Future in Your Hands
Influence the future of healthcare at TÜV SÜD. Certify medical products and audit manufacturers and companies, uphold the highest standards, and enable trust in new medical technologies around the world.
The market for medical devices is heavily regulated. The legal requirements and standards are complex and vary from region to region. Safety aspects are of paramount importance to ensure the well-being of patients and the trust in new technologies of people around the world.
Our product specialists and auditors must have extensive knowledge that is supported by many years of experience in the most important markets. Well-founded specialist knowledge, as well as integrity, tact and neutrality, are an absolute prerequisite here.
Employees in this field of expertise are mainly responsible for the market approval and certification of new medical products, as well as for the maintenance and functional testing of operational equipment at hospitals and doctors’ practices. Candidate backgrounds could include a degree in medical technology or similar, plus relevant industry experience. If this describes you, consider Medical Devices and Healthcare for your next role!
Learn more about us and the projects we work on, and get first-hand insights from our colleagues.
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During COVID 19 pandemic, there was a sudden increase in PPE demand globally. To meet this demand, many manufacturers flocked up with Biocompatibility testing requirements. It was pretty challenging to accommodate all products, considering the timeline required by regulatory authorities. It isn't easy to reduce the timeline of animal studies, but our team of experienced experts always found a solution.
We had the challenge to accommodate all projects and maintain our quality at the same time. A team of experts sat together, found the solution, and discussed with our labs and partner labs to define a strategy for accommodating all client products for testing and reduce the maximum possible time.
We were successful in our approach and able to complete all projects in time. All our reports were submitted to various regulatory authorities and accepted without any concerns. We extended our support to all our customers to clarify queries received from the FDA and other regulatory authorities and continued supporting until the product got registered and kept.
All medical devices are being tested for their Biocompatibility to ensure the safety of devices to the end-users. Biocompatibility testing is done using the ISO 10993 series of standards. The standard provides a robust approach to assessing multiple endpoints using small to large laboratory animals. However, it requires many small to large animals.
There are a lot of discussions happening globally to reduce the use of animals in testing, many new alternative methods are being developed. All animal testing requires a massive number of animals, and it takes months to complete testing and is also quite expensive.
We at TÜV SÜD adopted a different approach for our clients to waive off many animal tests. We educated our customers to adopt a new testing strategy using chemical information and doing Toxicological Risk Assessments. Many customers benefit from this approach; we were able to shorten the duration of all required testing and managed to save on cost. By having a quick turnaround time, customers now can reduce overall certification time concerning Biocompatibility.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need for more intensive care beds has led to the construction of emergency field hospitals. In Bergamo, Italy, an entire hospital was built in ten days, including the essential distribution network of medical gases (carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, etc.), built and supplied by Air Liquide Sanità Service.
Air Liquide Sanità Service asked our Italian colleagues at TÜV SÜD pH Laboratories to verify and certify the quality of the gases before the new hospital was opened. Even though this wasn’t a conventional hospital and the testing would be a new challenge, time was of the essence. We needed to get the tests done quickly.
To ensure the safety of the medical gas system, our experts from the TÜV SÜD Italy subsidiary checked for impurities in the medical gas according to the requirements stipulated in the European Pharmacopoeia. The testing was completed with a mobile “Quality Gas” lab system accredited according to ISO / IEC 17025. To ensure that the hospital was operational in the quickest time, TÜV SÜD engineers completed all necessary testing and issued the final test report within 24 hours – a record time.
The speed of our response helped ensure the Bergamo field hospital was completed on schedule, paving the way for the rapid deployment of essential medical services in the hard-hit Lombardy region.
Worldwide, only 2% of human waste is disposed of safely. The rest of the world either uses systems that do not treat waste sufficiently (or at all), or lacks access to any toilet facility altogether. While many people fall into the last category, still more use systems that do not provide any type of treatment for the resulting waste.
To bring safe sanitation to 2.3 billion people worldwide, we have partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on several projects to support the 'Reinvent the Toilet' challenge. To succeed in changing the world of sanitation and meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 6, innovators need to show potential users and investors clear, verified evidence that their technologies meet the communities’ needs. This verification comes from applying international standards for non-sewered sanitation systems (ISO 30500 and ISO 31800).
In collaboration with global stakeholders, TÜV SÜD led the technical development of ISO 30500 and ISO 31800 and now provides unique expertise in helping sanitation innovators ensure their technologies are safe, efficient, effective, and market-ready.
Shailendra R Singh, General Manager, India
It gives me immense satisfaction and a sense of pride when I see consumers using quality products tested and certified by our team. Me and my teams' commitment to deliver the best results by ensuring that each device meets international standards and quality, improve patient lives, and positively impacts people and the community. TÜV SÜD is a place that can allow you to explore your inner talent and groom professionally, and help to become an expert in the domain.
Ariya Phakagrong, Auditor for Medical Health Services, Thailand
“I audit the safety, performance, effectiveness and regulatory requirements of medical devices. With technology moving and developing so fast, it’s up to me to stay updated on the latest advancements. For example, the COVID-19 outbreak saw the launch of different in vitro diagnostic kits for testing the presence of COVID-19 or its antibodies, which required us to understand the technologies involved before auditing. New technologies in the medical device industry help improve lives, but they can only do that if I can test them to the highest and strictest standards!”
Adam Menzies, Director Medical & Health Services, North America
“My entire professional life has revolved around medical products, but never before have I been able to feel like I’m making such a difference. At TÜV SÜD, I’ve been able to increase my impact far beyond what was possible at previous companies – by ensuring the safety of dozens of products for the healthcare sector every day. I sleep soundly knowing that my colleagues and I did the best we could do to protect people from potentially harmful effects of new medical technologies.”
Eike-Henning Hans, Testing Specialist Medical Devices & Healthcare, Germany
“As a testing specialist, I oversee the development of medical products that make people's lives easier such as smart hospital beds that can be controlled via a tablet and exoskeletons that help people to walk again. It’s exciting to become familiar with such highly specialized technology and develop new testing procedures for them. I’m proud to be part of such a renowned group as TÜV SÜD and contribute to making products better and safer. I have my career in my own hands and can set my own goals and achieve them with ambition.”
Our experts are our most valuable assets, working across many fields, making certain that we stay a part of progress and help shape the future. We’re looking for forward-thinking people to join us.
We aim to shape the future by becoming one of the pioneers of the digital revolution through our comprehensive portfolio of safety, security and sustainability solutions. Academics, specialists, and practical-minded generalists alike will find many suitable areas of employment in our organisation.
Get in touch for a job in the field of Medical Devices and Healthcare with a degree in: medical technology; process, electrical or business engineering; biology, physics, medicine or biochemistry. Depending on the position, several years of relevant business experience may also be required.
We are passionate about technology, our careers, and contributing to a safer, more sustainable world – and our work ethic reflects that. We are looking for people who take a closer look, conducting their work thoroughly to come to informed decisions. We need people who love collaborating, are always looking forward, and are firmly committed to our responsibilities for safety and sustainability.
For further information, please check the specific requirements within our job ads.
Your professional competence is crucial to our success. As an expert, you need to have a clear idea of how to tackle your challenging tasks and work in an environment you can build your career in. This is exactly what we offer you.
To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we offer a range of professional and personal development programmes, as well as courses that keep engineers at the pinnacle of their technical expertise.
As a TÜV SÜD employee, you will have the chance to hone your skills and refine your talents, whether you want to simply ensure you’re still up-to-date, broaden your knowledge or take that next step into leadership.
We have a future-oriented approach, which includes training for the current job and for trends you might see in the future, such as digitisation. Find more detailed information about these opportunities in our “Learning and Development” section.
Working at TÜV SÜD offers a host of benefits. We provide you with a stable and rewarding environment for performing complex and challenging roles. In addition, we offer many opportunities for lasting personal growth and development.
You will also find attractive salary packages, sound benefit options and a harmonious work-life balance. Click here to discover more details.