R&D Technician

Xeltis is looking for an R&D Technician to work in a dynamic research environment towards the clinical realization of Xeltis’ revolutionary restorative medical devices.

A technical team member of the R&D development team, the R&D Technician will support engineers in the development of Xeltis’ bio-restorative devices.

This is a 12-month temporary position in Eindhoven, NL. Contract extensions may be available. It is a full time, 40 hours per week position and will require the successful candidate to be onsite at the Xeltis facility.

Xeltis is a clinical-stage medical device company pioneering a restorative approach in cardiovascular therapy. Our bio-restorative technology platform is the world’s first polymer-based technology designed to enable natural restoration of cardiovascular function, through a therapeutic approach called Endogenous Tissue Restoration (ETR).

Who are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of working as a technician in industry.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter able to achieve results with minimal direction.
  • Experience working with external suppliers / fabricators to obtain quotations, execution of work, and troubleshooting problems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and working with equipment manufacturers to resolve issues.
  • Experience performing work in an environment having a quality system.
  • Experience using basic lab equipment (scales, calipers, micrometers, gages, etc.)
  • The ability to work well with others in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBO degree according to Dutch education system or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in medical devices.
  • Experience using manufacturing equipment (3D printers, machining mills, lathes, CNC equipment, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable in medical device design controls and quality systems per ISO 13485.
  • Solidworks CAD modelling experience.
  • Experience using Instron tensile testers.
  • Experience performing test method validations.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow written work instructions to perform various testing activities in a lab or cleanroom environment in accordance with medical device design control standards.
  • Design and execute ad-hoc R&D testing with minimum supervision.
  • Plan, create and build new testing equipment to support R&D activities.
  • Work with external suppliers, machine shops, and fabricators to build R&D prototypes and test equipment.
  • Setup and perform graft and valve testing (blood flow loop, hydrodynamic performance and accelerated wear testing).
  • Monitor and maintain grafts in blood flow loop testing.
  • Monitor and maintain valves in accelerated wear testing.
  • Perform design verification testing in accordance with Xeltis’ quality management system.
  • Troubleshooting and fix test equipment malfunctions. Work with test equipment manufacturers to resolve equipment issues and problems.
  • Support test equipment maintenance activities.
  • Support engineers and in resolving design and process related challenges.
  • Write work instructions for performing R&D related tests.
  • Perform other duties as required.

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At Xeltis, we recognize that people make a difference. We are a young, dynamic, international team of 30+ professionals dedicated to improving patients’ lives through innovation.
To submit your CV and motivational letter, please contact: recruitment@xeltis.com

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