The biomedical engineer studies, designs, develops and evaluates systems, technologies or equipment for the medical sector. He or she ensures that the equipment and the technologies are functional, reliable and effective. The biomedical engineer is the resource-person for scientific and technical support to users of biomedical technologies.

Main duties

1. Design or develop biomedical equipment or procedures

2. Evaluate equipment or procedures (safety, effectiveness and efficiency)

3. Install, adjust, repair and ensure technical assistance for biomedical equipment

4. Ensure that the users of biomedical equipment receive training

5. Ensure technological and scientific monitoring

Initial training


• Bachelor’s degree in medical engineering, in biological and biomedical engineering, in mechanical engineering or in a related engineering discipline

• Master’s or Ph.D. (an asset)

Innovative Pharmaceuticals
Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)
Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
Biotechnologies
Medical Technologies
Health IT / AI
Natural Health Products

Profile of required skills

Biomedical engineer profile

TECHNOLOGICAL
  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming languages and tools
  • Be proficient in user experience (UE) principles
  • Identify and analyze product risks
SCIENTIFIC
  • Know a product’s design principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the development cycle
  • Technical drafting
  • Know how to model and manage data
REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
  • Know production/manufacturing standards (ISO)
  • Know the regulations (SC, FDA, EMA)
  • Be familiar with documentation best practices
RELATIONSHIPS AND SALES
  • Product management
  • Master the art of communicating and presenting
MANAGEMENT
  • Develop an interest in continuous learning
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
  • Understand how AI is integrated in the LSHT value chain
  • Take an interest in innovative and disruptive technologies
Biomedical engineer

Industry opportunities

 

Required profile

• Graduates of LSHT engineering programs
• Integration of trainees at the end of their university program

Prospects – Findings

• Favourable prospects with the simultaneous development of the hardware and software
• Pressure on technological skills considering the shortage of programmers
• Central user experience

Average salary
$64,000