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About the job Medical Device R&D Engineer

Position: Medical Device R&D Engineer

Location: Vienna, Austria

Job Type: Full-Time

Want to be part of translating ground breaking research into practical solutions with societal impact?

Syntropic Medical, a spinout MedTech startup of Austria's Institute of Science and Technology, has secured a seven-figure funding boost and is ready to expand its team. We are looking for candidates with experience designing and developing medical devices to apply to our open position as a Medical Device R&D Engineer. If navigating the intersection of engineering, medicine and entrepreneurship is an opportunity that excites you, then we want to hear from you!

At Syntropic Medical, we are on a mission to transform the lives of those suffering from depression, one of society's most debilitating conditions. Join us in developing our debut product, a cutting-edge neuromodulation device that uses light to stimulate a transformation in the brain. By targeting the underlying causes of mental health disorders with this new method of intervention, we are pushing the boundaries of what was previously possible, providing hope for the millions of people struggling with depression worldwide.

When joining Syntropic we offer...

  • Opportunity to work on a solution with truly significant societal impact
  • Chance to translate groundbreaking research into a real-world practical solution
  • Position to develop cutting-edge technology in a new frontier of neuroscience
  • Supportive environment to grow professionally and personally
  • Immersion within an international team that strongly advocates for diversity and inclusion
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Company laptop and accessories
  • Flexible working hours and work from home availability
  • Vacation policy
  • Additional employee perks

Your Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop medtech concepts for the treatment of mental health and brain disorders
  • Interact with key stakeholders and experts to identify user needs
  • Define and establish product requirements to realise innovation targets

  • Translate technology concepts into prototypes ready for feasibility testing
  • Plan, execute and document verification and validation testing of device concepts
  • Establish, update and maintain the design history file for new products
  • Ensure design control during development in accordance with regulations
  • Align with stakeholders and senior management to reach decisions and ensure progress
  • Support R&D deliverables and contribute to activities across clinical, product and regulatory fields
  • Work independently and self-manage time, completing all tasks with minimal guidance

You are...

  • Forward Giving: You understand the importance of fostering supportive environments and improving the lives of those around you.
  • An Open Communicator: You are proactive, friendly, and can articulate your ideas effectively for collaborating within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Organised: You are capable of managing your time and prioritising your work effectively.
  • Independent: You are self driven and are at your most effective when given the freedom to define your own priorities and schedule.
  • A Trailblazer: At Syntropic we foster and encourage those who strive to make a true positive impact in the world. We believe that innovation is the way to make this change. No technical complexity or difficulty of the problem will prevent our team from seeking life changing solutions.


  • Advanced qualification in engineering or a technology discipline (e.g., biomedical, mechanical, electrical/electronic, or similar)
  • 2+ years working within medical device research and development for a medical device company or startup.
  • Experience with design verification and validation testing of medical device prototypes in accordance with latest regulatory standards
  • Technical writing skills and experience with design control processes for medical device development
  • Knowledge of medical device regulations and standards (e.g. ISO13485, FDA21CFR part 820, ISO14971)
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Ability to relocate to Vienna, Austria for duration of employment
  • EU citizen or existing Austrian red-white-red work permit holder

Desirable Attributes:

  • Proven experience in product design, development and validation testing for devices with EEG, wearable, neuromodulation, neurostimulation, or neurofeedback applications.
  • Successfully taken a medical device product from concept to product launch
  • Experience with standards for medical device human factors/usability engineering (IEC 62366)
  • Understanding of intellectual property and previous patent filing experience
  • Strong understanding of neurotechnology in healthcare and interest in future trends in this space
  • Understanding of electrical safety standards for the development of electrical devices (IEC 60601)
  • Proficiency with product design and 3D CAD tools such as SolidWorks, CREO, Fusion 360 or similar
  • Experience with design transfer processes and good understanding of design for manufacture
  • Knowledge of biocompatible materials selection for medical devices

If our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those suffering from depression resonates with you and you believe that you would be a great addition to our team to deliver on this mission, then we want to hear from you. Reach out to us at to discuss other opportunities.