Product Development Engineer

VitaScan ( is a biotech start-up developing a portable, smartphone-linked device that tests for nutrients like vitamin D and iron in your body.

VitaScan is looking for a Product Development Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate is creative and analytical, with medical and/or life sciences product development experience.

This person will work on-site at the McGovern Center Incubator for Life Sciences in Weill Hall on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. We are seeking a full-time employee but will consider part-time commitment as well. Pay and benefits are based on experience.

The Engineer will work closely with VitaScan’s Chief Officers to develop and optimize our proprietary assay and reader technologies, which detects and quantifies nutrient biomarkers from blood samples. The incumbent will conduct research, engineering, and development of novel assays and instrumentation as well as become an integral part of the start-up team.

Required skills:

  • Proficiency with Solidworks
  • Minimum of a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar engineering degree.

Desired skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative product designs from a list of product requirements.
  • Experience in developing user-friendly diagnostic devices or point of care devices.
  • Experience with the mechanical design of plastics, ideally with high volume disposable products.
  • Experience with the design of devices, ideally with optical components
  • Understanding of conceptual design, design refinement, rapid prototyping methods and design for high volume manufacturing.

If interested, please email Li at with your resume/CV.

Location: Ithaca, New York

Send Application to:

Name: Li
Organization: VitaScan