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Date: May 21, 2019

Location: Ecublens, VD, CH

Company: Boston Scientific


Symetis SA, a Boston Scientific Company, develops and produces innovative, minimally invasive heart valve replacement devices. The company’s product ACURATE neoand delivery systems, based on proprietary design and delivery technologies, are marketed and sold in key markets in Europe and in other markets, and are well positioned to target the constantly growing TAVI market.


Purpose and Passion:

At Boston, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose improving lives through your life’s work.


Role purpose:

The R&D department is looking for a R&D engineer with experience in the development of bioprosthetic valves. The engineer will be responsible for exploratory researches, feasibility studies, development and testing of prototypes.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and design products/components, such as valves, in accordance with international standards and internal procedures.
  • Participate and/or support external in-vitro and in-vivo product evaluations / tests.
  • Document and prepare reports and presentations to communicate technical assessments and analysis results.
  • Invent, create and improve concepts and designs for new products/processes, and submit invention disclosures.
  • Work independently to plan and schedule activities necessary to meet timelines.


Your profile:

  • 3 years of relevant work experience preferably in a Medical Device or Pharmaceutical environment.
  • Degree (MSc or higher) in biological, life science, chemical, material science engineering, or equivalent.
  • Experience with bioprosthetic valve design, biological tissue.
  • Knowledge in tissue engineering (ideally, experience with pericardium).
  • 3D CAD software (e.g. Solidworks).
  • Ability to run in-vitro bench tests.
  • Prepare reports and presentation to communicate technical assessments and analysis results.
  • Fluent in French and in English, Portuguese is an asset.
  • Flexible and able to work in a high pace environment.
  • Self-starter, results oriented and ability to multi-task.
  • Teamwork spirit, excellent coordination and communication skills.
  • Committed to moving projects forward.


Apply now:

In addition, for this exciting job we offer you an attractive compensation package, very good opportunities for personal and professional development through our established talent management program. Above all, you will have the opportunity to become part of a culture where everyone contributes to improving people's lives at all levels. Please let us know more about yourself by applying in English or French and clicking on the link below.

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