Senior Engineer/Associate Director of Product Development

The Engineer will join Thubrikar Aortic Valve, Inc. (the “Company”) immediately in an R&D environment to assist developing its structural heart devices pipeline. The Engineer will report directly to the President/Founder at our Lab/Office in Norristown, PA. The Company has license partners in Brazil and China and is expecting a global First-in-Human implant in 2018. The job requires communication and interaction with third party vendors, suppliers, testing facilities, cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons. This is a fast-paced environment that requires attention to detail and the ability to participate in multiple roles and responsibilities depending on Company needs. Some travel required (10% of time for international clinical trials, etc.). Relocation assistance is possible for the right candidate.


  • Start-up company experience in the medical device field
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with management and other team members
  • Ability to work and think independently, creatively, and effectively to further Company’s objectives
  • A demonstrated ability to take a medical device from concept through clinical studies is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in the application of ISO 5840, ISO 10993, and ISO 13485 standards is preferred
  • Ability to develop/use a quality system, including Risk Analysis, FMEA, and other relevant quality standards is preferred
  • Experience with animal testing laboratories is preferred


  • Master’s Degree (or PhD) in biomedical, mechanical engineering or related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in a start-up or clinical-stage medical device company, or PhD with equivalent experience

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