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Project Engineer – Cranial Navigation

R&D Engineering Mid-Senior Level Munich, BY, Germany

Founded in Munich, Germany in 1989, Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to improved, more efficient, less-invasive patient treatments. Our key to success is our creative, talented and hard-working team, which consists of around 2000 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 25 locations worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values curious, authentic and useful:

Job Description

As a Project Engineer in Brainlab’s R&D Division for Cranial Navigation, you will make an impact on the world’s leading medical applications for cranial surgery! You will be part of an international, multidisciplinary, highly skilled team which takes the responsibility for a wide range of applications and clinical procedures like cranial tumor resection, CMF, ENT, Microscope and Ultrasound navigation, based on either optical or electromagnetic tracking.

Your work includes the complete development cycle of medical devices, from the inception of new concepts over to their implementation up to the clinical assessment of the performance of the resulting device. Your contribution has an impact on daily work in hospitals around the world.

Your tasks include:

  • Responsibility for specific clinical and/or technical area in complex Research & Development projects for high end medical devices for Neurosurgery, CMF and ENT procedures
  • Core development tasks focus on software, and the interaction of the software with other devices and components, such as platforms, instruments, integrated microscopes or ultrasound devices.
  • Requirements engineering with product management, surgeons and technical experts
  • Coordination and execution of verification activities (performance testing, functional testing of medical devices)
  • Clinical evaluation & validation
  • Contribution to usability engineering process
  • Creation of technical documentation according to international and company standards under MDR and FDA regulations
  • Communication with manufacturers
  • Communication with various internal teams (e.g. R&D teams for software, instruments and platforms, Quality Management, Quality Assurance, Usability & Design, Purchasing, Legal)
  • Contribution to change management, post market surveillance and complaint handling activities


  • Graduate of a technical, engineering or scientific course of study (e.g. medical technology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science,  physics, informatics, mathematics) or equivalent working experience
  • Well-organized and clearly structured, agile working style
  • High documentation quality standards
  • Good communication skills
  • Eagerness to be part of an interdisciplinary team where your talent can grow
  • Fluent written and spoken English, German is a plus
  • Experience in documentation and releasing medical devices under MDR and FDA regulations is a plus - but not a pre-requisite
  • Clinical knowledge in areas of cranial procedures is a plus

Additional Information

  • A mutually-supportive, international team
  • Meaningful work with a lasting impact on medical technology
  • 30 vacation days, plus December 24th and December 31st
  • Flexible working hours
  • Parking garage and safe underground bike storage
  • Award-winning subsidized company restaurant and in-house cafes
  • Variety-rich fitness program in our ultra-modern 360m2 company gym
  • Regular after work, team, and company events
  • Comprehensive training and continuing education opportunities

Ready to apply? We look forward to receiving your online application including your first available start date and desired salary. 

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Your HR Contact Person
Géraldine Ferrer
Senior Recruiter

Géraldine Ferrer [email protected]

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