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R&D ENGINEER - Heart Valves

Job Title
R&D ENGINEER - Heart Valves
Job ID
Northern Italy, 
Other Location
Our client is searching for a R&D Engineer - Heart Valves to suppport design, machining and tooling of implantable class III cardiovascular devices . The function also include support in testing (in-vivo and in-vitro) and transfer to manufacturing of the device developed.



Support the team in design and manufacturing, tooling for the heart valves


Technical Skills and Knowledge:


Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering:

  • 3+ years’ experience with Bachelor’s Degree - preferable in Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or similar

  • 1.5+ years’ experience with Advanced Degree - preferable in Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or similar


  • CAD Skills: PT Creo, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Rhinocerous, etc. 
  • Verification of the designed devices with FEA modelling including (Abacus, Ansys or similar software)
  • Setup of preclinical testing protocols on designed devices (accelerated durability tests) and components (fatigue tests)
  • Specific knowledge of standards for Cardiac Valve prosthesis.
  • Knowledge of implantable biomaterial (Nitinol, Stainless Steel, MP35N) manufacturing processes
  • Nitinol design and manufacturing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Support in statistical analysis of data obtained from preclinical tests
  • Knowledge of at least one language (Italian, English or French preferred)


Other Skills:

  • Open interaction with the R&D team
  • Availability to travel abroad Italy for short periods of time
  • Ability to work in an open and highly educated team
  • Solution oriented skills
  • Independent
  • Strongly objective oriented


Required Skills

degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or similar
CAD design
FEA analysis
Experience with Class III implantables, preferably, heart valves
Italian fluency preferred

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