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Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

About Synchron

Synchron is a clinical-stage endovascular brain computer interface (BCI) company. Since 2012, the company has been developing a BCI platform that avoids the need for open brain surgery by using a minimally-invasive procedure. The Synchron Switch™ BCI received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation in 2020, and is currently in human clinical trials in the US and Australia.

The company recently announced an oversubscribed $75 million Series C financing round led by ARCH Venture Partners, with participation from Gates Frontier, Bezos Expeditions and other top-tier investors. The funds will accelerate product development, facilitate commencement of a pivotal clinical trial, and advance Synchron towards a first-in-class BCI market approval for the treatment of paralysis.

The Synchron Switch™ brain computer interface is implanted in the blood vessel on the surface of the motor cortex of the brain via the jugular vein, through a minimally-invasive endovascular procedure. Once implanted, it is designed to detect and wirelessly transmit motor intent out of the brain, restoring a capability for severely paralyzed patients to control personal devices with hands-free point-and-click. Synchron is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and rapidly growing team.

Join our mission of developing a first-in-class commercial BCI for more than 100 million people worldwide with upper limb impairment. Help people with previously untreatable conditions regain connection to the world.

Position description: R&D Engineer – Neural Interfaces and Mechanical Systems (NIMS)

The successful candidate will join the NIMS team and contribute to the development and testing of system components required to produce a commercial-ready Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) device. The primary focus will be design and testing of system elements of an active implantable device and delivery system that facilitates signal communication to everyday devices.

As a team member, this individual will contribute as part of a cross-functional team to FDA submissions. The role will work in a high regulated industry on chronically implanted active medical devices.

This team member will work collaboratively with internal and external resources to drive on-schedule device design, characterization, and design verification. Experience with the planning and execution of design verification for complex devices is desired, in addition to experience exposure to Risk Management documentation. Competency in 3D modelling (Solidworks) is a bonus.

Knowledge & Key Skills:

  • 7+ years of experience in a highly regulated industry.
  • BS or MS in Mechanical engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field.
  • Experience in the design and manufacturing of implanted medical devices that are commercial-ready.
  • Experience developing test methods, protocols, and reports.
  • Experience with validating test methods or qualifying test equipment.
  • Results-oriented with a combination of mental flexibility, creativity, analytical ability, and sound judgment.
  • Personal drive, adaptability, individual accountability, and a strong bias for action.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills.

Annual Salary Range:

The salary will differ based on successful candidate’s qualifications and experience
$130'000 - $150'000 p.a.

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