System Test Engineer

Job description

About miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is using silicon chip technology that will bring miniaturized, lab-quality tests with built-in device connectivity and rapid results direct to the patient and clinician. Combining a nano-fluidic processor on a chip and a compact reader, miDiagnostics can measure virtually any biomarker from an easily accessed sample such as a single drop of blood. The Company is developing an extensive portfolio of tests for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of a wide range of health conditions, including infectious diseases. Spun out of the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, imec, and a research collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, the leading US research and medical centre, miDiagnostics’ goal is to enable fast, comprehensive and cost-effective health analysis, regardless of location. Based in Leuven, Belgium, miDiagnostics is a privately-held company created in 2015.


The job

As our System Test Engineer, you will be part of a dynamic, international and multidisciplinary team that develops a completely new medical diagnostic device to be used at the point of need. You will be leading test activities involved with transitioning test prototypes into market-ready products. You will focus on the testing of disposable part of the system. You will also take ownership in organizing experiments, evaluating and interpreting the data, and writing scientific reports and documentation according to ISO 13485 quality standards.

Your responsibilities will be a.o.:

  • Plan /design studies for the development, evolution and optimization of prototypes and product(s) within well-defined boundary conditions and timelines
  • Execute studies, analyse data, summarize/present results and write study reports independently
  • Participate in identifying/trouble shooting experimental issues and recommending solutions
  • Find solutions to problems in a creative and scientifically sound way
  • Maintain well organized laboratory notebooks and documentation in compliance with relevant procedures and regulations

Job requirements


  • You have a Master’s degree or PhD in biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, biomedical or bioscience engineering, or other equivalent discipline
  • 3-5 years of industrial experience in IVD product development
  • Experience in medical (point-of-care) diagnostics device development is a strong plus
  • Experience with microfluidics is a plus
  • You can lead independently several dedicated research work packages
  • Hands-on and resourceful problem solver is a must
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, work in a structured and methodological way
  • Team-player
  • Eager to learn novel concepts and technologies
  • Fluent knowledge of English (spoken and written). Knowledge of Dutch or French is an asset
  • Our offices are located in Leuven (Belgium). Relocation to Belgium is needed.