Employer Relations

The Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineering program has developed a strong connection with employers. These efforts include the development of a BME Advisory Board; placement of students in co-op, internship, and full-time positions; and sponsored research, collaborations and translation.  

Connect with departmental faculty or schedule a campus visit:

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wickenden Building Room 340
Phone: 216.368.4063
Email: bmedept@case.edu 

Colin K. Drummond, PhD, MBA
Professor and Assistant Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wickenden Hall 115
Email: colin.drummond@case.edu 

Additionally, we also offer a multitude of research equipment available for use in our various laboratories. External collaborators are encouraged to contact department faculty and staff to employ these research resources within new research collaborations.

Why Hire Our Students?

Biomedical engineers trained at Case Western Reserve University:

  • Are better suited for your unique needs because of a solid engineering background coupled with specialized biomedical courses;
  • Have in-depth knowledge of living systems and technology requires less training than traditional engineers; and
  • Provide a vital link between engineering and clinicians.            

The CWRU Advantage

We're proud to boast additional unique features of our program:

  • The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve was established in 1968 and is one of the premier programs in the country.
  • Our program is accredited and consistently ranked in the top ten departments of biomedical engineering by U.S.News & World Report.
  • We offer training in specialty areas to ensure that student meet the specific needs of your organization.
  • Our biomedical engineering students rank among the best in the country.

Getting Started

Talented biomedical engineering students at the BS, MS, and/or PhD levels are available for cooperative education opportunities (co-ops), internships, or full-time positions. For cooperative education opportunities (two seven-month rotations), contact the university co-op director, Genine Apidone, at 216.368.5119 or coopinfo@case.edu

For full-time jobs and summer internships, please contact the university career center at 216.368.4446, email careers@case.edu, or visit the career center. The BME department at Case Western Reserve is also a member of the BME Career Alliance, a nonprofit that connects BME programs with industry.

Collaborate with Cutting-Edge Researchers

We will work with employers to answer questions about departmental research and potential collaborations. We welcome employers to come to campus to learn more about our program, students, or research. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting with one or more faculty to discuss sponsored research collaboration, or translation, please contact either the individual faculty member directly or contact Colin Drummond, director, Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership at 216.368.2639 or via email at colin.drummond@case.edu.  

Case BME Advisory Board

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve has formed a board of experts in industry, government and academia who provide guidance on our educational program, curricula, and departmental objectives. Additionally, board members also provide assistance in identifying career opportunities, including full-time, part-time, co-op, and internships. 

Currently, the BME department has approximately 15 board members. Most of these individuals are in senior level positions with their respective organizations. Several board members are alumni of our BME program. Organizations represented include large national Fortune 500 companies, start-up companies, large federal government agencies, and other universities with top biomedical engineering programs. The board meets annually to discuss various issues. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about the CWRU BME Advisory Board, please contact Robert Kirsch, at 216.368.3158 or email rfk3@case.edu