Senior Quality Assurance Engineer – San Diego | Astute Medical, Inc.

World leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 50 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in over 150 countries through 43 subsidiaries and a large network of distributors. More than 90% of our sales are done internationally. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Etoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture.

We look for candidates whose motivation is to invest in themselves, in the projects of the future, and to participate in a collective adventure led by a pioneering spirit.

We have the commitment to offer our collaborators a working environment which encourages team spirit, with priority given to training and development with international career opportunities.

Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 10,000 bioMérieux employees who have already identified with these values!

Astute Medical, Inc., a Biomerieux subsidiary, is an in-vitro diagnostics company dedicated to improving the diagnosis of high-risk medical conditions through the identification and validation of protein biomarkers that can serve as the basis for novel in-vitro diagnostic tests.  To support the commercialization of its novel biomarker products, including the FDA-cleared, CE-marked NephroCheck® Test for acute kidney injury, Astute Medical is seeking an energetic, experienced, and self-motivated individual for the position of Quality Engineer.

Astute Medical, Inc. is seeking a Senior Quality Engineer who will be responsible for ensuring Astute Medical establishes and maintains compliance to ISO13485, ISO14971, 21CFR Part 820, the IVDD, the IVDR and other applicable regulations and standards.  Emphasis is placed on strong understanding and experience with applicable ISO/EN standards, FDA, QSR, and European IVDD/IVDR as well as experience with ISO and/or FDA audits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable Astute Medical policies and procedures across the organization.
  • Refine Quality System procedures and processes based on knowledge of regulations and business needs as well as output from the CAPA system.
  • Assess Quality System for impact of new standards including IVDR.
  • Facilitate cross-functional team meetings for collaboration on design change plans, risk management, manufacturing change requests, and internal audit findings.
  • Lead and facilitate FMEA meetings with applicable functional areas to assess and update risk documents for process changes, design changes, complaints, CAPA, etc.  Write risk reports and conduct post-market surveillance on product lines in compliance with current requirements for ISO14971.
  • Establish statistically based sampling plans for variable and attribute data for validations, CAPAs and contract manufacturing testing.  Mentor and provide guidance to others on statistical based plans.
  • QA lead in validation strategy meetings (software, equipment, and process). Advise team on required acceptance criteria, develop statistically based sampling plans. QA lead on discrepancy resolution.  Review and approve validations.
  • Conduct all aspects of supplier and internal audits. Develop and write audit plans, conduct audit, write audit reports.  Collaborate with audit team and auditees on findings and corrective actions.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of the CAPA system including CAPA metrics. Lead and provide direction on investigations and corrective/preventive actions related to issues received through CAPA, post market surveillance, and product support as required to determine deficiencies in the quality system, product and manufacturing processes.
  • Quality lead for NephroCheck Test System.  Review Design Change Plans for assessment of impact to areas of Design Control (e.g., Design Input Requirements, verification, validation, requirement outputs).  Lead bi-weekly design change meetings.   Ensure Design Change are compliant with internal and external regulations.
  • Responsible for ensuring all DHF documentation is present and maintained.
  • Mentor other members of Quality team and cross-functional teams.

 Qualifications:

  • BS/BA (or higher) degree in science/technical discipline or equivalent.
  • 5+ years related experience or equivalent.
  • Strong emphasis placed on working with technical disciplines and understanding of product technologies and associated processes.
  • Strong experience with federal, 3rd party agencies or regulatory agencies, e.g., 21 CFR Part 820, ISO14971, ISO 13485, IVDD and IVDR.
  • Knowledge and application of statistical techniques.
  • Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates time management, decision making, presentation, and organization skills required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Visio.
  • Willing and able to travel as required (~10-25%)

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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