R&D Engineer

Xeltis is looking for an R&D Engineer to contribute to the design and development of next generation bioresorbable vascular grafts which utilize endogenous tissue restoration (ETR).

Xeltis is a clinical stage medical device company with the world’s most advanced polymer-based platform of restorative cardiovascular devices. Xeltis’ devices naturally evolve into living blood vessels or heart valves within the body through patient’s own tissue.

The company has a young team of 40 employees from all over the world. “Improving patients’ lives” is what drives us to work with joy on a daily basis.

Who are we looking for?

A critical technical team member, the R&D Engineer will play a key role in a cross-functional product development team focusing on design, development, testing, production and overall support in an early clinical phase of the product.

The position reports to the VP of R&D and is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop next generation vascular graft devices, comprising electro-spun bioresorbable polymers for the purpose of facilitating endogenous tissue restoration (ETR).
  • Responsible for generation and execution of deliverables related to medical device design controls, including material specifications, drawings, design inputs, FMEAs, test plans, reports and design verification activities.
  • A critical technical team member in a small team of engineers, scientists and technicians. Must be able to translate theoretical test concepts into reality.
  • Working closely with project team members in Operations, Regulatory, Quality, and Clinical to deliver project objectives.
  • Provide leadership for the design control elements of the project.
  • Develop and qualify test methods and procedures to be used in device qualification testing.
  • Develop timelines for projects and ensure goals are being met.
  • Compile and analyse data, prepare documentation, and make recommendations for changes and/or improvements.
  • Generate test protocols, reports and supporting documentation for design verification purposes.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a bachelors or advanced degree in Engineering or a Scientific discipline from an accredited College or University.
  • Proven record of success in managing details in a regulated environment.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of industry experience in medical device development.
  • Knowledgeable in medical device design controls and quality systems per ISO 13485.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter able to achieve results with minimal direction.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills providing contribution to a multi-functional team including internal and external resources.
  • Proven track record of ability to resolve complex problems.
  • The ability to work well with other groups in a collaborative environment.
  • Must be proactive and creative in solving technical problems.
  • In-depth understanding of mechanical design, dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • CAD modelling experience (Solidworks proficiency is preferred).
  • Experience in prior cardiovascular medical device projects is preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.

The position is full-time. For more information and to submit your CV and motivational letter, please contact: recruitment@xeltis.com

Working at Xeltis

At Xeltis, we recognize that people make a difference. We are a young, dynamic, international team of 40 professionals dedicated to improving patients’ lives through innovation.
To submit your CV and motivational letter, please contact: recruitment@xeltis.com

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