Senior Research Engineer

Our Cambridge technology group is looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and experienced senior technologist. In this role, you’ll help to shape and create our vision of making the benefits of robotic surgery accessible to millions of people every year.


You’ll play a crucial role in planning, leading and executing the development of CMR’s technology roadmap. This includes:

  • Developing long term technology strategy to apply CMR’s unique technology in multiple application areas
  • Providing support for on-going medical robotics developments
  • Providing technical and team leadership
  • Guiding pre-development and feasibility projects across multiple disciplines for future medical devices

About you

Naturally you’ll have a strong understanding of mechanical, electronics and software engineering fundamentals, including analytical, theoretical, experimental and creative capabilities, and a physics, maths or broad engineering background. You’ll work in a close-knit team, and bring a natural passion and enthusiasm for technology and all that it can enable. We’re also looking for you to have:

  • The capability to provide leadership, for the team and with technology
  • A track record of thought leadership in the medical or robotics space
  • A broad range of technical knowledge and practical skills, ideally including
    • Collaborative robotics experience
    • Bio-informatics and machine learning knowledge
    • Implementation of virtual reality (VR)
    • Medical device development

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.