IKOMED Technologies Inc. is a young and energetic medical device company, based in Vancouver BC, which is engaged in the research and development of several ground-breaking medical device technologies.
Our AEGIS smart shutter system, which has been cleared by the FDA and commercialized in the US, incorporates machine vision, artificial intelligence, and a high-speed electro-mechanical system to reduce X-ray radiation in fluoroscopy. Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging technology that is widely used to create real-time videos of internal organs, through X-ray radiation, to guide minimally invasive procedures where catheters or other devices are inserted into the body to diagnose and treat patients. While fluoroscopy-guided procedures reduce the need for surgery, reduce the recovery period and help save lives, they expose patients and medical staff to large amounts of X-ray radiation resulting in risks such as cataracts, cancer, etc.
We are also developing ATMOS, a device for non-invasive treatment of emphysema, a type of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), using RF radiation. Emphysema is a debilitating and progressive disease which is caused by smoking, environmental factors, or genetic factors. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Today, treatment is focused on alleviating symptoms with no cure available. With the ATMOS device, our goal is to develop and bring to the market a non-invasive treatment method which will improve the lives of millions of patients around the world.

IKOMED offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including base salary, extended health and other benefits, and participation in the company’s stock option plan.
Compensation will be commensurate with your skills, experience, and contribution to the company.

Would you like to join us?


Biologist / Physiologist

About the work – your responsibilities

IKOMED is looking for a talented and self-driven Biologist / Physiologist to join our multi-disciplinary project team as a full-time employee in the development of our ATMOS device for the treatment of emphysema. In this role, you will work closely with a multi-disciplinary project team as well as clinical experts.
Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Act as IKOMED’s subject matter expert on emphysema etiology and all aspects of state-of-the-art emphysema treatment approaches
  • Explore and define the parameter window for RF treatment in collaboration with clinical experts, in particular through developing a detailed understanding of the interaction of RF radiation with biological tissues and of the associated short and long-term physiological effects
  • Maintain and manage a database of research and literature on relevant topics to the development of the emphysema treatment device
  • Work with third-party research facilities and pre-clinical service providers to develop animal models of emphysema and conduct exploratory as well as pre-clinical in-vivo safety testing of the ATMOS device
    • Support protocol generation and maintenance
    • Participate in test planning and execution, data collection and analysis
    • Develop recommendations for device design and treatment protocols based on study results
    • Support preparations for clinical trials by preparing documentation and participating in risk management activities

About you – your experience and qualifications

To thrive in this role at IKOMED, you have to have…

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology or Physiology with a solid foundation in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines
  • A strong background in biostatistics
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for tackling hard problems and a strong drive to get things done
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Great interpersonal skills, including maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion

Ideally, you will also have…

  • Detailed knowledge of pulmonary anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • An understanding of electro-magnetic radiation and its interaction with biological tissues
  • Previous exposure to medical device development
  • Experience supporting pre-clinical testing and clinical trials of medical devices

We thank all applicants for their interest in IKOMED and the posted role. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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