Development Engineer for Intravascular Robotic Controlled Catheters and Wires

ETH Zurich


Development Engineer for Intravascular Robotic Controlled Catheters & Wires

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Wyss Zurich is a joint accelerator of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. hc. mult. Hansjörg Wyss. The mission of Wyss Zurich is to drive the clinical translation and technology transfer of outstanding scientific discoveries into new therapies for patients and breakthrough innovations in the emerging fields of Regenerative Medicine and Robotics and to promote hybrid technologies in these fields. Wyss Zurich brings together some of the world’s leading experts to form multidisciplinary teams, pooling their knowledge and expertise.

NanoFlex Robotics is a startup, deep tech medical company that has spun out of ETH Zurich and is accelerated by Wyss Zurich to bring robotic technology for Neurovascular indications to market. NanoFlex Robotics' objective is to revolutionize endovascular procedures, techniques, and outcomes. And bring robotic interventional procedures to the standard of care.

Project background

Nanoflex Robotics is at the start of its journey. As one of the early employees, you have a critical role in helping define the company culture. You will gain a lot of experience in every area of a start-up, get unique insights and learn a lot. We value good ideas and contributions to the success of our company. We are a young, motivated and active team consisting of engineers, regulatory experts and business leaders. The position is limited to one year.

Job description

In conjunction with the development team members and the CTO, work to ensure the devices meet the performance requirements for navigation through a human vascular system for both bed-side and remote in-patient procedures. Ensure devices are compliant with all necessary regulations and standards for medical products. Interact with specialist physicians to ensure the user requirements are well understood and design iterations are planned and executed based on expert feedback. There will be interactions with technical experts, CMOs, CROs, and/or OEMs and the following tasks:

  • Interact with clinical and industry experts
  • Establish design inputs while ensuring requirements testability
  • Generate new concepts and improve on existing ones
  • Concept evaluation, prioritisation and selection through analysis, including but not limited to feasibility and risk evaluation
  • Grant compliance with applicable standards
  • Scout and select materials, components, and processes
  • Interact with suppliers and consultants
  • Develop test protocols, and test samples according to such protocols
  • Document each and every step of the process
  • Report findings and open points
  • Innovate within a crowded IP panorama

Your profile

We are a small but growing team and the candidate we will select needs to be able to work in teams as well as independently. They need to have a creative problem solving mindset and to work to deadlines. Be part of the team; help create the company and the company culture, build on your experience to help educate the team. Speak up when things are going wrong and speak up when things are going well. Be involved, engaged, respectful, proactive and take ownership. Other than that;

  • 3+ years’ experience working as a development engineer in the med-tech industry (familiarity with FDA and MDR) and preferably on class II or III devices
  • Experience in developing medical catheters, and an interest or experience in medical robotics
  • Experience in developing medical products to ISO 13485 (medical QMS systems), ISO 14971 (risk management) is a plus
  • CAD construction (3D&2D) and experiance of prototyping technique
  • English level Proficiency

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits. 

In addition to the ETH Zurich employment terms, we also offer an Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP).

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In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Covering letter
  • CV
  • Certificates

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Matteo de Donatis

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About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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