Vacancies

“It’s not as if you’re saving lives.”

At Haermonics you will be. As a clinical stage medtech company developing innovative therapies to prevent post-operative cardiac surgery complications. What we do matters. What we do actually does save lives. Not a bad motivation to get going every morning.

In fact, every day 250 patients die from postoperative heart surgery complications caused by residual blood and clots in the pericardial cavity. Complications that we can help prevent. That’s why we’re looking to expand our teams with these positions:

Our innovation isn’t even on the market yet… and we’re already saving lives!

We’re happy to say that our PURE-AT-HEART recruitment campaign has raised €2500 for the Dutch Heart Foundation (Hartstichting) and its life-saving research!

And we’re looking forward to some super new Haermonics hires!

Clinical Research Associate / Verpleegkundige

Elke dag sterven wereldwijd 250 patiënten aan postoperatieve hartchirurgische complicaties veroorzaakt door restbloed en stolsels in de hartzakholte. Complicaties die we kunnen helpen voorkomen. Momenteel voeren we in 4 klinieken een klinische test uit met onze innovatieve spoeltechniek na een hartoperatie. We bevinden ons in de laatste fase van de productontwikkeling. Daarom breiden wij onze trial nu verder uit.

Jij bent de sleutel om ons medisch apparaat in 2024 naar de markt te brengen en in 2030 jaarlijks 10.000 mensen levens te redden! Wij geloven we in wat we doen. Niet gebonden aan conventies, zijn wij de verandering die we in de wereld willen zien. Leve de evolutie.

Ben je een clinical research associate, research verpleegkundige, met affiniteit met cardiochirurgie en onderzoek op het snijvlak van zorg en medische technologie? Lees dan snel verder!


Achtergrond

Wij zijn een jong en dynamisch onderzoeksteam bestaande uit professionals binnen de cardiochirurgie en werknemers van de medische startup Haermonics. Jaarlijks verliezen alleen al in Nederland ongeveer 740 patiënten dusdanig veel bloed na een hartoperatie dat ze terug moeten naar de OK voor een her-operatie. Dave Koolbergen, congenitaal cardiochirurg, heeft een spoelmethode (Continuous Postoperative Pericardial Flush, CPPF) ontwikkeld om o.a. het aantal heroperaties te reduceren. Er wordt gebruikt gemaakt van een nieuw, geautomatiseerd apparaat om deze spoelmethode in de klinische praktijk toe te passen. De FLUID-trial is een multicenter, gerandomiseerd onderzoek waarbij primair de functionaliteit en veiligheid van dit apparaat worden onderzocht. Ter uitbreiding van ons onderzoeksteam zoeken wij 4 research verpleegkundigen. Je komt te werken op één van de volgende locaties: Amsterdam Medisch Centrum in Amsterdam, St. Antonius Ziekenhuis in Nieuwegein, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum in Leiden of het Catharina Ziekenhuis in Eindhoven. Voor iedere locatie zoeken wij een researchverpleegkundige

Functie

Als researchverpleegkundige ben je verantwoordelijk voor de implementatie en coördinatie van de FLUID trial in het ziekenhuis. Samen met je collega’s draag je zorg voor de uitvoering van alle onderzoeksactiviteiten conform het onderzoeksprotocol. Je bent het eerste aanspreekpunt voor vragen van interne en externe contacten.

Tot je werkzaamheden behoren onder andere:

  • Coördinatie van de inclusie van patiënten: screenen van het OK programma, overleggen met de behandelaars over de geschiktheid van patiënten, regelen dat patiënten worden geïnformeerd over de FLUID trial door de arts-assistenten en het bijhouden van de screening en enrollment log.
  • Coördinatie van de gegevensverzameling: zorgen dat de gegevensverzameling (o.a. beeldvorming, echocardiografische onderzoek en vragenlijsten) volgens protocol verloopt.
  • Coördinatie van medische studenten: verzorgen van trainingen voor medische studenten, bijhouden van beschikbaarheid van medische studenten en dagelijkse aansturing (in samenwerking met Haermonics).
  • Voorraadbeheer: zorgen voor de aanwezigheid van voldoende disposables en andere materialen in het ziekenhuis.

Kortom, een veelzijdige en afwisselende functie waarbij je veel vrijheid en verantwoordelijkheid krijgt.

Functie eisen

Wij zijn op zoek naar een organisatietalent die ervan houdt om alles van A tot Z te regelen. Wat neem jij mee:

  • Een afgeronde MBO- of HBO-opleiding verpleegkunde. Een aanvullende opleiding of training op het gebied van Good Clinical Practice strekt tot aanbeveling.
  • Tenminste 1 jaar ervaring in een soortgelijke functie.
  • Beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal in woord en geschrift.
  • Ervaring met geautomatiseerde systemen en in staat je deze snel eigen te maken.
  • Affiniteit met cardiochirurgie en medische technologie.

Daarnaast ben je een echte team player en kun je goed uit de voeten in een dynamische omgeving. Je bent flexibel, stressbestendig en resultaatgericht.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Wij bieden je een arbeidsovereenkomst voor minimaal 16 uur en maximaal 24 uur per week (of 36 uur op 2 locaties). Dienstverband loopt via Amsterdam UMC, projectcoordinatie wordt uitgevoerd door Haermonics. De arbeidsovereenkomst is in eerste instantie voor 1 jaar. De functie is ingeschaald in schaal 8M COA UMC (€2.966 tot €4.201 bruto per maand o.b.v. een 36-urige werkweek, afhankelijk van ervaring). Daarnaast bieden wij een uitstekend pakket van primaire en secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden (o.a. 8% vakantietoeslag en 8,3% eindejaarsuitkering).

Sollicitatie

Ben je enthousiast? We ontvangen je sollicitatie het liefst zo snel mogelijk. De vacature sluit bij voldoende geschikte sollicitaties. Direct na ontvangst van jouw sollicitatie hoor je binnen 2 dagen van ons of wij gaan kennismaken.

Contact

Voor meer informatie over de functie of sollicitatieprocedure kun je contact opnemen met David Roelofs via people@haermonics.com of 06-20391637

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Operations Maestro in Flow
There’s an art to keeping us, our processes and clinical organization moving forward

Why “Maestro in Flow”? Because for an organization like ours, we’re looking for someone who is more than an Operations Officer; we’re looking for someone who can bring a certain artistry to this position. Someone who can not only keep up with our mission and ambition, but who can help us keep up with it as well.

Initially, your primary responsibility will be to effectively lead our FLUID multicentre clinical trial to successful conclusion. You’ll need to work closely with the research nurses at all locations, as well as handle all business processes such as outsourcing, logistics, IT, administration and people management. Going forward, the priorities will change and the focus will be on bringing our innovative product to market successfully and establish Haermonics as a sustainable, thriving business. Yours is a leading role in a dynamic environment. We’re looking for someone who is a quick learner and doesn’t like every day to be the same. You’re a natural, if informal leader, smart in defining processes and equally adept at helping people align with them. Intuitive, proactive, and infectiously optimistic, you keep the team on task and the organization on schedule.

You’ll report directly to the CEO and serve as his ‘right hand’. This is a long-term career opportunity to become Chief Operations Officer.


Your responsibilities:

  • Ensure the FLUID trial project is successfully realized within budget and on schedule
  • Contribute to our customer value proposition
  • Act as a consultant in designing optimal processes, transforming then into practical procedures that help our company to grow
  • Responsible for all purchasing and logistics within the company
  • Design an onboarding program and align all staff to empower and ensure optimal individual and team performance
  • Ensuring all primary and secondary processes and operations are well organized and followed
  • Ensure the traceability of all supplies and stock
  • Contribute to the recertification of the ISO13485 standards (under the responsibility of your QA/RA colleague)
  • Implement and maintain a Customer Relation Management system (Zoho, SalesForce or similar)
  • Cultivate a can-do culture and manage operations in such a way that we’re all working in concert (you bring the ‘haermony’ to Haermonics!)

 

What you bring to the team:

To fulfill this role, you thrive on organizing, professionalism and bringing people and processes together.

  • Technical, logistics or business M.Sc. in (e.g. Industrial Engineering, business administration or Industrial Design)
  • 2-5 years of relevant industry experience; we’re looking for bright new talent with management ambition
  • Superior project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and sensibilities, with a natural ability to foster collaboration
  • A quality-oriented mindset with a proven ability to drive improvements
  • A pioneering attitude and ambition to work with an agile team in a start-up/scale-up environment
  • Intuitive stakeholder management skills
  • The right mix of ‘can-do’ and creativity to meet ambitious company targets
  • Experience in Healthcare industry is a plus
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal; Dutch language a definite advantage

 

What we offer:

Our goal is to save 10,000 lives by 2030. So we’re looking to build a dedicated team that we can count on, so that others can count on us. Besides a driven purpose, joining the Haermonics team will give you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 28 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 10 extra days off annually
  • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field
  • A personal development budget, free training and coaching (after all, remaining “the best and brightest” requires ongoing dedication)
  • A young, dynamic, international, high-tech scale-up environment, where you will collaborate daily with top-level medical device suppliers
  • Direct access to clinical practices and colleagues in leading academic centers
  • Option to join our Share Appreciation Rights plan (because our success is your success and we’re looking for long-term committers)

About Haermonics

When it comes to solving important, real-life medical problems, the Haermonics team brings discipline, creativity and extensive testing to each and every elegant solution. Currently conducting a clinical trial in 4 clinics of our innovative post cardiac surgery flushing technique, we’re in the final product development stages, aiming to go to market early 2024.

We are curious by nature. “Is there a better way?” is our daily reflection. Undaunted by the complicated, we understand that in every tangle of complexity, there lies an elegant solution. We strip a problem down to its essence. We simplify to clarify.  Because simplicity inspires action.  Above all, we believe in what we do. Unbound by convention, we are the change we want to see in the world. Viva la evolution.

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QA/RA Manager – Medical Devices

POSITION FILLED

You’re the key to bringing our medical device to CE

As Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Manager at Haermonics, you’ll play a critical role in the development and certification of medical device products. You understand the worlds of engineers, clinicians, and management; more importantly, you have the ability to inspire them to work with a quality mindset. You know what it takes to create a Technical File for submission to authorities and understand how this impacts our development process. We’re a startup, so you’re going to have a big impact and be directly involved in development, production and approval of our innovative products. In short, we’re looking for someone with the heart of a changemaker, the mind of a strategist and the hands of an engineer.


Your responsibilities:

In general, you’re the Keeper of all things Quality Assurance and System / Regulatory Affairs. More specifically you are expected to:

  • Play a vital role in developing new products
  • Are expert in the field of medical device regulations and product certification
  • Also play an important QA role in product development, working collaboratively with our strategic suppliers of system and disposables
  • Be responsible for the guarantee of safety of our products and ensuring working adherence to the Quality Management System
  • Coordinate regularly with our suppliers on QA/RA matters
  • Arrange the technical file for the certification of our products

What you bring to the team:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs with regard to medical devices, with Class II/III devices, preferably in surgical applications, critical care, or patient monitoring
  • Knowledge of medical legislation and regulations, such as the new EU MDR, the FDA regulations, and applicable ISO/IEC standards
  • Affinity with working in a can-do startup setting (lean and compliant)
  • Experience in Quality Management
  • Setting up and management of an ISO 13485:2016 compliant QMS
  • Electronic document management
  • 21 CR 830, ISO 14971 / IEC 62304 / IEC 62366 / ISO 10079 / IEC 60601 / …..
  • Experience with QMS certification process via a Notified Body
  • Alignment with QMS’s of suppliers (system, disposables)
  • Quality Assurance – Records / Technical File
  • Supporting the team with creation of all required Technical File documents according the QMS and templates
  • Supporting Clinical Studies in collection of data and required evidence
  • Regulatory context:
  • Class III device (EU), DeNovo class II device with special controls (FDA)

What we offer:

Our goal is to save 10,000 lives by 2030. So we’re looking to build a dedicated team that we can count on, so that others can count on us. Besides a driven purpose, joining the Haermonics team will give you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 28 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 10 extra days off annually
  • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field
  • A personal development budget, free training and coaching (after all, remaining “the best and brightest” requires ongoing dedication)
  • A young, dynamic, international, high-tech startup environment, where you will collaborate daily with top-level medical device suppliers
  • Direct access to clinical practices and colleagues in leading academic centers
  • A share package (because our success is your success and we’re looking for long-term committers)

About Haermonics

When it comes to solving important, real-life medical problems, the Haermonics team brings discipline, creativity and extensive testing to each and every elegant solution. Currently conducting a clinical trial in 4 clinics of our innovative post cardiac surgery flushing technique, we’re in the final product development stages, aiming to go to market early 2024.

We are curious by nature. “Is there a better way?” is our daily reflection. Undaunted by the complicated, we understand that in every tangle of complexity, there lies an elegant solution. We strip a problem down to its essence. We simplify to clarify.  Because simplicity inspires action.  Above all, we believe in what we do. Unbound by convention, we are the change we want to see in the world. Viva la evolution.

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Software Engineer - Medical Devices

POSITION FILLED

The quality of your GUI will determine the patient’s quality of care  

In this role, you’ll be part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team of dedicated engineers developing state-of-the-art systems and disposables for our flushing therapy, in combination with measurements and monitoring of patients in critical care. Your expertise will lead the software design, with a focus on the user interface part of the product. You’ll be expected to find the balance between functionality, quality, costs, and lead-time, while meeting international medical device product requirements/standards and medical device regulations (US-FDA and EU-MDR). Not only that, but you will need a wide variety of technical skills and reasoning in analyzing and designing superior software GUI’s that operate a class II/III medical device, running tests, improving/resolving product features, and sharing findings. We guarantee you’ll never be bored.


Your responsibilities:

  • Software design of existing and new products
  • Ability to determine/gather user requirements and translate them into design
  • Supporting proper Risk Management (e.g., FMEA on safety and technical/reliability aspects)
  • Develop GUI prototypes of Haermonics’ products with excellent usability
  • Collaborate with the software team of Haermonics’ lead supplier for the system/product
  • Co-create test-plans, co-execute actual tests and create/complete test-reports
  • Develop (embedded) software for flushing therapy and patient measurement and monitoring
  • Design software feature lists and support in planning the release schedule
  • Maintain a customer focused mindset, prioritizing product deliveries
  • Communicate, present, and defend opinions concerning the software architecture in a productive and collaborative fashion with strong focus on delivering results

 

What you bring to the team:

  • MSc or higher in computer science, embedded engineering, electronics, or relevant field
    • 3+ years proven working experience with (embedded) software technologies like C++11, QT5, QML, UML, Yocto, Bitbake, Unit tests
    • Preferably also experience with C++17 (current standard), QT6 (default in the market today), IEC 62304-based software development, UBoot
  • Expertise in embedded software and hardware architecture
  • Expertise with high-integrity software architecture & safety-critical systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language and visuals
  • High self-motivation and self-direction, with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience with agile methodologies
  • Experience with medical device software is preferred

 

What we offer:

Our goal is to save 10,000 lives by 2030. So we’re looking to build a dedicated team that we can count on, so that others can count on us. Besides a driven purpose, joining the Haermonics team will give you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 28 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 10 extra days off annually
  • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field
  • A personal development budget, free training and coaching (after all, remaining “the best and brightest” requires ongoing dedication)
  • A young, dynamic, international, high-tech startup environment, where you will collaborate daily with top-level medical device suppliers
  • Direct access to clinical practices and colleagues in leading academic centers
  • A share package (because our success is your success and we’re looking for long-term committers)

 

About Haermonics

When it comes to solving important, real-life medical problems, the Haermonics team brings discipline, creativity and extensive testing to each and every elegant solution. Currently conducting a clinical trial in 4 clinics of our innovative post cardiac surgery flushing technique, we’re in the final product development stages, aiming to go to market early 2024.

We are curious by nature. “Is there a better way?” is our daily reflection. Undaunted by the complicated, we understand that in every tangle of complexity, there lies an elegant solution. We strip a problem down to its essence. We simplify to clarify.  Because simplicity inspires action.  Above all, we believe in what we do. Unbound by convention, we are the change we want to see in the world. Viva la evolution.

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Mechanical engineer / designer - Medical Disposables

POSITION FILLED

You’re the artist that merges form with function, economy with effectiveness. In plastic.

Isn’t it great when what you develop changes lives? If you answered ‘yes’, then you might be the one to join our multi-disciplinary team of dedicated engineers. For patients in critical care, we’re designing and developing state-of-the-art systems and disposables for an innovative flushing therapy (in combination with measurements and monitoring). You’ll be working on the mechanical design of the disposable part of our new products. You’ll be expected to find the right balance between functionality, quality, costs and lead-time.


Development is done according to the international medical device product requirements/standards and medical device regulations (US-FDA and EU-MDR). Along with passion and a natural curiosity, we are looking for someone with a wide variety of technical skills and reasoning in analyzing and designing mechanical systems, running tests, improving/resolving product features, and documenting findings.

Your responsibilities:

  • The mechanical design of existing and new products
  • Determine/gather user requirements and translate them into design
  • Support proper Risk Management (e.g., FMEA on safety and technical/reliability aspects)
  • Work on 3D modelling of Haermonics’ products and create 2D work drawings
  • Support the selection and purchase/import of (electro-)mechanical components for all Haermonics’ products
  • Proper filing of all relevant technical documentation
  • Co-create test-plans, co-execute actual tests and create/complete test-reports


What you bring to the team:

  • You have B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Biomedical engineering, Technical Medicine or Industrial Design
  • Preferably 3+ years working experience as a mechanical engineer or similar role
  • Analytical insight and skills in the field of fine mechanics, 2K injection molding, and complex soft plastics extrusion applications
  • You thrive in a small team and combine creativity with a can-do mentality
  • Ideally, you have experience with developing and producing a medical device that successfully received FDA or EU-MDR CE-certification.

What we offer:

Our goal is to save 10,000 lives by 2030. So we’re looking to build a dedicated team that we can count on, so that others can count on us. Besides a driven purpose, joining the Haermonics team will give you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 28 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 10 extra days off annually
  • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field
  • A personal development budget, free training and coaching (after all, remaining “the best and brightest” requires ongoing dedication)
  • A young, dynamic, international, high-tech startup environment, where you will collaborate daily with top-level medical device suppliers
  • Direct access to clinical practices and colleagues in leading academic centers
  • A share package (because our success is your success and we’re looking for long-term committers)


About Haermonics

When it comes to solving important, real-life medical problems, the Haermonics team brings discipline, creativity and extensive testing to each and every elegant solution. Currently conducting a clinical trial in 4 clinics of our innovative post cardiac surgery flushing technique, we’re in the final product development stages, aiming to go to market early 2024.

We are curious by nature. “Is there a better way?” is our daily reflection. Undaunted by the complicated, we understand that in every tangle of complexity, there lies an elegant solution. We strip a problem down to its essence. We simplify to clarify.  Because simplicity inspires action.  Above all, we believe in what we do. Unbound by convention, we are the change we want to see in the world. Viva la evolution.

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 Product Manager

POSITION FILLED

The Product Market Fit is everything.

You have a crucial role in the product definition, promotion, distribution and pricing of the Haermonics PureTM device and disposables. We’re not kidding when we say that we can’t do this without you.

You will be working on the international market introduction of our Pure product, that is now being tested in 4 clinics in the Netherlands. You know better than any that crucial for a proper market introduction is product-market fit and market acceptance. And market acceptance doesn’t happen by chance; it will be in your capable hands. We expect an experienced medical technology professional to guide the product launch to success.


Your responsibilities:

  • Translating market demands and user needs into product features
  • Defining/contributing the company/product marketing strategy
  • Assuring an appropriate product-market fit
  • Defining and planning the product road map
  • Ensuring successful market entry
  • Supporting the product development team in translating user & business requirements into product requirements
  • Eventually owning the role of product owner

 

What you bring to the team:

You’re at home with product development of course, but also have experience with market launches and product road maps. Above all, you’re an excellent communicator.

  • You have B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering Biomedical engineering, Technical Medicine, Industrial Engineering or Industrial Design
  • +10 years of relevant industry experience, with +5 years of experience in a technical leadership role
  • A quality-oriented mindset with a track record of driving improvements within your organization
  • You are a creative challenge solver with a helicopter view, able to think abstractly and analytically, leading the charge on solving complex cases (with out-of-the-box thinking when required)
  • Strong track record in Product Development, Design Controls and (medical Device) marketing
  • You’re at home working in a small, agile project team and have start-up experience (or at least a start-up mentality)
  • Strong collaboration and stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge and experience working in a regulated process-driven environment (healthcare industry experience a plus)
  • Excellent English, both written and verbal

 

What we offer:

Our goal is to save 10,000 lives by 2030. So we’re looking to build a dedicated team that we can count on, so that others can count on us. Besides a driven purpose, joining the Haermonics team will give you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 28 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 10 extra days off annually
  • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field
  • A personal development budget, free training and coaching (after all, remaining “the best and brightest” requires ongoing dedication)
  • A young, dynamic, international, high-tech startup environment, where you will collaborate daily with top-level medical device suppliers
  • Direct access to clinical practices and colleagues in leading academic centers
  • Option to join our Share Appreciation Rights plan (because our success is your success and we’re looking for long-term committers)


About Haermonics

When it comes to solving important, real-life medical problems, the Haermonics team brings discipline, creativity and extensive testing to each and every elegant solution. Currently conducting a clinical trial in 4 clinics of our innovative post cardiac surgery flushing technique, we’re in the final product development stages, aiming to go to market early 2024.

We are curious by nature. “Is there a better way?” is our daily reflection. Undaunted by the complicated, we understand that in every tangle of complexity, there lies an elegant solution. We strip a problem down to its essence. We simplify to clarify.  Because simplicity inspires action.  Above all, we believe in what we do. Unbound by convention, we are the change we want to see in the world. Viva la evolution.

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Student Job for support FLUID trial – Cardiac surgery

We are a young and dynamic team consisting of doctors from cardiac surgery and employees of Haermonics, a start-up in cardiac surgery. We want to make cardiac surgery cleaner and safer. To achieve this we need you! Every year, approximately 740 patients in the Netherlands lose so much blood after heart surgery that they have to go back to the OR for an unnecessary re-operation. Dave Koolbergen, congenital cardiac surgeon at Amsterdam UMC, location AMC and LUMC, has developed and researched a flushing method (Continuous Postoperative Pericardial Flush, CPPF) to, among other things, reduce this complication.


The flushing method will be performed in the FLUID trial with a newly developed, automated Investigational medical Device (ID). The ID will regulate the inflow and heating of flushing fluid and record pericardial pressure and blood loss. The primary focus will be on the effect of flushing on the number of reoperations.Under the supervision of drs. Eva Diephuis MD, researcher and assistant cardiac surgery of the participating hospital in (LUMC, AMC, Antonius, Catharina), you participate in the FLUID trial, part of the CPPF project.We are looking for students who can contribute to the research 4-10 times a month by building the device, connecting it to the patient in the OR (and experiencing the last hour of the heart surgery) and then for 8 hours guide the process in the ICU and enter research data. Approximately 10 hours of work per participating patient.We are looking for

  • Student in second year of study or further
  • Affinity with cardiac surgery
  • Affinity with innovation and technology

We offer

  • Paid work/learning place of about 12 months, €10/hour
  • Possibility to watch the cardio-surgical OR
  • Deepening in cardiac surgery and medical technology
  • Gain experience with multicenter clinical research

Have we sparked your enthusiasm for this position or do you have further questions?

You can apply by sending an email to Wanda Meijst, meijst@haermonics.com for an exploratory meeting, or by calling 06 51412459 or by clicking below to go to our online application form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Student Job voor ondersteuning FLUID trial – Cardio chirurgie

Wij zijn een jong en dynamisch team bestaande uit artsen uit de cardiochirurgie en werknemers van Haermonics, een startup in de hartchirurgie. Wij willen hartchirurgie schoner en veiliger maken. Om dit te bereiken hebben we jou nodig! Jaarlijks verliezen ongeveer 740 patiënten in Nederland dusdanig veel bloed na een hartoperatie, dat ze terug moeten naar OK voor een onnodige her-operatie. Dave Koolbergen, congenitaal cardiochirurg in het Amsterdam UMC, locatie AMC en het LUMC, heeft een spoelmethode (Continuous Postoperative Pericardial Flush, CPPF) ontwikkeld en onderzocht om, onder andere, deze complicatie te reduceren.

De spoelmethode zal in de FLUID trial uitgevoerd gaan worden met een nieuw ontwikkeld, geautomatiseerd Investigational medical Device (ID). Het ID zal de inloop en verwarming van spoelvloeistof reguleren en de druk in het pericard en het bloedverlies registreren. Er zal primair gekeken worden naar het effect van de spoeling op het aantal heroperaties.Onder supervisie van drs. Eva Diephuis MD, onderzoekster en een assistent cardiochirurgie van het deelnemende ziekenhuis in (LUMC, AMC, Antonius, Catharina), werk je mee aan de FLUID trial, onderdeel van het CPPF project.We zijn op zoek naar studenten die 4-10 x per maand kunnen bijdragen aan het onderzoek door het apparaat op te bouwen, aan te sluiten aan de patiënt op OK (en hiermee laatste uur van de hartoperatie mee te maken) en vervolgens gedurende 8 uur het proces op de IC te begeleiden en onderzoeksgegevens in te voeren. Per deelnemende patiënt ongeveer 10 uur werk.

Wij zoeken

  • Student in tweede studiejaar of verder
  • Affiniteit met cardiochirurgie
  • Affiniteit met innovatie en techniek

Wij bieden

  • Betaalde werk/leer plek van ongeveer 12 maanden, €10/uur
  • Mogelijkheid tot meekijken op de cardio-chirurgische OK
  • Verdieping in hartchirurgie en medische technologie
  • Opdoen van ervaring met multicenter klinisch onderzoek

 

Ben je enthousiast geworden over deze functie of heb je verdere vragen?

Solliciteren kan door een mail te sturen naar Wanda Meijst, meijst@haermonics.com voor een oriënterend gesprek, of te bellen naar 06 51412459, of door hieronder te klikken voor het online sollicitatieformulier.

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Excelling Trainee for International Customer Development Program

As a young and promising start-up company in Eindhoven, Haermonics (a spin-off of Amsterdam UMC) is on short notice looking for a trainee who will be conducting the international market validation study in Germany, France and the USA. The trainee will be conducting interviews at medical professionals (thoracic surgeons, Anesthetists, intensivist and ICU care staff), in order to set the right clinical strategy, to attain the customer proof points and obtain optimal product-market fit.

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Introduction

Haermonics has recently attracted 2 new investors, amongst whom BOM capital, a regional investor. In order to prepare itself for the next phase, market introduction, the company is following a “Customer Development Program”. The objective of this strategic program is to determine, within the Decision-Making Unit of their customers and prospects (mainly Thoracic Surgeons, Anesthetists and Intensive Care staff), which segments and customer groups are primary target, what are the product features needed, determine the proof points per customer segment and in the end to determine the go-to-market strategy.

The strategic program is conducted by the CEO and executed by the full team. The BOM, shareholder, is supporting and guiding this program and has in depth knowledge of the program to share. During this program, many interviews with doctors, nurses and other medical staff will need to be executed and a project secretary is needed, for the duration of 3 months. Objective is to start early in February 2022.

The Assignment

The first step in the Customer Development journey has been conducted by the company, together with a trainee Technische Geneeskunde, concentrated on the Netherlands. The conclusion of this first step was a clear problem definition, market segmentation and target segment in the Netherlands. Now, the market has to be validated internationally. Haermonics has chosen Germany, France and the USA as its first market entry points. In these countries, the market has to be validated.

The question is which beachhead applications offer the best opportunity for a successful commercialization, whereby cost savings, outcome improvements and ease of positioning of the solution (to the many stakeholders in the decision process, such as end-users, deciders, influencers, buyers, champions, etc.) in the market are the most likely key drivers. In the first step of the project, two applications will be chosen by the intern in consultation with and subject to approval by a support team, consisting of:

  • CEO of the company, clinical support
  • Business developer of BOM for methodology support

After that, for the three chosen countries, interviews will be conducted with several stakeholders in several hospitals worldwide. During these interviews the customer problems (needs) will be investigated and validated (including the differences in needs between the various stakeholders);

  • the extent to which the device can address the problem
  • the assumptions will be validated and/or a plan will be made to validate these assumptions
  • the differences between the several segments of hospitals and labs is clarified.

Based on this extensive body of evidence, the positioning of the device to the various stakeholders, in the various segments of hospitals and labs, will be defined.

 

The assignment contains the following elements:

  • Familiarize yourself with the workflow and treatment in hospitals
  • Familiarize yourself with the work done by the previous trainee and build further on the work done – the recommendations is the starting point of this traineeship
  • Investigate for those applications, through desk research, market research and interviews, the customer problems (needs), including the differences in needs between the various stakeholders and the differences between customer segments
  • Describe how device can address these problems and validate the underlying assumptions and/or make a plan to validate these
  • Identify bottlenecks/barriers/opportunities in relation to the current workflow in thoracic surgery and treatment in hospitals
  • Define the positioning of the device to the various stakeholders, in the various segments of hospitals

Profile description

The intern will play a key role in defining the commercialization strategy of the company. He or she will have to interface with the stakeholders in hospitals. Also, he or she has to work closely with the support team as well. We require the person therefore to have the following profile: enthusiasm, eager to learn, team spirit, social and open attitude, stamina, ability to work independently.

Requirements of the trainee

For this role, Haermonics is looking for a strong, excelling Master student, in or close to the master’s phase of her (his) medical related study (BMT, Technische Geneeskunde or Health economics). The candidate should have:

  • excellent social skills;
  • have experience in conducting interviews;
  • have an excellent knowledge of the medical domain, terminology;
  • Think and act on strategic level and execute on work
  • Be able to work independently and always strive for the best
  • Be able to get the concept of our product, work and claims within one week
  • Having performed at least one or two marketing exams, preferably a minor.

We are looking for an overachiever, who is available on short notice and is looking to make the coming holiday period an extremely learnful one.

Background: Interested in the hospitals and surgery environment and its process and in marketing/sales. Knowledge of the healthcare system as well as marketing models is preferred. Level of education: academic.

Language: English – Speech and writing at professional level

Compensation: for a period of 3-6 months — Travel costs with public transport or car reimbursed.

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