Senior R&D Engineer

The Role

Holistick Medical is seeking a

Senior R&D Engineer (female/male)

Under the direction of the CEO, the Senior R&D Engineer will be responsible for conducting and managing our internal and external R&D activities.

This is a full-time opportunity based in Paris, France.

Key responsibilities will include:

    • Defining the design and test strategies

    • Designing, building, testing and evaluating of prototypes

    • Setting up of internal prototyping facilities

    • Selecting vendors and external collaboration partners, CRO

    • Developing manufacturing processes and equipment

The role will substantially determine the technical strategy, but also the culture of the new company.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure start-up environment with quick communication, rapid iterative design and prototyping work, and strong organizational skills. The ability to juggle multiple short and long-term deadlines is a must. Ability to prioritize is critical to the success of this role.

Desired Skills:

    • Experience with the development of polymeric class-III implants, preferably cardiovascular/structural heart implants.

    • Familiarity with standard project management tools and design controls.

    • Experience with biomaterials, polymer synthesis, polymer characterization and degradation.

    • Experience with test method development, testing and validation of test methods.

    • Experience with adhesives and light fiber optics is a plus.

    • Proven track record to manage outside vendors and development partners.

    • High level of autonomy as well as team player.

    • Excellent communication skills.

    • Passionate about delivering the project on time and in budget.

    • Hands-on attitude, out of the box thinking, cooperative attitude.

    • Strong sense of urgency and problem-solving skills, stress-resistance.

    • Strong attention to detail, organizational and time management skills.

    • Ability to anticipate needs and operate proactively.

    • Ability to see “the big picture” within the project in order to be a primary resource to others.

Desired Qualifications:

    • MSc level technical education, or equivalent.

    • Minimum of 5 years of product development and project management experience

    • Fluent command of English, French is a nice-to-have

Personal Characteristics

    • Ethics and personal values: The candidate is expected to operate with the highest levels of ethics and values and function in full trust from the team, the board and the investors.

    • High Emotional Intelligence in order to understand verbal and non-verbal cues and manage relationships over geographical distance.

    • Ownership and drive to execution: Hands-on, down-to-earth, self-driven and able to work with minimum day-to-day supervision.

    • Willingness to relocate to Paris, France.


Boris Warnack

CEO Holistick Medical