Product Engineer - Internship
Who we are
HYLOMORPH is a MedTech company based in Zurich, Switzerland. In a dynamic startup environment, our team develops a platform technology for preventing post-operative complications in implantable medical devices (www.hylomorph-medical.com). Our first lead product consists in a tailor-made hydrogel envelope for pacemakers and neurostimulators that surgeons can ergonomically place at the interface between implants and hosting tissue during surgery. Our pre-clinical study has proven excellent safety and tolerability of our devices, as well as a striking reduction of the fibrotic tissue formation in implants.
We closely collaborate with Hospitals in Germany (Berlin) where a first-in-man clinical investigation is ongoing to obtain CE mark and FDA authorizations.
We offer a stimulating and friendly entrepreneurial environment, based at Technopark Zurich, a hub for innovative and high-tech startups in the heart of Zurich. You will be part of our lean team of 8 people and collaborate closely with a network of >30 specialized sub-contractors (CROs, CMOs, testing laboratories, industry experts, etc). You will experience all aspects of medical device life cycle management and startup development.
You will work in close collaboration with our Chief Operating and Scientific Officers (COO and CSO) in support to all ongoing Product Development and R&D activities. Such activities include concept design, manufacturing feasibility (micro-fabrication, 3D CAD, molding, etc.), in-vitro tests (cell and bacteria cultures), in-vivo animal studies, mechanical and chemical characterizations, as well as industrial scale up assessments.
Your own work organization will be your responsibility. The specific project timelines and deliverables will be defined by COO/CSO. You will deliver your work in form of prototypes and reports (both in a written and presentation form).
Who you are
You hold a Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Process or Biomedical preferred).
You are at your first work experience after academic studies. Or you wish to give a turn to your career with a starting position in a new field/place.
You wish to work with medical devices.
You are excited to work in a start-up environment: you are a team-player with a “roll-up your sleeves” attitude.
You are fluent in spoken and written English.
You are outgoing and at ease outside your comfort zone.
You are flexible on the type of technical work you will perform, eager to learn new techniques and processes.
You possess a pro-active attitude and are naturally self-motivated.
The position is available from now for a minimum time of 6 months.
Possibility to extend until 12-18 months and/or upgrade to full position after internship terms.
Applications will be considered as off now until the position is filled.
If you wish to apply, please submit your application here: