Job Description


The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is an exciting year-long entrepreneurial opportunity starting in Summer 2022 for experienced professionals in medicine, nursing, engineering, design, and business. We’re bringing together a best-in-class interdisciplinary team to prototype and develop technologies to solve challenging health care needs. As a UCLA Biodesign Fellow, you will interface with faculty from UCLA’s Schools of Engineering, Business, and the David Geffen School of Medicine and learn a framework for clinical innovation and entrepreneurship at UCLA Health, a nationally ranked health system and leading academic medical center.

You will spend your first three months in clinical immersion in order to identify meaningful clinical needs, followed by dedicated validation and development time alongside industry mentors. To make your ideas a reality, you will enjoy the support of UCLA Health’s vast resources, such as health IT support and data scientists as well as state of the art prototyping, fabrication, bench-top testing, and patient simulation facilities.

UCLA is ranked as the leading university for start-up formation globally by the Milken Institute. UCLA Health is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in California. In this stimulating and supportive setting, exceptionally gifted professionals in a wide array of disciplines are defining the future of patient care. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, you can with the UCLA Biodesign Fellowship.

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- A background in engineering and computer science (MS/PhD), design (MS), business (MBA), nursing (MSN), or medicine (MD), or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Experience in product/software development, product design, or engineering preferred
- A strong interest in technology development and a proven record of entrepreneurial activities would be highly desirable

As part of the online application, please upload and submit the following two (2) items:

- Statement of interest in Biodesign (500 words maximum)
- Current resume/CV (three page maximum)

If invited for an in-person interview, you will need to provide two letters of reference addressed to "Dear Selection Committee."

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.