The Ambition

Accurate and integrated diagnostic solutions that enable
faster and more efficient healthcare at any point of need.

miDiagnostics aims to bring clinical, blood-based diagnostics to the people who need it the most: the patients. Based around a disruptive silicon-based nanofluidic processor embedded in a low-cost test card, we are building the lab test of the future.

Our Technology

Cameras and chip processors built in our smartphones currently exist of billions of transistors. We apply the power of massive parallelization and miniaturization to microfluidics: many fluidic handling steps occur in parallel at a very small scale resulting in very fast turnaround times.

A key strength of semiconductor technologies is the diversity of nanofluidic processors that can be produced on a single manufacturing platform. This level of mass customization is still unprecedented in high-volume manufacturing industries. We have designed various nanofluidic processors that fit on the same platform for applications in cytology, molecular diagnostics, clinical chemistry and immunoassays, or a combination of these.

An outstanding characteristic of silicon micromachining is the precise control of features at the sub-micron level. We take advantage of this property to create disposable test cards that have the quality and accuracy of lab-based tests.

Our Products

We are developing three nanoFluidic Processors to measure and quantify cells, nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules

They form the basis for a variety of test cards, addressing specific medical conditions or use cases, such as early screening and treatment of infectious diseases (eg. HPV, GBS, and HIV/HCV/HBV), rapid diagnosis of acute diseases (eg. viral versus bacterial infection, meningitis, and upper and lower respiratory tract infection), and (home) monitoring of patients (eg. HIV treatment efficacy, organ transplant CMV infection, and chemotherapy monitoring).

The Concept

Test Card

Single use
Contains Si chip
Analyzes a blood drop
sample

Reader

Multiple use
Reads the test card
Connects via USB cable

Personal Device

User interface
Desktop/laptop
Tablet/mobile phone

Cloud

Authentication
Processing & computation
Archiving
HIS connectivity

Less than 10 minutes to results

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Globally Shifting Healthcare

Our Team

Management

Nicolas Vergauwe
CEO
Alexander Goemans
CFO
Peter Peumans
CTO
Ben Chambers
VP Quality & Regulatory Affairs
Christopher Adams
VP Product Development

Board of directors

Rudi Pauwels

Chairman and serial entrepreneur

Luc Van den hove

CEO, imec

Marc Coucke

Serial entrepreneur

Michel Akkermans

Serial entrepreneur

Roderick Verhelst

Senior Investment Manager, PMV

Stuart C. Ray

Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

Pieter Bourgeois

Investment Manager, Alychlo

Career Opportunities

We are currently looking for new team members – If you are a passionate worker and think you have what it takes, send your resume and details to jobs@midiagnostics.com

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 (nFP) that automatically processes the sample, such as drops of blood, without the of an instrument.  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

You will be part of a dynamic, international and multidisciplinary team that develops an innovative medical diagnostics device to be used at the point of need. As ‘Systems Design lead’ you will define the technology direction and diagnostics systems approach. You will work within a cross-functional team and are accountable for the systems design, architecture and system requirements. You will ensure that short & long term platform performance milestones are met in line with the business objectives.

Responsibilities:                            

  • Architecture design: Help realise the functional design of our portable under the tree diagnostic device taking control of the system architecture, develop a clear vision for the internal components, electromechanical interactions, optical stack, thermal profile and modelling, space claims and interplay of sub components in the system.
  • Logical design: Be able to develop and define the complete model of the function tree between the mechanical components, electrical components and optical pathways.
  • Be able to coordinate and develop an energetic team of hardware, software and electronic engineers to realise the miDiagnostics vision of point of need medical devices under the ISO13485 regulatory framework.

 

Profile and competences

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, with 5-10 years of relevant work experience
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in design & development of disposable microfluidic devices for point-of-need diagnostics.
  • You will be a global player, someone with a proven track record in global product development and who can ‘get the job done’.
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to tackle the challenges in medical diagnostics, have a passion for delivering healthcare solutions in resource limited setting.
  • Able to set the technical direction, be a coach, be a mentor, be a pioneer in ensuring the delivery of under the tree diagnostic devices.
  • Be someone who is comfortable guiding project management milestones, but take ownership, take responsibility and deliver.
  • Be excited about the field and technical horizon, assess new technologies and understand how they could be implemented.
  • Ideally, you will already have pushed a technology through ISO13485 and a GMP compliant environment.
  • 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
  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

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
We are looking for a senior software developer/engineer with strong background in developing products and services for imaging-based applications. As a developer you will be responsible for the implementation, testing and documentation of our key imaging-based algorithms. Your main assignment will be to productize and extend the prototype research algorithms that can eventually run on various platforms like laptop, mobile devices and in the cloud. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of engineers (electronics, electrical, optics, bio), bio-physicists, fluidic designers, interface developers and other imaging specialists.

Responsibilities

  • Implementation, testing and documentation of imaging-based algorithms
  • (Co-)Defining the architecture for the software
  • (Co-)Defining the technology stack
  • Optimize the prototype image processing & computer vision algorithms onto various platforms (laptop/mobile/cloud)
  • Interface with various external partners for algorithmic API interfaces for GUI & other software elements
  • Contribute to the roadmap of software developments
  • Interact with research teams and product development teams
  • Create and maintain key software specifications
  • Create and maintain key documentation relevant for regulatory approvals

Profile and competences

  • You have a Professional Master’s degree in Informatics or equivalent through experience
  • You have at least 5 years of software product development experience, preferentially in a diagnostic or medical domain
  • You have knowledge of or exposure to standard image processing & computer vision algorithms and techniques, preferably in an industrialized context
  • You are familiar with optimizing image processing & computer vision algorithms for CPU or GPU platforms
  • You are familiar with standard product development languages such as (modern) C++, and can learn a new programming language rapidly
  • You are familiar with defining APIs and developing software architectures
  • Experience with Python & MATLAB is a plus
  • Experience with standard imaging processing libraries (e.g. OpenCV) is a plus
  • Experience with cloud processing, big data or web technologies is a plus
  • Experience/knowledge about regulations for biomedical software is a plus (GDPR, HIPAA)
  • Experience with point-of-care medical devices is a plus
  • You are structured, precise and care about details. You attach importance to software robustness, appearance and user friendliness. You recognize a code smell when you see one. You are very customer-oriented. You are a self-motivated team player. You are fluent in English and have good communication skills

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 will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

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. Our core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor (nFP) that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps. miDiagnostics’ ambition is to remove the 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

You will become part of a team of scientist and engineers developing new devices for diagnostic testing. In your role as Computational Technology Engineer you will help transition the algorithmic, computational and electronical components of our prototype solutions to a level of new level of maturity ready for productization. In this very exciting role you are active on the cross-section of hardware, software and firmware developments while maintaining close links with our state of the art algorithmic developments in terms of image processing and artificial intelligence.

Responsibilities

  • Leading all activities relating to the computational elements of (medical) instrumentation design and development, from hardware design to coding
  • Being active at the cross-section between hardware, software and electronics engineering
  • (Co-)Defining the technology stack, in terms of computational hardware, software and firmware
  • Optimize the prototype image processing, computer vision and AI algorithms onto various computational platforms such as embedded & edge devices and cloud.
  •  Contribute to the roadmap of system and technology R&D activities
  • Interact with research teams and product development teams
  • Technology scouting & management: employ a structured approach towards identifying emerging technologies and advancing them from concept to solution

Profile and competences

  • Knowledge of or exposure to image processing, computer vision and AI algorithms and techniques, preferably in an industrialized context
  • Hands-on technology and hardware hacking capabilities
  • Lateral thinking abilities, knowledgeable in science and technology in general, being cross-disciplinary orientated and having an imaginative and forward-thinking personality
  • Master’s degree in civil engineering with a specialization in computer science or electronics,  or equivalent through experience
  • At least 5 years of software product development experience, preferentially in a diagnostic or medical domain
  • Familiar with optimizing image processing & computer vision algorithms for CPU and GPU platforms
  • Expert experience with Python is mandatory
  • Knowledge of MATLAB is considered a plus
  • Knowledge of any additional programming language such as C++ is considered a plus
  • Experience in reviewing contract manufacturer’s mechanical/optical/software specifications, test plans, 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
  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

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. Our core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor (nFP) that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps. miDiagnostics’ ambition is to remove the 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

We are looking for a senior Python developer with a strong background in software engineering, architecture and analysis. The ideal candidate has a solid experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle, is a seasoned professional, and shares our passion for software craftmanship.

You will be part of a growing multi-disciplinary engineering team consisting of researchers, developers, electronics engineers, optical engineers,  biophysicists, fluidic designers, clinical lab personnel and many more. Join us on our exciting journey to enable the next generation of lab-on-a-chip diagnostics.

Profile and competences 

  • Master in Informatics, Computer Science or equivalent by experience
  • 10 years or more in a similar position
  • Expert Python knowledge and coaching skills
  • Experience with various relevant Python frameworks such as NumPy, SciPy and OpenCV
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and REST API
  • Deep understanding of databases and SQL
  • Familiarity with optimizing image processing, computer vision and deep learning algorithms for CPU and GPU platforms
  • Knowledge of any additional programming language such as C++ is considered a plus
  • 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
  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
  • You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

About miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable diagnostic tests that require a tiny drop of blood for 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

The Document Controller is responsible for the document control system and procedures within the company. He/She partners across all levels of the organization to make sure that all the relevant activities are carried out to a high standard, in compliance with document control requirements of ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820, and to facilitate efficient and effective Quality System operation. 

Responsibilities

  • To work with the development teams to ensure that all team members understand and implement document controls.
  • Brief QA/RA management of successes and escalate concerns in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Quality Engineers on the project teams to promote quality objectives
  • To work closely (and where appropriate assertively) with the development teams to ensure compliance to document control processes.
  • Provide leadership in technical solutions to document controls.
  • Promote design change control processes and procedures.

Profile and competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent technical Degree
  • Prior Document Control experience in the IVD, the medical device or the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of Quality System standards/regulations (ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820).
  • Required fluent English.
  • Some travel is required.

Personal Competencies

  • Works well in a team but equally can operate autonomously with personal accountability for objectives.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to create technical reports, business correspondence, technical procedures, as well as, administrative procedures.
  • Expert in electronic document management.
  • Thoroughly conversant with MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Ability to present proposals, data, and issues to miDiagnostics personnel at all levels.
  • Aptitude for problem solving. Solutions must be thorough, practical, and consistent with organizational objectives.
  • Ability to represent the team in frequent cross-functional interactions with regulators, subcontractors, and/or vendors.

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)
  • Opportunity to grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics


Interested?
Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

About miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable diagnostic tests that require a tiny drop of blood for 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

The Quality Engineer drives the quality activities within the development team. She/He will need to make sure that all the relevant design control activities are carried out to a high standard, in compliance with ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820, and make sure that all the development team actively engage in the Design Control process.

Responsibilities

  • To work with the development teams to develop and execute plans (design, development & quality plan (DDQP), risk management plan) and requirements (safety, functionality, regulatory, usability) to ensure provisions for quality are addressed and conflicts are resolved prior to release.
  • Brief QA/RA management of successes and escalate concerns in a timely manner.
  • To coordinate with the development of essential design control deliverables including, but not limited to product specifications, design verification, design validation, design reviews and design transfer.
  • To work closely with the development teams to develop the appropriate verification test plans and validations studies, and qualifications (subcontractors, system and subsystem).
  • To review design inputs (specifications) and design outputs (reports, prints, etc.) to assure that appropriate design requirements are specified and to evaluate/confirm quality requirements prior to successful design transfer.
  • To partner with QA and RA functions including the document services team, in order to efficiently and effectively deliver necessary quality elements in accordance with the project plan.
  • Where necessary represent the QA/RA group on the Project Core Team (PCT).
  • To provide process validation support by applying manufacturing quality tools including, but not limited to: FMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ, control plans, process verification/validation plans, statistical techniques.

 

Profile and competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent technical Degree
  • Prior Quality experience in the IVD industry or the medical device industry.
  • Knowledge of Quality System standards/regulations (ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820).
  • Required fluent English.
  • Some travel is required.

 

Personal Competencies

  • Works well in a team but equally can operate autonomously with personal accountability for objectives.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to create technical reports, business correspondence, technical procedures, as well as, administrative procedures.
  • Ability to present proposals, data, and issues to miDiagnostics personnel at all levels.
  • Aptitude for problem solving. Solutions must be thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.
  • Ability to represent the team in frequent cross-functional interactions with regulators, subcontractors, and/or vendors.
  • Ability to determine and develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

 

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)
  • Opportunity to grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics


Interested?
Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

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

As a Jr. Project Manager you will be reporting to the Project Manager and contribute to the coordination, implementation, execution, and closure of specific projects while ensuring consistency with the company strategy, commitments, and goals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and control project scope, objectives, timelines, and quality.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Develop detailed project plans and schedules to track progress.
  • Provide timely and efficient reports on projects and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks.
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and cost.
  • Measure project performance by appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Coordinate internal resources and sub-contractors for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed.

 

Education, Experience and Technical Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline preferably in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science or microelectronics.
  • At least 2 years project management experience in medical diagnostics or pharmaceutical areas required.
  • Experience with managing global vendor/supplier and sub-contractor relationships is highly desirable.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office tools.

 

Personal Competencies

  • Excellent communicator, shares knowledge and technical information with comfort and clarity.
  • Stakeholder-driven and customer focused, encourages a highly collaborative team environment and actively engages with all major stakeholders.
  • Results oriented, drives projects to closure and manages simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexible and stress resistant with very good planning & organizing skills.

 

The offer

  • Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the medical diagnostics 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).
  • Opportunity to grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics.

 

Interested? Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

Sr Cloud Architect

miDiagnostics is developing a revolutionary new generation of disposable medical diagnostics tests that require only a small drop of capillary blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Our core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps or valves. miDiagnostics’ goal is to remove the 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 first application miDiagnostics is working on is a complete blood count test.

The Job

This position serves as the top level technical expert and visionary, responsible for the solution architecture, design and implementation of governance and developer enablement of cloud services. We are looking for a senior Cloud Architect with a solid background and experience in the entire AWS ecosystem. As a cloud architect you architect, design and develop our storage and compute environment to support internal and external clinical research studies and internal R&D programs for product development. In addition, your work will underpin our commercial point of care solutions, related to clinical result exchange.

Responsibilities

• Optimize the current S3 storage solution, and optimize the cost related to storage, tiered access, data retention and backup.
• Define and implement secure networking solutions between on-premise data servers and AWS.
• Monitor AWS components for availability, performance, reliability, security, efficiency, and with the goals to meet non-functional requirements and service level agreements.
• Define and implement cloud-based medical data exchange protocols, procedures and APIs inline with privacy and security related regulatory requirements such as HIPAA and GDPR.
• Support security audits, accreditation and certification processes, and obtain approval to operate for cloud-based system architectures.
• Develop and maintain software solutions/scripts to support automation of cloud configuration and administration.
• Act as data- and infrastructure liaison between all internal groups related to software engineering, data science and instrumentation infrastructure

Required

• Extensive knowledge and proven experience with the entire AWS ecosystem
• Experience with developing software solutions for complex systems
• Knowledge of Python
• Strong communication skills, with the experience of navigating throughout the entire organizational hierarchy, dealing with both technical as well as organizational and regulatory considerations.

Preferred

• Experience with point of care medical devices
• Experience with setting up cloud infrastructures serving heavily regulated fields such as the biomedical sector.
• A keen interest in biology and medicine

The offer
• Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the medical diagnostics 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).
• Opportunity to grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics.

Interested? Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

Supplier Relationship Manager


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


As the Supplier Relationship Manager you will be instrumental in defining and implementing a system for supplier management capable of delivering strong supplier relationships across all organizations and programs. You will be responsible for identifying and attracting new suppliers and managing suppliers’ performance per contractual obligations.
Responsibilities
• Support project management to identify, develop and optimize strategic supplier relationships to ensure projects delivery on time, within scope and budget
• Maintain close communication with suppliers to build strong long-term relationships with them
• Play an active role in business development by identifying, attracting and retaining new suppliers who closely align with company business goals
• Coordinate RFIs, RFPs, RFQs, SOWs and ensure seamless transition through these stages in supplier selection, onboarding and performance monitoring
• Build a Managing Supplier Frame of work including supplier classification, process compliance risk mitigation and KPIs
• Oversee supplier budget and implement measures to ensure adherence to the project deliverables
• Identify cost improvement opportunities and work with partners and internal stakeholders to implement them

Education, Experience and Technical Competencies


• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or related discipline
• Minimum of 5 years experience in procurement and supplier management with global vendors/suppliers
• Experience in medical devices and microelectronics manufacturing preferred
• Experience with RFI, RFP, RFQ, SOWs and contracts management required
• Advanced knowledge of ERP systems, Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of project management such as planning, coordination of suppliers, budgeting, metrics development
Personal Competencies
• Stakeholder-driven and customer focused, encourages a highly collaborative team environment and actively engages with all major stakeholders and partners
• Excellent communicator, shares knowledge and technical information with comfort and clarity
• Results oriented, drives projects to closure and manages simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
• Flexible and stress resistant with very good planning and organizing skills
• You have excellent command of English and French/or Dutch
• Availability to travel locally and internationally as needed

The offer


• Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the medical diagnostics 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).
• Opportunity to grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics.
Interested? Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

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
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. As Lab Technician you will be part of the testing team and generate the necessary data and knowledge to make the transition from test prototypes to market ready products. This entails the following tasks:
Responsibilities
– Plan and perform scientific experiments
– Test and evaluate prototypes of point-of-care diagnostic devices and develop in-house expertise
– Analyze and interpret experimental data and present this to a wider team
– Prepare and write technical reports and other relevant documentation
– Follow policies and industrial guidelines for medical devices

Profile and competences
– You have a BSc or equivalent by experience in a science related field: (bio)chemistry, physics, (bio)chemistry engineering technology or other equivalent discipline
– Must have three years or more experience working in a lab
– Experience in a highly regulated industry, such as pharmaceuticals, clinical laboratories or medical devices (ISO 13485) is a plus
– Experience of DOE is a plus
– Hands-on and resourceful problem solver
– Attention to detail, works in a structured and methodological way is a must
– Team-player
– Excellent communicator
– 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 will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
– You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics
Interested?
Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

Fluidic Designer

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

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. As a designer of the fluidic test chip and test card you will be working in the group that controls how the biological sample is manipulated and presented to the downstream lens free imaging system. You will take ownership in organizing the design rules and design-in fluidic components / fluidic logic for the nanofluidic processor (nFP), evaluating and interpreting the data, and writing scientific reports and documentation. Because the products are intended to be marketed as medical devices, all work is undertaken according to ISO 13485 quality standards.

Responsibilities

Plans/designs fluidic architectures in both silicon and polymer materials allowing miDIAGNOSTICS to develop the next generation disposable test-card to enable the evaluation and production readiness of cell and DNA based medical disposables.

Executes studies, analyses data, summarizes/presents results and writes concise and well evidenced reports independently

Participates in identifying/trouble shooting experimental issues reflecting the design features in polymer test cards and silicon devices recommending solutions

Identifies solutions independently but is also able to build a focused team to define and identify problems in a creative, inclusive and scientifically accurate way

Maintains well organized laboratory notebooks in compliance with relevant procedures

Hands-on design experience in silicon is required

Enquiring mind

Able to be a beacon of success and represent the company at external conferences

Profile and competences

You will likely have a PhD or Master’s degree in: Physics, Engineering, Biomedical engineering or Chemistry

3-5 years of industrial experience in IVD product development and/or relevant academic experience would be preferred.

Experience in medical (point-of-care) diagnostics device development would be useful

An understanding of micro-processing and polymeric formed devices would add key strategic value

Experience in designing microfluidics both in silicon / glass and polymers for microchannels and fluidic manipulation would be a significant advantage

Knowledge in and around the injection moulding

Independently leads specific work packages

Hands-on and resourceful problem solver

Very good technical writing and communication skills

Attention to detail, work in a structured and methodological way

Team-player

Eager to learn novel concepts and technologies

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 internationally oriented company with close connections to two world class research institutions (imec and Johns Hopkins University)

You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team

You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Ongoing training, development with additional guidance from a globally renowened and well respected senior management team.

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

Data Engineer

About miDiagnostics
miDiagnostics is developing a revolutionary new generation of disposable medical diagnostics tests that require only a small drop of capillary blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Our core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor that automatically processes the blood sample without the need of pumps or valves. miDiagnostics’ goal is to remove the 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 first application miDiagnostics is working on is a complete blood count test.

The Job
We are looking for a Data Engineer with good notions of software engineering, architecture and analysis. The ideal candidate has a solid experience in data cleaning, data mining, data analysis, data visualization, and shares our passion for accurate, accessible and transparant data.
You will be part of a growing multi-disciplinary engineering team consisting of researchers, developers, electronics engineers, optical engineers, biophysicists, fluidic designers, clinical lab personnel and many more. Join us on our exciting journey to enable the next generation of lab-on-a-chip diagnostics!

Requirements
• Experience with data visualization tools (experience in Tableau is a plus)
• Experience with the python and javascript (knowledge of additional programming languages is a plus).
• Deep understanding of databases and SQL (experience with mySql is a plus)
• Familiarity with software for data cleanup (experience with OpenRefine is a plus)
• Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and REST API
• Strong communication skills
• Service-minded, 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 will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
• You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?
Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

Algorithm Developer

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


We are looking for a senior image analysis developer with strong background in image processing & computer vision techniques for (biomedical) imaging based applications in the domain of point of care healthcare devices. As an algorithm developer you will be responsible for the understanding of key algorithmic blocks in current data analysis pipeline, development of new algorithms and optimizing existing algorithms. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of electronics electrical engineers, optical engineers, bio-physicists, fluidic designers and other imaging specialists.
Responsibilities
• Understanding of key algorithmic blocks in the overall data analysis pipeline
• Develop and optimize key algorithmic blocks related to image classification
• Contribute to optimizing the prototype image processing and computer vision algorithms onto various platforms (Laptop/mobile/cloud)
• Interface with various external partners for algorithmic API interfaces for GUI and other software elements
• Interface with experimental team to drive the needs for data collection for training and testing machine vision algorithms
• Contribute to roadmap of algorithmic development and improvements

Profile and competences


• You have a PhD in computer vision and image processing or Master’s degree with relevant experience
• You have at least 5 years of developing computer vision algorithms in an industrial context
• You have knowledge of image processing & computer vision algorithms and techniques
• You have knowledge of machine learning algorithm techniques (deep learning, convolution neural networks…)
• You are familiar with standard imaging processing libraries (e.g. Open CV)
• You are familiar with optimizing image processing and computer vision algorithms for GPU platforms (CUDA)
• You are familiar with standard code development languages (Python, Matlab, C/C++…) and are capable of learning a new programming language rapidly
• Experience with defining APIs and developing software architectures is a plus
• Experience with cloud processing, big data or web technologies is a plus
• Experience with point of care medical devices is a plus
• Experience/knowledge about regulations for biomedical software is a plus
• You have a keen interest in biology and medecine
• You are structured, precise and care about details. You attach importance to software robustness, appearance and user friendliness. You are very customer-oriented. You are a motivated team player. You are fluent in English and have good communication skills

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 will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team
• You can further grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics

Interested?


Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.

About miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is a tech start-up that develops a radically new diagnostic platform for near-patient testing that overcomes the limitations of current decentralized rapid testing: combining affordability with the simultaneous measurement of a large number of biomarkers to provide an actionable answer to the treating physician. At the heart of the miDiagnostics platform is a nanoFluidic Processor (nFP), a silicon chip that controls all required liquid manipulations fully passively, removing the need for complex and costly instrumentation. Our nFP leverages existing large-scale semiconductor manufacturing processes and tools. In its final form factor, the nanoFluidic Processor is embedded into a plastic test card with on-board reagents, the size of a credit card, and is being read out by a compact reader.


The Job


We are looking for an experienced engineer with expertise in managing semiconductor products from a prototype stage to high-volume production. The candidate is familiar with silicon process technology and manufacturing, where expertise in MEMS technologies is a significant plus. A proven track record of managing complex silicon products through industry-standard qualification flows, including silicon and package reliability requirements. Experience in packaging technology is a plus. Deep engagement with external supply chain partners, including foundry, assembly and test. Close collaboration with internal HW design teams to ensure production requirements are incorporated in the product design at inception. Drive characterization of the product and production test methodology and it’s implementation. For our diagnostics products we seek candidates capable of building and analysing complex integration flows involving either CMOS or MEMS process steps. Good communication skills and experience in collaborating within a multidisciplinary team including design, system and application engineers and biologists are essential.


In this role, we expect the successful candidate to:
– Manage and steer the entire qualification process of the nanoFluidic Processor, including silicon chip and the nano-fluidic package
– Select and manage the transfer of the silicon manufacturing technology process to a tier-1 fabless foundry partner
– Define and execute on the production test strategy and its implementation
– Support field returns: analyse and root cause of defects returned from the field or manufacturing
– Define and execute silicon to package interface including necessary nano-fluidics components
– Manage supply chain manufacturing partners (technology, capacity, support, cost and quality)
– Own Life Cycle Management of the product including FAR process, RMA process, EOL process, yield and cost
– Collaborate within the larger miDiagnostics product development team and cascade production (test) requirements into silicon device architectures
– Manage and work collaboratively with R&D, foundry, packaging and test partners to develop product manufacturing flow(s), with a focus on manufacturability, reliability, cost and yield
– Define and analyse in-line and end-of-line metrology and characterization data to drive decision making and prioritization
– Manage timeline and resources according to agreed development plan
– Clearly communicate towards product development team, senior management, technical partners and suppliers regarding technical status, issues, and planning
– Adapt quickly to new technical challenges or business requirements
– Work efficiently in a multidisciplinary environment with engineers and scientists focusing on design, systems and applications aspects


Profile and competences


– You have a Master’s or preferably a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field
– You have at least 10 years of working experience in semiconductor product engineering, preferably in a MEMS of fab-less semiconductor company
– You bring the experience to qualify a silicon product and apply industry-standard processes (i.e. JEDEC)
– Experience with life sciences products is a plus
– You have experience with semiconductor foundry technologies, where MEMS experience is a significant plus
– You have experience with semiconductor packaging technologies, where know how of fluid dynamics is a plus
– You have experience in managing engineering teams, external contractors, and supply chain partners
– You show a hands-on approach with excellent engineering skills and a personal drive to achieve project goals
– You are able to take initiative and work independently, while being part of a team
– You have excellent communication skills


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


Interested?
Please apply by e-mail to jobs@midiagnostics.com with reference to this opportunity.