System Engineer

Leuven - Engineers
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miDiagnostics is looking for a System Engineer to lead all activities relating to instrumentation design and development.


About miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable tests that require only drops of blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Its core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps or valves. There is no need for complex and costly instrumentation enabling medical decisions to be taken at the point of need or remote areas with a high level of comfort to both patients and caregivers.

The Job

With miDiagnostics in the feasibility phase of its product development, the company seeks to recruit a System Engineer to lead the development of the instrument. As part of the product development team, you will closely work with suppliers and lead the design, development, verification, validation and transfer to manufacturing of the company’s advanced low-cost instrumentation system. Your activities will be based in Leuven.


  • Leading all activities relating to instrumentation design and development
  • Working closely with all other R&D departments to ensure interfaces with other sub-systems (software, disposable cartridge) are identified and considered in the design
  • Supplier management of suppliers developing electronic and mechanical components of the system
  • Leading all relevant electronic and mechanical engineering activities
  • Refining and implementing detailed product specifications for the instruments under development
  • Managing instruments development timelines and budgets
  • Identifying and mitigating technical and logistical risks
  • Developing and maintaining relevant design control documentation
  • Identifying, evaluating and selecting manufacturing partner(s) for series production

Profile and competences

  • Master's degree in electronic/electromechanical/mechanical engineering, with 5-10years work experience
  • Strong supplier management skills
  • Experience with requirements writing and risk management
  • Experience in reviewing contract manufacturer’s mechanical/optical/software specifications, test plan, verification documentation. Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, result-focused and quality driven
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • An understanding of relevant regulatory requirements within the IVD/medical industry is a plus
  • Fluent in English

The offer

  • Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the biotech industry
  • Market competitive salary and benefits package
  • miDiagnostics is an international-oriented company with close connections to two world-class research institutions (imec and Johns Hopkins University)
  • You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics


Please apply by e-mail to with reference to this opportunity.


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