The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for Active Implants to join our growing, international team of scientists, clinicians and engineers.
Description du poste
The individual will work both independently and collaboratively as a member of the Wyss Center’s technical team to develop innovative advanced implantable and wearable technologies that are designed to collect real-time neurophysiological signals, transmit multichannel recordings and provide closed loop control signals for a range of human applications.
Key responsibilities: In his/her position of Senior Mechanical Engineer for Active Implants, the successful candidate will share his/her time between hands-on mechanical design and engineering tasks, collaborations with external partners, as well as resources and lab facilities management at the Wyss Center. More specifically, he/she will:
Conceptualize and create mechanical designs for the Center’s next-generation implantable and wearable devices
Prototype new concepts using rapid prototyping methods (3D printing, machining, etc.)
Develop and improve hermetic and near-hermetic encapsulation solutions (using implantable silicone, epoxy, ceramics, titanium or other emerging materials and technologies)
Design and improve connection solutions to connect implants to leads (using laser micro-welding, resistance welding, crimping, or other connection technologies)
Balance technical requirements with manufacturability and cost
Document new designs in compliance with the applicable medical regulations and standards
Support Design Verification activities and transfer designs to external production and clinical grade manufacturing partners
Act as an active member of the Wyss Center’s technology team and collaborate closely with Electrical Engineers, Software Engineers, Scientists, and Product Managers
Collaborate with clinicians and end-users to capture, analyze and implement requirements to design technologies suitable for a patient/clinician setting
Scout for novel technologies and establish strategic collaborations with related suppliers / partners
Collaborate with external partners (academic and industrial)
Coordinate a small team of Mechanical Engineers and manage the lab facilities and budget
Help drive a positive, collaborative and translation-focused culture at the Wyss Center
This position will report directly to our CTO and will supervise a team of two Engineers.
Required competence and experience:
MSc in Micro Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent with at least 7 years of relevant work experience in MedTech industry (in an ISO 13485 and/or 21 CFR certified environment)
Hands-on experience with design, development and testing of long-term active implantable and/or class III medical devices
Good knowledge of medical-grade manufacturing and assembly processes
Team leadership skills, including people skills
Good knowledge of the different stakeholders, suppliers and sub-contractors in the space and experience in managing sub-contractors and vendors
Aptitude for innovation, willingness and ability to drive change, passion for quality and continuous improvement
Results oriented, proactive problem-solving attitude with strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to interact and influence all levels of the business as well as partners
Fluent in English, French is a plus
Additional skills include:
Experience or interest in neurotechnology
Expertise in ISO 14708 and IEC 60601
Good knowledge of medical-grade materials and components used for long-term active implants
Specialization in one or more of the following areas:
Rapid Prototyping methods
Accelerated aging of medical devices in different conditions
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter describing your qualifications and your motivations to HR@wysscenter.ch no later than Friday 24th July 2020.
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