Junior Mechanical Test Engineer


  • Develop, implement, refine, protocolise and carry out:
  • Hemodynamic PIV-like simulations in custom flow setups
  • Mechanical tests such as fatigue tests, coating integrity tests, etc.

  • Perform assembly and inspection procedures of prototype products for in vivo application
  • 3D printing using FDM, SLA and micro-SLA printers
  • Perform general equipment maintenance and data management
  • Log, document and report findings accurately
  • Work in a strict quality-controlled environment

Your profile

  • You have a minimum HBO-level education in mechanical or biomedical engineering or equivalent
  • You have demonstrable affinity or experience with medical technology
  • You have a demonstrated hands-on ability, either through previous work or hobbies
  • You have experience with 3D CAD programs
  • You have experience with programming in Python, Java, and/or Arduino
  • Image processing experience is a plus (ImageJ/Fiji etc.)
  • You are fluent in English
  • You are diligent, thorough, rigorous, methodical
  • You are eligible and available to work near immediately
  • Experience with ELN (electronic lab notebook) and/or QMS (e.g. ISO9001, ISO13485) is a plus

What we offer

  • An entry level position with the opportunity to grow with the company
  • The room to learn and gain experience in technical fields and quality systems
  • A ‘let’s do this’ environment and team with a clear goal
  • The chance to make a tangible contribution to a disruptive medical technology
  • 25 holiday days a year plus public holidays

About Idris Oncology

Blood samples can provide a wealth of information about a patient’s health and the progression of their disease. However, some things are so rare that you would need much more blood than you can safely take, as is the case for circulating tumor cells (CTCs). At Idris Oncology we develop flow biopsies; intravenous wires that capture and collect CTCs directly in the bloodstream. The quick, simple, and painless procedure provides many CTCs that can be used for any diagnostic test, reducing complications and enabling frequent testing to adjust the therapy as the cancer mutates.

The team

Idris Oncology is a medical device startup in the Leiden BioScience Park that just celebrated its sixth anniversary. Our team is young and ambitious and will be rapidly expanding. As the team is highly international, all communication and documentation is in English. You will join the R&D team, which mixes engineering and life science to develop medical devices, and will closely work with a project manager and QA officer to help achieve our goals.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Alan Murphy

Biomedical Engineer


+31 71 332 2411