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Ultrasound R&D Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Company

Openwater is creating next-generation medical technologies that can enable us to see inside and treat our bodies. With this advancement comes the promise of new abilities to diagnose and cure disease.

About the Role

Openwater is developing wearable therapeutic technologies for energy delivery to the brain applications ranging from neuromodulation to selective cancer treatments. As an R&D Engineer at Openwater, you will support the Ultrasound Applications team to help realize this vision. We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced candidate with a proven record and excellent communication skills.



  • Constructing ultrasound and optical compatible phantom models for studies.

  • Assisting staff scientists and engineers in setting up, running, and analyzing experiments.

  • Supporting engineers with manufacture of mechanical components through machine shop, 3D printing, and simple modifications of manufactured parts as required.

  • Maintaining acoustic, mechanical, and electronic equipment, including calibration and repair.

  • Available for travel up to 20% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Extremely organized, detail oriented, and hands-on. Ability to learn quickly.

  • BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical or Materials Engineering preferred) or a related scientific field or equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device industry.

  • Familiar and comfortable with safe use of hand and power tools.

  • Ability to use oscilloscopes, multimeters and other electronic test equipment.

  • Demonstrable strong programming abilities in Python, Matlab, or C++.

  • US work authorization required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research experience in ultrasound, acoustic simulation, and/or biomedical therapeutic technology.

  • 5 years experience in biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device industry

  • Research experience with in vitro, animal models and/or clinical trials

  • Experience independently operating laser cutter, 3D printer, and/or compact milling machine/lathe.

  • Excellent soldering, wiring and electronic assembly skills.

Salary Range: $100,000 - $150,000

Equal Opportunity Employer

Openwater is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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