R&D medical device engineer (Ingenieur) for a percutaneous implantable cardiac aortic drug eluting valve

devie medical GmbH is committed to develop a catheter-delivered medical implant for the topical treatment of infective endocarditis.

We are looking for a medical device engineer for the development of a cardiac valve nitinol stent frame in a start-up company located in the heart of Jena city.

Hiring Manager: Prof. Dr. med. Hans R. Figulla, CEO, former Director of the University Hospital Jena, Department for Cardiology, Pneumology, Internal Intensive Medical Care

Activities and responsibilities

  • Development of the R&D concerning the stent (Processes & Team)
  • Lead various stages of concept phase and product development of the stent as well as cross-functional activities, in particular, focus on finalizing the implant for concept freeze and subsequent development phases (design freeze, DVV, etc.)
  • Provide hands-on technical expertise, consultation and project support to drug eluting valve implant program
  • Basic knowledge of FEM analyses for the stent
  • Select and characterize materials acceptable for use in implanted medical device and design
  • Durability testing of the nitinol frame and heart valves
  • Delivery catheter development
  • Review and approve protocols and generate reports in accordance with ISO 13485
  • Work with partner company engineering teams to optimize existing and new product concepts and processes.
  • Build, manage and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Oversee the selection of research projects to insure they have the potential to add value
  • Identify new collaborative technology opportunities with leading industry and academic partners
  • Monitor competing and complementary technologies and companies for potential licensing or M&A activities
  • Create new products and processes based on prior experience under a highly dynamic and interactive working environment
  • Present company technology and products to government, industry, academic, and investor groups at congresses and meetings
  • Report to the CEO

Qualification profile

  • Master or Bachelor of Fine mechanics or Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • 2y+ experience in a cardiovascular start-up company is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Solidworks and Finite Element Analysis
  • Fluency in English in word and writing; German is a plus
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for medical devices
  • Share inspiration and commitment to advance the DEVIE implant (drug eluting valve in infective endocarditis) in a start-up company


We offer to become a part of our highly motivated team to develop a challenging medical device intended to cure infective endocarditis. Payment is according to your qualification and experience.

We encourage interested candidates to apply for the position with the following documents combined in a single (1) pdf file:
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Credentials/Certificates
  • Employer´s reference
  • Date of the earliest possible start of work.

Please send the single pdf file via email to angelika@deviemedical.com. We will contact you after an initial evaluation.

Send application to

devie medical GmbH
c/o Universitätsklinikum
Bachstr. 18
Building 14
D-07743 Jena


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