System Architect



Gaston Geenslaan 1 Leuven Belgium

Function type

Mechanical Engineering


System Architect

About miDiagnostics

miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable tests that require only drops of blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules. Its core technology is a novel silicon-based nanofluidic processor (nFP) that automatically processes the sample, such as drops of blood, without the of an instrument.  There is no need for complex and costly instrumentation enabling medical decisions to be taken at the point of need or remote areas with a high level of comfort to both patients and caregivers.

The Job

You will be part of a dynamic, international and multidisciplinary team that develops an innovative medical diagnostics device to be used at the point of need. As ‘Systems Design lead’ you will define the technology direction and diagnostics systems approach. You will work within a cross-functional team and are accountable for the systems design, architecture and system requirements. You will ensure that short & long term platform performance milestones are met in line with the business objectives.


  • Architecture design: Help realize the functional design of our portable under the tree diagnostic device taking control of the system architecture, develop a clear vision for the internal components, electromechanical interactions, optical stack, thermal profile and modelling, space claims and interplay of sub components in the system.

  • Logical design: Be able to develop and define the complete model of the function tree between the mechanical components, electrical components and optical pathways.

  • Be able to coordinate and develop an energetic team of hardware, software and electronic engineers to realize the miDiagnostics vision of point of need medical devices under the ISO13485 regulatory framework.


Profile and competences

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, with 5-10 years of relevant work experience

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in design & development of disposable microfluidic devices for point-of-need diagnostics.

  • You will be a global player, someone with a proven track record in global product development and who can ‘get the job done’.

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to tackle the challenges in medical diagnostics, have a passion for delivering healthcare solutions in resource limited setting.

  • Able to set the technical direction, be a coach, be a mentor, be a pioneer in ensuring the delivery of under the tree diagnostic devices.

  • Be someone who is comfortable guiding project management milestones, but take ownership, take responsibility and deliver.

  • Be excited about the field and technical horizon, assess new technologies and understand how they could be implemented.

  • Ideally, you will already have pushed a technology through ISO13485 and a GMP compliant environment.

  • Fluent in English


The offer

  • Full-time job at a fast-growing and ambitious start-up in the biotech industry

  • Market competitive salary and benefits package

  • You will be part of an international and multidisciplinary team

  • You can grow in a new and exciting cutting-edge field in point-of-care diagnostics


Please apply by e-mail to with reference to this opportunity.

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