Job Placements- December 2016 Graduate Students
By Yash Mokashi, CMI Fellow
Thomas starts working with MedStar Innovation
Institute, Washington DC as a Usability Analyst, this February. MedStar is a
healthcare system with ten hospitals in the DC-Baltimore region. They operate
as a nonprofit Institute for Innovation providing decision support for
selection and use of technology in MedStar hospitals, and consulting services
In his new role as a project manager in the
usability division, Thomas is assigned to lead FDA Human Factors Evaluations
for consulting innovator teams and also provide analytical support for internal
situations and decisions.
“The key thing the MPE program has given me is
the ability to walk into this job confidently. Also, in classroom project work,
I experienced first-hand how crucial it is to design for usability. This
allowed me to shine in the interview.” -Thomas. Thomas was one of the
outstanding students in his class of the MPE program and CMI strongly believes
he will excel in his future endeavors.
is currently working as a Human Factors Engineer for Bayer AG, Pittsburgh. In
her current position, it is critical to interact with users, understand their
perspectives and practices as they interact with their current medical devices
or systems and then to translate that information in making the products
safer and more effective.
Samantha explains, “The main take-aways from
the MPE program that helped in this line of work consisted of interacting with
physicians, performing clinical observations, and becoming familiar and versed
in FDA and international regulations.”
Samantha was awarded the 2016 Spirit Award by
CMI during the Fall 2016 end-of-semester celebrations. CMI wishes Samantha success
in her career at Bayer AG.
been selected for an R&D Leadership Development Engineer position with
DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company.
Thomas got in touch with Johnson & Johnson
through the career fair at the University of Pittsburgh. He recommends all
future students to attend these career fairs. He was able to get job
opportunities through the MPE program with companies like Zoll LifeVest and
Philips. He received a job offer from Zoll LifeVest for the position of Human
“The program actually caught the eye of companies
in the Pittsburgh area and put me on the short list for candidates to be
interviewed. The program enables students to get in front of many potential
employers in the area for internships.” -Thomas. CMI wishes Thomas a bright
future at DePuy Synthes.
currently working as a Software Engineer at Philips Respironics. More
specifically, her role entails Mobile Application Development. Priya got her
job interview through the co-op fair held at the University of Pittsburgh.
The background in medical devices that Priya
gained during the MPE program helped her during her interview. Her
undergraduate background combined with a master’s education in Bioengineering
with MPE specialization made her a perfect match for the job. “While my full-time
offer was purely based on my performance as an Intern, my manger was also
pleased with my contributions to Philips project (Robotic assistive device for
proper inhaler use) which was taken as part of the prototyping class. Being a
part of the Robotics project enhanced my programming skills thus helping me
achieve my career goals.”-Priya. CMI congratulates Priya on her new position
and wishes her a bright future.
works as a Design Quality Engineer at Philips Respironics. His job
responsibilities include supporting new and sustaining product development
programs and leading proactive design assurance activities facilitating the
development and release of high quality products. Doug also ensures standards
and process compliance providing guidance and support during investigation and
resolution of product quality or compliance issues.
definitely attribute much of my success with landing a job to the CMI/MPE
program. Before starting my Masters, I came from a non-technical background
with a degree in biology and found it difficult to get a job. The MPE program
opened up a lot of doors and gave me hands on experience through various
projects. I gained valuable experience that allowed me to build my resume and
made connections that helped me to land an internship at Bayer (Medrad). This
additional experience, both in industry and in school, helped me to land my job
at Philips.” -Doug. CMI wish Doug a bright future at Philips Respironics.
Adam is working as a Human Factors
Engineering at Bayer Healthcare, Indianola. In his line of work, Adam has to
interact with users, understand their perspectives and try to accommodate their
needs in the medical devices. During the MPE program, as part of his courses,
Adam had the opportunity to interact with clinicians and medical professionals.
He performed clinical visits, observed procedures and analyzed unmet clinical
needs. This prepared him for his for his job as a Human Factors Engineer. CMI
wishes Adam success in his career at Bayer Healthcare.
offered a job as a Software Developer at Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) Inc.
HMS Inc. is a healthcare company that aims at providing Public Health officials
with the tools that enhance their ability to safeguard the health of the
communities they serve. A master’s education in bioengineering through the MPE
program helped Joshua gain the skills necessary for getting this job. His
background in software engineering and the knowledge gained in bioengineering
made him a perfect match for this job. The program helped him get an internship
at Philips Respironics resulting in full-time employment. CMI wishes Joshua
success in his career with HMS Inc.