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.

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 dynamic 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 technical team member of the R&D team, the R&D Technician will work closely with and support engineers in the development of Xeltis’ bio-restorative devices.

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

Responsibilities

  • Design and execute ad-hoc R&D testing with minimum supervision.
  • Develop and execute test plans, compile data and write test reports.
  • Set-up and perform graft and valve testing (blood flow loop, hydrodynamic performance and accelerated wear testing).
  • Plan, create and build new testing equipment to support R&D activities.
  • Work with external suppliers and manufactures to build R&D prototypes and test equipment.
  • Improve test equipment function working with manufacturers.
  • 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.
  • Support test equipment maintenance activities.
  • Support engineers in resolving design and process related challenges.
  • Write work instructions to perform R&D related tests.
  • Follow written work instructions to perform various testing activities in lab or cleanroom environment, in accordance with medical device design control standards.

The person we are looking for:

  • Is a highly motivated self-starter able to achieve results independently.
  • Has a proactive, practical and solution-oriented approach on working equipment and a constructive and collaborative attitude with manufacturers.
  • Has the ability to work well with others in a collaborative environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3+ years of working as a technician in industry.
  • Experience working with external suppliers/manufacturers on estimates, project execution and post-sale assistance.
  • Experience performing work in an environment with a quality system.
  • Experience using basic lab equipment (scales, calipers, micrometers, gages, etc.).
  • Experience gathering, distilling, reporting and disseminating complex data.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBO/HBO degree according to Dutch education system or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in medical devices.
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment (3D printers, 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 and work instructions.

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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