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Battelle Memorial Institute Medical Devices Biomedical Engineering Co-op (Fall 2021) in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle’s founding mission “to translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefit” is as relevant today as when we opened our doors over 90 years ago. Our science and technology enhance society's well-being and create critical innovations that drive scientific advances for the future. We conduct groundbreaking research and development, design and manufacture leading-edge products, and deliver critical services for commercial and government customers. Our work meets the needs of the nation when it matters most, and Battelle is committed to driving innovation today and for generations to come.

We are currently seeking a Biomedical Engineering Co-op for Fall Semester 2021 . This position is located in Columbus, Ohio .


The co-op will work within Battelle’s Medical Devices group. This group is hired by external companies from startups to Fortune 100 to assist them with their product development needs. Clients choose to work with us because of a proven track record for developing innovative and marketable solutions to challenging technical problems. A large focus for the group is on medical device development. This has included projects for mass produced drug delivery devices, immunodiagnostic systems, neuro technology systems, large scale imaging systems, and more. Regardless of whether the device is in the user’s hands or part of a larger system of care, they all are driven by the same ambition - to positively affect the user’s health outcome.

The selected candidate will participate in multidiscipline teams that we form around each project and dedicate to achieving that project’s goal. Our team-based approach means you will work side-by-side with Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Systems Engineers; Electrical and Mechanical Designers and Technicians; Industrial Designers and Human Factors Engineers; Material Scientists, and any other disciplines needed for each project. Your coworkers will range from other co-ops and new graduates to those with 30+ years of experience. The unique backgrounds and work experiences brought by each team member lends diversity to the development process, which results in both product innovation as well as an engaging work environment.

We believe that internships are a vital part of your education and growth as an engineer. Therefore, we work hard to assign work experiences that not only build upon your previous classes, but also provide some context for the coursework to come. This position will also include an introduction to the numerous other disciplines and skillsets that typically comprise a project team such that the candidate will gain a more complete understanding of how their discipline fits into the overall research and product development process.


The successful candidate will work with scientists and engineers to research, design, and test solutions to difficult neurotechnology projects, including:

  • Supporting team members in conducting experiments, including data acquisition and analysis, assembly and fabrication of prototypes and equipment

  • Some additional facets of product development such as concept generation, design and prototyping may be possible pending project workload and candidate’s abilities.


  • Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA

  • Proficiency in mathematical software tools (e.g. MATLAB, Mathcad, etc.) and Microsoft Office software

  • Industrial work experience, training or coursework in one or more of the following: neural devices, medical device design, signal processing and data analysis, physiological data analysis, or analog and digital circuit design and analysis.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Proven ability to successfully work independently or as part of a larger team

  • Must be able to work full-time as a coop during the spring semester

  • Must be US Citizen


  • Experience is neural devices and/or medical device design is preferred

  • In addition to a strong engineering curriculum, education or experience in Life Sciences, such as bioengineering, medicine, biology or chemistry.

  • Experience with basic electronics laboratory equipment and circuit board layout design tools for schematic capture, PC-based analysis and simulation tools, oscilloscopes, signal generators, power supplies and multi-meters


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. For more information about our other openings, please visit