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JOBS – January, 2022


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Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer – N. San Jose, CA

This is a very exciting opportunity to work at grounds level on a stealth mode project, with a veteran entrepreneur, with several successful prior ventures. Requires 8+ years of medical device product development experience and strong expertise in Solidworks.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

Bay Area start-up focusing on improving healthcare delivery through state-of-the-art catheter development has an immediate opening for senior manufacturing enginee, to support the development and production of innovative catheters ensuring high reliability, regulatory adherence, and cost-effective manufacturability.

Requirements: Minimum 10 years history of experience in medical device manufacturing environment; Proficiency in Solidworks; Experience writing protocols & test reports; Experience using inspection and test equipment (vision systems, tensile testing) are required.

Responsibilities: Support manufacturing activities; Spend time on the manufacturing line with the assemblers to improve processes & increase quality; Develop assembly & test fixturing; Create, validate & document new manufacturing processes; Write protocols & test reports; Prepare manufacturing lines for significant scale up; Conduct process verification & validation activities; Initiate failure analysis in manufacturing; Design, write & perform equipment qualifications & process validations; Facilitate transitioning development products to full scale production line; Collaborate with existing suppliers & bring up new ones with an eye towards partnership & efficiency. 

Director of Clinical Operations – N. San Jose, CA
Unique vascular startup with state of the art catheter development, with platform technology has an immediate opportunity to staff clinical and regulatory positions at all levels. Stay tuned for full JD – coming soon.

Bioanalytical Scientist – N. San Jose, CA

There is an exciting immediate job opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist in San Jose, CA to work on novel drug device combinations for treating chronic diseases. There are three opportunities and position, salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. This position will be involved in the development of in vitro/in vivo models by performing a variety of microplate assays; Configure, program and troubleshoot laboratory automated platforms; Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality; Perform routine data management tasks; Support regulatory efforts; Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: BS with 2-5 years or MS with 0-3 years or Ph. D. with 2+ years of industry experience is required; Also required, Experience in preclinical & clinical research; experience in biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric, fluorescence immuno assays, HPLC, CE, LC-MS; Experience with microplate assays; Hands-on experience in automation and liquid handling in a bioanalytical lab setting; Experience working with statistical software like Excel, GraphPad Prism and Softmax Pro; and Experience with writing reports/protocols and SOPs. Experience with Luminex MapX technology is an advantage.

R&D Scientist – N. San Jose

A drug delivery company with unique technology to deliver biologics has an exciting job opportunity in San Jose, CA for R&D Scientist.  

Requirements: BS/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related; 5+ years pharma or biotech experience in biologics analytical development, particularly, experience in biophysical techniques and analytical characterization of peptides and proteins is a must. Candidates must have experience of working in GLP/GMP regulated environment and working knowledge in product formulation (solid oral dosage, and/or parenteral sustained release) and process development from early to late phase development or at minimum hands on experience in providing analytical support to these activities. Also required, knowledge of state of the art analytical techniques such as various HPLC modes and detections, LC-MS, CE-SDS, peptide mapping, ELISA, cell based assays etc for product characterization, comparability testing and PK/PD analyses. Experience in working with drug-device combination products is a plus.
Responsibilities:  Assessing chemical and physical stability of formulations and identifying appropriate stability, manufacturability, and performance critical quality attributes; Establishing and managing reference standard and stability programs; Participate in method and tech transfer from R&D to Manufacturing as appropriate; Writing, reviewing and approving CMC sections of regulatory filings; Assessing utilization of resources and identifying when, and where additional resources may be needed; Communicate effectively to the project team and present data at team meetings; Maintain high quality documentation of all activities in notebooks, Other duties as explained.

Molecular Biologist – South San Francisco, CA

An early stage biotechnology company located in S. San Francisco, CA has developed patented technology for engineering mammalian cells to vastly increase their productivity for therapeutic protein or virus production and has an exciting opportunity for senior molecular biologist. 

Requirements: Must have PhD in a related field or equivalent amount of experience with recombinant mammalian cell line creation; mammalian cell culture expertise; experience with general molecular biology techniques for designing and constructing vectors and transfecting mammalian cells; experience with protein assay techniques for screening transfected cells. Also highly preferred, Experience with flow cytometry, virology, cell banking, transposase transfection methods; experience with protein analytical methods; knowledge of the regulatory environment related to creating and testing cells destined for GMP manufacturing; and photomicroscopy.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for helping develop the technology toward full commercialization. Responsibilities include work with cell engineering, vector design and construction, transfection, mammalian cell culture, cloning and screening, flow cytometry, and other related molecular and cellular biology techniques. 

Quality Assurance Engineer – North San Jose, CA

There is immediate opportunity for Quality Engineer in well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team to support compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by maintaining an effective quality management system and implementing continuous improvements. This position is responsible for activities ranging from product development through commercialization. This is a hands-on role where the Sr. Quality Engineer will apply diversified knowledge of engineering, quality principles and practices for class II and class III medical devices and combination products. This position also ensures that the company complies with all applicable federal, industry, and company procedures, guidelines, and regulations during the receipt, storage, manufacture, and distribution of products.

Responsibilities: Maintain and improve quality system in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 requirements; Support quality assurance activities, including, but not limited to: Risk Management (FMEAs, HA), internal and external audits, NCMRs and CAPAs; Investigate product quality problems and determine root cause, gather and analyze data, and implement corrective actions to reduce or eliminate cause; Lead the resolution of quality issues related to non-conformance reports and CAPAs; Assist in development, review and approval of process and equipment validation/qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ); Provide QE support to production, purchasing and engineering; Support/lead test method validation activities; Conduct and support the development and validation of appropriate test methods for product and process performance; Develop and initiate sampling procedures and statistical process control methods; Support product line manufacturing and design stages by ensuring validation of manufacturing equipment and processes are conducted in accordance with the Validation Master Plan; Address systemic quality issues with suppliers or internal groups; Oversee calibration and preventive maintenance program; Assist in the review of lot history records and disposition of product (subassembly and finished goods); Work with engineering to develop adequate inspection criteria; Perform statistical analysis such as capability, gage R&R, and statistical process control; Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations.

Requirements: A minimum of 7 years quality assurance/engineering experience is required. Experience in a regulated industry (medical device), Experience with FDA Quality System Regulations, ISO Standards (ISO 13485 and ISO 14971), Experience with non-conformances, CAPA, and Risk Management, Experience in performing test method validation and Gage R&Rs, Extensive experience regarding root cause analysis and statistical techniques (such as Cause and Effect Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Six Sigma processes) and BS in Engineering is required. CQE, CQA preferred

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JOBS – October, 2021


Reagent & Assay Development Research Associate – Santa Clara, CA

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There is an exciting job opportunity for Reagent & Assay Development Research Associate in Sunnyvale, CA with a company developing innovative single-molecule detection & ultra-high sensitivity platforms based on its expertise in optofluidics, assay development, system integration and microsystem technologies. This product development infrastructure and suite of proprietary technologies are ideally suited for the robust development of advanced diagnostic products. Competitive compensation will include an opportunity to participate in equity.

Candidate Requirements: Hands-on experience in protein & nucleic acid biochemistry, bioassay development and spectroscopy/microscopy; BS/ MS in biochemistry, biophysics or bio-analytical chemistry with 0-2 years of industrial experiences (recent graduates welcome to apply). Strong understanding of biochemical & bio-analytical techniques for protein, nucleic acids and nanoparticles/biopolymer characterization is required.  Also preferred, hands-on experience in Fluorescence Spectroscopy/Microscopy, Protein Assays, Electrophoresis, Dynamic Light Scattering/Zeta Potential, UV-VIS Spectroscopy, Chromatography, qPCR); Some experience with immunoassays and nucleic acid assays.  Excellent foundation of data analysis procedures and knowledge of basic statistical concepts is ideal. Experience with reagent preparation for single-molecule detection techniques is a big plus.

Bioanalytical Scientist – N. San Jose, CA

There is an exciting immediate job opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist in San Jose, CA to work on novel drug device combinations for treating chronic diseases. There are three opportunities and position, salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. This position will be involved in the development of in vitro/in vivo models by performing a variety of microplate assays; Configure, program and troubleshoot laboratory automated platforms; Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality; Perform routine data management tasks; Support regulatory efforts; Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: BS with 2-5 years or MS with 0-3 years or Ph. D. with 2+ years of industry experience is required; Also required, Experience in preclinical & clinical research; experience in biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric, fluorescence immuno assays, HPLC, CE, LC-MS; Experience with microplate assays; Hands-on experience in automation and liquid handling in a bioanalytical lab setting; Experience working with statistical software like Excel, GraphPad Prism and Softmax Pro; and Experience with writing reports/protocols and SOPs. Experience with Luminex MapX technology is an advantage.

R&D Scientist – N. San Jose

A drug delivery company with unique technology to deliver biologics has an exciting job opportunity in San Jose, CA for R&D Scientist.  

Requirements: BS/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related; 5+ years pharma or biotech experience in biologics analytical development, particularly, experience in biophysical techniques and analytical characterization of peptides and proteins is a must. Candidates must have experience of working in GLP/GMP regulated environment and working knowledge in product formulation (solid oral dosage, and/or parenteral sustained release) and process development from early to late phase development or at minimum hands on experience in providing analytical support to these activities. Also required, knowledge of state of the art analytical techniques such as various HPLC modes and detections, LC-MS, CE-SDS, peptide mapping, ELISA, cell based assays etc for product characterization, comparability testing and PK/PD analyses. Experience in working with drug-device combination products is a plus.
Responsibilities:  Assessing chemical and physical stability of formulations and identifying appropriate stability, manufacturability, and performance critical quality attributes; Establishing and managing reference standard and stability programs; Participate in method and tech transfer from R&D to Manufacturing as appropriate; Writing, reviewing and approving CMC sections of regulatory filings; Assessing utilization of resources and identifying when, and where additional resources may be needed; Communicate effectively to the project team and present data at team meetings; Maintain high quality documentation of all activities in notebooks, Other duties as explained.

Molecular Biologist – South San Francisco, CA

An early stage biotechnology company located in S. San Francisco, CA has developed patented technology for engineering mammalian cells to vastly increase their productivity for therapeutic protein or virus production and has an exciting opportunity for senior molecular biologist. 

Requirements: Must have PhD in a related field or equivalent amount of experience with recombinant mammalian cell line creation; mammalian cell culture expertise; experience with general molecular biology techniques for designing and constructing vectors and transfecting mammalian cells; experience with protein assay techniques for screening transfected cells. Also highly preferred, Experience with flow cytometry, virology, cell banking, transposase transfection methods; experience with protein analytical methods; knowledge of the regulatory environment related to creating and testing cells destined for GMP manufacturing; and photomicroscopy.

Responsibilities: This position is responsible for helping develop the technology toward full commercialization. Responsibilities include work with cell engineering, vector design and construction, transfection, mammalian cell culture, cloning and screening, flow cytometry, and other related molecular and cellular biology techniques. 

Quality Assurance Engineer – North San Jose, CA

There is immediate opportunity for Quality Engineer in well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team to support compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by maintaining an effective quality management system and implementing continuous improvements. This position is responsible for activities ranging from product development through commercialization. This is a hands-on role where the Sr. Quality Engineer will apply diversified knowledge of engineering, quality principles and practices for class II and class III medical devices and combination products. This position also ensures that the company complies with all applicable federal, industry, and company procedures, guidelines, and regulations during the receipt, storage, manufacture, and distribution of products.

Responsibilities: Maintain and improve quality system in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 requirements; Support quality assurance activities, including, but not limited to: Risk Management (FMEAs, HA), internal and external audits, NCMRs and CAPAs; Investigate product quality problems and determine root cause, gather and analyze data, and implement corrective actions to reduce or eliminate cause; Lead the resolution of quality issues related to non-conformance reports and CAPAs; Assist in development, review and approval of process and equipment validation/qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ); Provide QE support to production, purchasing and engineering; Support/lead test method validation activities; Conduct and support the development and validation of appropriate test methods for product and process performance; Develop and initiate sampling procedures and statistical process control methods; Support product line manufacturing and design stages by ensuring validation of manufacturing equipment and processes are conducted in accordance with the Validation Master Plan; Address systemic quality issues with suppliers or internal groups; Oversee calibration and preventive maintenance program; Assist in the review of lot history records and disposition of product (subassembly and finished goods); Work with engineering to develop adequate inspection criteria; Perform statistical analysis such as capability, gage R&R, and statistical process control; Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations.

Requirements: A minimum of 7 years quality assurance/engineering experience is required. Experience in a regulated industry (medical device), Experience with FDA Quality System Regulations, ISO Standards (ISO 13485 and ISO 14971), Experience with non-conformances, CAPA, and Risk Management, Experience in performing test method validation and Gage R&Rs, Extensive experience regarding root cause analysis and statistical techniques (such as Cause and Effect Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Six Sigma processes) and BS in Engineering is required. CQE, CQA preferred

Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer – N. San Jose, CA

This is a very exciting opportunity to work at grounds level on a stealth mode project, with a veteran entrepreneur, with several successful prior ventures. Requires 8+ years of medical device product development experience and strong expertise in Solidworks.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

Bay Area start-up focusing on improving healthcare delivery through state-of-the-art catheter development has an immediate opening for senior manufacturing enginee, to support the development and production of innovative catheters ensuring high reliability, regulatory adherence, and cost-effective manufacturability.

Requirements: Minimum 10 years history of experience in medical device manufacturing environment; Proficiency in Solidworks; Experience writing protocols & test reports; Experience using inspection and test equipment (vision systems, tensile testing) are required.

Responsibilities: Support manufacturing activities; Spend time on the manufacturing line with the assemblers to improve processes & increase quality; Develop assembly & test fixturing; Create, validate & document new manufacturing processes; Write protocols & test reports; Prepare manufacturing lines for significant scale up; Conduct process verification & validation activities; Initiate failure analysis in manufacturing; Design, write & perform equipment qualifications & process validations; Facilitate transitioning development products to full scale production line; Collaborate with existing suppliers & bring up new ones with an eye towards partnership & efficiency. 

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JOBS – July, 2021


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Preclinical Research Associate; Scientist II-III

The Preclinical Research Associate is responsible for assisting in all ongoing preclinical projects both in vitro and in vivo and will help gather data to evaluate and improve the company’s current drug delivery system.  This person will be working with a multidisciplinary team of Scientists and Engineers to optimize the drug delivery platform.

Requirements

  • Participate in complex in vivo studies, working closely with the Preclinical team and outside CROs
  • Establish relationships with CROs for conduct of non-GLP as well as GLP studies
  • Requires traveling to offsite CROs for conducting studies.  This includes driving up to 2 hours each way; out of state travel may be required.  Work may entail spending several days out of town to oversee studies at the CRO sites
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies, ensuring proper calibration (if necessary) is conducted accordingly
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to record and manage experimental data from various experimental studies ongoing concurrently
  • Support regulatory efforts through understanding of relevant standards and interpretation of FDA Guidance documents
  • Actively participate in company-wide research meetings, including making detailed scientific presentations
  • Work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team of Scientists, Engineers, and personnel in other varying departments
  • Contribute to hands-on in vitro laboratory work as needed, which may include isolated tissue experiments and ELISA/HPLC assays

Education and/or Job Experience

  • B.S., or M.S. in Animal Science, Animal Biology, or related field with at least 3 years of in vivo research experience
  • Experience in one or more therapeutic areas: Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS), Cardiovascular (CV) and metabolic diseases

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience with large (non-rodent) animal models
  • Industry / Contract Research Organization (CRO) experience

Skills and Specifications

Competencies

  • Proficiency in English with effective written and oral communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment; learn and become familiar with techniques in both the engineering and biological sciences
  • Familiarity with basic lab techniques (ex. Pipetting)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience with GraphPad Prism a plus

Please see my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa with all required industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana a&t hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Senior Director/ VP of Regulatory Affairs – San Jose, CA

The position is independently responsible for development of global regulatory strategy and representation of Regulatory Affairs on R&D project teams & will be responsible for managing all Regulatory Affairs activities (nonclinical and clinical) for investigational drug-device combination products from preclinical candidate designation through product approval, including regulatory submissions. Responsible for knowledge of regulatory requirements of major regions (US, EU, Japan and China) and for covering multiple development projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute regulatory strategies for earliest possible approvals for development programs.
  • Provide expertise in translating local, regional, and international regulatory requirements into workable plans with cross-functional teams.
  • Set strategy for submissions of product registration documents to health authorities worldwide. Interact with other line functions in the preparation, review, and completion of documents for regulatory submissions.
  • Prepare submissions and regulatory filings of INDs, CTAs, BLAs, NDAs, MAA and other submission documents including meeting packages, briefing documents, responses, supplements etc.
  • Experience in CMC regulatory compliance to ensure CMC practices are carried out in agreement with regulatory agencies requirements and expectations
  • Review clinical trial documents including clinical protocols/reports, investigator brochures, nonclinical reports, protocols/test methods; review and approve clinical manufacturing plans and labeling, and authorize drug shipment to clinical sites.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies on defined matters. Liaise with regulatory agency project manager in coordinating meetings, providing responses to agency questions/requests.
  • Serve as Regulatory representative on project teams, manage regulatory timelines, and provide strategic input as applicable.
  • Interface with international affiliates on regional regulatory strategy and implementation of plans.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and conduct (or supervise) formal meetings with regulatory agencies. Interact with key personnel in regulatory agencies to ensure the review and approval of development plans, the timely resolution of issues, and the approval of marketing applications.
  • Maintain knowledge of global competitive landscape, regulatory environment, regulations and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance the Regulatory Affairs working practices and procedures.

Education and/or Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific discipline.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs in biotechnology & pharmaceutical industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of the drug, device and combination product development process with demonstrated experience in developing global regulatory strategy and submissions.
  • Experience in multiple phases of development in various therapeutic areas is desirable.
  • Experience with biologics is a must.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication and time management skills needed to manage multiple ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively across departments and on project team(s).
  • Results driven and team-orientated, with the ability to influence outcomes.
  • Ability to travel

Project Manager – San Jose, CA

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead the successful execution and launch of engineering projects in a fast-paced environment.  The position has responsibility for daily management of complex projects and requires a high degree of coordination with a cross-functional team including Engineering, Manufacturing, Biology, Quality and Facilities.

Job Requirements

  • Oversee and drive multiple engineering projects of various size and complexity from initiation through validation and production release
  • Responsible for developing realistic project schedules, along with resource planning, risk management and measurable metrics to meet the project goals
  • Communicate progress to stakeholders including the executive leadership team and provide recommendations for mitigating risks or delays 
  • Coordinate interdependent tasks and deliverables with key stakeholders including R&D Engineering, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Facilities, EH&S, and Quality Assurance
  • Lead and manage team meetings by creating agendas, presentations, minutes and action items. Document team decisions and follow up on action items and deliverables
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation 

Qualifications

  • BS degree in engineering or a related technical field
  • 7-10 years of experience with managing engineering projects and use of standard project management methodology, tools and/or software packages
  • The successful candidate will apply strong people and negotiation skills to plan, coordinate and execute all relevant activities in a phase- gate setting 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate to people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated and ability to influence others to achieve successful outcomes 
  • The position requires a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, creative decision-making, and technical problem-solving abilities 
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Proven experience using Project Management tools to manage complex project timelines as well as fluency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio 
  • Proven track record with Medical Device, FDA regulations, ISO, cGMP and QMS standards
  • In-depth understanding of verification & validation (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as risk analysis (FMEA)

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certification
  • Experience with Visual Project Management 
  • Experience with turnkey, capital equipment
  • Familiarity with sterilization process and aseptic manufacturing

Travel

Up to 10%

Quality Assurance Engineer – North San Jose, CA

There is immediate opportunity for Quality Engineer in well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team to support compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by maintaining an effective quality management system and implementing continuous improvements. This position is responsible for activities ranging from product development through commercialization. This is a hands-on role where the Sr. Quality Engineer will apply diversified knowledge of engineering, quality principles and practices for class II and class III medical devices and combination products. This position also ensures that the company complies with all applicable federal, industry, and company procedures, guidelines, and regulations during the receipt, storage, manufacture, and distribution of products.

Responsibilities

Maintain and improve quality system in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 requirements; Support quality assurance activities, including, but not limited to: Risk Management (FMEAs, HA), internal and external audits, NCMRs and CAPAs; Investigate product quality problems and determine root cause, gather and analyze data, and implement corrective actions to reduce or eliminate cause; Lead the resolution of quality issues related to non-conformance reports and CAPAs; Assist in development, review and approval of process and equipment validation/qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ); Provide QE support to production, purchasing and engineering; Support/lead test method validation activities; Conduct and support the development and validation of appropriate test methods for product and process performance; Develop and initiate sampling procedures and statistical process control methods; Support product line manufacturing and design stages by ensuring validation of manufacturing equipment and processes are conducted in accordance with the Validation Master Plan; Address systemic quality issues with suppliers or internal groups; Oversee calibration and preventive maintenance program; Assist in the review of lot history records and disposition of product (subassembly and finished goods); Work with engineering to develop adequate inspection criteria; Perform statistical analysis such as capability, gage R&R, and statistical process control; Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations.

Requirements

A minimum of 7 years quality assurance/engineering experience is required. Experience in a regulated industry (medical device), Experience with FDA Quality System Regulations, ISO Standards (ISO 13485 and ISO 14971), Experience with non-conformances, CAPA, and Risk Management, Experience in performing test method validation and Gage R&Rs, Extensive experience regarding root cause analysis and statistical techniques (such as Cause and Effect Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Six Sigma processes) and BS in Engineering is required. CQE, CQA preferred

Quality Engineer – South San Jose, CA

Exciting bay area start-up on catheter development to focus on improved outcomes of arterial disease has an immediate opportunity for a manufacturing minded Quality Engineer.

Responsibilities

Support QA/QC/QS functions and activities in a medical device manufacturing environment; Establish purchased materials RI acceptance criteria & perform RI; In-process/final device inspection; Technical Writing for Design History File documents etc, Regulatory & Quality System documents; Design, write & perform equipment qualifications & process validations; establish & maintain equipment calibration & maintenance; support team, contract manufacturers & suppliers with robust & statistically valid testing, sample size selection, monitoring & analysis requirements

Requirements

5+ years medical device work experience (vascular catheter exp preferred), formal statistics training, Validation protocol design & report writing exp, exp to work in & maintain compliance of a certified QMS related to configuration control, document control & change control, enthusiasm for producing cool new products for catheter development. College education preferred.

Bioanalytical Lab Research Scientist

This is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join world class team to work on drug-device projects, with the potential to dramatically change patient outcomes. Position, salary, and benefits are commensurate with experience, with possibility of option grants!!

Required: Background in medical device or pharma testing & regulatory development. Experience in preclinical and clinical research is a must. The candidate must have technical training in biochemistry and/or pharmaceutical sciences with experience using lyophilization, Karl Fischer titration, and HPLC. Experience with biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric and fluorescence immunoassays, and LC-MS is a plus. Also required, degree in biochem or pharma sciences w. 2+ years experience, extensive exp in various analytical techniques & bioanalytical assays.

Responsibilities: Lead projects on biologic formulation, drug product process development; Executes experiments based on protocols and implement; Develop & maintain documentation,  test methods, study protocols, SOPs, worksheets, forms, and reports; Design and manage data from complex experiments including preliminary statistical analysis; literature searches; Maintain lab & assay operations notebook, equipment, supplies, computer files; Support regulatory efforts.

Bioanalytical Lab Scientist – San Jose, CA

There is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join a team working on drug-device combinations projects w/ potential to change patient outcomes. Attractive benefits package with competitive salary is offered and option grants makes this exciting opportunity. Perform literature search, routine data management, tabulate & graph results, support regulatory efforts & manage lab supplies, safety, equipment. 

Responsibilities: Perform bioanalytical assays for the quantification of the analytes in in-vitro, preclinical and clinical samples; Participate in the development of in vitro/in vivo models by performing a variety of microplate assays independently with minimal supervision; Configure, program and troubleshoot laboratory automated platforms; Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality. Perform literature search, routine data management, tabulate & graph results, support regulatory efforts & manage lab supplies, safety, equipment.

Required: Background in medical device or pharma & exp in preclinical and clinical research is a must. Also required, background in biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric, fluorescence immuno assays, HPLC, CE, LC-MS. exp w/ microplate assays is must and experience with Luminex MapX technology is a plus. BS + 3 yrs work exp or MS + 1 yr exp and exp in writing reports & SOPs, knowledge of statistical software like Excel, GraphPad, Prism & Softmax Pro and hands-on exp in automation & liquid handling in a bioanalytical lab is required.

Senior scientist role requires 5+ years work experience.

Senior Scientist/ Dir – S. San Francisco, CA

Senior Scientist/ Director/ VP (commensurate with experience)

An early stage biotechnology startup with patented technology for engineering mammalian cells to vastly increase productivity for therapeutic proteins & disrupt biologics manufacturing, has two exciting openings. (The company has backing from J&J).

Job Functions: The work will involve vector design & preparation, transfection, cell culture, cloning & screening, flow cytometry & other related molecular and cellular biology techniques. Collaboration with co-workers &  pharmaceutical company customers is essential for this position.

Requirements: Candidate is required to have Ph.D. plus multiple years of experience with cell line creation, mammalian cell culture expertise, know regulatory landscape related to creating & testing cells for GMP manufacturing; exp. with molecular biology techniques for creating vectors & transfecting cells: exp with protein assays, with a goal to further develop the technology toward full commercialization. Experience with flow cytometry, cell banking, transposase transfection methods a huge plus.

Manufacturing Engineer

There is immediate opportunity for Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA, in a well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team.

Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineers – San Jose, CA

A bay area company with world class team, has an exciting opening for Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineers to design, develop & validate semi or fully automated equipment used for scale-up of high volume, disposable devices.

Responsibilities: Develop concepts & ideas for improving tooling, create new tooling, evaluate current manufacturing processes & workflows, take ownership of design, create User Requirements Specs, conduct concept reviews, show proof of concept through prototyping, support test data, coordinate with stakeholders for V&V, launch & documentation, created 3D models, engineering drawings & bills of materials, participate in design FMEA, plan to mitigate risks, and work with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers.
Requirements: BS in ME plus 3 to 13 years of medical device industry experience with complex mechanical/ electromechanical design, extensive experience with precision mechanisms pneumatics, servo systems, tooling/ fixtures, motors, belts/ pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors and experience creating engineering drawings, BOMs, products specs is required. Also required knowledge of material properties, heat treatment & surface finish, understanding of DFM & lean manufacturing, and track record with medical device manufacturing methods, RDA reqgulations, ISO, cGMP & QMS standards is required. MS in ME, experience with plastic injection molding, knowledge of DOE, SPC, JMP/ Minitab, experience with metal stamping, laser cutting, chemical etching, familiarity with sterilization process & aseptic environment and PLC programming would be a big plus.

Mechanical Engineer R&D – San Jose, CA

Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating and improving the current drug delivery system by testing and optimizing components or sub-assemblies as needed. He/she will work with quality & regulatory to develop complete documentation for the device.

Responsibilities: Evaluate current design & identify opportunities for improvement, show proof of concept through prototyping and supporting test data, document internal design control SOPs, lead V&V activities, create 3D models, engineering drawings & bill of materials, create work instructions & manufacturing SOP’s, work with quality, and outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and comply with company’s policies & guidelines regarding quality & regulatory.

Qualifications: BS in ME + 5 years hands’on experience in medical device design environment, experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs, product specs, experience with implementing product into manufacturing, knowledge of FDA regulations & ISO, cGMP, QMS standards, understanding of DFM & lean manufacturing, experience with machine shop tools & SolidWorks. Master’s degree in ME or BME and/or experience with plastic injection molding, a huge plus.

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JOBS – June, 2021


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Please see my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa with all required industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana a&t hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Senior Director/ VP of Regulatory Affairs – San Jose, CA

The position is independently responsible for development of global regulatory strategy and representation of Regulatory Affairs on R&D project teams & will be responsible for managing all Regulatory Affairs activities (nonclinical and clinical) for investigational drug-device combination products from preclinical candidate designation through product approval, including regulatory submissions. Responsible for knowledge of regulatory requirements of major regions (US, EU, Japan and China) and for covering multiple development projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute regulatory strategies for earliest possible approvals for development programs.
  • Provide expertise in translating local, regional, and international regulatory requirements into workable plans with cross-functional teams.
  • Set strategy for submissions of product registration documents to health authorities worldwide. Interact with other line functions in the preparation, review, and completion of documents for regulatory submissions.
  • Prepare submissions and regulatory filings of INDs, CTAs, BLAs, NDAs, MAA and other submission documents including meeting packages, briefing documents, responses, supplements etc.
  • Experience in CMC regulatory compliance to ensure CMC practices are carried out in agreement with regulatory agencies requirements and expectations
  • Review clinical trial documents including clinical protocols/reports, investigator brochures, nonclinical reports, protocols/test methods; review and approve clinical manufacturing plans and labeling, and authorize drug shipment to clinical sites.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies on defined matters. Liaise with regulatory agency project manager in coordinating meetings, providing responses to agency questions/requests.
  • Serve as Regulatory representative on project teams, manage regulatory timelines, and provide strategic input as applicable.
  • Interface with international affiliates on regional regulatory strategy and implementation of plans.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and conduct (or supervise) formal meetings with regulatory agencies. Interact with key personnel in regulatory agencies to ensure the review and approval of development plans, the timely resolution of issues, and the approval of marketing applications.
  • Maintain knowledge of global competitive landscape, regulatory environment, regulations and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance the Regulatory Affairs working practices and procedures.

Education and/or Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific discipline.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs in biotechnology & pharmaceutical industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of the drug, device and combination product development process with demonstrated experience in developing global regulatory strategy and submissions.
  • Experience in multiple phases of development in various therapeutic areas is desirable.
  • Experience with biologics is a must.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication and time management skills needed to manage multiple ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively across departments and on project team(s).
  • Results driven and team-orientated, with the ability to influence outcomes.
  • Ability to travel

PROJECT MANAGER – San Jose, CA

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead the successful execution and launch of engineering projects in a fast-paced environment.  The position has responsibility for daily management of complex projects and requires a high degree of coordination with a cross-functional team including Engineering, Manufacturing, Biology, Quality and Facilities.

Job Requirements

  • Oversee and drive multiple engineering projects of various size and complexity from initiation through validation and production release
  • Responsible for developing realistic project schedules, along with resource planning, risk management and measurable metrics to meet the project goals
  • Communicate progress to stakeholders including the executive leadership team and provide recommendations for mitigating risks or delays 
  • Coordinate interdependent tasks and deliverables with key stakeholders including R&D Engineering, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Facilities, EH&S, and Quality Assurance
  • Lead and manage team meetings by creating agendas, presentations, minutes and action items. Document team decisions and follow up on action items and deliverables
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation 

Qualifications

  • BS degree in engineering or a related technical field
  • 7-10 years of experience with managing engineering projects and use of standard project management methodology, tools and/or software packages
  • The successful candidate will apply strong people and negotiation skills to plan, coordinate and execute all relevant activities in a phase- gate setting 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate to people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated and ability to influence others to achieve successful outcomes 
  • The position requires a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, creative decision-making, and technical problem-solving abilities 
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Proven experience using Project Management tools to manage complex project timelines as well as fluency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio 
  • Proven track record with Medical Device, FDA regulations, ISO, cGMP and QMS standards
  • In-depth understanding of verification & validation (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as risk analysis (FMEA)

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certification
  • Experience with Visual Project Management 
  • Experience with turnkey, capital equipment
  • Familiarity with sterilization process and aseptic manufacturing

Travel

Up to 10%

Quality Assurance Engineer – North San Jose, CA

There is immediate opportunity for Quality Engineer in well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team to support compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by maintaining an effective quality management system and implementing continuous improvements. This position is responsible for activities ranging from product development through commercialization. This is a hands-on role where the Sr. Quality Engineer will apply diversified knowledge of engineering, quality principles and practices for class II and class III medical devices and combination products. This position also ensures that the company complies with all applicable federal, industry, and company procedures, guidelines, and regulations during the receipt, storage, manufacture, and distribution of products.

Responsibilities

Maintain and improve quality system in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 requirements; Support quality assurance activities, including, but not limited to: Risk Management (FMEAs, HA), internal and external audits, NCMRs and CAPAs; Investigate product quality problems and determine root cause, gather and analyze data, and implement corrective actions to reduce or eliminate cause; Lead the resolution of quality issues related to non-conformance reports and CAPAs; Assist in development, review and approval of process and equipment validation/qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ); Provide QE support to production, purchasing and engineering; Support/lead test method validation activities; Conduct and support the development and validation of appropriate test methods for product and process performance; Develop and initiate sampling procedures and statistical process control methods; Support product line manufacturing and design stages by ensuring validation of manufacturing equipment and processes are conducted in accordance with the Validation Master Plan; Address systemic quality issues with suppliers or internal groups; Oversee calibration and preventive maintenance program; Assist in the review of lot history records and disposition of product (subassembly and finished goods); Work with engineering to develop adequate inspection criteria; Perform statistical analysis such as capability, gage R&R, and statistical process control; Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations.

Requirements

A minimum of 7 years quality assurance/engineering experience is required. Experience in a regulated industry (medical device), Experience with FDA Quality System Regulations, ISO Standards (ISO 13485 and ISO 14971), Experience with non-conformances, CAPA, and Risk Management, Experience in performing test method validation and Gage R&Rs, Extensive experience regarding root cause analysis and statistical techniques (such as Cause and Effect Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Six Sigma processes) and BS in Engineering is required. CQE, CQA preferred

Quality Engineer – South San Jose, CA

Exciting bay area start-up on catheter development to focus on improved outcomes of arterial disease has an immediate opportunity for a manufacturing minded Quality Engineer.

Responsibilities

Support QA/QC/QS functions and activities in a medical device manufacturing environment; Establish purchased materials RI acceptance criteria & perform RI; In-process/final device inspection; Technical Writing for Design History File documents etc, Regulatory & Quality System documents; Design, write & perform equipment qualifications & process validations; establish & maintain equipment calibration & maintenance; support team, contract manufacturers & suppliers with robust & statistically valid testing, sample size selection, monitoring & analysis requirements

Requirements

5+ years medical device work experience (vascular catheter exp preferred), formal statistics training, Validation protocol design & report writing exp, exp to work in & maintain compliance of a certified QMS related to configuration control, document control & change control, enthusiasm for producing cool new products for catheter development. College education preferred.

Bioanalytical Lab Research Scientist – San Jose, CA

This is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join world class team to work on drug-device projects, with the potential to dramatically change patient outcomes. Position, salary, and benefits are commensurate with experience, with possibility of option grants!!

Required: Background in medical device or pharma testing & regulatory development. Experience in preclinical and clinical research is a must. The candidate must have technical training in biochemistry and/or pharmaceutical sciences with experience using lyophilization, Karl Fischer titration, and HPLC. Experience with biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric and fluorescence immunoassays, and LC-MS is a plus. Also required, degree in biochem or pharma sciences w. 2+ years experience, extensive exp in various analytical techniques & bioanalytical assays.

Responsibilities: Lead projects on biologic formulation, drug product process development; Executes experiments based on protocols and implement; Develop & maintain documentation,  test methods, study protocols, SOPs, worksheets, forms, and reports; Design and manage data from complex experiments including preliminary statistical analysis; literature searches; Maintain lab & assay operations notebook, equipment, supplies, computer files; Support regulatory efforts.

Bioanalytical Lab Scientist – San Jose, CA

There is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join a team working on drug-device combinations projects w/ potential to change patient outcomes. Attractive benefits package with competitive salary is offered and option grants makes this exciting opportunity. Perform literature search, routine data management, tabulate & graph results, support regulatory efforts & manage lab supplies, safety, equipment. 

Responsibilities: Perform bioanalytical assays for the quantification of the analytes in in-vitro, preclinical and clinical samples; Participate in the development of in vitro/in vivo models by performing a variety of microplate assays independently with minimal supervision; Configure, program and troubleshoot laboratory automated platforms; Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality. Perform literature search, routine data management, tabulate & graph results, support regulatory efforts & manage lab supplies, safety, equipment.

Required: Background in medical device or pharma & exp in preclinical and clinical research is a must. Also required, background in biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric, fluorescence immuno assays, HPLC, CE, LC-MS. exp w/ microplate assays is must and experience with Luminex MapX technology is a plus. BS + 3 yrs work exp or MS + 1 yr exp and exp in writing reports & SOPs, knowledge of statistical software like Excel, GraphPad, Prism & Softmax Pro and hands-on exp in automation & liquid handling in a bioanalytical lab is required.

Senior scientist role requires 5+ years work experience.

Senior Scientist/ Dir – S. San Francisco, CA

Senior Scientist/ Director/ VP (commensurate with experience)

An early stage biotechnology startup with patented technology for engineering mammalian cells to vastly increase productivity for therapeutic proteins & disrupt biologics manufacturing, has two exciting openings. (The company has backing from J&J).

Job Functions: The work will involve vector design & preparation, transfection, cell culture, cloning & screening, flow cytometry & other related molecular and cellular biology techniques. Collaboration with co-workers &  pharmaceutical company customers is essential for this position.

Requirements: Candidate is required to have Ph.D. plus multiple years of experience with cell line creation, mammalian cell culture expertise, know regulatory landscape related to creating & testing cells for GMP manufacturing; exp. with molecular biology techniques for creating vectors & transfecting cells: exp with protein assays, with a goal to further develop the technology toward full commercialization. Experience with flow cytometry, cell banking, transposase transfection methods a huge plus.

Manufacturing Engineer

There is immediate opportunity for Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA, in a well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team.

Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineers – San Jose, CA

A bay area company with world class team, has an exciting opening for Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineers to design, develop & validate semi or fully automated equipment used for scale-up of high volume, disposable devices.

Responsibilities: Develop concepts & ideas for improving tooling, create new tooling, evaluate current manufacturing processes & workflows, take ownership of design, create User Requirements Specs, conduct concept reviews, show proof of concept through prototyping, support test data, coordinate with stakeholders for V&V, launch & documentation, created 3D models, engineering drawings & bills of materials, participate in design FMEA, plan to mitigate risks, and work with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers.
Requirements: BS in ME plus 3 to 13 years of medical device industry experience with complex mechanical/ electromechanical design, extensive experience with precision mechanisms pneumatics, servo systems, tooling/ fixtures, motors, belts/ pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors and experience creating engineering drawings, BOMs, products specs is required. Also required knowledge of material properties, heat treatment & surface finish, understanding of DFM & lean manufacturing, and track record with medical device manufacturing methods, RDA reqgulations, ISO, cGMP & QMS standards is required. MS in ME, experience with plastic injection molding, knowledge of DOE, SPC, JMP/ Minitab, experience with metal stamping, laser cutting, chemical etching, familiarity with sterilization process & aseptic environment and PLC programming would be a big plus.

Mechanical Engineer R&D – San Jose, CA

Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating and improving the current drug delivery system by testing and optimizing components or sub-assemblies as needed. He/she will work with quality & regulatory to develop complete documentation for the device.

Responsibilities: Evaluate current design & identify opportunities for improvement, show proof of concept through prototyping and supporting test data, document internal design control SOPs, lead V&V activities, create 3D models, engineering drawings & bill of materials, create work instructions & manufacturing SOP’s, work with quality, and outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and comply with company’s policies & guidelines regarding quality & regulatory.

Qualifications: BS in ME + 5 years hands’on experience in medical device design environment, experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs, product specs, experience with implementing product into manufacturing, knowledge of FDA regulations & ISO, cGMP, QMS standards, understanding of DFM & lean manufacturing, experience with machine shop tools & SolidWorks. Master’s degree in ME or BME and/or experience with plastic injection molding, a huge plus.

Senior Catheter Design Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opportunity for a Senior Catheter Design Engineer with 15 to 20 years experience in catheter design engineering in a stealth mode company that is less than 2 years away from getting its first two devices 510 K approved and launched. The company is led by a visionary leader and has highly experienced engineering and management team.  This a hug opportunity to participate at grounds level in what is a truly exciting and game changing technology that is poised to change the quality of care of cardiac patients, with a potential to save millions of healthcare dollars, on regular basis. Experience is IVUS engineering a huge plus.

Manufacturing/ Test/ Quality Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company with experienced engineering team, led by a serial entrepreneur, has an immediate opening for  Manufaturing/ Test/ Quality Engineer. This requires 10 plus years experience in the filed of catheter engineering.

Catheter Design Mechanical Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company, led by a serial entrepreneur with prior experience in building a company, has an immediate opening for  Catheter Design Mechanical Engineer. The position requires 5 to 10 years of experience in catheter engineering, a can do, problem solving attitude, excellent conflict resolution skills and an ability to handle uncertainty. 

Program/ Project Manager – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company with world class engineering team, led by a veteran leader with prior experience in building a company, has an opening for  Program Manger with experience of working in catheter engineering industry and a demonstrated history of managing projects all the way from conceptualization, team building, cost estimation, implementation, regulatory 510 (K) approval, and production support to launch. Experience in catheter engineering and leading 510K approval program is absolutely essential.

Supply Chain Management/ Strategy Leader – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode startup with exciting technology with potential to alter the quality of care of cardiac patients is looking for Supply chain management/ strategy leader. This position requires extensive experience across the end to end supply chain spectrum in Class 3 medical device industry. It requires proven track record of significant contributions to cost reduction and productivity improvement and experience in cross-functional leadership.

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JOBS – November, 2020


Success, Business Woman, Career, Jump, Risk, Reach, Job

Please see my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa with all required industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana at hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Quality Assurance Engineer – North San Jose, CA

There is immediate opportunity for Quality Engineer in well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team to support compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by maintaining an effective quality management system and implementing continuous improvements. This position is responsible for activities ranging from product development through commercialization. This is a hands-on role where the Sr. Quality Engineer will apply diversified knowledge of engineering, quality principles and practices for class II and class III medical devices and combination products. This position also ensures that the company complies with all applicable federal, industry, and company procedures, guidelines, and regulations during the receipt, storage, manufacture, and distribution of products.

Responsibilities

Maintain and improve quality system in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 requirements; Support quality assurance activities, including, but not limited to: Risk Management (FMEAs, HA), internal and external audits, NCMRs and CAPAs; Investigate product quality problems and determine root cause, gather and analyze data, and implement corrective actions to reduce or eliminate cause; Lead the resolution of quality issues related to non-conformance reports and CAPAs; Assist in development, review and approval of process and equipment validation/qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ); Provide QE support to production, purchasing and engineering; Support/lead test method validation activities; Conduct and support the development and validation of appropriate test methods for product and process performance; Develop and initiate sampling procedures and statistical process control methods; Support product line manufacturing and design stages by ensuring validation of manufacturing equipment and processes are conducted in accordance with the Validation Master Plan; Address systemic quality issues with suppliers or internal groups; Oversee calibration and preventive maintenance program; Assist in the review of lot history records and disposition of product (subassembly and finished goods); Work with engineering to develop adequate inspection criteria; Perform statistical analysis such as capability, gage R&R, and statistical process control; Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations.

Requirements

A minimum of 7 years quality assurance/engineering experience is required. Experience in a regulated industry (medical device), Experience with FDA Quality System Regulations, ISO Standards (ISO 13485 and ISO 14971), Experience with non-conformances, CAPA, and Risk Management, Experience in performing test method validation and Gage R&Rs, Extensive experience regarding root cause analysis and statistical techniques (such as Cause and Effect Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Six Sigma processes) and BS in Engineering is required. CQE, CQA preferred

Quality Engineer – South San Jose, CA

Exciting bay area start-up on catheter development to focus on improved outcomes of arterial disease has an immediate opportunity for a manufacturing minded Quality Engineer.

Responsibilities

Support QA/QC/QS functions and activities in a medical device manufacturing environment; Establish purchased materials RI acceptance criteria & perform RI; In-process/final device inspection; Technical Writing for Design History File documents etc, Regulatory & Quality System documents; Design, write & perform equipment qualifications & process validations; establish & maintain equipment calibration & maintenance; support team, contract manufacturers & suppliers with robust & statistically valid testing, sample size selection, monitoring & analysis requirements

Requirements

5+ years medical device work experience (vascular catheter exp preferred), formal statistics training, Validation protocol design & report writing exp, exp to work in & maintain compliance of a certified QMS related to configuration control, document control & change control, enthusiasm for producing cool new products for catheter development. College education preferred.

Bioanalytical Lab Research Scientist – San Jose, CA

This is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join world class team to work on drug-device projects, with the potential to dramatically change patient outcomes. Position, salary, and benefits are commensurate with experience, with possibility of option grants!!

Required: Background in medical device or pharma testing & regulatory development. Experience in preclinical and clinical research is a must. The candidate must have technical training in biochemistry and/or pharmaceutical sciences with experience using lyophilization, Karl Fischer titration, and HPLC. Experience with biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric and fluorescence immunoassays, and LC-MS is a plus. Also required, degree in biochem or pharma sciences w. 2+ years experience, extensive exp in various analytical techniques & bioanalytical assays.

Responsibilities: Lead projects on biologic formulation, drug product process development; Executes experiments based on protocols and implement; Develop & maintain documentation,  test methods, study protocols, SOPs, worksheets, forms, and reports; Design and manage data from complex experiments including preliminary statistical analysis; literature searches; Maintain lab & assay operations notebook, equipment, supplies, computer files; Support regulatory efforts.

Bioanalytical Lab Scientist – San Jose, CA

There is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join a team working on drug-device combinations projects w/ potential to change patient outcomes. Attractive benefits package with competitive salary is offered and option grants makes this exciting opportunity. Perform literature search, routine data management, tabulate & graph results, support regulatory efforts & manage lab supplies, safety, equipment. 

Responsibilities: Perform bioanalytical assays for the quantification of the analytes in in-vitro, preclinical and clinical samples; Participate in the development of in vitro/in vivo models by performing a variety of microplate assays independently with minimal supervision; Configure, program and troubleshoot laboratory automated platforms; Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality. Perform literature search, routine data management, tabulate & graph results, support regulatory efforts & manage lab supplies, safety, equipment.

Required: Background in medical device or pharma & exp in preclinical and clinical research is a must. Also required, background in biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric, fluorescence immuno assays, HPLC, CE, LC-MS. exp w/ microplate assays is must and experience with Luminex MapX technology is a plus. BS + 3 yrs work exp or MS + 1 yr exp and exp in writing reports & SOPs, knowledge of statistical software like Excel, GraphPad, Prism & Softmax Pro and hands-on exp in automation & liquid handling in a bioanalytical lab is required.

Senior scientist role requires 5+ years work experience.

Senior Scientist/ Dir/ VP
S. San Francisco, CA

Senior Scientist/ Director/ VP (commensurate with experience)

An early stage biotechnology startup with patented technology for engineering mammalian cells to vastly increase productivity for therapeutic proteins & disrupt biologics manufacturing, has two exciting openings. (The company has backing from J&J).

Job Functions: The work will involve vector design & preparation, transfection, cell culture, cloning & screening, flow cytometry & other related molecular and cellular biology techniques. Collaboration with co-workers &  pharmaceutical company customers is essential for this position.

Requirements: Candidate is required to have Ph.D. plus multiple years of experience with cell line creation, mammalian cell culture expertise, know regulatory landscape related to creating & testing cells for GMP manufacturing; exp. with molecular biology techniques for creating vectors & transfecting cells: exp with protein assays, with a goal to further develop the technology toward full commercialization. Experience with flow cytometry, cell banking, transposase transfection methods a huge plus.

Manufacturing Engineer

There is immediate opportunity for Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA, in a well funded startup by a veteran leader with a world class team. JD will be posted soon but meanwhile please send CV.

Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineers – San Jose, CA

A bay area company with world class team, has an exciting opening for Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineers to design, develop & validate semi or fully automated equipment used for scale-up of high volume, disposable devices.

Responsibilities: Develop concepts & ideas for improving tooling, create new tooling, evaluate current manufacturing processes & workflows, take ownership of design, create User Requirements Specs, conduct concept reviews, show proof of concept through prototyping, support test data, coordinate with stakeholders for V&V, launch & documentation, created 3D models, engineering drawings & bills of materials, participate in design FMEA, plan to mitigate risks, and work with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers.
Requirements: BS in ME plus 3 to 13 years of medical device industry experience with complex mechanical/ electromechanical design, extensive experience with precision mechanisms pneumatics, servo systems, tooling/ fixtures, motors, belts/ pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors and experience creating engineering drawings, BOMs, products specs is required. Also required knowledge of material properties, heat treatment & surface finish, understanding of DFM & lean manufacturing, and track record with medical device manufacturing methods, RDA reqgulations, ISO, cGMP & QMS standards is required. MS in ME, experience with plastic injection molding, knowledge of DOE, SPC, JMP/ Minitab, experience with metal stamping, laser cutting, chemical etching, familiarity with sterilization process & aseptic environment and PLC programming would be a big plus.

Mechanical Engineer R&D – San Jose, CA

Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating and improving the current drug delivery system by testing and optimizing components or sub-assemblies as needed. He/she will work with quality & regulatory to develop complete documentation for the device.

Responsibilities: Evaluate current design & identify opportunities for improvement, show proof of concept through prototyping and supporting test data, document internal design control SOPs, lead V&V activities, create 3D models, engineering drawings & bill of materials, create work instructions & manufacturing SOP’s, work with quality, and outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and comply with company’s policies & guidelines regarding quality & regulatory.

Qualifications: BS in ME + 5 years hands’on experience in medical device design environment, experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs, product specs, experience with implementing product into manufacturing, knowledge of FDA regulations & ISO, cGMP, QMS standards, understanding of DFM & lean manufacturing, experience with machine shop tools & SolidWorks. Master’s degree in ME or BME and/or experience with plastic injection molding, a huge plus.

Senior Catheter Design Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opportunity for a Senior Catheter Design Engineer with 15 to 20 years experience in catheter design engineering in a stealth mode company that is less than 2 years away from getting its first two devices 510 K approved and launched. The company is led by a visionary leader and has highly experienced engineering and management team.  This a hug opportunity to participate at grounds level in what is a truly exciting and game changing technology that is poised to change the quality of care of cardiac patients, with a potential to save millions of healthcare dollars, on regular basis. Experience is IVUS engineering a huge plus.

Manufacturing/ Test/ Quality Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company with experienced engineering team, led by a serial entrepreneur, has an immediate opening for  Manufaturing/ Test/ Quality Engineer. This requires 10 plus years experience in the filed of catheter engineering.

Catheter Design Mechanical Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company, led by a serial entrepreneur with prior experience in building a company, has an immediate opening for  Catheter Design Mechanical Engineer. The position requires 5 to 10 years of experience in catheter engineering, a can do, problem solving attitude, excellent conflict resolution skills and an ability to handle uncertainty. 

Program/ Project Manager – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company with world class engineering team, led by a veteran leader with prior experience in building a company, has an opening for  Program Manger with experience of working in catheter engineering industry and a demonstrated history of managing projects all the way from conceptualization, team building, cost estimation, implementation, regulatory 510 (K) approval, and production support to launch. Experience in catheter engineering and leading 510K approval program is absolutely essential.

Supply Chain Management/ Strategy Leader – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode startup with exciting technology with potential to alter the quality of care of cardiac patients is looking for Supply chain management/ strategy leader. This position requires extensive experience across the end to end supply chain spectrum in Class 3 medical device industry. It requires proven track record of significant contributions to cost reduction and productivity improvement and experience in cross-functional leadership.

Senior Technician/ Manufacturing Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company, led by a serial entrepreneur with prior experience in building a company, has an opening for Senior Technician/ Manufacturing Engineer with 4 plus years experience in catheter engineering. 

NGS Research Scientist – Foster City, CA

Job Functions: To work on NGS assays for RNA seq, single cell and immune profiling projects & work collaboratively to develop new assays based on requests from the commercial team. Design & execute on NGS assays including 10X single cell & TCR/BCR repertoire profiling; Perform proof-of-concept experiments to enable development of new NGS applications for epigenetic and immunotherapy solutions; Collaborate w bioinformatics scientists to assist in data interpretation for single cell & TCR projects & generate presentations & reports for commercial projects; Generate data for application notes for marketing & BD needs.

Qualifications: Masters in Genetics, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology or related field; 2+ yrs NGS experience. Also, Hands-on experience in NGS techniques including sample extractions, RNA-seq, 10X, library prep & exp in low-input & single-cell NGS applications & exp in designing, executing, & troubleshooting for molecular & cell biology techniques a plus.

Logistics Lab Associate – Foster City, CA

This position will report to the Lab Manager & will handle procurement, distribution, storage, delivery & inspection of incoming & outgoing products to the lab. 

Responsibilities: Maintain inventory system, procure lab supplies from verified vendors, provide monthly reporting, execute POs, drive cost optimization, negotiate w/ vendors/ service providers, liaise w/ lab scientists on inventory, for example, ensure kits/reagents are not expired, manage iSensix alarms, store items appropriately & efficiently, & keep in stock at all times general use items (such as gloves, pipette tips, PCR plates, etc), track NGS inventory, meet reporting deadlines, generate & discuss reports w/ lab managers, handle shipment of  receipts & support facility initiatives. Requires ability to move/ stock supplies weighing up to 45 lbs.

Requirements: Ability to work independently, 2-5 years prior work experience as lab assistant at biotech/ diagnostic/ pharma/ lab, attention to detail in written instructions & documentation, basic computer skills in Word, Excel, willingness to work in two different time zones.

Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Jose, CA

Requires 15+ years of experience.

Mechanical Testing & Fixture Design  Engineer – Milpitas, CA

There is an immediate opening for mechanical testing and fixture design engineer. Good understanding of how to design and set up tests is required. Responsibilities include design unique tests, develop fixtures, report failtures, help improve manufacturing processes, support V&V testing, interface with manufacturing to implement new design updates into pilot manufacturing line and analyze data. BS in ME, fluency in SolidWorks, and 3-5 years of medical device industry experience is required.

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JOBS – September, 2020


Office, Notes, Notepad, Entrepreneur

Please see my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa with all required industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana at hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

A bay area company with world class team, has an exciting opening for Senior Mechanical Engineer with experience in developing class 3 medial device products and understanding core research that went in to developing that product.  Requires an ability to run experiments and generate viable ideas.  This is an opportunity to participate at grounds level in an opportunity with high potential outcome.

Senior Catheter Design Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opportunity for a Senior Catheter Design Engineer with 15 to 20 years experience in catheter design engineering in a stealth mode company that is less than 2 years away from getting its first two devices 510 K approved and launched. The company is led by a visionary leader and has highly experienced engineering and management team.  This a hug opportunity to participate at grounds level in what is a truly exciting and game changing technology that is poised to change the quality of care of cardiac patients, with a potential to save millions of healthcare dollars, on regular basis. Experience is IVUS engineering a huge plus.

Manufacturing/ Test/ Quality Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company with experienced engineering team, led by a serial entrepreneur, has an immediate opening for  Manufaturing/ Test/ Quality Engineer. This requires 10 plus years experience in the filed of catheter engineering.

Catheter Design Mechanical Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company, led by a serial entrepreneur with prior experience in building a company, has an immediate opening for  Catheter Design Mechanical Engineer. The position requires 5 to 10 years of experience in catheter engineering, a can do, problem solving attitude, excellent conflict resolution skills and an ability to handle uncertainty. 

Program/ Project Manager – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company with world class engineering team, led by a veteran leader with prior experience in building a company, has an opening for  Program Manger with experience of working in catheter engineering industry and a demonstrated history of managing projects all the way from conceptualization, team building, cost estimation, implementation, regulatory 510 (K) approval, and production support to launch. Experience in catheter engineering and leading 510K approval program is absolutely essential.

Supply Chain Management/ Strategy Leader – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode startup with exciting technology with potential to alter the quality of care of cardiac patients is looking for Supply chain management/ strategy leader. This position requires extensive experience across the end to end supply chain spectrum in Class 3 medical device industry. It requires proven track record of significant contributions to cost reduction and productivity improvement and experience in cross-functional leadership.

Senior Technician/ Manufacturing Engineer – S. San Jose, CA

A stealth mode cardiovascular company, led by a serial entrepreneur with prior experience in building a company, has an opening for Senior Technician/ Manufacturing Engineer with 4 plus years experience in catheter engineering. 

NGS Research Scientist – Foster City, CA

Job Functions: To work on NGS assays for RNA seq, single cell and immune profiling projects & work collaboratively to develop new assays based on requests from the commercial team. Design & execute on NGS assays including 10X single cell & TCR/BCR repertoire profiling; Perform proof-of-concept experiments to enable development of new NGS applications for epigenetic and immunotherapy solutions; Collaborate w bioinformatics scientists to assist in data interpretation for single cell & TCR projects & generate presentations & reports for commercial projects; Generate data for application notes for marketing & BD needs.

Qualifications: Masters in Genetics, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology or related field; 2+ yrs NGS experience. Also, Hands-on experience in NGS techniques including sample extractions, RNA-seq, 10X, library prep & exp in low-input & single-cell NGS applications & exp in designing, executing, & troubleshooting for molecular & cell biology techniques a plus.

Logistics Lab Associate – Foster City, CA

This position will report to the Lab Manager & will handle procurement, distribution, storage, delivery & inspection of incoming & outgoing products to the lab. 

Responsibilities: Maintain inventory system, procure lab supplies from verified vendors, provide monthly reporting, execute POs, drive cost optimization, negotiate w/ vendors/ service providers, liaise w/ lab scientists on inventory, for example, ensure kits/reagents are not expired, manage iSensix alarms, store items appropriately & efficiently, & keep in stock at all times general use items (such as gloves, pipette tips, PCR plates, etc), track NGS inventory, meet reporting deadlines, generate & discuss reports w/ lab managers, handle shipment of  receipts & support facility initiatives. Requires ability to move/ stock supplies weighing up to 45 lbs.

Requirements: Ability to work independently, 2-5 years prior work experience as lab assistant at biotech/ diagnostic/ pharma/ lab, attention to detail in written instructions & documentation, basic computer skills in Word, Excel, willingness to work in two different time zones.

Senior Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Jose, CA

Requires 15+ years of experience.

Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Jose, CA

Requires 15+ years of experience.


Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineer – San Jose, CA

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating and improving the company’s current drug delivery system while maintaining high quality and reliability standards. This will be achieved by testing the system and optimizing components or subassemblies as needed. In addition, he/she will be required to work with quality and regulatory to develop complete documentation for the device. The successful candidate will work independently and use sound judgment to deliver optimal solutions. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the current design and identify opportunities to realize improvement in product consistency and increased throughput in a manufacturing environment
  • Show proof of concept through prototyping and supporting test data, and coordinate implementation with appropriate stakeholders
  • Take full ownership of documentation by following internal design control SOPs, leading verification/validation activities, and participating in phase reviews
  • Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bill of materials
  • Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
  • Work with quality to resolve any issues with components or processes
  • Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding quality and regulatory

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Senior engineer requires 10-12 years experience and junior engineer requires 3-5 years hands-on experience in a design environment
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs, and product specifications
  • In-depth experience with complex mechanical systems that interact with biology
  • Prior experience in a medical device company
  • Experience with design control process for medical devices and implementation of product in to manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards
  • Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks required
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge /experience with plastic injection molding
  • Masters’ degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical Testing & Fixture Design  Engineer – Milpitas, CA

There is an immediate opening for mechanical testing and fixture design engineer. Good understanding of how to design and set up tests is required. Responsibilities include designing unique tests, developing fixtures, and analyzing the data. Additional duties may include reporting failures, and assisting in improving manufacturing processes to prevent prototype failures, support R&D with component design work, test fixture design, support verification testing, and interface with manufacturing to implement new design updates into the pilot manufacturing line.

Responsibilities

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to define tests and perform verification testing
  • Design and build appropriate test fixtures for completing the tests
  • Assist engineering and bio team on evaluation of device failures and complete test reports to review improvements with the team
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to create product assembly tooling, fixtures and work instructions
  • Assist R&D and manufacturing in process development, including molding, bonding processes for parts, and component design
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding quality and regulatory

Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of industry experience
  • Must be hands on and adept at building and debugging fixtures
  • Fluent with SolidWorks
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications
Prior experience in a medical device company desired

Leadership Opportunity – Milpitas, CA

There is a senior level leadership opportunity that requires prior experience with leading a neurological medical device company.

Leadership Opportunity – Union City, CA

A senior level leadership opportunity requires experience with taking a biotech company public.

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JOBS – July, 2020


 

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Please see my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa and require deep industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana at hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Senior Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Jose, CA

Requires 15+ years of experience.

Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Jose, CA

Requires 15+ years of experience.


Senior & Junior Mechanical Engineer – San Jose, CA

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating and improving the company’s current drug delivery system while maintaining high quality and reliability standards. This will be achieved by testing the system and optimizing components or subassemblies as needed. In addition, he/she will be required to work with quality and regulatory to develop complete documentation for the device. The successful candidate will work independently and use sound judgment to deliver optimal solutions. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the current design and identify opportunities to realize improvement in product consistency and increased throughput in a manufacturing environment
  • Show proof of concept through prototyping and supporting test data, and coordinate implementation with appropriate stakeholders
  • Take full ownership of documentation by following internal design control SOPs, leading verification/validation activities, and participating in phase reviews
  • Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bill of materials
  • Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
  • Work with quality to resolve any issues with components or processes
  • Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding quality and regulatory

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Senior engineer requires 10-12 years experience and junior engineer requires 3-5 years hands-on experience in a design environment
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs, and product specifications
  • In-depth experience with complex mechanical systems that interact with biology
  • Prior experience in a medical device company
  • Experience with design control process for medical devices and implementation of product in to manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards
  • Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks required
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge /experience with plastic injection molding
  • Masters’ degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

 

Mechanical Testing & Fixture Design  Engineer – Milpitas, CA

 

There is an immediate opening for mechanical testing and fixture design engineer. Good understanding of how to design and set up tests is required. Responsibilities include designing unique tests, developing fixtures, and analyzing the data. Additional duties may include reporting failures, and assisting in improving manufacturing processes to prevent prototype failures, support R&D with component design work, test fixture design, support verification testing, and interface with manufacturing to implement new design updates into the pilot manufacturing line.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to define tests and perform verification testing
  • Design and build appropriate test fixtures for completing the tests
  • Assist engineering and bio team on evaluation of device failures and complete test reports to review improvements with the team
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to create product assembly tooling, fixtures and work instructions
  • Assist R&D and manufacturing in process development, including molding, bonding processes for parts, and component design
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding quality and regulatory

Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of industry experience
  • Must be hands on and adept at building and debugging fixtures
  • Fluent with SolidWorks
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a medical device company desired

 

Cell Biologist with Islet Cell Experience – San Jose, CA

This is an opportunity to participate at grounds level with possibility of high potential outcome. Technology focuses on cure for diabetes and requires islet cell or related experience.

 

Leadership Opportunity – Milpitas, CA

There is a senior level leadership opportunity that requires prior experience with leading a neurological medical device company.

Leadership Opportunity – Union City, CA

A senior level leadership opportunity requires experience with taking a biotech company public.

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JOBS – May, 2020


Office, Notes, Notepad, Entrepreneur

Please see my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa and require deep industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana at hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Senior Mechanical Engineer – San Jose, CA


The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating and improving the company’s current drug delivery system while maintaining high quality and reliability standards. This will be achieved by testing the system and optimizing components or subassemblies as needed. In addition, he/she will be required to work with quality and regulatory to develop complete documentation for the device. The successful candidate will work independently and use sound judgment to deliver optimal solutions. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team. 

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the current design and identify opportunities to realize improvement in product consistency and increased throughput in a manufacturing environment
  • Show proof of concept through prototyping and supporting test data, and coordinate implementation with appropriate stakeholders
  • Take full ownership of documentation by following internal design control SOPs, leading verification/validation activities, and participating in phase reviews
  • Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bill of materials
  • Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
  • Work with quality to resolve any issues with components or processes
  • Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding quality and regulatory

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 plus years hands-on experience in a design environment
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs, and product specifications
  • In-depth experience with complex mechanical systems that interact with biology
  • Prior experience in a medical device company
  • Experience with design control process for medical devices and implementation of product in to manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards
  • Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks required
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge /experience with plastic injection molding
  • Masters’ degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

 

Mechanical Testing & Fixture Design  Engineer – Milpitas, CA

 

There is an immediate opening for mechanical testing and fixture design engineer. Good understanding of how to design and set up tests is required. Responsibilities include designing unique tests, developing fixtures, and analyzing the data. Additional duties may include reporting failures, and assisting in improving manufacturing processes to prevent prototype failures, support R&D with component design work, test fixture design, support verification testing, and interface with manufacturing to implement new design updates into the pilot manufacturing line.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to define tests and perform verification testing
  • Design and build appropriate test fixtures for completing the tests
  • Assist engineering and bio team on evaluation of device failures and complete test reports to review improvements with the team
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to create product assembly tooling, fixtures and work instructions
  • Assist R&D and manufacturing in process development, including molding, bonding processes for parts, and component design
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding quality and regulatory

Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of industry experience
  • Must be hands on and adept at building and debugging fixtures
  • Fluent with SolidWorks
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a medical device company desired

 

Cell Biologist with Islet Cell Experience – San Jose, CA

This is an opportunity to participate at grounds level with possibility of high potential outcome. Technology focuses on cure for diabetes and requires islet cell or related experience.

 

C Level Opportunity – Milpitas, CA

 

There is a senior level leadership opportunity that requires prior experience with leading a neurological medical device company.

 

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JOBS: September, 2019


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Please see some of my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa and require deep industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana at hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Clinical Trial Manager – San Jose, CA

Ideal experience: 8+ years experience in medical devices, ideally in neuromodulation.  Required, experience running clinical trials, and working with clinicians and medical centers.

Head of Regulatory – San Jose, CA 

Candidate must have 15+ years experience in bio/pharma industry. Experience working with biologics and taking a drug to market in the US and EU is essential.

Mechanical Engineer – San Jose, CA

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating the current manufacturing processes and making design improvements to increase throughput, quality and reliability. This will be achieved by redesigning the current tooling and/or creating new tooling and equipment. The successful candidate will work independently and use sound judgment to deliver optimal manufacturing solutions. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

· Evaluate the current manufacturing processes /workflows and identify opportunities to realize improved product consistency and increased throughput
· Develop concepts and ideas for improving the exiting tooling as well as creating new tooling including semi-automation where applicable
· Take full ownership of tooling /fixture designs, conduct concept reviews, show proof of concept through prototyping coupled with supporting test data, coordinate with appropriate stakeholders for successful verification /validation, launch and documentation
· Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bills of materials
· Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
· Work closely with Process Engineering through the creation of verification /validation protocols (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as successful execution, data generation, report and documentation
· Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
· Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation

Qualifications
· Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or related engineering fields
· 5-7 years hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment
· In-depth experience with complex mechanical /electromechanical design
· Extensive experience with precision mechanisms, pneumatics, fixtures /tooling and mechanical components such as motors, belts/pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors, etc.
· Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs and product specifications
· Deep knowledge of material properties, heat treatment and surface finish
· Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
· Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
· Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
· Deep knowledge of GD&T as well as proficiency with SolidWorks
· Prior experience with FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards
· Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications
· Knowledge /experience with electrical /electronics and PLC programming a big plus
· Knowledge /experience with plastic injection molding
· Experience with metal stamping, laser cutting and chemical etching
· Familiarity with cleaning and sterilization processes

Sr. Molding Engineer

Job Summary

The Sr. Molding Engineer is responsible for evaluating the current molding processes and leading the effort to increase throughput, quality and reliability. This will be achieved by redesigning the current tooling, creating new tooling /equipment as well as leveraging outside molding expertise. The successful candidate will become the resident expert in the areas of plastic injection molding and material selection. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

· Evaluate /characterize the current molding processes and identify areas of improvement while focusing on rapid manufacturing scale-up
· Work closely with the consumable engineering group and make recommendations for molding improvements such as use of alternate materials, parts consolidation, setup /process optimization etc. without compromising the design intent
· Conduct design concept reviews and present fresh ideas, new technologies and creative ways to take the current molding process to the next level
· Show proof of concept through rapid prototyping and supporting test data
· Take full ownership of all injection molding initiatives, coordinate with appropriate stakeholders from initial concepts through FAI, optimization, successful verification /validation, launch and documentation
· Work closely with Process Engineering through the creation of verification /validation protocols (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as successful execution, data generation, report and documentation
· Develop /optimize molding parameters and establish best practices in molding methodologies
· Work with external companies as needed to outsource injection molding activities and manage the vendors through all phases of the projects including user requirements, RFQ, vendor selection, concept & design followed by verification /validation
· Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
· Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation

Qualifications
· Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Plastics or related engineering fields
· 7-10 years of extensive, hands-on experience with plastic injection molding including but not limited to mold design, capability studies and process characterization /optimization
· Experience with rapid prototyping and multi-cavity plastic injection molding
· In-depth knowledge of material science /plastics properties and metrology techniques
· Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs and product specifications
· Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
· Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
· Prior experience with FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards
· Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
· Deep knowledge of GD&T as well as proficiency with SolidWorks
· Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications
· Knowledge /experience with micro molding
· Knowledge /experience with DOE, SPC, FMEA
· Experience with metal stamping, laser cutting and chemical etching
· Familiarity with cleaning and sterilization processes

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JOBS: July, 2019


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Please see some of my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local candidates with valid work visa and require deep industry experience. If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd underscore darshana at hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Clinical Trials Manager – San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opening for Clinical Trial Manager to join a high-performance team. The Clinical Trial Manager will be accountable for the day-to-day operational oversight of one or more clinical trials including trial start-up, conduct, and close-out activities in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOP), good clinical practices (GCP) and other applicable regulatory requirements. This activity typically is coordinated in conjunction with one or more CROs. The individual must have the ability to work independently and also as an effective and engaged team member in a fast-paced environment. Strong initiative and follow through are essential for this job. The ability to maintain confidentiality and to operate in the role with the highest of ethical standards and professionalism are required.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the operational aspects of clinical trials
  • Participate in protocol, CRF development, Clinical Study Report preparation, as appropriate
  • Prepare metrics and updates for management, as assigned
  • Proactively identify potential study issues/risks and recommends/implements solutions
  • Participate in and facilitate CRO/vendor selection process for outsourced activities
  • Manage CRO interactions, including sponsor oversight of operational functional activities (e.g., study management, monitoring, site management, project master files)
  • May work with CRO to develop and revise the scope of service agreements, budgets, plans, and detailed timelines, and ensure that performance expectations are met
  • Prepare and/or review/approve study-related documents (e.g., Monitoring Plan, Laboratory Manual, Patient Diary, Clinical Site Procedures Manual, Pharmacy Manual, and CRF Completion Guidelines)
  • Manage clinical monitoring activities ensuring compliance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and applicable regulations
  • Serve as a liaison and resource for investigational sites
  • Review site study documents (informed consent template and study tools/worksheets), investigator contracts, and site payments

Skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to multitask. Efficient time management and organizational skills. Attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Performs job duties with minimal guidance from supervisor
  • Organizes and prioritizes numerous tasks and completes them under time constraints.
  • Demonstrated success in problem solving.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Ability to constructively interact directly with clinical site personnel

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS or equivalent degree in scientific discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical trial management experience in biotech
  • Experience in managing outside vendors, e.g., CROs and other vendors
  • Experience with U.S. and Ex-U.S clinical trial management and Regulatory processes

Director of Regulatory Affairs – San Jose, CA

The position is responsible for managing all Regulatory Affairs activities (nonclinical and clinical) for investigational drug-device combination products from preclinical candidate designation through product approval, including regulatory submissions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute regulatory strategies for earliest possible approvals for development programs.
  • Provide expertise in translating local, regional, and international regulatory requirements into workable plans with cross-functional teams.
  • Prepare submissions and regulatory filings of INDs, CTAs, BLAs, NDAs, MAA, 510(k) and other submission documents including meeting packages, briefing documents, responses, supplements etc.
  • Review clinical trial documents including clinical protocols/reports, investigator brochures, nonclinical reports, protocols/test methods; review and approve clinical manufacturing plans and labeling, and authorize drug shipment to clinical sites.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies on defined matters. Liaise with regulatory agency project manager in coordinating meetings, providing responses to agency questions/requests.
  • Serve as Regulatory representative on project teams, manage regulatory timelines, and provide strategic input as applicable.
  • Interface with international affiliates on regional regulatory strategy and implementation plans.
  • Maintain knowledge of global competitive landscape, regulatory environment, regulations and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance the Regulatory Affairs working practices and procedures.

Skills

  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication and time management skills needed to manage multiple ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively across departments and on project team(s).
  • Results driven and team-orientated, with the ability to influence outcomes.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in scientific discipline required.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or device industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of the drug, device and combination product development process with demonstrated experience in preparing global regulatory submissions.
  • Experience in multiple phases of development in various therapeutic areas.

Senior Quality Engineer – San Jose, CA

The Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer supports compliance with applicable regulatory requirements by maintaining an effective quality management system and implementing continuous improvements. This position is responsible for activities ranging from product development through commercialization. This is a hands-on role where the Sr. Quality Engineer will apply diversified knowledge of engineering, quality principles and practices for class II and class III medical devices and combination products. This position also ensures that the company complies with all applicable federal, industry, and company procedures, guidelines, and regulations during the receipt, storage, manufacture, and distribution of products.Responsibilities

  • Maintain and improve the quality system in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 requirements
  • Support quality assurance activities, including, but not limited to: IQC, in-process and finished product testing and product release, Risk Management (FMEA, hazard analysis), internal and external audits and NCMRs and CAPAs
  • Investigate product quality problems and determine root cause, gather and analyze data, and implement corrective actions to reduce or eliminate cause
  • Lead the resolution of quality issues related to non-conformance reports and CAPAs
  • Assist in development, review and approval of process and equipment validation/qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ).
  • Provide QE support to production, purchasing and engineering
  • Support/lead test method validation activities
  • Conduct and support the development and validation of appropriate test methods for product and process performance
  • Develop and initiate sampling procedures and statistical process control methods
  • Support product line manufacturing and design stages by ensuring validation of manufacturing equipment and processes are conducted in accordance with the Validation Master Plan
  • Manage the Non-conforming Materials Review (NCMR) in collaboration with Operations to ensure timely reporting, analysis, and resolution of non-conforming material/ product incidences
  • Extensive experience regarding root cause analysis and statistical techniques (such as Cause and Effect Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Six Sigma processes)
  • Address systemic quality issues with suppliers or internal groups
  • Oversee calibration and preventive maintenance program
  • Oversee receiving inspection. Establish and implement systems to ensure timely quality inspections for incoming materials, components or finished goods Identify and report nonconforming material
  • Perform/manage review of lot history records and disposition of product (subassembly and finished goods)
  • Work with engineering to develop adequate inspection criteria
  • Perform statistical analysis such as capability, gage R&R, and statistical process control
  • Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations
  • The position has supervisory responsibilities for a team of 5-8 direct reports
  • Other duties/ activities may be necessary to support departmental or company goals

Education and/or Job Experience

  • A Minimum of 10 years quality assurance/engineering experience is Experience in a regulated industry (medical device, biopharmaceutical, or pharmaceutical) is required
  • BS degree in Engineering is required
  • A Minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising employees
  • Experience with FDA Quality System Regulations and ISO Standards (ISO 13485 and ISO 14971) is required
  • Experience with non-conformances, CAPA, and Risk Management is required
  • Experience in performing test method validation and Gage R&Rs
  • Extensive experience regarding root cause analysis and statistical techniques (such as Cause and Effect Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys, Six Sigma processes)
  • CQE, CQA preferred

Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to motivate and influence people
  • Must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks with high attention to detail
  • Organizing, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as a part of a team
  • Ability to review, analyze, summarize, and interpret data; draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations and decisions; write reports
  • Ability to create and provide training
  • Good statistical and numerical ability

Manufacturing Engineer – San Jose, CA

Summary: Supports the manufacturing of high volume disposable device. Works with engineering and clinical to make sure device specifications conform to device requirements. Works with assemblers and technicians to make sure devices are built to desired specifications.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research; apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; solicit observations from operators.
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assure product and process quality by designing test methods; establishing standards; testing finished product and process capabilities.
  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Work with Development Engineers to effectively transfer new products to Manufacturing.
  • Maintain product and process data.
  • Complete design and development projects by training and guiding technicians and assemblers.

Requirements:

  • Proficient in process validations and its execution
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Education and/or Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Field or equivalent
  • Minimum 15 years in Medical Device Industry

Skills and Specifications

  • A proven track record with Medical Device Manufacturing Methods and Procedures and FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485 Quality Systems
  • Capable of generating parts, assemblies and drawings using Solidworks
  • Comfortable dealing with complexity and flexibility
  • Experience working under Change Control policies of FDA regulated devices and /or drugs.
  • Ability to proactively identify and solve manufacturing issues.

Senior Manufacturing Equipment Engineer – San Jose, CA

Summary: Supports the manufacturing equipment and tooling used to manufacture company’s proprietary high volume disposable device. Works with Calibration and Preventive Maintenance personnel to ensure equipment is kept in optimal conditions. Works with equipment suppliers/vendors to purchase equipment/parts under our or equipment specifications.

Responsibilities

  • Assures that equipment integration projects are performed under the required timelines and budgets.
  • Develops manufacturing equipment by designing and conducting research; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Identify Capacity and Quality Issues with Manufacturing Equipment. Recommend and Implement Solutions to revolve issue.
  • Provides support and oversees maintenance on Production Molding Machines
  • Design and fabricate of tools and fixtures with In house Machine Shop Equipment
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures.
  • Proficient in developing IQ/OQ/PQ documentation and its execution
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Education and/or Job Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering Field or equivalent
  • Minimum 15 years in Medical Device Industry
  • Experience in plastic molding and material analysis

Skills and Specifications

  • A proven track record with Medical Device Manufacturing Methods and Procedures and FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485 Quality Systems
  • Capable of generating parts, assemblies, and drawings using Solidworks
  • Comfortable dealing with complexity and flexibility
  • Experience working under Change Control policies of FDA regulated devices and /or drugs.

Business AnalystPleasanton, CA

Requires 2+ years experience. Company offers 100% healthcare coverage & other benefits like 401K and there is potential for bonus.

Associate Scientist – Pleasanton, CA
Requires 10+ years pharma R&D experience with expertise in cell biology and should be able to translate it into business. Must know industry well and have a good network.

Director of Pilot Manufacturing – San Jose, CA

Innovative medical device company located in San Jose, CA has an immediate opening for Director of Pilot Manufacturing. This position will report to VP of Manufacturing Operations. This low volume production line is crucial to the company’s several ongoing preclinical studies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Lead day to day operations including injection molding, aseptic processing, capsule assembly, supply chain and other related activities; Develop detailed production planning, resource allocation, equipment maintenance, operator training etc.; work closely with product development, pre-clinical & clinical groups and quality in order to ensure achievement of targets & develop manufacturing plans & detailed production schedules; Manage inventory of raw materials & injection molded components; Manage human resources in pilot manufacturing; Maintain a strong commitment to quality; Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cGMP regulations, other regulatory requirements (ISO), Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

Requirements
Strong problem solving & analytical skills; Experience with use of statistical analysis & design of experiments for product optimization and validation activities; Experience with lean manufacturing, design for manufacturing, design for test & test implementation; Experience working with ERP systems & Broad GMP manufacturing background with Class III medical devices. Requires BS/MS in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering and 15+ years’ experience managing & supervising manufacturing with a strong history of hands-on experience successfully transferring new products into manufacturing & Deep technical experience with manufacturing processes, design control and quality systems. Also required, strong problem solving and analytical skills; Experience with use of statistical analysis and design of experiments for product optimization & validation activities; Experience with lean manufacturing, design for manufacturing, design for test and test implementation; Experience working with ERP systems. Also essential is proven ability to coach & develop employees & develop effective cross functional relationships. This position requires interface throughout all levels & functions of the organization.

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