R&D Analyst – ShanX Medtech BV – Nijmegen

ShanX Medtech BV

ShanX Medtech BV (SXM, NL) is a dynamic young company dedicated to revolutionizing healthcare through innovative diagnostic tools. Our journey began with a deeply personal experience—the founder’s mother’s near-fatal struggle with a poorly treated bacterial infection. This ignited our mission to transform infection management, propelling us to develop pioneering solutions that prevent unnecessary suffering.

At SXM, impact is paramount. We’re proud to introduce KAIROS IVD, our groundbreaking rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing device, poised to redefine how bacterial infections are treated. Our goal is clear: to equip healthcare professionals with the means to make informed treatment decisions swiftly and accurately. Through our innovative solutions, we’re combating antibiotic resistance, enhancing patient outcomes, and saving lives.

As an R&D Analyst at SXM you will be responsible for the assessment of the KAIROS systems with a variety of (body) samples including (infectious) material. The role of the R&D Analyst is pivotal in driving research efforts, generating scientific insights, and advancing the development of KAIROS to address unmet medical needs and improve patient care.

This is a full-time contract for 40 hours per week, extending over three years, with the possibility of extension and potential for an increased work week.


Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Conducting R&D: testing KAIROS with a variety of (clinical) samples

Experimental Design: Designing, planning experiments and developing

experimental protocols and procedures to ensure accurate and reliable data


Data collection: Collecting data according to established protocols. Recording

experimental observations, measurements, and results in a systematic and

organized manner.

Data analysis: Analyzing experimental data using statistical methods and

software tools to extract meaningful insights and draw conclusions. Identifying

trends, patterns, and correlations in the data to inform decision-making.

Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting experimental issues and technical challenges,

as they arise. Developing solutions and implementing corrective actions to

ensure smooth progress of research activities.

Documentation: Documenting experimental procedures, results, and findings in

laboratory notebooks, reports, and technical documents. Maintaining accurate

and comprehensive records.

Collaboration and presentation: Collaborating with cross-functional teams,

including scientists, engineers, and clinicians, to facilitate communication and

coordination of research efforts. Participating in team meetings, brainstorming

sessions, presenting results and project discussions to contribute ideas and



  • Required qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or HBO degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biomedical

engineering, or a related field.

• Experience is not required, but familiarity with working in a BSL2

environment with bacteria is a must.

• Fluency in English.

• Passionate about working in a young company.

• Well, organised with an analytical mindset.

• Openness to learn about regulatory processes and how to work accordingly.

  • Preferred qualifications:

• Proficiency in data handling, including data analysis, storage, and statistical analysis, is preferred.

• A passion for innovation and a creative, out-of-the-box mindset are highly valued.


• Competitive compensation and benefits package

• Access to professional development opportunities for career growth and advancement, including training resources.

• Flexible schedule and work arrangements

• Dynamic and collaborative work environment

Join us in shaping the future of healthcare, where every moment is vital in the fight against bacterial infections. We’re seeking a motivated R&D Analyst to join our team and contribute to the development of this crucial diagnostic device. This is an exceptional opportunity to join us in our early stages and play a pivotal role in our future success.

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