Biomedical Engineer Co-op

Biomedical Engineer Co-op

Location: Vancouver, BC
Status: Full-Time, 8 months
Start date: January 4, 2022

As a Biomedical Engineer Co-op, you will be part of a multidisciplinary R&D team focused on development of 3D human tissues for in vitro drug testing or as life-changing, cell-based implantable tissue therapeutics. In this role, you will provide support for the design, manufacturing, and testing of 3D human tissues for pre-clinical use or as therapeutic devices by using and adapting Aspect’s microfluidic bioprinting technology. This is an exciting opportunity for you to work closely with a team of cell biologists, biomaterials experts, and engineers to develop bioprinted tissues that could transform the way we develop medicines and treat disease.


  • Perform in vitro assays to assess the health, function, and maturation of these 3D tissues in vitro, including tensile tests, contact angle measurements, cell viability, degradation test, diffusion test, and stability tests.
  • Help develop 3D human tissue models using Aspect’s microfluidic bioprinting technology and adopt culture systems to support tissue viability and function in vitro, with a focus on a pancreas tissue model.
  • Support the long-term maintenance of bioprinted human tissue models using advanced 3D cell culture techniques.
  • Work closely with biomaterial scientists and engineers to optimize bioprinted tissue performance. 
  • Create experimental reports and present experimental results to key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain clear and rigorous experimental records, including electronic laboratory notebooks. 
  • Become an expert user of Aspect’s microfluidic 3D bioprinting technology.


  • Education: Student enrolled in computer science, software engineering, engineering physics, or similar. 
  • Development Experience: You have designed and implemented complex, cross-platform software projects. Experience implementing UX for desktop and tablet applications is preferred.
  • Software experience: You have planned and executed reliable, clean, and test-driven code, understand Git and basic version control practices, and have a thorough understanding of basic data structures and algorithms.
  • Technical Skill Set: Python, C++, C#, WPF, .NET Framework.
  • Problem Solver: Demonstrated ability to identify innovative working solutions to problems with challenging constraints.
  • Effective Communicator: You have superior written and verbal communication skills. You are an active listener who can communicate to different audiences in diverse situations.
  • Detail oriented: You have outstanding attention to detail, and experimental and process rigour. You take pride in your work and strive for excellence in the work you do.
  • Go-Getter: You work with a sense of urgency, are results-driven, and thrive in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial environment. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done.


Aspect Biosystems is a Canadian biotechnology company combining the power of microfluidics and 3D bioprinting to create bioprinted therapeutics. Our bold team of innovators and entrepreneurs have joined us from all over the globe to move the needle on 3D bioprinting and work towards a future where our technology is used to save lives and make people healthier. 

We are endlessly curious and wildly passionate about what we do. Our team is always excited to learn and roll up our sleeves to make a difference in the ever-changing world of biotech. We believe that every person on our team is a key contributor to our success. If you are committed to make a real impact and accelerate the development of biotechnology, we want to hear from you! 


The environment at Aspect is fast-paced, collaborative, ever-changing, and supportive. We are looking for team players who bring substantial expertise and competency in their field. We offer competitive compensation packages and benefits with excellent opportunities for personal growth and career development.

At Aspect Biosystems, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or terminate, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, or local law.

What's it like to be a co-op student at Aspect? Watch our co-op video to learn more about the experience.

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