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Senior Biomedical Engineer, Procirca

  • Job ID: 864151347
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Procirca
  • Department: BIO-Vital Engineering
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $44.58 to $65.44 / hour


UPMC Procirca is looking for a Full-time Sr. Biomedical Engineer to join their growing team.

This position was designed to provide support and leadership in all clinical or commercial activities of Vital Engineering. These tasks include, but are not limited to: clinical management of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) recipients within UPMC Health System (UPMC) and at contracted health centers outside UPMC; training of medical staff in the use of MCS devices at UPMC and contracted centers outside UPMC; clinical management and training support on behalf of MCS device manufacturers who have Vital Engineering contracts. In addition, incumbent will perform analogous tasks on other artificial organ technology and clinical biomedical equipment at UPMC and contracted sites nationally or internationally. This includes bio-artificial liver, artificial lung, surgical robotics, and other innovative medical technology. Incumbent will also have a significant role in advancing Vital Engineering business and scope of work. In addition to clinical expertise, engineers will be required to participate in a 24 hour call rotation, and understand design and development of innovative cardiac and organ support technologies.

This role will split time between Children's and Presbyterian hospitals, and does require some travel. There is rotating on-call travel, among the team (up to 25%).

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  • The incumbent will assist physicians and nurses in the set-up, operation, and clinical evaluation of such equipment, and maintain a regular call schedule to provide clinical/technical support for MCS equipment, and patient transport.
  • The incumbent will repeat above functions at contracted health centers outside UPMC.
  • Under the direction of the DO, the incumbent will serve as senior support staff for MCS recipients within UPMC.
  • Incumbent will work closely with industry to develop or enhance clinical technologies.
  • The incumbent will also provide the following functions to contracted MCS device manufacturers: clinical management of patients supported by the manufacturers device, medical staff training for health centers using these technologies, troubleshooting/emergency response via telephone and assistance with the development of patient-care protocols.
  • Incumbent will be responsible for care of MCS equipment within UPMC.
  • Incumbent will also contribute to the STAT Med-Evac cardiac assist device transport program.
  • Current MCS utilized include the Thoratec Heartmate II Left Ventricular Assist Device, Heartware HVAD Left Ventricular Assist Device, Thoratec Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device (PVAD), CardiacAssist TandemHeart VAD, Abiomed Impella (2.5, CP, 5.0, RP), Thoratec Centrimag VAD, and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).



  • Must have a Ph.D. or an M.S. in Chemical, Biomedical or other related Engineering OR
  • actively enrolled in a Masters or PHD program with a completion within 3 years of transfer or hire.
  • 2 years' experience with clinical management of MCS devices and scientific research.Or 5 years' experience with clinical management of MCS devices and scientific research.
  • Incumbent must possess the ability to work independently in a variety of settings including the operating room, catherization lab, intensive care unit, or research facility.
  • Incumbent must have experience teaching, and own excellent communication skills, and be willing to travel up to 50% of time on short notice for emergency clinical support needs.
  • Furthermore, exposure to clinical trials is a must.
  • Distinct Computer skills; e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, Exchange, Word Prefect, Power Point and Internet computer software applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well, both orally and in written form.
  • May in the course of duties be in rooms where medications are stored.
  • No contact with the medications is allowed.

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