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Senior Clinical Development Engineer

Engineering | Santa Cruz, CA
Hiring Manager: Head of Clinical Development
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We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Clinical Development Engineer to join our team. As a Clinical Development Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the design, development, and implementation of Capstan Medical’s medical robotics technology for transcatheter structural heart procedures. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking advancements in minimally invasive cardiac interventions and make a significant impact on patient care.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, test, and refine medical robotics systems for transcatheter structural heart procedures.
  • Conduct pre-clinical evaluations and assessments to validate the safety, efficacy, and performance of Capstan Medical’s technology.
  • Support clinical trials by implementing and monitoring data collection processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards.
  • Analyze and interpret clinical data to identify trends, insights, and potential areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals to gather feedback and insights for product refinement.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and best practices in medical robotics and transcatheter structural heart procedures, and apply this knowledge to enhance Capstan Medical’s technology.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical documentation, including reports, publications, and presentations.


  • Strong understanding of medical robotics and transcatheter structural heart procedures, with a focus on minimally invasive interventions.
  • Proficiency in DICOM analysis software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data sets.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, healthcare professionals, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, including FDA guidelines for medical device development, is a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in the medical device industry, particularly in clinical development, is highly desirable.


Capstan Medical: Creating a new standard for minimally invasive structural heart treatment

At Capstan Medical, we’re driven by an unwavering commitment to transforming the treatment of heart valve disease. By merging surgical robotics with catheter-based technology and next generation implants, we’ve pioneered a patient-optimized approach to repair and replace heart valves.

Our innovative technology offers a significantly less invasive alternative to traditional open-heart surgery while ensuring a precise and reliable placement of the heart valve implant. With these advancements, we may be able to provide patients a solution to their heart valve disease while significantly reducing recovery time and minimizing the risk of complications. With a dedicated team of heart valve device experts and robotics engineers, we are fully committed to developing a comprehensive and transformative solution that will positively impact the lives of individuals affected by this condition.

Capstan Medical is uniquely positioned in Santa Cruz, this gives us access to the amazing technical talent of the bay area but in an environment that we feel is conducive to doing our best creative work. Our office is adjacent to large tracts of open space with bicycle trails straight from the office doors offering access to the hills and beaches of Wilder Ranch State Park for road/mountain bicycle riding, hiking, and surfing.

Come join us and become part of a team revolutionizing heart valve treatment.

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