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Finding a career in biomedical engineering

Finding a Career in Biomedical Engineering

Brendan Johnson

Topics for today

  • Resources available to you

  • How to find companies

  • Important keywords & codes

  • How to network and find posted positions

  • Let’s find some contacts!

Topics for today:

Career services library assistant

  • Services:

    • Guidance and instruction to career resources

  • Where:

  • What:

    • Careers blog

    • Contact info

    • Workshop PowerPoint

    • Vault Career Insider

    • Biomedical Engineering research guide

Career Services Library Assistant

Career exploration books and e books

  • Career development in bioengineering and biotechnology

  • Career opportunities in biotechnology and drug development

  • Opportunities in Biotechnology Careers

Career Exploration: Books and E-Books

Biomedical engineering r esearch g uide

Biomedical Engineering Research Guide

Vault career insider

Vault Career Insider

  • Researchcompanies, industries, and professions

  • Download full PDFs of Vault Career Guides

  • Get career advice, sample resumes and cover letters, and much more!!

Finding companies

  • ES&P archives in DrexelOne

  • Company directories and databases

  • FDA drug approvals

  • FDA device approvals

  • Patent searching

Finding Companies

Keywords codes

  • Some important words to use in your search:

    • Biotechnology

    • Medical Devices

    • Biomaterials

    • Bioprocessing

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Nanotechnology

    • Biodevices

    • Imaging

    • Subject-specific keywords

Keywords & Codes

Keywords codes1

  • Search industries by Industry Codes

    • SIC Codes

    • NAICS Codes

  • Some relevant SIC codes:

    • 2833- Medicinal Chemicals & Botanical Products

    • 2834- Pharmaceutical Preparations

    • 2835- In-Vitro and In-Vivo Diagnostic Substances

    • 2836- Biological Products, except Diagnostic Substances

    • 3841- Surgical & Medical Instruments & Apparatus

    • 3842- Orthopedic, Prosthetic & Surgical Appliances and Supplies

Keywords & Codes

D b million dollar database

Find companies only located where you are looking

D&B Million Dollar Database

Find companies in specific industries using SIC or NAICS industry codes

Find the contact information for these companies in your results.

Finding a career in biomedical engineering


Research the companies you find

Read a company description

Look at how the company is making news, and what they’re making

Check out other similar competitors

Look up contacts in HR or Engineers in the R&D departments

Fda drug approval reports

  • Find FDA-approved drugs and the companies that manufacture them

  • Drugs@FDAincludes most of the drug products approved since 1939


FDA Drug Approval Reports

Fda approvals of medical devices

  • Find FDA-approved medical devices

    • Recently-approved devices

    • Each listing contains info on what medical uses the device is approved for

  • For more info visit the EngLibrary blog on the Library’s website

    • Latest FDA Medical Devices approvals

FDA Approvals of Medical Devices

Patent searching

  • Use the EngLibrary blog to find patent-searching resources, like the US Patent and Trademark Office database

    • Try searching by company name in the ‘Assignee Name’ field.

Patent Searching


Sustain your network

Build your network

  • Professional Associations

  • LinkedIn


Finding posted biomed positions

Finding posted BioMed positions

  • Professional associations

  • Industry-specific job listings

    • Try the Biomedical Engineering Career Guide for Biomed-Specific job sites

  • DragonJobs

  • General job sites

Job search activity

  • Using 3 different resources discussed here, find 3 target companies and at least one contact person for each company.

  • To view & download this presentation, visit my reference page at and click on the Finding a Career in Biomedical Engineering workshop

  • Suggested resources:

    • D&B Million Dollar Database

    • Hoovers

    • FDA Drug & Device Approvals

    • LinkedIn

    • Professional Associations

Job Search Activity

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