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Senior Development Engineer Medical Device – ETH Zurich, Aug 2022


ETH Zurich invites applications for the as position of Senior Development Engineer at the Wyss Zurich Translational Center, Switzerland – Aug 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior Development Engineer
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

The Wyss Zurich Translational Center

ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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Qualification Details

  • 2+ years in the medical device industry, in a product development focused role, ideally with the development of a complex active device
  • Strong knowledge about key regulations and standards, e.g. MDR, IEC 60601-1, ISO 14971 and ISO 13485
  • Experience and familiarity with perfusion-based medical devices is a strong plus
  • MSc in Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or Process Engineering
  • Experience in preparation of clinical studies / investigational devices
  • Familiarity with software development for medical devices is an advantage
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary work and willingness to dive into new topics and understand medical requirements
  • Project management experience with a track record in managing multiple projects in parallel
  • Good interpersonal skills, teamwork, multi-cultural compatibility
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Flexibility, motivated and self-driven attitude

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Wyss Zurich Translational Center 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. For further information:

Project background

Liver4Life develops novel therapeutic strategies for liver regeneration consisting of:

  • Surgical resection of a small healthy piece of the liver from the patient
  • Growth of this piece outside of the body in a perfusion machine until a sufficient size is reached
  • Retransplantation of the regenerated liver to the original patient while removing the remaining diseased part. Current perfusion systems are not able to keep a liver alive outside of the body for a sufficient time (5-7 days) to allow growth and regeneration to occur.

With our developed perfusion devices, we are able to preserve a liver outside of the body for up to 7 days prior to transplantation. The perfusion device is fully automated and supplies the liver with nutrients, drugs, hormones and oxygen.

The next step in the project is a clinical study as final proof of the preservation technology. To this end, the perfusion device needs to qualify for use in a clinical study. Safety and performance of the device has to be shown with respect to all applicable regulations and norms.

Job description

  • Manages design and product development of Liver4Life perfusion device
  • Responsible for the overall controlled design process, including software, hardware, sterility, biocompatibility facets
  • Preparation and maintenance of product documentation according to regulatory and normative requirements, participates in and drives risk management
  • Works with surgeons to refine design requirements and usability
  • Responsible for the performance of the product and mechanical stability
  • Develops test set-ups according to industry standards
  • Coordinates V&V activities with test labs
  • Collaborates with regulatory and quality experts, support supplier selection and management
  • Participates in perfusion runs

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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

  • CV
  • letter of motivation
  • track records

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

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We offer

Become part of a young, interdisciplinary team consisting of surgeons, biologists and engineers to work at the forefront of translational medicine.

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We value diversity

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.

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Contact details

Further information about Liver4Life can be found on our website.

For recruitment services, the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

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