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R&D Engineer (Future Role)


Our growth has led us to keep an R&D Engineer role continuously open to prepare for near future steps. 

The R&D Engineer will be responsible for the conceptual development, detailed design, prototype fabrication, and verification of novel medical devices, fixturing, and tooling. This is a challenging role requiring strong familiarity with transcatheter approaches and a proven knowledge of the cardiovascular space.


Under the direct supervision of the engineering team lead and continuous clinical guidance from our specialized physicians, the R&D Engineer’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establishing design specifications to meet device requirements.
  • Hands-on prototype development with rapid iteration on designs using in-house tooling.
  • Initiating and developing relationships with 3rd party vendors, contractors and manufacturers.
  • Verification of designs through ex vivo and in vivo testing.
  • Engineering documentation creation.
  • Leading multiple projects.


The ideal candidate should have:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years in the medical device industry or equivalent.
  • Experience in structural-heart related medical devices is considered a very strong asset.
  • A Start-up experience (working in a fast-paced environment) is a plus.
  • Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives.
  • Familiarity with design and testing requirements of medical devices (ISO 13485, ISO 5840, ISO 5910).
  • Machine shop experience: milling machines, lathes, drills, grinders, etc.


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team and conduct exploration of subject areas for novel concepts and approaches.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to translate clinical requirements into engineering solutions.
  • Excellent technical writing skills, and strong ability to understand and analyze technical documents.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Strong CAD/design skills and mechanical aptitude.
  • Good interpersonal skills with a growth mindset.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and requirements.
  • Ability to wear multiple hats and balance multiple projects.

Compensation, Perks & Benefits

Vesalius Cardiovascular offers an attractive compensation package with health benefits and potential for stock options. In parallel, our engineering lab is centrally located (Broadway Corridor) and is:

  • Easily accessible by transit
  • In close proximity to full-service gyms, numerous green spaces and restaurants.
  • A fun and relaxed work environment with an active and sociable team

Please include a cover letter and any examples of previous design work with your application.  Email your application to hr@vesaliuscardio.comWe’ll contact you if we see a fit.

Thank you for taking the time to apply.