and incoming students. Answers queries from prospective students during the admissions process. Connects companies with students for internship and employment opportunities. Invites alumni to engage with current students for career talks.

    4. May assist with curriculum management and manage student courses and degree completion plans. Advises undergraduate students in academic program planning. Monitors active student employees in the department. Initiate, develop, enter and manage course schedule for both graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the department. Consults with instructors on various aspects of classroom administration, provides support for the current semester and works with faculty to plan logistics for the next school year. May edit and oversees program course-builds in UR Student for semesters. May create content and provide updates to department website including most accurate information related to faculty, students, alumni, courses, course offerings, undergraduate academic awards, prize, opportunities and current events. Communicates to students via email and social media about upcoming events, deadlines and opportunities.

    5. Resource person for inquiries regarding the undergraduate and/or graduate program at the University. Manages departmental records associated with student & course enrollment. Responsible for all student data associated with program and activities. Develops, manages, tracks and monitors all official, confidential academic records of current graduate and/or undergraduate students for a department ensuring the accuracy, integrity and security of all records. Ensures all course data is entered correctly, accounting for variables such as co-locations, audio-visual requirements; anticipating and resolving conflicts.  Responsible for event management and communicates with vendors when organizing events.

    6. Works closely with faculty to develop tools for the instruction of their course. Creates training materials to help acclimate new faculty to virtual environments such as Blackboard and Zoom. Works closely with staff to acquire new information, strategize issues, and disseminate information as needed. Ensures classrooms are equipped with the appropriate technologies for in-person teaching and facilitates special needs for virtual instruction. May manage documents for the graduate and/or undergraduate committees, and prepare all necessary information for all faculty to determine outcome results.

    7. May be responsible for managing annual budgets for department or program. May process account transactions. May maintain tracking of expenses and assistance in budget planning. May prepare all forms generating stipends, tuition, and health insurance for students. May coordinate expenditures, reviews, approve invoices, and payrolls and other personnel actions.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in education or related field required. 1 year of relevant experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience; Advising experience and program management in higher education preferred. Leadership, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required. Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary; Must be skilled with Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Proficient in database management and reporting software; Experience with student information systems.

    Pay Range: Pay Range: $23.80 - $33.32 Hourly

    Inquiries:  Carla.Boff@Rochester.edu

    How To Apply: All applicants must apply online: www.rochester.edu/human-resources/careers 

     EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled



Lab Positions with BME Primary Faculty & Affiliated Faculty Labs

Please note that available research lab positions change, and there may be additional positions available in addition to those listed below.  Faculty recommend reaching out directly to them if you have an interest in working in their lab.  BME Primary Faculty, and Affiliated Faculty list their research interests and contact information on their faculty pages. Additionally, exploring the links to their labs will provide you with more details about their work.  

  • Giacomelli Lab
    • Research Technician II
      Job ID: 250839
      Full Time   40 hours   Range URG 105     Biomedical Engineering
    • Position General Description:
      This is a technical position in the Giacomelli lab in the department of Biomedical Engineering. The job consists of assisting with a clinical trial being conducted in collaboration with a private clinic in Victor, NY. This position involves working with clinic staff to identify elegable patients, recording microscopic images of tissue specimens removed during clinical procedures, and entering in demographic information into RedCap. The successful candidate will have general biology lab skills, be comfortable working in a clinical environment and be well organized. Experience in microscopic imaging and Redcap is a plus, although training will be provided.
    • Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
      • Specimen imaging in Victor, NY
      • Coordinating with clinical staff and documentation
    • Position Qualifications
      • Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
      • Practical experience in a biology or clinical lab preferred.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
    • How to Apply / Who to contact?
      Apply online  (www.rochester.edu/human-resources/careers). Job Posting #250839
    • Pay Range: $19.37 - $27.12 Hourly
  • Herrera Lab
    • Position General Description:  Postdoctoral Fellow
      We are looking to hire a postdoctoral associate to lead a project focused on understanding how cell-environment communication modulates tissue formation during development. The position is funded for 2 years with possible extension by mutual agreement. The start date is flexible with preference for Spring 2024.
      Position Qualifications
      A candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, Biology, Physics, or related areas. We are a multidisciplinary lab and welcome applicants from a broad range of scientific background interested in our research. Experience with molecular biology, biomechanics, Drosophila, tissue culture, and/or imaging is desirable, but not required.
      How to Apply / Who to contact?
      Please contact Prof. Herrera-Perez (marisol.herreraperez@rochester.edu) with your CV, a brief summary of your doctoral research, a brief description of your research interests, and contact information of two references.

  • Lee Mechanobiology Lab
    • Position General Description:  Postdoctoral Fellow & Grad Student
      - This position will examine the role of Mechanosensing channels in cellular morphology and inflammatory signaling using Red blood cells (RBCs), chondrocytes, and pain-sensory neurons harvested from mouse, pig, or human tissues.
      - Microscopy and molecular biology techniques will be used to capture dynamic and spatio-temporal changes in molecular, cellular, and tissue level. Eg.  Mechanosensitive channel activity, gene regulations, mechanotransduction and metabolism.
      - Project is funded with NIH R01AR082349 and R35GM147054.
    • Position Qualifications
      - For postdoc, experience with musculoskeletal research or neurobiology using mouse models, or tissue engineering and drug delivery.
      - For Graduate student in BME and CMPP program can learn skills in laboratory. The basic cell biology and microscopy experience are needed.
      - For undergraduate student in BME, ME, Biology, Biochemistry can learn and practice with researchers in lab. After 1 year of training, students are expected to present their work at internal or external conferences (BMES, ORS, annual CMSR symposium, annual CMPP symposium, EXPO, etc.).
      How to Apply / Who to contact?
      Send a CV and the contact information for 3 references to Prof. Whasil Lee wlee36@ur.rochester.edu.

  • Merigan Lab ARIA Imaging
    • Position General Description:  Postdoctoral Fellow
      A Postdoctoral associate will work on a NIH-funded project examining the mechanotransduction mechanisms of chondrocytes via molecular biology and cell biology techniques and mouse models. The study will take place in a dynamic and cooperative atmosphere in the departments of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Pharmacology and Physiology (PharmPhys), and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) at the University of Rochester, NY.
      Position Qualifications
      A candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, biochemistry, physiology, or biology. Relevant techniques include murine models, high-resolution imaging, molecular biology, tissue mechanics, etc. Experimental experience in musculoskeletal are plus, but not required.
      How to Apply / Who to contact?
      Send a CV and contact information for 3 references to William Merigan, wmerigan@ur.rochester.edu

  • Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Research and Engineering (PURE) Laboratory
    • Position General Description:  Associate Professor
      We are looking for talented Ph.D. students with background and expertise in ultrasound and optics.
      Position Qualifications
      1- A Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Physics, Computer Science or a relevant field.
      2- Experience in experimental biomedical ultrasound, acoustic, or optical imaging are preferred.
      3- Experience with image reconstruction algorithms and associated coding.
      4- Background in design and development of biomedical instrumentation (including data acquisition and signal processing) is a key requirement for this position.
      5- Applicants must have expertise in engineering programming languages such as MATLAB.
      7- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
      8- Proven academic track record of publications in areas related to this research program.
      How to Apply / Who to contact?

  • UR Medicine Motion Analysis Laboratories
    • Position General Description:  Internship Opportunity
      We are now accepting applications for our lab's Summer internship program.
      Research Orthopedics Biomechanist Interns are responsible for assisting in the disability and functional diagnosis of patients with musculoskeletal disorders and neurological disorders. Our multi-department infrastructure including #orthopedics#rehabilitation#biomedicalengineering#neuroscience, and #physicaltherapy will rely on this information to develop patients' specific interventions. A wide range of advanced clinical and biomechanics tools will be available to interns, enabling them to gain experience in these areas, including Motion Capture Systems, Electromyography (EMG) and Electroencephalogram (EEG) systems, Force Plates, Instrumented Treadmills, Computerized Dynamic Posturography, Oxygen Consumption System, and Big Clinical Database.
    • How to Apply / Who to contact?
      Email your resume to Joshua Tome (Joshua_Tome@URMC.Rochester.edu) or share the words with possible candidates. There is a requirement for at least 15 weekly hours, which should be broken down into chunks of a minimum of 5 hours per shift.

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