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Research Engineer

Research Engineer

We’ve got a dynamic, exciting and demanding role for a research engineer on our technology team in Cambridge. We’re looking for someone who can evaluate future technologies as well as provide practical and analytical support of the development of CMR's cutting-edge surgical robotic system.

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breath-taking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us.



You’ll be researching, developing, evaluating and documenting technologies for use in surgical robotics.  This will comprise the full range of technologies necessary to develop a complex mechatronic medical device.  Examples may include:

  • 3D Imaging systems and displays
  • Surgical instruments
  • Robotic control and control theory
  • Training systems
  • User interfaces and haptic feedback
  • Sensors and data analytics

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve.  We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the Research & Technology remit that helps the team deliver its objectives.


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
  • Wide-ranging technical interests and practical skills
  • The ability to produce clear and concise documentation

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

  • Python
  • Labview – especially for experiment and test automation
  • Matlab
  • Hands on electronics and mechanical work
  • CAD – especially SolidWorks
  • Medical device development or the medical industry’
  • Managing complex development projects’


The Package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our legendary monthly 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.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

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