London - WFH flexibility

Join us in shaping the surgery of tomorrow.

About the team

Are you looking for meaningful work that could potentially save lives? Are you passionate about healthcare and technology? Do you want to work with a vibrant, smart and diverse team who are passionate about the work they do?

If so, Oxford Heartbeat is the place for you. We are looking for a talented Mechanical Engineer with excellent computation modelling and programming skills who shares our vision. We are one of the UK’s leading healthcare startups on a mission to revolutionalise healthcare through the use of cutting-edge technology.

About the role

Must haves:

  • PhD / MSc in Mechanical Engineering or in a related discipline
  • At least 2 years of experience
  • Experience with computational modelling
  • Experience with Abaqus, Ansys or similar engineering packages
  • Demonstrable coding ability
  • Experience in medical applications

Nice to have:

  • Experience implementing FEA/FEM models
  • Experience with in vitro / physical bench testing of medical devices
  • Peer-reviewed publications in engineering
  • C# / Python / MATLAB coding skills
  • Experience working under a Quality Management System (ideally ISO 13485)


  • 25 days of holiday
  • Flexible working hours & locations
  • Employee share options scheme
  • Office at the heart of Kings Cross
  • A company laptop
  • Summer Fridays, company socials & charity day
  • Development opportunities - seminars, conferences etc.
  • Ownership and real responsibility
  • A diverse smart bunch of colleagues
  • You'll wake up every morning knowing that what you do is helping to save lives!

What you’ll be doing

What will this role involve? You will be part of the Research and Development team and directly responsible for developing innovative algorithms to emulate the behaviour of medical devices in a simulated world. You will measure and evaluate the behaviour of real devices with bench studies and FEA models, create new test methods, and perform verification studies. On top of that, you will be developing and improving algorithms, which contribute to the performance and accuracy of our application.

The results of your work will play a transformative role in improving current clinical practice and the way brain surgeries are performed. You will be part of something truly meaningful. Solid theoretical knowledge of engineering and mathematical modelling principles is fundamental for the role. Candidates must have extensive experience with computational modelling, numerical methods, FEA/FEM, and must have a solid and demonstrated creative approach to mechanical engineering.

You will be part of something truly innovative and will create real impact for surgeons, patients and our healthcare system. If that inspires you, and you have the skills outline below, we would love to hear from you.

A day in the life

Zayneb McDonald, MSc

Head of Ops and Non-Clinical Partnerships

Katia Mandaltsi, PhD

Head of Strategy and Clinical Partnerships

Mirko Bonfanti, PhD

Lead Research Engineer

Feico Ulrici, MSc

Head of Product