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    Midwestern University is seeking a Biomedical Engineer- CAREN Operator to work in their new state of the art therapy building that is equipped with a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system. This individual is responsible for operating and maintaining the CAREN system which is a multi-sensory system that will be used for clinical analysis, rehabilitation, and evaluation of the human balance system using virtual reality. The primary goal is to lead the operation of the CAREN system within a clinical and scientific research driven environment of musculoskeletal, complex trauma, rheumatologically and neurological rehabilitation. The Biomedical Engineer will report to the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Arizona College of Optometry.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Operate and maintain biomechanical laboratory equipment, specifically Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system.
    • Operate CAREN D-Flow control software suite that provides real time data streams between many types of integrated hardware. It functions as the controlling software for the product.
    • Implement newly developed software into clinical and research applications.
    • Provide technical and procedural training and support to internal customers.
    • Support communications related to CAREN.
    • Provide equipment troubleshooting.
    • Assist in test planning and development to ensure instrument systems conform to requirements.
    • Learn and maintain expert level knowledge of product features, operation and application.
    • Perform systems upgrades.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering or related field required. Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomechanical Engineering is preferred. 2-4 years of previous related work experience with biomechanical laboratory equipment is required. Previous experience in the medical device industry or work experience in a clinical setting is preferred. Must have solid technical skills. Previous experience with complex electromechanical systems and troubleshooting is desired. Must be able to speak English.
    The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, and have the ability to work independently. The individual must have strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects.

    Computer Skills

    Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience with CAREN D-Flow desired.

    Language Skills

    Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routing reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

    Reasoning Ability

    Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Mathematical Ability

    Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The individual is regularly required to stand and climb or balance. The individual is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision correctable to 20/40 in one eye, close vision, and color vision.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and regularly required to work in high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Please apply on our website:

    Questions: Contact the HR Main Line at 623-572-3208 or email at

    Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).