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Employer Relations

Why Hire Case BMEs? | Hire StudentsCollaborate with Cutting-Edge Researchers | Case BME Advisory Board


The Case 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.  To connect with departmental faculty or schedule campus visits, contact:

Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Affairs
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wickenden Building Room 308
(216) 368-4063

Colin K. Drummond, PhD, MBA
Professor and Assistant Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wickenden Hall 115
(216) 368-6970

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.




The strength of biomedical engineers:

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

The CWRU BME advantage:

  • 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
    Department’s of Biomedical Engineering by U.S.News & World Report
  • Program offers 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.


Hire Students

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 7-month rotations), contact the university co-op director, Mary Rose Tichar, at (216) 368-4447 or

For full-time jobs and summer internships, please contact the university career center at (216) 368-4446 or e-mail or visit the career center on the web at  The BME Department at Case Western Reserve is also a member of the BME Career Alliance, a non-profit 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 contact the individual faculty member directly or contact Colin Drummond, Director, Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership at (216) 368-2639 or via e-mail at



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 organization. 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 Case BME Advisory Board, please contact Robert Kirsch, at (216) 368-3158 or e-mail