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JOBS – March, 2014


For the opportunities below, please send resume at wd_darshana at hotmail 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.  Please note: All below opportunities require several years of industry experience and are only for local candidates, with valid US work visa (when need arises for applicants with other types of visas, I will mention that under that specific opportunity).  Also note, opportunities at the top are hot and the ones lower down may be at various stages of being filled or not burning needs.

Senior Embedded Development Programmer – Mountain View, CA — Hot

A top notch product development company with a reputation for completing difficult projects on time and on budget, has an immediate opening for a programmer. The company consults for companies making wearable devices, home health, products for the aging, medical devices etc & is known for work with sensors, wireless, and motion control.

Requirements:  10+ years experience in engineering design; Embedded programming skills on Windows and/or Linux; Experience with wide range of processors; Familiarity with digital circuits; Ability to design digital circuits. Ability to design analog circuits & supervisory experience would be a plus. The person needs to enjoy working with customers and have good communication skills.  The person needs to work well on a team of high performing engineers.  The person needs to be organized.  The person needs to work well with others and be flexible as schedules and priorities change.

QA Manager – Mount Laurel, NJ

An innovative medical device company working on treatment of chronic heart failure (“CHF”), has an immediate opening for a QA Manager.  Salary commensurate with experience and will be in the range of $125-145K.

Responsibilities: Management of Quality Systems department; Direct supervision of Shipping Coordinator and Documents control; Day to day operation of all quality functions; Assure compliance with domestic and international quality requirements; Ensure comprehensive Quality Systems programs to support multiple product manufacture; Prepare and execute all external & internal audits; Work with contract manufacturer to ensure that devices are manufactured in compliance with US and international quality system requirements; Review all product complaints & ensure timely reporting of those events to domestic and international regulatory agencies as necessary; Participate in product development teams on behalf of Quality Systems. Identify and resolve quality issues throughout product development process to assure successful audits and regulatory filings; Manage, supervise and train staff, oversee projects ongoing within departments, carry out departmental administrative duties; Review and revise quality system documentation to ensure compliance with domestic and international quality and regulatory requirements; Schedule and complete timely management review presentations; Manage the document services function to ensure that quality systems documents, records and regulatory submissions are controlled; Schedule, conduct and assist in responding to internal audits; Schedule and conduct supplier audits; Maintain program to ensure adequate training of personnel on quality system documentation; Ensure that company employees are trained on the Quality Systems Regulation and key international regulations and standards; Manage the program for handling product returns, returned product evaluations (and repair/rework, where applicable), complaints and customer feedback in accordance with internal policies and procedures; Maintain a functional CAPA system in compliance with applicable regulations; Maintain ISO 13485:2003 facility registration in accordance with applicable standards; Provide guidance and supervision for Shipping/Receiving Clerk as it relates to completion of receiving inspections and other quality related functions; Ensure that the Quality Systems function is carried out in accordance with GMP and ISO directives.

Requirements: Minimum Bachelors level degree with 8-10 years’ experience in Quality area or related experience in medical device arena; Good working knowledge of domestic and international requirement and regulations; Excellent organizational skills and analytical and problem solving abilities; Strong verbal and writing skills and good interpersonal and leadership skills; Strong PC skills include Windows environment, Excel and internet.  Spanish language skills desirable.

LMS eLearning Specialist – Mountain View, CA — Hot

There is an immediate opening for LMS, eLearning specialist with a medical device startup located near Mountain View, CA. Requires LMS, eLearning experience. Experience with cardiac devices and training sales team and doctors, highly desirable. Please explain specific experience in the email and send resume as an attachment.

Post Doc Opportunity – TX & CA — Lukewarm – some candidates are in pipeline

There are immediate exciting opportunities that can lead you a fantastic career path in medical device engineering.  A medical device company, found by a veteran leader of several successful companies, has several post-doc openings in Biomedical with Electronics/ Electrical Engineering – with experience in heart/ brain related implantable devices in Texas and couple of opportunities with broad Biomedical/ Mechanical and/or Chemical Engineering background.  Hands-on experience is essential.  For Electronics Engineering, experience with hands-on circuit design, embedded systems design, prototype building or experience with battery-powered, low powered systems, etc. may be desirable.  The company is working on exciting cutting edge technology to deliver large drug molecules orally.  That and other research products pertain to solutions that are a unique blend of traditional device technologies such as electronics, software, mechanical engineering, and material science, as well as pharmaceuticals, protein chemistry and cell biology.  Focusing on a broad range of technology and scientific disciplines, the company is seeking to address most complex unsolved or poorly treated clinical needs with highly innovative novel solutions.

Director Quality Engineering – San Jose, CA   — Lukewarm – hiring was delayed & now some candidates in pipeline

There is an exciting opportunity for Director Quality Engineering with strong capability and experience developing quality innovative medical devices.  This position is responsible for effectively leading multi-project quality engineering efforts of the organization through technical expertise, interpersonal skills and a clear vision for execution.

Responsibilities: Manage resources to accomplish multi-project product research, development and manufacturing; Contribute to strategy and management of GMP/GLP operation; Provide Quality Engineering support as necessary to meet organizational objectives; Maintain quality management systems necessary for development, including clinical evaluation; Develop quality plans and data analyses for execution and review with leadership team; Develop test strategies DOEs and test protocols to test developmental medical devices and manufacturing processes; Work with R & D and Operations to establish quality requirements at all phases of product/process development and manufacturing; Design, schedule, and if necessary, performs specific testing for existing and new products including supporting design and process validations, qualifications and first article inspections; Conducts supplier evaluations including supplier audits; Ensure that appropriate level of quality/reliability in purchased components is specified; Identify product/process problems and ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken and verified to be effective in eliminating problem; Remain current on developments in field(s) of expertise and industry trends; Mentor junior staff members

Skills Required: Demonstrated leadership of technical teams in medical device field; Demonstrated aptitude for and mastery of Quality Engineering principles; Demonstrated problem solving skills in a multidisciplinary environment; Exemplary analytical, organizational, written and oral communication skills; Proficient with statistical analysis for engineering and manufacturing; Strong ability to operate independently and as a team member; Teamwork: ability to work closely and effectively with team members and colleagues across engineering as well as non-engineering disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and chemistry; Knowledge of implantable medical device design control and manufacturing processes ; Deep experience in safety standards for a variety of medical device types; Knowledge of biocompatibility, packaging and sterilization quality assurance; Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with professionals in the medical and biological sciences; Demonstrated knowledge of sound design principles, regulatory requirements, and product and process validation procedures; Demonstrated proficiency with computer aided design software and hardware familiarity. Formal training on systems and software is desired.

Also required: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering; Ten years minimum experience in medical device engineering (Quality, R&D and Manufacturing) with demonstrated capability and thorough understanding of quality management; Three years minimum direct personnel management and related leadership experience; ASQ Certified Quality Engineer certification preferred; Must have experience in GMP electro-mechanical product design and manufacturing; Requires highly developed leadership skills and experience, including the ability to map task interdependencies, multi-task, prioritize such tasks, meet deadlines, and develop, monitor and live within budgets as well as the demonstrated ability to forecast major milestones.  Must be skilled at delegation, follow-up, and team building.

Manager of Data Analytics – Bay Area, CA  — uncertain

This position is responsible for helping design study proposals, protocols, reports & publications & utilize knowledge of clinical epidemiology & outcomes; Design & implement health outcomes and/or economic studies from study concept stage to final report, including management of contributing personnel; Work in conjunction with a cross-functional team to develop HEOR plans & strategies; Ensure timely & quality HEOR deliverables (studies, publications, dossiers, government responses) that support development of strong value propositions for company products; assume responsibility for compliance with applicable corporate policies.

Requirements: A minimum of a Masters degree in outcomes research, the behavioral sciences, medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology, public health & health services research, & health economics or related discipline is required.  Also required, 5-7 years consulting, pharmaceutical or device industry experience.  Management experience preferred. Also required,  Broad technical knowledge of health economics and outcomes research; Proficiency in design & executive of economic modeling studies used in dossiers supporting formulary inclusion, & pricing of pharmaceuticals/medical devices; Knowledge of clinical epidemiology & outcomes to help design study proposals, protocols, reports and publications; Knowledge of clinical services rendered in major therapeutic areas; Retrospective & prospective research experience; Large claims database management & analysis experience; SAS, SPSS and/or STATA experience; Descriptive & influential statistical techniques & analytical skills; Familiarity with the U.S medical device or pharmaceutical industry product development & commercialization process; comparable global knowledge; Excellent writing, project management, communication & presentation skills.  The ideal candidate will have programming and statistical experience & experience with large databases & Experience in an HEOR environment.

Director of Public Affairs: IL  — hot, but not local in Bay Area

There is an immediate opening for Director of Public Affairs at IL location for a global  healthcare company focused on delivering life-improving vision technologies (including cataract, refractive & eye care products) to people of all ages. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (Master preferred) preferably in public relations, journalism or related major; 12+ years public affairs or media experience; Experience working with senior management.  Base Salary: $150 – $180K

Responsibilities: Set overall PR & communications strategy including executive, external & internal communications; determine key messages; device & execute PR programs promoting company’s market & pipeline products; engage consumers, employees & healthcare professionals, including social media channels.  Lead marketing communications; develop PR programs to promote & publicize products; work with global business units & individual countries to identify opportunity for PR activities; ensure strategies/ tactics meet program goals/ deadlines & are consistent with division & corporate policies.  Lead media relations; place positive stories, handle inquiries, serve as primary spokesperson with media; coordinate/supervise media visits/interviews with management; coach senior executives and third-party spokespeople on delivery of messages; oversee the PR department & PR agencies in the development of messages, press materials & other communications tools; manage approval process through business units, scientific personnel, regulatory, senior management and HQ Public Affairs & Investor Relations.  Lead employee Communications; develop strategic internal communications & programs leveraging multiple media channels to inform & motivate divisional employees; research, create, edit & produce communication products, including publications & internet/intranet vehicles.  Engage in crisis/Issues Management; protecting the company’s/division’s reputation & develop competitive positioning for division & its products; anticipate competitive actions, potential issues & news triggers in the macro environment (competitive actions, data publications, government actions, etc.) & develop appropriate proactive strategies & tactics; Identify & anticipate issues and counsel management on reputation/business impact in order to influence business decision making process; develop issues/crisis management plans, and oversee execution of plans; lead crisis teams on public/media issues and direct management of crisis communications, including development/maintenance of crisis tools/materials, crisis training/media spokesperson programs and development of key communications for crisis issues.  Engage in executive communications; Consult with division president & senior executives to provide guidance on executive communications, including meetings and presentations to align communications with corporate and division messages.  Advocacy Relations: Create, maintain and advance relationships with patient advocacy groups and professional organizations; develop and manage projects that provide mutual benefit.  Site Relations: Support sites with internal/external communications strategy and materials development; issues include product line divestitures, plant expansions, manufacturing shifts, site media relations and community relations.  International: Work extensively with company’s U.S. and international businesses. Develop plans and support communication needs and product promotion activities of country managers and affiliates around the world. Oversee PR agency management and conduct/oversee PR agency selection process as needed. Measurement:  Set metrics to measure effectiveness of internal and external communication efforts.  Division and Team Leadership: Sits on the division senior management team & regularly counsel senior management on business initiatives/programs.  Fosters organizational environment that supports effective teamwork & builds collaborative alliances across the organization to resolve complex and controversial issues; set priorities for project teams and help others maintain focus in light of change; obtain & manages necessary resources to get the job done effectively; promotes a sense of urgency to achieve project goals; demonstrates an advanced understanding of the business, including financial, with ability to interpret it for various stakeholders. Department Management: Direct & manage PR department & budget; oversees contractors and PR agency resources who contribute to department and Division goals; hire and coordinate efforts of PR agencies; carry out human resource management responsibilities such as hires, job assignments, promotions, salary actions & performance reviews on time & within guidelines; responsibility for employee training and development and motivating supervised employees.

IT Project Manager, Commercial Systems – South SF, CA  — Uncertain

Responsibilities: Independently and collaboratively lead a variety of projects and activities of varying size and scope, primarily in support of Commercial and Medical & Scientific Affairs (MedSA); Provide standard project management;  Research and identify solutions; Define project scope and objectives; Create and maintain project schedules; Assure team’s timely completion of tasks; Estimate time requirements, establish deadlines and monitor milestone completion;  Lead project teams to complete project deliverables and track progress against deadlines and budgets; Meet with appropriate personnel for periodic reviews of prototypes and final products; Assure adherence to budgets; Provide standard status reporting
Escalate key issues and awareness items as appropriate; Utilize business analysis skills to ensure a thorough understanding of user and functional requirements, dependencies and integrations; Collaborate with internal and external technical resources, as well as subject matter experts, to establish the comprehensive technical vision for a project or activity.

Requirements: 8+ years experience in a technical project management role within life sciences, preferably specializing in commercial solutions.  Experience with one or more of the following technologies/solution areas strongly preferred:  CRM/SFA solutions, medical information systems (e.g., IRMS), KOL/slide management systems, training and promotional content management for mobile technologies; Familiarity with Sunshine Act/aggregate spend systems a plus; Advanced MS Office skills, including Project and Visio; Familiarity with various project management methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Agile); Reporting skills (Tableau, SQL, Crystal Reports, etc.) a plus.

Project start date is March, 24 and estimated end date is June, 24 (with possibility for extension through the end of 2014.  Requires 40 hours per week.  Max rate $150.00 per hour.

Director of Quality Assurance – San Ramon, CA

There is an opening for Senior Director for QA at medical technologies company that provides a broad range of mechanical circulatory support portfolio targeted towards treatment of a range of clinical needs, including chronic heart failure.

Requirements include BS in technical/ science area plus minimum of 15 years experience in the medical device industry, including medical device design, manufacturing & management experience in a complex quality assurance/ quality systems field.  Knowledge & understanding of the Quality System Regulations (QSR), ISO 14385:2003 requirements & other related regulations. Extensive experience working with International regulatory bodies & with the FDA is required.  Also required, competence in basic statistical methodologies & tools for analyzing data & identifying & communicating the frequency, severity & distribution of trends and a strong scientific and technical background to establish credibility with senior management as well as manufacturing &  product development teams. ASQ certification (CQE/CQA/CRE/CQM) or equivalent formal training & experience and proficiency with personal computers, business software (e.g., MS Office) and technical software (e.g., Quality Management System (QMS) software), including software programs generating reports and statistics, highly preferred.

Responsibilities: Provide QA strategy & direction, with a good understanding of technical, scientific & regulatory issues.  Supervise exempt department personnel at the director & managerial level & exercise general supervision over 100+ employees in the QA team. Manage the operating budget for QA. Receive inspection, supplier QA, In-Process QA, may lead FDA & other agency factory inspections and respond to nonconformities identified in internal & external audits & to CAPA actions.  Provide Quality Engineering input during the Design Control, Design Review &  Design Transfer processes. Participate in new product development team meetings & lead quality planning activities for new product development. Maintain oversight over sterility assurance & microbiology for new & current medical devices to assure quality compliance.

Research Engineer – San Francisco, CA

A company that has developed advanced consumer health sensing technology, has an immediate opening for research engineer.  Responsibilities include, research and implement cutting edge physiological sensors and algorithms and work closely with research and device teams to integrate research into company’s consumer product portfolio.

Requirements: MS or PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or related discipline; Minimum of 2-4 years (or academic equivalent) experience in physiological data collection, interpretation and analysis; Proficient in common signal processing techniques including time series analysis, adaptive filters, and noise cancellation; Demonstrated ability in a scientific computing language (e.g. Python, R, Matlab).
Also preferred: Experience developing algorithms for  physiological signals such as heart rate, temperature, perspiration or body motion accelerometry; Proficiency with machine learning and statistical modeling; Experience with data handling and storage, e.g. NoSQL database systems.

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Poem – 101 Things to Do when He Doesn’t Call


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(dedicated to all my awesome girlfriends)

Read a book, go for a walk, or a swim

Hike, jog, do it for fun or just on a whim

Call an old foe for that divide to mend

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Or share a good laugh with a friend

Listen to the music and drink ice tea,

Or lemonade or just relax and be

Mop the floor, and do the dishes

Like Cinderella, hum and make wishes

Think of all the bills to pay

Or just let them be for another day

Wear lingerie that is cute and lacy

Or baggy pajamas that caught your fancy

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Maybe it is Friday and you have that fish to fry

Or shout and sigh and sigh and have a good cry

This is only a partial list of things to do

Perhaps now you don’t need him, you…

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JOBS – May, 2013


For the opportunities below, please send resume at wd_darshana at hotmail 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.

Pharmacologist with Large Animal Survival Surgery Experience: San Jose, CA

A dynamic company, found by a veteran leader, involved in the development of drug-device combination products for treating chronic diseases, has an opening for a Biologist with large animals in-vivo experience.  This is once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity to work on exciting technology with game changing potential.

The candidate must have hands-on in vivo survial surgical research experience working with large animal models during their doctoral and post-doctoral training period.  A Ph.D. in Physiology/Pharmacology or any other related Biology discipline or a DVM working for either a mid-sized CRO or industry could be a good fit.  The individual is expected to have a breadth of experience in in-vitro and in-vivo biological research supporting various drug/ device development programs across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. ed CRO or industry could be a good fit.  A DVM working in an animal clinic would not be a good fit because research experience is required. Candidates describing in vivo experience in their resume with mainly small animals such as mice and rats would not be ideal either.

The applicant will support and work with external institutions including CROs and academic institutions especially for conducting in vivo studies in small as well as large animals. Additionally the applicant will set up and run a variety of routine in vitro research paradigms as needed such as isolated tissue and cell-based assays as well as quantitative assays for small molecules, peptides and proteins using techniques such as FTIR, HPLC, and immunoassay. The applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts and provide biology support with minimal supervision on various ongoing projects. The position requires a strong background in cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, physiology or a related area. Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Machine Learning Specialist – San Francisco, CA

Revenue generating, remote health monitoring company, located in San Francisco, CA, tracking heart rate, sleep patterns and more has an immediate opening for a Machine Learning Specialist.

Requirements: Minimum 5 years experience in creating high-performance classifiers, preferably working on biological data.  Deep knowledge, skills and experience in machine learning techniques, in particular for processing large databases of biological information. Should be proficient and able to design, operate and validate intelligent systems from scratch. Excellent written, verbal and teamwork skills. Highly preferred: Relevant bio experience, such as working with biological signal databases; Experience in engineering for consumer devices/services; and Python expertise.

Responsibilities: Lead the development of algorithms based on the signals from our advanced multi-sensing device, both in real time and on databases of saved sensor data; Work on top secret projects pertaining to future product offerings; Work closely science and devices teams to integrate the work into our consumer products.

Python Programmer – Sunnyvale, CA

A contract engineering company has an immediate need for Programmer with Python expertise for about 40 hours of work.  An existing test program written in Python collects data and prints it.  The data needs to be written to an Access database residing in another computer on a network.  The company is looking for someone to make this change.  The right person needs to be experienced with Python and understand how to write data to a database from Python.  The author of the original program is available for assistance.

Analog Design Engineer –  Sunnyvale, CA

A Contract Engineering company located in Sunnyvale, CA has an immediate part-time contract opportunity for Analog Design Engineer, that is likely to become permanent in 3-6 months. Minimum 10 years of experience with analog circuit design, including amplifiers, ADCs, power supplies, and sensor signal conditioning is required. Also required, experience with digital design and ability to work with digital engineers to develop successful integrated products. Experience with signal integrity and/or RF design a plus.

The person must work well on a team, have good communication skills, and be able to adjust quickly in a fast paced environment where many designs are done simultaneously. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for the right person.

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JOBS – May, 2013


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

Python Programmer – Sunnyvale, CA

Python programmer needed for approximately one week of work on a virtual machine running Linux. The work is to add database access to an existing program. The database is in Access on a remote PC.

Machine Learning Specialist – San Francisco, CA

A revenue generating, remote health monitoring company in San Francisco Bay Area, has an immediate opening for Machine Learning Specialist.

Requirements: Minimum 5 years experience in creating high-performance classifiers, preferably working on biological data.  Deep knowledge, skills and experience in machine learning techniques, in particular for processing large databases of biological information. Should be proficient and able to design, operate and validate intelligent systems from scratch. Excellent written, verbal and teamwork skills. Highly preferred: Relevant bio experience, such as working with biological signal databases; Experience in engineering for consumer devices/services; and Python expertise.

Responsibilities: Lead the development of algorithms based on the signals from our advanced multi-sensing device, both in real time and on databases of saved sensor data; Work on top secret projects pertaining to future product offerings; Work closely science and devices teams to integrate the work into our consumer products.

Quality Engineer – SF, CA

This position reports to the Vice President of QA and Regulatory Compliance and supports Design Control, Manufacturing and Quality System for compliance to FDA and ISO requirements.

The candidate for this position will be on a team including members from Engineering, Development, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research and suppliers on quality-related issues.

Essential Functions:  Identify and participate in implementing proactive quality improvements; Understand, communicate and integrate US and OUS regulatory standards (GMP, QSR, ISO, MDD and AIMDD) in V&V and operations; Manage supplier approval process and supplier audit program to ensure high-quality manufacturing capabilities; develop supplier relationships and perform source inspections; Investigate and drive closure of CAPAs for product and Quality System improvements; Manage complaint process; drive investigations and address failure root causes; Establish and revise specifications, interpret requirements to develop product test plans and specification documentation; Evaluate existing processes for process improvements and economy-of-scale efficiencies to improve cost-savings and product quality while managing technical and compliance risks; Write, review and approve validation documents related to product, processes, facilities and equipment; Participate as an audit team member for internal audits; assist in FDA, State, and ISO Inspections; Support risk management; perform risk analyses and track to requirements; Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures; Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience:  BS in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field.  MS desirable; Minimum 5 years’ experience in medical device Quality Engineering, manufacturing scale-up or process engineering; Thorough understanding of FDA QSR and ISO 13485 requirements; experience with AIMDD desirable; Exhibit good problem solving and analytical skills; Skilled in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), Visio and statistical software; Self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and independently manage work priorities; Working knowledge of design control, process validation and statistics, including DOE; Knowledge  of  electronics assembly, testing  and experience with clean rooms preferred; Effective  interpersonal skills, ability to guide and influence others; Effective  verbal and written communication skills.

JOB OUTLOOK:

Growing demand has been in the area of Software and Hardware Engineering for remote health companies and for trained IT workers in the healthcare sector.  Jobs are coming faster and getting filled faster.  By all accounts, there will be a great shortage of people, this sector.

I do not see as much growth in jobs for Mechanical Engineers and for scientists in Life Science industry right now.  But I expect jobs in these areas to grow soon.

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Play Review – “Endgame and Play”


Play Review – Endgame and Play

Samuel Beckett, famous playwright and novelist, and disciple of James Joyce, had a reputation for writing about basic, primal human issues albeit from a perspective of wry humor. In 1969, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and later he became most famous for his play “Waiting for Godot”. Currently, at A.C.T. in San Francisco http://www.act-sf.org , two of Beckett’s one-act plays, Endgame and Play, are played to packed audiences.

Play is performed first and is a short twenty-five minute long act with three characters, a man and two women, his wife and mistress, who are all individually trapped up to their necks, in three tall, ceramic urns. Each woman believes herself to be “the one” and despises the other. The characters speak together as well as in rapid succession and all of their harshness and fight occurs through words and facial expressions, because the characters are immobile and encased in urns. The spotlight is projected on their faces, when they speak. His choice of the topic of three-way love triangle reflects the most common everyday experience of any audience and his brilliant technique of having the characters trapped inside an urn reflects how each one is trapped in this love, hate, anger, sadness hell, with no end possible. Not only do they remember and regurgitate every petty, disgraceful detail but the entire play is repeated, thus further trivializing the petty details that mean so much to each of them, but mean so little in the larger life context. Moreover, initially the man tries to hold together, feeding what each woman expects to hear, but as the infidelity saga unravels and he is no more required to hold the façade, he becomes more detached and withdraws into his own memories of his rather empty, sad, lonely life. The dialog of each woman is similarly full of hate for the other woman at first and of deep sadness, as the clarity regarding the hopeless situation emerges. The irony of this oft repeated, most human of all stories, as it emerges from Beckett’s play, is that none of them are every truly “together”, as the man often repeats, “to think we were never together”. While the story is of and about love, in the end, love is not dominant in the life and in reminisces of any of the three characters, who are endlessly trapped in the drama, with all its pettiness.

One could imagine the difficulty of acting in this theatrical production. Play is brilliantly acted by Rene Augesen, Anthony Fusco, and Annie Purcell.

Endgame, was the longer one-act play, with a cast of four characters. The English title for the play originally written in French, was taken from the last part of the chess game, when there are very few pieces left and the end becomes obvious. Beckett apparently gave very detailed instructions and stage directions. Accordingly, it is staged in an empty room with two small windows placed rather high in the room, that Clov reaches by climbing a ladder, to look out from. Hamm, is an invalid and a tycoon who is seated in a ridiculous throne-like wheel chair, positioned in the center of the room, which is moved for brief periods when he insists on being moved by Clov, his clownish, suffering, slave of a caretaker.  Hamm seems to be dying in a world that appears to be nearing an end.  Hamm’s elderly mother and father live in two trashcans and once or twice they surface from inside the trashcans and in their gloomy conversations and helplessness, add their chorus to the main theme of the nearing end. At times, it is sadly funny, as one of the character says, “nothing is funny as unhappiness”. There isn’t much of a story that I got from the play and it certainly raises many profound questions, but provides few answers. What this play does poignantly portray is a scene of total helplessness of an invalid and other characters, environment of utter desolation, boredom, ruthlessness, sadness, no salvation from the mistakes made earlier, and in the end, life seems to boil down to lovelessness and nothingness. And yet, what it also portrayed is that regardless of the physical limits, both of one’s body and the environment, the human mind continues to remain free to choose to be harsh, to be slavish, to decide to break free (as Clov decides to leave Hamm).  The mind continues to roam free, imagine what might be happening outside the windows, to fantasize, to romanticize the youth, to tell stories, to seek listeners by cajoling and bribery, and on and on. Is it a story of total bleakness of life, life that is devoid of any meaning, and of inescapable death and helplessness or is it a saga of hope and imagination? You decide.

Giles Havergal and Barbara Oliver play the parts of Hamm’s elderly parents and Bill Irwin and Nick Gabriel brilliantly play the parts of Hamm and Clov, respectively.

If you are interested in light hearted entertainment, then skip this production of Beckett’s duel treat for the mind. But if you are interested in pondering over life, over love, over total lack of control and how people make meaning from it, over what life sometimes comes to mean, then this is the production that you may not want to skip.

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Jobs – December, 2011


For opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana@hotmail.com.  Also please note, regrettably there is no visa sponsorship available for any of the opportunities below.  All of them require US valid work visa.

LabVIEW and TestStand Software Developer – San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opening for Software Engineer with a company specializing in providing testing services for a broad range of customers.  Requirements include, 3+ years LabVIEW and TestStand work preferably on production test applications, proven debug and 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 a huge plus.

This is a great opportunity to join a team with expertise in developing high quality test software applications to develop, debug, and verify test software on schedule to meet all requirements.  The company specializes in broad range of latest test technologies from DFT (design for testability), boundary scan, in-circuit test and functional test.  This company designs, builds and deploys automated functional test stations to test boards and products in manufacturing environments.  Friendly company environment includes latest fully-featured tools and offers competitive salary and full benefits, including 401K matching after 1 year.

Senior Test Engineer

There is an immediate opening for Senior Test Engineer with a company specializing in providing testing services for a broad range of customers.  Job functions include, designing, building, and deploying automated production test stations for a broad range of customers and creating test systems to perform functional tests for the latest boards and products.  Responsibilities also include, performing system integration hardware tasks, develop TestStand and LabVIEW software applications to automate test stations and being part of a design team that creates new test products.  Specific functions include, selecting test instruments and hardware, integrating hardware into test stations, working with suppliers to develop test features, debugging, troubleshooting, and verifying test stations, documenting hardware and software, and installing the test system at the customer’s site or at their 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 technical degree with BSEE, BSCS or similar.  National Instruments LabVIEW and/or TestStand certification, a huge plus.

This is a great opportunity to join a team with expertise in developing high quality test software applications to develop, debug, and verify test software on schedule to meet all requirements.  The company specializes in broad range of latest test technologies from DFT (design for testability), boundary scan, in-circuit test and functional test.  This company designs, builds and deploys automated functional test stations to test boards and products in manufacturing environments.  Friendly company environment includes latest fully-featured tools and offers competitive salary and full benefits, including 401K matching after 1 year.

Electrical Engineering Manager  – Santa Clara, CA

There is an opening for Electrical Engineering Manager to join a small consulting company.   This company is among leading electrical and software consulting companies in Silicon Valley, known for embedded circuit design, system design, sensor interfaces, and software.  The right candidate needs to have at least 10 years of experience with either circuit design or software development.  Both would be ideal.  Software experience must include C or one of the variants of C.  Circuit design should include some of the following:  analog, data acquisition, sensors, motion control, microprocessors, FPGAs, DSPs.  A specialist in analog design would be ideal.  The person needs to have experience as a manager of engineers.  It is important to have a broad engineering knowledge and to be able to work hands on in specific areas of competence.  It is important to be all of the following: intelligent, flexible, inquisitive, a good communicator, good with people, honest, detailed, good at planning, and someone who cares deeply about customers and will do what it takes to satisfy them.  For the right individual, this could be a partnership opportunity.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

Senior Analog Design/ Firmware Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opening  for analog design engineer for a small 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.  The stock options could make this highly attractive opportunity.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The position requires at least 8 years of experience with class III medical device analog circuit design and embedded design experience.

Pharmacologist with In-Vivo Surgical Experience – San Jose, CA & San Antonio, TX

A dynamic company, found by a veteran leader of several successful startups, with branches in Milpitas, CA and in San Antonio, Texas, involved in the development of drug-device combination products for treating chronic diseases, has identical openings at both branches, for a Biologist.  This is once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity to work on exciting technology with game changing potential.  The applicant must have a BS with a minimum of 8 years (or MS with at least 6 years) of hands-on laboratory experience.  The individual is expected to have a breadth of experience in in-vitro and in-vivo biological research supporting various drug/ device development programs across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.   In-vivo surgical experience is absolutely required.

The applicant will support and work with external institutions including CROs and academic institutions especially for conducting in vivo studies in small as well as large animals.  Additionally the applicant will set up and run a variety of routine in vitro research paradigms as needed such as isolated tissue and cell-based assays as well as quantitative assays for small molecules, peptides and proteins using techniques such as FTIR, HPLC, and immunoassay.  The applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts and provide biology support with minimal supervision on various ongoing projects. The position requires a strong background in cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, physiology or a related area.    Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Opportunities in Bangalore, India – See details in November, 2011 post.  All India opportunities are in medical device company and requires prior medical device experience.

Clinical Study Manager/ Director – Mountain View, CA

This is an opportunity to work with class 3 medical device company and details will be posted soon.

For all opportunities below, details will be posted soon.

Textile Engineer with Weaving Expertise – RI

Quality Engineer – NC

Sales – Fremont, CA

Sales – CA

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Jobs – November, 2011


For the opportunities below, Please send resume to wd_darshana@hotmail.com.  Please explain how the description matches your background and any gaps in the email.

Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Antonio, TX

Innovative medical device/ biotech inTexashas an immediate opening for Mechanical Engineer/ 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 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.

Pharmacologist with In-Vivo Experience: (B. S. / M. S.) – CA & TX

A dynamic company, found by a veteran leader of several successful startups, with branches inMilpitas,CAand inSan Antonio,Texas, involved in the development of drug-device combination products for treating chronic diseases, has identical openings at both branches, for a Biologist.  This is once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity to work on exciting technology with game changing potential.  The applicant must have a BS with a minimum of 8 years (or MS with at least 6 years) of hands-on laboratory experience.  The individual is expected to have a breadth of experience in in-vitro and in-vivo biological research supporting various drug/ device development programs across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The applicant will support and work with external institutions including CROs and academic institutions especially for conducting in vivo studies in small as well as large animals.  Additionally the applicant will set up and run a variety of routine in vitro research paradigms as needed such as isolated tissue and cell-based assays as well as quantitative assays for small molecules, peptides and proteins using techniques such as FTIR, HPLC, and immunoassay.  The applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts and provide biology support with minimal supervision on various ongoing projects. The position requires a strong background in cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, physiology or a related area.    Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Electrical Engineering Manager  – Santa Clara, CA

There is an opening for Electrical Engineering Manager to join a small consulting company.   This company is among leading electrical and software consulting companies in Silicon Valley, known for embedded circuit design, system design, sensor interfaces, and software.  The right candidate needs to have at least 10 years of experience with either circuit design or software development.  Both would be ideal.  Software experience must include C or one of the variants of C.  Circuit design should include some of the following:  analog, data acquisition, sensors, motion control, microprocessors, FPGAs, DSPs.  A specialist in analog design would be ideal.  The person needs to have experience as a manager of engineers.  It is important to have a broad engineering knowledge and to be able to work hands on in specific areas of competence.  It is important to be all of the following: intelligent, flexible, inquisitive, a good communicator, good with people, honest, detailed, good at planning, and someone who cares deeply about customers and will do what it takes to satisfy them.  For the right individual, this could be a partnership opportunity.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

Analog Design Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opportunity for analog design engineer for a small startup, 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.

Senior Member to join medical device startup – Fremont, CA

Company located in Bay Area, CA working on diagnostic medical device for gastrointestinal conditions is looking for senior biomedical engineer with 10+ years medical device experience.  Successful candidate would have PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Electrical Engineering and experience in a broad range areas including electrophysiological methods, sensor development, data acquisition, signal processing, and project management.  This company is at proof of concept stage and is in pre-revenue phase.  Compensation therefore will include equity based arrangement. This could be a part-time or after hours opportunity, in addition to your day job, for the time being.

JOBS – Bangalore, India — Senior Product Engineer, Senior Product Designer, Senior Test Engineer

An international company started by a dedicated team of professionals from Stanford, Harvard, and IIT with a mission to develop low-cost medical devices for emerging markets, has immediate openings for Senior Product Engineer, Senior Product Designer & Senior Test Engineer. The company has moved from a start-up to a growth stage company in only one short year, has secured multi-million dollar funding, has secure IP and is focusing on launching a minimally invasive pediatric device in Asian markets.  These opportunities are based out of Bangalore, India and require 5+ years of medical device and/ or consumer product experience.  Compensation is competitive and will be comparable to your existing salary, and it gives you an opportunity to gain experience working in the global arena and travel and see the world.

Product Engineer – The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with skills in rapid prototyping and mock-up construction will be preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component sourcing will be considered favourably. B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired.

Product Designer -This opportunity requires one to be creative asking questions to the users through role plays, pictures, mockups, video etc. Responsibilities include deciding key questions to ask, decide prototypes that need to be built to answer questions, direct field activities, & conduct observational studies.  They need to be able to think holistically about products, people, & markets, should be a master prototyper & machine shop guru with an ability to speak through 2-D & 3-D prototypes.  They should be able to work with manufacturers to optimize for manufacturability, hold brainstorming & design review sessions, facilitate discussions, compile feedback & manage timelines.Senior Head of Test Engineering – This role will create and lead the product testing strategy. It will be based out ofBangalorewith a minimum of 10 years of product testing experience, preferably in medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with the ability to innovate and have excellent communications skills are preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component will be considered favourably.  B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired.

Senior Head of Test Engineering – This role will create and lead the product testing strategy. It will be based out of Bangalore with a minimum of 10 years of product testing experience, preferably in medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with the ability to innovate and have excellent communications skills are preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component will be considered favourably.  B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired.

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Jobs – October, 2011


Please send resume to wd_darshana@hotmail.com with job title in the subject line and additional information in the email.

Analog Design Engineer –Santa Clara,CA

This position requires at least 10 years of experience with analog circuit design including sensor interfaces, amplifiers, ADCs, and switching regulators. Broad experience in other areas such as digital design or software, firmware is a huge plus. Should be a good communicator, enjoy satisfying customers, and should be well organized.  This could be a full time or part time opportunity, and could be salaried or contract opportunity, open to work out terms in a mutually agreeable manner.

Analog Engineer with Firmware Experience – San Jose, CA

This opportunity is with a startup found by a veteran leader of several successful startups.  It is an opportunity to work on cutting edge technology.  8-10 years of class 3 medical device product development experience along with analog design and firmware experience is required.

Electrical Engineering Manager – Santa Clara, CA

There is an opening for Electrical Engineering Manager to join a small consulting company.   This company is among leading electrical and software consulting companies in Silicon Valley, known for embedded circuit design, system design, sensor interfaces, and software.  The right candidate needs to have at least 10 years of experience with either circuit design or software development.  Both would be ideal.  Software experience must include C or one of the variants of C.  Circuit design should include some of the following:  analog, data acquisition, sensors, motion control, microprocessors, FPGAs, DSPs.  A specialist in analog design would be ideal.  The person needs to have experience as a manager of engineers.  It is important to have a broad engineering knowledge and to be able to work hands on in specific areas of competence.  It is important to be all of the following: intelligent, flexible, inquisitive, a good communicator, good with people, honest, detailed, good at planning, and someone who cares deeply about customers and will do what it takes to satisfy them.  For the right individual, this could be a partnership opportunity.

Biologist – San Jose, CA & San Antonio, TX

A dynamic company in the SF Bay Area involved in the development of drug-device combination products for treating chronic diseases, is looking for a Biologist.  The same opportunity also exists in their company in Texas.  The applicant must have a BS with about 10 years, MS with about 6 years, or Ph D. with 2+ years of hands-on laboratory experience, at least in part in an industrial setting.  The individual is expected to have a breadth of experience in in vivo biological research supporting various drug/ device development programs across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.  The applicant will support and work with external institutions including CROs and academic institutions esp for conducting in vivo studies in small as well as large animals.  Additionally, the applicant will set up and run a variety of routine in vitro research paradigms as needed such as isolated tissue and cell-based assays as well as quantitative assays for small molecules, peptides and proteins using techniques such as FTIR, HPLC, and immunoassay.  The applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts and provide biology support with minimal supervision on various ongoing projects.   The position requires a strong background in physiology, pharmacology or a related area.  Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Clinical Scientist – Bay Area, CA

Company located in Bay Area, CA working on diagnostic medical device for specific disease conditions is looking for MD/PhD with academic/ industry experience.  Experience with cardiovascular or gastrointestinal diseases a huge plus.  This is a seed stage company at proof of concept stage and is in pre-revenue phase.  All compensation therefore will be based on equity arrangement. This could be a part-time or after hours opportunity.

Senior Biological Scientist – Bay Area, CA

Company located in Bay Area, CA working on innovative drug delivery method in the area of metabolic diseases is looking for an experienced scientist.  This is a seed stage company developing new therapeutic modality targeting diabetes to minimize toxicity and adverse effects associated with conventional therapies.  The company is at proof of concept stage and is in pre-revenue phase.  All compensation therefore will be based on equity arrangement.  The position requires PhD in Biological Sciences and 10-15 years experience in industry or academia with a record of publications and preferably some grant writing experience.  This could be a part-time or after hours opportunity.

JOBS – Bangalore, India — Senior Product Engineer, Senior Product Designer, Senior Test Engineer

An international company started by a dedicated team of professionals from Stanford, Harvard, and IIT with a mission to develop low-cost medical devices for emerging markets, has immediate openings for Senior Product Engineer, Senior Product Designer & Senior Test Engineer. The company has moved from a start-up to a growth stage company in only one short year, has secured multi-million dollar funding, has secure IP and is focusing on launching a minimally invasive pediatric device in Asian markets.  These opportunities are based out of Bangalore, India and require 8+ years of medical device and/ or consumer product experience.

Product Engineer – The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with skills in rapid prototyping and mock-up construction will be preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component sourcing will be considered favourably. B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit. Compensation will be commensurate with experience level and comparable to their existing salary.

Product Designer -This opportunity requires one to be creative asking questions to the users through role plays, pictures, mockups, video etc. Responsibilities include deciding key questions to ask, decide prototypes that need to be built to answer questions, direct field activities, & conduct observational studies.  They need to be able to think holistically about products, people, & markets, should be a master prototyper & machine shop guru with an ability to speak through 2-D & 3-D prototypes.  They should be able to work with manufacturers to optimize for manufacturability, hold brainstorming & design review sessions, facilitate discussions, compile feedback & manage timelines.Senior Head of Test Engineering – This role will create and lead the product testing strategy. It will be based out ofBangalorewith a minimum of 10 years of product testing experience, preferably in medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with the ability to innovate and have excellent communications skills are preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component will be considered favourably.  B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit.  Proficiency in English and Hindi, a huge plus.

Senior Head of Test Engineering – This role will create and lead the product testing strategy. It will be based out of Bangalore with a minimum of 10 years of product testing experience, preferably in medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with the ability to innovate and have excellent communications skills are preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component will be considered favourably.  B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit.  Proficiency in English and Hindi is a huge plus.


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Jobs: August, 2011


Biologist – Milpitas CA & San Antonio, TX

A dynamic company with branches in Milpitas, CA and San Antonio, Texas, involved in the development of drug-device combination products for treating chronic diseases, has two almost identical openings at both branches for a Biologist.  The applicant must have a BS with a minimum of 10 years (or MS with at least 6 years) of hands-on laboratory experience in an industrial setting.  The individual is expected to have a breadth of experience in in-vitro and in-vivo biological research supporting various drug/ device development programs across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.  The applicant will set up and run a variety of routine in vitro research paradigms as needed such as isolated tissue and cell-based assays as well as quantitative assays for small molecules, peptides and proteins using techniques such as FTIR, HPLC, and immunoassay.  The applicant will also support and work with external institutions including CROs and academic institutions esp for conducting in vivo studies in small as well as large animals.  The applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts and provide biology support with minimal supervision on various ongoing projects. The position requires a strong background in cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, physiology or a related area.    Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Electronic Engineer – Fremont, CA

An early stage startup is looking for an Electrical Engineer with 3+ years experience in medical device development.   Hands-on electrical engineering experience, experience in signal processing, and deep and broad knowledge of circuitry is preferred.  Also preferred, experience with Microprocessors and Embedded Systems.  Medical device product development experience is required.  Experience in designing filters for noise reduction, a big plus.  The company is focusing on developing medical devices for monitoring of vital electrical signals from various organs in the body and is developing first prototype for the proof of concept purposes.  The company is in a pre-revenue mode, and will include part monetary and part equity based compensation.  This could be after-hours, part-time, contract type of opportunity for you, in addition to your existing work.  This position requires close work with other team members that include hardware and software engineers, regulatory affairs, marketing and clinicians.

Senior Polymer Chemist, Materials Engineer – Texas

Innovative biotech startup in San Antonio, TX, has an immediate opening for a Senior Polymer Chemist/ Materials Engineer. PhD in Polymer Chemistry or related field minimum plus 7 years of lab experience with bioresorbable materials is required. Experience in testing, formulation, maintaining design records, analyzing test results and reaction processes is required. Expertise in materials science or engineering with focus on polymeric biomedical materials, bioabsorbable polymers, and their interactions with biological systems, knowledge of biocompatibility and toxicology is required. Also required, extensive experience with polymer formulation, processing, and characterization; sound knowledge of organic/polymer chemistry and physics and extensive R&D experience in bioresorbable materials, hydrogels, and/or bioadhesives; strong capability of setting up comprehensive study and assessing in vitro and in vivo material properties and safety.  This is an exciting opportunity to get involved at grounds level with an innovative company found by a veteran leader with over 15 companies, strong IP, and solid funding.

Electronic Embedded Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an opening for Firmware Engineer with experience in class 3 medical device development.


			

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Jobs: June, 2011


Send resume to Darshana at wd_darshana@hotmail.com

Electronic/ Software Engineering Manager – San Jose, CA

Product design and development company, located in San Jose, CA with a long history of innovation has an immediate opening for Software and Electronic Engineering Manager.  Responsibilities include, managing a team of engineers responsible for creating complete electronic product designs from concept to circuit design, circuit board layout, and production runs.  Responsibilities also include, working with customers from concept to moving new products into production stage with ease, developing specifications from ideas, creating innovative designs, and producing high quality products, being available for product revisions and analysis for the full product cycle.  Responsibilities also include leading a team of software engineers through challenging embedded programming, DLL programming, and Windows driver programming, as well as complex standalone applications.

This position requires minimum 10 years experience with hands-on technical expertise in a broad range of electronic and software skills.  These include, digital circuit design skills including USB design, FPGA design, microprocessor design, and memory design.  Also required, expertise with analog circuit design and experience with various types of sensors.  Software and firmware skills required are, experience with embedded programming, experience with Labview, C, and Java.  Breadth of hands-on technical experience in any of the following – computer interfaces, wireless devices, instrumentation circuits, controllers etc. highly desired.  Experience with medical device design and development is a huge plus.

Senior Research Chemist – San Antonio, TX

There is an exciting opportunity for a Chemist with a Biotech company in San Antonio, TX.  This is a company found by a veteran leader of 15+ successful startups, has a secure funding, and solid IP.  It is a once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity to get involved at a grounds level in an exciting technology.  The successful candidate will be a PhD-level scientist with breadth of knowledge and experience across all aspects of pharmaceutical science, process chemistry, analytical chemistry and chemical development.  At least 8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience is required.  This is an opportunity to join a research-based company with a track record of success in developing and commercializing products in a variety of therapeutic areas.  Responsibilities include developing scale-up processes for bulk (kg) synthesis of drug substance in a cGMP manufacturing plant for supporting regulatory submissions including INDs and NDAs.  The candidate will work closely with pharmacology and biochemistry colleagues to develop and enable scale up process either in-house or working with CROs.  The successful candidate is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills with experience in providing the detailed documentation required for the Chemistry sections of INDs and NDAs.  Knowledge and experience in medicinal chemistry / pharmaceutical industry discovery research / inorganic chemistry a plus.  This is a great opportunity for enthusiastic candidates who enjoy a team-based approach to overcoming medicinal chemistry and formulation challenges.

Downstream Medical Marketing Manager – Mountain ViewCA

There is an immediate opportunity for medical marketing manager.  The position will report to Chief Commercial Officer.  This medical device company’s innovative technology addresses a huge worldwide market opportunity.  The product has been launched in select markets in Europe and is currently being launched into the self-pay segment of the market though this mode will not last too long as reimbursement is also pursued.

Requirements include, 6+ years of downstream marketing experience and international product launch and commercialization experience.  Consumer marketing experience and reimbursement experience are huge pluses.  Responsibilities include, maintaining public relations, publications and medical meetings, collateral distribution, social marketing, website development for good website presence, supporting customers in social collateral development, working with publication plans aligned with goals, managing conference and trade shows presence, customer needs assessment, product lifecycle management, pricing, product positioning, promotion, channel strategy, and product launch planning.  Responsibilities also include driving revenues, ensuring sales organization is fully supported and prepared with knowledge and tools necessary to capitalize on revenue growth opportunities with market messaging and related marketing collateral, educating and driving physician adoption, create revenue forecast models and develop and execute annual and monthly expense budgets.

Software Development Professional for Social Media Focused Heathcare Portal – Palo Alto, CA

There is an immediate job opening with a social media focused healthcare company found by a veteran leader of several successful startups.  This start up is part of companies that he incubates in the thealth industry.  This is a great opportunity since several major organizations are supporting this project.  Right individual should be able to create the architecture of the Internet portal from the idea stage and should have an ability to present the work to VCs and others.  They must be a self starter technically and have an entrepreneurial mindset.  If  interested, please send resume and explain in email why this would be a good fit with your background.

JOBS – Bangalore, India — Senior Product Engineer, Senior Product Designer, Senior Test Engineer

An international company started by a dedicated team of professionals from Stanford, Harvard, and IIT with a mission to develop low-cost medical devices for emerging markets, has immediate openings for Senior Product Engineer, Senior Product Designer & Senior Test Engineer. The company has moved from a start-up to a growth stage company in only one short year, has secured multi-million dollar funding, has secure IP and is focusing on launching a minimally invasive pediatric device in Asian markets.  These opportunities are based out of Bangalore, India and require 8+ years of medical device and/ or consumer product experience.

Product Engineer – The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with skills in rapid prototyping and mock-up construction will be preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component sourcing will be considered favourably. B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit. Compensation will be commensurate with experience level and comparable to their existing salary.

Product Designer -This opportunity requires one to be creative asking questions to the users through role plays, pictures, mockups, video etc. Responsibilities include deciding key questions to ask, decide prototypes that need to be built to answer questions, direct field activities, & conduct observational studies.  They need to be able to think holistically about products, people, & markets, should be a master prototyper & machine shop guru with an ability to speak through 2-D & 3-D prototypes.  They should be able to work with manufacturers to optimize for manufacturability, hold brainstorming & design review sessions, facilitate discussions, compile feedback & manage timelines.Senior Head of Test Engineering – This role will create and lead the product testing strategy. It will be based out ofBangalorewith a minimum of 10 years of product testing experience, preferably in medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with the ability to innovate and have excellent communications skills are preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component will be considered favourably.  B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit.  Proficiency in English and Hindi is required.

Senior Head of Test Engineering – This role will create and lead the product testing strategy. It will be based out of Bangalore with a minimum of 10 years of product testing experience, preferably in medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with the ability to innovate and have excellent communications skills are preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component will be considered favourably.  B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit.  Proficiency in English and Hindi is required.

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