Biomedical and Mechanical Engineer positions @ IIT’s Advanced Robotics Research Line (ADVR) - [ Technical ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 11/10/2017 - Expires on: 15/11/2017

The positions are linked to the Robotic Microsurgery translational project of ADVR’s Biomedical Robotics Laboratory (BRL). This project aims to refine, enhance and validate promising medical device prototypes developed by BRL’s research team. The final objective is to develop advanced device prototypes to enable clinical trials with the new technologies. This will allow their introduction into medical practice, leading to significantly enhanced health outcomes.

The successful candidates will be offered a fixed-term contract (24 months) with a highly competitive salary commensurable with qualifications and experience.

Workplace: Genoa, Italy

To apply, please send electronically a detailed CV to by November 15, 2017 stating the position you are applying for in the subject of the e-mail.

Biomedical Engineer CB 74431  

We are looking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic biomedical engineer familiar with the development and deployment of medical devices and preferably with good knowledge of related standards and certification requirements.

The ideal candidate should possess a Master degree in biomedical engineering or related field and be able to demonstrate excellent applied practical skills and possess:

  • Good technical understanding of medical devices
  • Good knowledge of requirements for clinical use of medical and surgical devices
  • Experience with standards and the process of certification of devices for clinical use
  • Ability to analyze and find solutions to engineering problems
  • Good communication skills and ability/willingness to integrate within a multidisciplinary international research group
  • Fluent in Italian with a good knowledge of English
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the engineering team in the design, development and certification of new medical devices for clinical experimentation
  • Analyze and contribute to the improvement of internal design and development practices for the creation of medical devices
  • Evaluate device prototypes with clinical partners and contribute to the improvement of such devices to respect standards and ensure certifications
  • Supervise tests, validate experimental protocols and prepare performance reports
  • Support the design of clinical trials to study efficacy and effectiveness of new medical devices
  • Basic knowledge or experience with robotic devices for surgery will be considered a plus.

    Mechanical Engineer CB 74432

    We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, outstanding mechanical engineer with a solid background in mechanics and/or robotics and with proven experience in hardware and mechanism design and analysis.

    The successful candidate should have at least a Master degree in mechanical engineering (or related area), proven experience in CAD design (PTC Creo or equivalent) and hands-on skills in assembling and testing of mechanical components.

    In addition, the candidate must be able to interact with workshops, manufacturers and suppliers, and should be able to generate detailed technical documentation for 3D/2D assembly and parts manufacturing. Familiarity with the medical devices area is warmly welcome together with a pro-active mindset and results-oriented attitude.

    Good communication skills and willingness to integrate within a multidisciplinary international research group are required. A good knowledge of English will be useful but the ability to learn is also acceptable.

    Experience in one or more of the following areas will be considered a plus:

  • Experience in the design of miniaturized electromechanical systems
  • Experience in the medical devices industry
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Experience with robotic systems
  • Familiarity with requirements for medical and surgical devices
  • Specific responsibilities of the job will include:

  • Design and optimization of 2D/3D models of surgical device components and assemblies
  • Develop, prototype, assemble and test of new mechanisms for clinical applications
  • Interact with workshops, manufacturers and suppliers
  • Generate detailed technical documentation for 2D/3D assembly and parts manufacturing
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines (electronics, software) to ensure the successful integration of their designs with the rest of the system
  • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

    In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data.

    We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

    Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data.

    Please also note that, pursuant to art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.


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