Research Engineer


We’ve got a dynamic, exciting and demanding job for a research engineer on our technology team in Cambridge. It’s a forward looking technology evaluation role, combined with practical and analytical support of the development of CMR's cutting-edge surgical robotic system.

About you

Naturally you’ll have a strong understanding of mechanical, electronics and software engineering fundamentals, with analytical, theoretical, experimental and creative capabilities. Of course you’ll also be a great team player and as keen as we are to work to the highest standards. You’ll also have:

  • A physics, maths, or broad engineering background
  • Broad technical interests and practical skills
  • The ability to produce clear and concise documentation

It would be an advantage if you also had experience in:

  • Python
  • Labview - especially for experimental automation
  • Matlab
  • Hands on electronics and mechanical work

The package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and childcare vouchers, and our now famous monthly company BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.

Why join us?

Cambridge Medical Robotics is developing a next-generation robotic system for universal keyhole surgery. The Versius system comprises a surgeon console, modular light-weight robotic arms and a range of wristed 5 mm instruments. The system uses state-of-the-art 3D high-definition imagery, significantly enhanced flexibility, and incorporates haptic feedback to provide surgeons with life-like sensitivity. In short, we’re creating something truly amazing designed to improve the lives of people around the globe; it’s a vision that excites us and hopefully will excite you.

Versius overcomes obstacles to widespread adoption of robotic minimal access surgery, namely robot size, instrument size, versatility, port placement, cost and ease of use, allowing the system to be highly utilised and ultimately cost-comparable to manual laparoscopic surgery.

The Company was formed in 2014 and has its headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom. We’re privately owned and enjoy strong financial backing.