Lead Mechanical Engineer - Washington, DC
About Current Surgical Inc.
Current Surgical is a startup company developing technology on the frontier of engineering and biology. Our first product is a smart microinvasive needle that precisely destroys tumors without damaging healthy tissue, allowing doctors to treat cancers that are untreatable today.
Our technology is backed by the National Science Foundation, and the company is funded by top tier venture capital firms (True Ventures, 1517, Scifounders) interested in dramatically improving the accuracy and accessibility of surgery.
We are looking for a lead mechanical engineer who is excited to develop technology at the forefront of medical devices and precision surgery. You will work directly with the co-founders to design, develop, and test our clinical prototype. This is a difficult hands-on engineering challenge that integrates precision mechanics, novel MEMS electronics, microfluidics, and ultrasound physics.
The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in working at a startup and is eager to challenge their technical development. This is a unique opportunity, as one of the first senior employees, you will have the opportunity to work across many areas of a hardtech biomedical startup, including preclinical studies, interfacing with clinicians, and fundraising. We are expecting you to lead the mechanical development, which at this stage requires trading off clinical requirements and engineering needs. As we grow, we envision this role growing into a leadership role.
BS in mechanical engineering or closely related fields (e.g. biomedical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, experimental physics), MS or PhD preferred.
5-10 years work experience (preferably in regulated product development)
Extensive experience with a range of fabrication approaches and their tradeoffs, with different materials (metal, polymers, ceramics, etc.)
Significant experience with CAD tools (e.g., Solidworks, Fusion 360)
Experience leading mechanical fabrication lifecycle (design, review, manufacturing partner selection, sign-off, part inspection and review)
Experience with high precision, high tolerance designs and approaches
Experience with complex system integrations (electrical, mechanical, fluid management)
Basic data analysis experience with Matlab and/or Python
Mechanical FEM modeling experience is a plus
This position is based in Washington, DC. Up-to-date vaccination is required for access to the facility.
If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to here. In your cover letter, please highlight relevant experiences/skills and why this position aligns with your short and long-term career goals.
Current Surgical is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.