Wireless Systems Electrical Engineer for Neurotechnology (Wyss Center)

Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva

CH-1202 Genève

Job Description

The individual will work both independently and collaboratively as a member of the Wyss Center to develop advanced wearable and implantable neuro-sensing and neuromodulation devices that are designed to collect real-time neural signals, transmit multichannel recordings and provide closed loop control signals for a range of human applications. The individual will report to a tech leader in the Electrical Engineering team.
In his/her position, the Wireless Systems Electrical Engineer will:

  • Design RF systems (electronics) 

  • Design, develop and test electrical designs of wireless power transfer systems; from requirements to manufacturing optimized for neurotechnology applications, where size and energy restrictions are prevalent, and performance is challenging

  • Design, develop and test electrical near-field RF communication systems

  • Design PCB schematics and layouts optimized for RF/wireless designs

  • Be the technical contact point of electronics sub-contractors, balance technical requirements with manufacturability and cost

  • Be capable to timely apply his/her general knowledge in electronics design, as acquired by education and proven in industrial settings

  • Be part of the EE team and collaborate closely with our Mechanical Engineers, Scientists, Product Managers and Medical doctors 

  • Collaborate with end-users to capture, analyze and implement requirements for wireless systems optimized for usage by patients, carers and clinicians 

  • Help drive a positive, collaborative and translation-focused culture at the Wyss Center

The ideal candidate should be flexible and open to providing technical solutions for multiple neurotechnology applications in a cutting edge, multidisciplinary translation-oriented environment.  The candidate must also be able to work independently to design innovative RF/wireless systems suitable for human neurotechnology applications.

Required profile

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with at least 5 years (BS) of work experience in an industrial setting

  • Hands-on experience in RF/wireless systems engineering

  • Hands-on experience in developing RF communication and power transfer systems for critical devices 

  • Proven experience in PCB layout technics specially for RF designs

  • Knowledge of mitigation techniques for EMC/EMI and on its testing

  • Good knowledge of off-the-shelf electronic circuits such as operational amplifiers, filters, ADCs, DACs, power regulators

  • Working knowledge of radio communication protocols such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy 

  • Aptitude for innovation, willingness and ability to drive change, passion for quality and continuous improvement 

  • Results oriented, with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

  • Good communication and presentation skills

  • Fluent in English; French a plus

Additional valuable skills include:

  • Capable of modeling and optimizing wireless systems and antennas using finite element software

  • Lab skills: experience in testing and characterizing RF systems using VNAs or other instruments

  • Basic knowledge of digital electronics

  • Programming skills in C and/or Python

  • Working knowledge of scientific software such as Matlab or Octave

  • Experience or interest in neuroscience/neurotechnology

  • Good knowledge of electronics suppliers; in particular vendors active in RF design and manufacturing

  • Experience in the development of medical devices or in a tightly regulated industry; experience with ISO 13485, IEC 60601-1 and related standards is a plus

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter describing your qualifications and your motivations to HR@wysscenter.ch. Applications received by Monday 14th of August 2020 will receive full consideration.