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Introduction Novioscan

Introduction Novioscan

Founded in 2014, Novioscan B.V. located in Nijmegen the Netherlands, now part of Essity Hygiene and Health AB, develops smart, wearable ultrasound solutions for the healthcare market.  An ambition that arose from the clinical demand for a solution for children who do not feel when they need to urinate.

The first Novioscan product is the SENS-U® which was launched in 2018. The SENS-U® is a small, wearable bladder monitor for children aged 6 to 16. The SENS-U tracks the bladder filling during day and night and discreetly alerts the user or caregiver when the bladder becomes full, helping to prevent potentially unwanted urinary leakage. Also, a voiding diary can be produced from the data gathered over time. An ultrasound-based wearable device for use by adults with bladder-related problems is in development.

People make the difference at Novioscan; we have a small, passionate team with different backgrounds and experiences, headquartered in Nijmegen on the Novio Tech Campus. We are always interested in talented professionals in the fields of healthcare, engineering, software development, marketing and sales. Are you interested too? Send us an e-mail or take a look at the current vacancies;

 

 

 

  1. Job description: Project-/Industrialization Manager

The Project Manager is responsible for planning and managing strategically important projects from implementation to completion. The Project Manager is usually managing larger and more complex, long term or international projects that will significantly affect the organization and is responsible for managing projects in line with predefined budgets and timeframes.

 

Secures required resources and uses formal processes and tools to manage resources, budget, risk and chance within allocated projects. Brings excellence in leadership, competence, experience and project tools enabling successful completion of complex and important projects. Establishes and leads the official project teams. Establishes efficient steering functions in programs and projects. Ensures effective communication to stakeholders.

 

Typical work activities

In Novioscan the project manager is member of the management team in which he/she covers all aspects of Operations and whereby a Chief Medical officer (CMO), Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and CEO complement the team.

In Novioscan you will work with a multi-disciplinary project team, which includes engineers from other specialist areas such as electronic designers, software engineers, physicists, technical physicians, marketing and sales staff, and manufacturers. You manage and are involved in every stage of design and development in line with Quality and Regulatory requirements.

The range of activities is likely to include:

  • Manage the HW development activities and team
  • Industrialization activities and coordination with third parties
  • Oversees the daily activities of the company
  • Plan the development, measurement, and evaluation activities.
  • Risk management and mitigation.
  • Researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales.
  • Liaising with others in the hardware team and with other teams (e.g. SW).
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors
  • Preparing product documentation, writing reports and giving presentations.
  • Learning from Post Marketing Surveillance.
  • Report to CEO in all matters of importance

 

Required Competences

  • Education in Physics, Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience with hardware product design and development.
  • Affinity with quality management and regulatory affairs related to ISO 13485 and CE marking
  • Experience with product industrialization
  • Experience with project management planning and risk management
  • Affinity with physics and applications of medical ultrasound is an advantage.
  • Affinity with wearable technology or healthcare industry is an advantage.
  • Team player, being able to communicate fluently in English.

 

What we offer:

We offer you a friendly, motivated and dynamic environment, a competitive salary and room for personal development. You will have your base in Nijmegen.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your resume to:

Reinout Woltjer, CTO ( reinout.woltjer@essity.com )

Rob Tweehuysen, CEO (rob.tweehuysen@essity.com)

 

 

 

  1. Job description: Electronics Characterization Engineer

An Electronics Characterization Engineer at Novioscan measures, tests and improves electronic systems, sub-systems and components to required specifications, focusing on manufacturability, reliability, economy, quality and sustainability.

You will be involved in projects from the concept and detail of the design through to implementation, testing and handover to production. Characterization of electronic circuits, in combination with the ultrasound application will be the core of your activities in a multi-disciplinary team. Besides having the required technical knowledge, you need to be able to manage your part of the project.

Primary responsibilities are:

  • Characterizing electronic circuitry, from components to blocks to the full system.
  • Characterizing the performance of the ultrasound application.
  • Provide technical documentation and measurement reports.
  • Build measurement setups, including the necessary software.
  • Rework of PCB for testing purpose, soldering components down to the 0402 package size.
  • Close cooperation with colleagues from different fields (Embedded Software, Mechanics, Physics, Medical, Project Management, etc.).

 

Typical work activities

In Novioscan you will work in a multi-disciplinary project team, which include engineers from other specialist areas such as electronic designers, software engineers, physicist, medical technicians, marketing and sales staff, manufacturers. You are involved in every stage of design and development towards production.

The range of activities is likely to include:

  • Designing and conducting tests and measurements.
  • When needed, building new measurement setups.
  • Updating the firmware of MCU/FPGA for testing purpose
  • Recording, analyzing and interpreting test data.
  • Proposing and implementing modifications and retesting the performance.
  • Soldering alternative components on existing PCB or designing small test PCBs.
  • Liaising with others in the design team, especially the Electronic Designer.
  • In detail understanding the interaction between the electronics and the ultrasound hardware.
  • Qualifying the final product or system.
  • Preparing product documentation, writing reports and giving presentations.
  • Monitoring a product in use to improve on future design.

 

Required Competences

  • Education in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Physics Engineering or equivalent.
  • Interest in- and experience with analog design with discrete components.
  • Experience with electronics measurement equipment, like oscilloscope, vector network analyzer, ….
  • Experience with Electronics CAD tools and PCB design is a pre.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages is an advantage.
  • Experience with VHLD/Verilog is an advantage (for FPGA programming).
  • Affinity with PCB layout, Design for Testing, Design for Manufacturing is an advantage.
  • Affinity with physics and medical ultrasound is an advantage.
  • Affinity with wearable technology or healthcare industry is an advantage.
  • Team player, being able to speak and write in English.

 

What we offer:

We offer you a friendly, motivated and dynamic environment, a competitive salary and room for personal development. You will have your base in Nijmegen.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your resume to:

Reinout Woltjer, CTO ( reinout.woltjer@essity.com )

 

 

  1. Job description: Ultrasound Expert

An Ultrasound Expert at Novioscan designs, models, makes, characterizes, and validates ultrasound transducers for wearable applications to required specifications, focusing on safety and performance, reliability, economy, quality and sustainability.

You will be involved in projects from the concept and detail of the design through to implementation in short loops and in fully functional transducers, testing and handover to production. Besides having the required technical knowledge, you need to be able to manage your part of the project.

Primary responsibilities are:

  • Designing ultrasound transducers for special applications (material selection, acoustic components, …) in close interaction with the existing team.
  • Provide technical documentation in the ultrasound field, as requested for FDA- and CE markings/approvals.
  • Modeling and optionally simulations of ultrasound behaviour.
  • Test, measurement and debugging of transducer performance, in short-loop experiments, in interaction with electronics, firmware and clinical engineers.
  • Handling production of prototypes/products in collaboration with external manufacturers.
  • Close cooperation with colleagues from a different field (Embedded Software, Mechanics, Physics, Medical, Project Management, etc.).

 

Typical work activities

In Novioscan you will work in a multi-disciplinary project team, which include engineers from other specialist areas such as electronic designers, software engineers, physicist, medical technicians, marketing and sales staff, manufacturers. You are involved in every stage of design and development.

The range of activities is likely to include:

  • Analyzing customer requirements.
  • Designing architecture for systems and products.
  • Researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales.
  • Liaising with others in the design team.
  • Designing, making and conducting tests.
  • Recording, analyzing and interpreting test data.
  • Proposing modifications and retesting products.
  • Qualifying the final product or system.
  • Preparing product documentation, writing reports and giving presentations.
  • Monitoring a product in use to improve on future design.

 

Required Competences

  • Education in Physics, Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Experience with ultrasound transducer design and making.
  • Experience with measurement software and data analysis.
  • Experience with Lab equipment (hydrophone, oscilloscope, power supply, multimeter, etc.).
  • Experience with one or more programming languages is an advantage.
  • Affinity with physics and applications of medical ultrasound is an advantage.
  • Affinity with wearable technology or healthcare industry is an advantage.
  • Team player, being able to communicate in English.

 

What we offer:

We offer you a friendly, motivated and dynamic environment, a competitive salary and room for personal development. You will have your base in Nijmegen.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your resume to:

Reinout Woltjer, CTO ( reinout.woltjer@essity.com )

Geert Claassen, BioMedical-/Development Engineer ( geert.claassen@essity.com