Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic
Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit
The Wyss Zurich is a joint research and development center of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, which was made possible by a generous donation from the Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr.
hc. mult. Hansjörg Wyss. The mission of Wyss Zurich is to drive the clinical translation and technology transfer of outstanding scientific discoveries into new therapies for patients and breakthrough innovations in the emerging fields of Regenerative Medicine and Robotics, and to promote hybrid technologies in these fields.
Wyss Zurich brings together some of the world’s leading experts to form multidisciplinary teams, pooling their knowledge and expertise.
HYLOMORPH is a MedTech start-up project currently incubated at Wyss Zurich, Switzerland. As a dynamic start-up environment, our team is developing a platform technology for implantable medical devices aimed at preventing revision surgeries due to fibrotic tissue reaction to implants (www.
hylomorph-medical.com). Our pre-clinical chronic study has proven excellent safety and tolerability of our devices, as well as a striking reduction of the fibrotic tissue formation in pacemakers and breast implants.
Our product consists in an easy-to-handle membrane that surgeons can ergonomically place at the interface between implants and hosting tissue during surgery.
We closely collaborate with the University Hospital Zurich and Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin towards clinical application.
Our goal is to obtain authorization for first-in-man human use in Q1 2019 and ultimately obtain CE mark and FDA certification for commercializing in EU and US.
Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities
Your responsibilities will include the work in a close collaboration with our COO and CTO in support to all ongoing Product Development and R&D activities.
Such activities include concept design, manufacturing feasibility (micro-fabrication, 3D CAD, molding, etc.), in-vitro tests (cell and bacteria cultures), in-
vivo animal studies, mechanical and chemical characterizations, as well as industrial scale up assessments. Your own work organization will be your responsibility.
The specific project timelines and deliverables will be defined by COO / CTO. You will deliver your work in form of prototipes and reports (both in a written and presentation form).
Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %
Anforderungen / Qualifications
You are excited to work in a start-up environment : flexible team-player with a roll-up your sleeves attitude. You ideally hold a Bachelor of Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Process or Biomedical preferred) or Biology / biotechnology.
No previous experience in industry is required. You are fluent in spoken and written English; accentless / mothertounge English and / or German is a plus.
You are outgoing and at ease outside your comfort zone.
You are flexible on the type of technical work you will perform, eager to learn new techniques and processes, you possess a pro-
active attitude and are naturally motivated.
Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements
You are fluent in spoken and written English; accentless / mothertounge English and / or German is a plus.
Wir bieten / We offer
We offer a personal and friendly entrepreneurial environment : dynamic team of five people, surrounded by other 8-10 similar start-
up projects. You will have the possibility to experience all aspects of medical device life cycle management and start-up development.