Clinical Development Engineering at Intuitive
We are a group of patient-focused, mission-driven engineers that are responsible for providing clinical insights during the product development process. 

Clinical Development Engineers are passionate about hands-on work, strive to deeply understand clinical user needs, and learn continuously about our products and clinical procedures to translate user needs into data-driven product requirements.

Influence Product Design

Clinical Development Engineers (CDEs) are responsible for defining, developing, and validating the clinical function of new products for our da Vinci Multi-port, Single-port, and Ion product lines.  CDEs are involved in all phases of product development, from early assessment of clinical value and feasibility, definition of critical product requirements, iterative evaluation of products through design validation, and support of first patient cases.

Develop Clinical Expertise

After an immersive clinical training period, CDEs apply their knowledge of robotic procedures and techniques across multiple specialties to hands-on product evaluations in in-vivo, ex-vivo, and cadaveric models. We work with physicians and clinical staff to represent and champion a broad spectrum of clinical perspectives throughout the product development process.

Make Your Mark

We are expanding and looking for passionate individuals to join our diverse and multi-experienced team. As a CDE at Intuitive, you will have the opportunity to develop and shape future innovations that will support our company’s mission to advance minimally invasive care and expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.  Come grow with our team! 

What our CDE employees are saying

As a CDE, I get to be a part of the end-to-end product development cycle. One day you will find me in the lab doing a prototype evaluation and the next day talking to surgeons about their unmet needs. I love the versatility that the CDE role gives me.  Samana Ghimire Manager, Clinical Development Engineering
To be a CDE is to be the first to experience the intersection between medicine and engineering and to turn futuristic fantasy into reality. Humphrey Chow Senior Clinical Development Engineer
Being a CDE allows you to be the internal voice of customer, understand the clinical needs and applications for our products, and to really influence the designs to make them safe and effective. I really enjoy the hands-on aspect of the job, as you get to use our products as our users would.  Cristina  Jimenez Clinical Development Engineer
As a CDE, I have been able to gain a deeper understanding of robotic surgery, and use this knowledge to help guide the development of new products and technology that enables surgeons to improve clinical outcomes for patients.  Nitin Shankar Clinical Development Engineer
The Ion CDE team tackles highly complex problems and bridges physicians and engineers to develop the best possible product. I really enjoy working on this innovative technology and directly seeing its impact on patients.  Giada Gerboni, PhD Clinical Development Engineer
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