Forest Neurotech

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Forest Neurotech is seeking a Principal Mechanical Engineer to lead the design of the world's first minimally invasive, ultrasound-on-chip implant for whole-brain functional neuroimaging and stimulation.

Job Description

At Forest Neurotech, we're not just creating devices; we're building a deeper understanding and personalized treatment of the human brain. Our mission is to pioneer the next frontier of neurotechnology, and we're looking for passionate and experienced people to be a part of this journey. 

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Mechanical Engineer to lead the design of our implant. The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of: thermal modeling and design (ideally related to tissue or similar applications), design of medical implants (or similar devices) as well as testing and manufacturing processes. This role requires experience managing vendor relationships as well as excellent communication and project management skills.


Palo Alto, CA. Will offer relocation support.


  • Model and design thermal management solutions for the implant
  • Design the mechanical housing, cable harnessing and other implanted device components
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to refine designs and ensure seamless integration with electronics
  • Understand and create tolerance stack ups for assemblies and part level
  • Design and fabricate manufacturing and test fixtures
  • Work with the operations team to develop and verify manufacturing processes at one or more CMs
  • Manage multiple vendor relationships with development partners and vendors.
  • Develop and execute, in collaboration with the EE & MEMS teams, mechanical test & characterization methodologies
  • Develop and maintain accurate and efficient design methodologies, processes and testing documentation for all mechanical and manufacturing related development.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Mechanical product design for medical implants with experience in thermal management and modeling.
  • Strong understanding of biocompatibility requirements and materials
  • Proficiency in mechanical design tools, such as Solidworks
  • Experience working with multiple sterilization methods
  • Experience managing vendor relationship
  • Expert in industry standards and best practices for medical device design and fabrication.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

How to apply

Send an email to with the position name in the subject line and a brief intro to yourself, including your favorite aspect of science fiction. Include a resumé or CV and highlight skills or experience that are exceptionally well matched to the position you’re applying for.

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