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JOBS – December, 2014


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The year is coming to a close and here is a last blast of opportunities.  Please note: With the exception of the opportunities in China, other opportunities are only for local US based candidates, with valid US work visa.  For the opportunities below, please send resume at wd_darshana at hot mail dot com.  Please indicate in the email how closely the job description matches your background and identify gaps, if any.  Also, indicate your current compensation and compensation expectations.  The opportunities are in the order of priority from most important fresh opportunities to others that are in the process of being filled.

Principal R&D Technician – Fremont, CA

A company that develops advanced injection technologies to simplify the complexities of the cardiac cath lab, has an immediate opening for R&D technician.

Requirements

* 9 years of electromechanical technician experience
* 2 year Technical School degree in electromechanics or related field or a combination of education and experience
* 2 years of computer aided design experience
* 2 years experience directing and leading the work of others
* Problem solving skills with the ability to interpret drawings, schematics, and specifications
* Experience using CAD-3D Modeling
* Effective verbal and written communication skills
* Moderate level of computer experience including MS Office Suite and SolidWorks
* Demonstrated experience using a multimeter, soldering iron, oscilloscope, and spectrum analyzer
* High degree of organization skills and high attention to detail
* Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
* Ability to work independently with limited supervision
* Proficient at specifying and evaluating electrical components based on performance, lifetime, and availability
* Demonstrated project management experience
* Demonstrated test report-writing experience

Preferred
* 4+ years of computer aided design experience, * SolidWorks Proficient, * Experience providing technical support to circuit board manufacturing assembly, * Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with embedded systems and RF electronics, * Product development experience in a federally regulated engineering environment (FDA, ISO), * Experience defining, writing, and conducting test plans and reports

Job Description & Responsibilities
Performs specified electromechanical engineering support activities under the guidance of an Engineer or Technical lead related to electro-mechanical design of medical device technologies, product and performance testing, and continuous improvement of the product design. The position is responsible for design, fabrications, assembly, validation, and implementation of development products and fixtures to support the design transfer of products into manufacturing operations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
* Designs fixtures and test methods for validating product design and performance. Responsible for managing the ordering and delivery of fixture components and items from vendors or the internal Model Shop.
* Executes testing and validation protocols, records and analyzes data, and provides written reports to engineering team.
* Supports Product Development efforts at early stages up to design transfer. Provides support to engineers throughout the implementation and development cycles.
* Performs hands on activities such as design validation, pre-production assembly, testing and other technical activities to assist in product development.
* Assists engineers in identifying and resolving hardware design issues. Diagnoses the cause of electrical failures of circuit boards and operational equipment.
* Uses Solid Works CAD system to sketch and design fixtures and devices ensuring form, fit and functional requirements are met. Responsible for basic analysis of design in partnership with an Engineer.
* Responsible for initiating documentation changes and providing redlines to maintain the product information structure. Communicates issues and opportunities to engineering department to ensure bill of material (BOM’s), prints, process, forms, records, etc. are relevant and up to date.

Technical Engineering Support:
* Partners with Designers and Engineer, to develop and improve products, designs, fixtures, and process activities in the interest of continuous improvement and establishment of a Lean environment.
* Initiates design changes and coordinates the change order process to release product per the company’s Quality Management system. Responsible to maintain the design and information structure for use in the ERP system and
engineering data base (PDM) DB Works. e.g.; BOM’s, prints, process, forms, records etc.
* Implements changes and maintenance of PDM and CAD systems as required. Assists IT and Technical Documentation Writer in annual CAD system updates, user rights management, and data base management. Creates and edits DB-Works and Solid Works API programs.

Quality Assurance Manager & Quality Engineer – North San Jose, CA
Quality Engineering background essential for both – more details with follow (feel free to send resume).

Document Control Technician – North San Jose, CA
Details with follow (feel free to send resume).

Director of Operations – North San Jose, CA
Experience running production lines, planning, project management from soup to nuts, people management, experience in quality, GMP, and class III device experience essential.  Full description will follow soon.

Analytical R&D Scientist – TX
Details to follow (feel free to send resume).

Asceptic Process Manufacturing Engineer – North San Jose, CA
Details will be posted soon (feel free to send resume).

Balloon Assembly Manufacturing Engineer – North San Jose, CA
Full description will be posted soon (feel free to send resume).

Engineering Technician with Machning Experience – North San Jose, CA
Description will be posted (am submitting resumes).

Bio Technician – North San Jose, CA
Experience running immunoassays & chemistry assays in a lab plus MS in relevant field required.  More details to follow (feel free to send resume).

Director of Product Portfolio Management – China

A leading biopharmaceutical company in China, with a goal to bring best products at local prices to Chinese populace, has an immediate opening for Director of Product Portfolio Management, in beautiful Suzhou, China. See details below. Compensation includes attractive benefits package + salary + stock options + an opportunity to work in state of the art facility & make real impact.

Requirements:
A candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biology or related disciplines and over 15 years of industry experience (or equivalent) of developing biologics, drug products and new formulations for various therapeutic areas for China and international markets.
* Demonstrated records of leading domestic and international generic drug product development that resulted in recent regulatory approvals in China, US or Europe
* Broad knowledge and experience about biologic drug product development including strategies and approaches, medical and market needs, and regulatory requirements in China and other major markets
* Extensive network with leading researchers in the research institutes and the industry who are engaged in biologics and innovative drug product development
* Excellent written and verbal language skills for communication in both Chinese and English

Responsibilities
This position, based in Suzhou, China, will report to the CEO and be responsible for leading the Product Portfolio Management Department to develop and manage drug product development portfolio for the company. A successful candidate will lead the department to leverage internal and external resources, establish and progress drug product development portfolio in alignment with company’s short term and long term business strategies and objectives.

Additional Responsibilities
* Build and lead the department comprised of functions including patent search, intellectual propriety (IP), product selection, cost analysis, budget planning and project management
* Collaborate with the marketing, medical, regulatory departments and manufacturing facilities to gain in-depth understanding of business needs, regulatory constraints and manufacturing facilities and capabilities
* Lead to establish R&D strategies in alignment with corporate business strategies by fully considering medical needs and marketing trends in different therapeutic areas, business priorities, regulatory constraints and manufacturing facilities and capabilities.

Director of Analytical Research & Development – China 

A leading biopharmaceutical company in China, with a goal to bring best products at local prices to Chinese populace, has an immediate opening for Director of Analytical Research & Development, in beautiful Suzhou, China. See details below. Compensation includes attractive benefits package + salary + stock options + an opportunity to work in state of the art facility & make real impact.

Requirements:
* A candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry or related disciplines with more than 10 years of industry experience (or equivalent) in providing analytical support to API and drug product development.
* Demonstrated records of leading analytical development that resulted in recent regulatory approvals in China, US or Europe
* Extensive experience of establishing and implementing analytical control strategies (including specifications) and stability studies for innovative or generic drugs developed using scientific and systematic approaches
* In-depth understanding and practical experiences of implementing and operating under quality and regulatory requirements supported by successful passing GMP inspection and pre-approval Inspection
* Excellent written and verbal language skills for communication in both Chinese and English

Overall Responsibilities: This position will report to the Vice President of Quality, & be responsible for establishing and leading the Analytical R&D to support biological API, drug product and new formulation development for technology transfer, clinical supply manufacturing, domestic and international product registration and commercial manufacturing. A successful candidate will lead the department in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure drug product project progression, cost control and timeline while all technical, quality and regulatory expectations and requirements are met.

Additional Responsibilities:
* Establish and lead the Analytical Research and Development Department responsible for providing analytical support to API and drug product development portfolio
* Establish analytical laboratories by designing proper layout, equipping with analytical instrumentation necessary to support API, product and process development
* Build analytical teams with strong expertise to support API development including raw material testing, in-process control, API solid form and particle size control, and release testing as well as drug product development including excipient testing, in-process control and finish product release testing for conventional dosage forms (e.g., oral solid IR and MR, sterile products) and innovative drug delivery systems
* Implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) and best practices for analytical development activities and ensure technical, quality and compliance requirements are met
* Direct and ensure analytical project teams establish analytical control strategies, develop, qualify and validate analytical methods for API and drug product development, clinical supply manufacturing, registration and commercial manufacturing
* Project, identify, allocate and manage internal and external resources (including academic research institutes, CROs, and parent companies) needed to deliver analytical support to meet established timeline within budget
* Support regulatory submission, query responses and pre-approval inspections to ensure regulatory approvals
* Establish a good working relationship with regulatory agencies in China and other major markets. Participate and lead technical based engagement such as dialogues with regulatory agencies through industry associations
* Initiate and lead technical collaboration with external partners (including academic research institutes, CROs, and parent companies) to develop new analytical technologies or novel applications
* Provide technical assessment including due diligence to support business development opportunities
* Develop a training program for the department to ensure all essential training needs for technology, quality and compliance are provided

Director of Quality Assurance – Suzhou, China

A leading biopharmaceutical company in China, with a goal to bring best products at local prices to Chinese populace, has an immediate opening for Director of Quality Assurance, in beautiful Suzhou, China. See details below.
Reports to Corporate Legal Representative (as specified by law in China)
Direct reports – Manager of Documentation

Requirements: BS and 10+ years experience in QA for monoclonal antibodies & other recombinant proteins. Should be technical expert in QA & cGMP compliance including technical issues related in the manufacturing, testing & characterization of recombinant proteins; must have technical background to evaluate issues based on the science and not rely solely on historical precedent; must have experience in development of biopharmaceutical products for registration in the US and Europe, including experience in the preparation of documents that support regulatory submissions. Chinese language skill is a plus.

Responsibilities: Oversee Quality Assurance functions pertaining to release of drug substance & drug products; responsible for the controlled document system and the documents within the system including batch records, SOPs, validation records & other controlled documents; translating goals into action plan. Also responsible for staff development including cGMP training; ensure compliance with company policies & maintain safe work environment.

 

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JOBS – November, 2012


For the opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana at hotmail dot com. Candidates must be based in the USA and have valid US work visa.  More opportunities will be added soon.

Clinical Data Manager – Redwood City, CA

There is an immediate opening for Clinical Data Manager for San Carlos, CA based medical device company. Responsibilities include, design, develop and enhance clinical databases and data reports and perform validation of databases and reports to ensure data accuracy, completeness and integrity of data entry, discrepancy database management, study documentation and data auditing. Job functions include, participating and providing support for data management activities, investigator meetings, DSMB meetings and regulatory submissions, assisting study team with the preparation of data collection forms and charts for the reporting of research data, supporting international and FDA regulations and company goals, policies and procedures, and complying with Quality System.

Requirements include, knowledge in regulatory requirements, FDA, ICH, GCP etc. guidance, experience using Commercial Off the Shelf Clinical Data Management and/or Electronic Data Capture products (e.g. Clindex, Oracle Clinical, Phase Forward, eTrials, etc.) is required. Experience using relational databases (e.g. MS SQL Server, MS Access, or Oracle) is a plus. Also required, a Bachelor’s degree in related field with minimum 3 years experience in clinical data management supporting clinical trials, including experience in regulatory submission of drugs or medical devices (510K, class III devices, PMA).

Sales Rep Opportunity – Orange County, Los Angeles, CA

This position will play a visible role in drug rep industry, by developing critical relationships, primarily with doctors of many disciplines to share the availability of breakthrough pharmaceutical grade pain management option that would diminish pain, aid in sleep, and enhance quality of life as a holistic alternative to addictive and sometimes life threatening drugs. Specific responsibilities will include, provide field based scientific exchange and communication regarding the product, broad interdisciplinary background and proven ability to establish relationships with doctors across variety of disciplines, tenacity and drive to reach out to new doctors, and ability to work the referrals, and to network and partner with medical practitioners. Requirements include, pharma or medical industry sales background, strong sales success track record, consummate professionalism including understanding of sensitivity of subject along with ability to deal warmly with high powered, industry-leading medical professionals, strong entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the vision of managing pain with a holistic alternative. Compensation will include commission, bonuses, and stock options during the first 60 days and then will include cash based compensation. This position is located in Los Angeles, Orange County, CA.

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Jobs – February, 2012


For the opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana@hotmail.com.

Sales – Mountain View, CA

There is an immediate opening for a sales individual  with 10+ years experience in selling regulatory compliance, project management and IT in the regulatory arena in LifeSciences (Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, CRO) and Genomic Companies.  Experience should be in compliance consulting, not clinical consulting.  Responsibilities include both sourcing new leads and closing deals.  Commission will be purely commission based for first 3 months and will include salary plus commission after that.  This is an opportunity to work with a veteran CEO and will include stock options.

Analog Design Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA – V

There is an opening for an analog design engineer with 5+ years experience with instruments, sensor interfaces, amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, power supplies, and motor control.  The right individual should also have broader experience in either digital design or software.  Experience in medical device industry, a huge plus.

Mechanical Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA – AM

Medical Device company working on cutting edge technology has an opening for Mechanical Engineer with 5+ years experience.  Experience with SolidWorks absolutely required.  Medical Device experience with catheter development, a huge plus.

Software Developer – Sunnyvale, CA – AM

There is an immediate opening for Windows Systems Developer who has experience with Microsoft Techologies and DotNet.  Responsibilities include, develop DotNet code using product technology architecture and frame works, perform Research and Development on newest technical components and make recommendations such as report engine, UI frame work, security, open-source components and Open Standards/ frame works like SPML, JAAS etc.  This position is with a medical device company working on cutting edge technology and offers great growth potential.  BS in Computer Science or related area plus 3-5 years experience is required.  BS in Electrical Engineering is a huge plus.

Electrical Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA

There is an immediate opening for highly motivated, self-driven Electrical Engineer for a medical device company focusing on cutting edge diagnostic technology for early detection of certain kinds of cancers.   BS in Electrical Engineering plus 5+ years experience is required.  Also required, knowledge of digital circuitry including embedded microcontrollers, analog to digital converters, and design of FPGA modules.  Project Management experience, a huge plus.

Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Antonio, TX

Innovative medical device/ biotech in Texas has an immediate opening for Machinist.  The company is found by a veteran leader with number of prior successes and this is an opportunity to contribute at grounds level, in a promising startup.  (Stock options could make this a once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity).  The mechanical engineer/ technician will work with other engineers to develop innovative drug delivery systems.  The candidate must be familiar with fabricating small parts or tooling on a lathe and mill.  Successful candidate will have combination of mechanical and electrical skills. At least 5 years experience in medical device industry is required.

Analog Design Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an opening for analog design engineer for a company found by a veteran leader of several successful companies. This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge technology, with a great promise.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience, in addition to the stock options.  The stock options could make this highly attractive opportunity. The position requires 6+ years of experience with medical device low power analog circuit design and embedded design experience.

LabVIEW & Teststand SW Developer – San Jose, CA

The opportunity below is with a company specializing in providing testing services.  Friendly company environment includes latest fully-featured tools and offers competitive salary and full benefits, including 401K matching after 1 year.

Requirements include, 3+ years LabVIEW and TestStand work preferably on production test applications, proven debug & problems solving skills, BSCS or similar degree, and 10-15% ability to travel globally.  Embedded software engineering experience (C/C++) desirable and National Instruments LabVIEW and/or TestStand certification and RF experience, huge pluses.

Senior Test Engineer: San Jose, CA 

The opportunity below is with a company specializing in providing testing services.  Friendly company environment includes latest fully-featured tools and offers competitive salary and full benefits, including 401K matching after 1 year.

Job functions include, design, build, and deploy automated production test stations, create test systems to perform functional tests, perform system integration hardware tasks, develop TestStand and LabVIEW software apps to automate test stations, work with suppliers to develop test features, debug, troubleshoot, & verify test systems, document hardware and software, and install the test system at the customer’s site or manufacturing facility.   Requirements include, 5+ years experience creating functional test systems, proficiency in developing LabVIEW and TestStand software applications, experience working with suppliers to develop test fixtures and interconnects, solid understanding of electrical circuits with good troubleshooting skills, expertise using test equipment including National Instruments hardware, and BSEE, BSCS or similar.  National Instruments LabVIEW and/or TestStand certification and RF experience, huge pluse

Physicist  – San Jose, CA – GT

There is an immediate opening for a physicist with electrophysiology background.  This person will have expertise in the propagation of low frequency electrical signals in the body from their source to the surface and onward to the coupling of electrodes.   This is a pre-revenue phase company and compensation will include equity based arrangement.  It could be a part-time or after hours opportunity for the right individual.

Modeling Expert – San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opening for Modeling Expert to set up computer simulations of the signal propagation through the body, from their source to the skin and into electrodes, using simulation packages such as Comsol Multiphysics or electromagnetic simulation programs that can incorporate biologic materials.  This person should be familiar with low frequency and DC electromagnetic modeling an comfortable with doing so with biologic materials.   This is a pre-revenue phase company and compensation will include equity based arrangement.  It could be a part-time or after hours opportunity for the right individual.

Opportunities in India

For opportunities in Mechanical Engineering and Test Engineering for Medical Device Company inBangaluru,India, see earlier job posts or send me an email.

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Jobs – January, 2012


For opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana@hotmail.com.

Ultra Low Power Analog Design Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an opening for a company found by a veteran leader of several successful startups.  This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge technology, with a great promise.  The stock options could make this highly attractive opportunity.  The position requires at least 8 years of experience with medical device analog circuit design and embedded design experience with class 3 devices.

LabVIEW & TestStand Test Engieer – San Jose, CA

This position is with a contract test engineering company and does not require medical device experience.  But experience with LabVIEW and TestStand is absolutely required.

Machinist/ Technician – San Antonio, CA

Innovative medical device/ biotech in Texas has an immediate opening for Mechanical Engineering Technician.  The company is found by a veteran leader with number of prior successes and this is an opportunity to contribute at grounds level, in a promising company.  (Stock options could make this a once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity).  The mechanical engineer/ technician will work with other engineers to develop innovative drug delivery systems.  The candidate must be familiar with fabricating small parts or tooling on a lathe and mill.  Successful candidate will have combination of mechanical and electrical skills. At least 5 years experience in medical device industry is required.

Details for the opportunities below will be posted soon.

Analog Design Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA

Biologist for an oncology startup (could be a part-time opportunity) – San Jose, CA

Medical Scientific Liaison – Orange County, CA

Software Developer with windows and dotnet experience – San Jose, CA

Mechanical Engineer with SolidWorks experience – San Jose, CA

Electrical Engineer with digital circuitry, microprocessors, FPGA experience – San Jose, CA

Clinical Study Manager (for class III device company) – Palo Alto, CA

Opportunities available in Mechanical and Test Engineering for medical device company in India.

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