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UCSF’s Surgical Innovations program is seeking a PhD-level biomedical engineer to provide technical support, project management, and coordination for a suite of medical device research and development projects underway by the program’s faculty, trainees, and staff engineers. This individual is needed to facilitate the development progress of these projects by leading and contributing to the design of tests and experiments, development and maintenance of laboratory and animal research protocols, proposal writing, project reporting, manuscript preparation, and project coordination between team members, collaborators, and contractors. The role requires a high degree of science and engineering knowledge in order to provide in-depth technical and research assistance to a wide array of bioengineering projects. Must be able to multitask, be flexible, and work in a collaborative team environment. Familiarity with mechanical and electronics design, machining and rapid prototyping, embedded systems, CAD tools, and iOS development is desirable.


• Attend all meetings of the Surgical Innovations group and provide technical project support as assigned by the program’s directors.
• Develop familiarity with each project’s technology and clinical application; self-educate when necessary.
• Work with project teams to create product development plans and timelines.
• Generate project cost estimates and categorized budgets and track spending.
• Assist in the design of experiments and test plans in bench top and animal models.
• Monitor project progress, proactively identify potential problems, and work with project teams to fill gaps in capacity.
• Write and maintain laboratory and research protocols; oversee lab safety and compliance.
• Draft product and technology descriptions for publicity materials, including website and newsletters.
• Prepare grant proposals for funding from internal university and external federal and foundation sources.
• Work with program faculty and staff to develop and synthesize technical material for regulatory submissions, journal manuscripts, grant proposals and reports, and website.
• Assist and/or lead preparation of research progress reports.
• Coordinate personnel, resources, and purchases on behalf of project teams.
• Assist with statistical data analysis and interpretation.
• Develop slide presentations of varying complexity on program projects.
• Work in a fast paced environment and meet critical deadlines.

A doctoral degree in bioengineering or related field is required for this position. Appointees at the Associate/Full level must have significant record of academic accomplishment including published or in-press publication, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service. Additionally, appointees at the Associate/Full level will provide considerable independence in planning and execution of research.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)