Verv is adding to their team!

Current Positions:

Medical Device Quality Design Engineer

Verv is focused on creating the first of its kind consumer-oriented, affordable, high-quality blood chemistry analyser with disposable tests for home use, that will help individuals measure a wide range of analytes (i.e., cholesterol, vitamin levels, hormones). Verv will empower consumers, help them take control of their own health, transform access to blood testing, and improve timely decision-making between consumers and their healthcare providers.

We are excited to be adding to our team with the addition of an experienced Medical Device Quality Design Engineer to work within our lab in Sudbury, Ontario.

The successful candidate will lead the design control process for the development of the Verv Tech Cholesterol Monitoring System and future tests which utilize on-chip electrochemical assay technology.

Position Summary:

In this cross-functional quality role, you will actively participate in product development and transfer activities for Assays for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications. You will be responsible for guiding teams through the execution of design control activities in alignment with quality system requirements and current best practices to ensure Verv’s products and processes are safe, effective, and meet customer performance needs. You will represent quality on cross functional core project teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide design control leadership to new product development teams, with ability to work on all components of the system including blood collection, blood plasma separation, cartridge (including digital micro-fluidics and electrochemical cell assays), home use portable analyzer, and smart phone app
  • Provide support for project planning, requirements/specification development, product development, design verification, design transfer, process development, process validation, risk management, human factors, and design validation activities.
  • Lead product risk management activities.
  • Audit the quality and completeness of project design history files.
  • Provide consultation to design and process owners with regards to design verification and design validation protocols and reports. Support clinical study planning as needed.
  • Act as primary liaison with 3rd party subcontractors who are helping accelerate commercialization of our technologies
  • Provide knowledge with respect to the applicable technology to facilitate participation in technical discussions and risk-based decision making.
  • Support issue resolution using a risk-based approach.
  • Ensure product development and validation programs meet regulatory requirements when applicable.
  • Provide management with status updates on assigned responsibilities and goals and escalate issues in a timely fashion.

Requirements:

  • Sr. Design Quality Engineer: minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Technical expertise in product development
  • Experience applying quality regulations and standards (e.g. 21CFR 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC62304, IVDD, IVDR , and GCP)
  • Practical experience in design controls, risk management, verification, validation and change control, and failure investigation tools and techniques
  • Applied experience with quality and statistical analysis tools (e.g. SPC, Six Sigma, Risk Analysis, FMEA, DOE, and trend analysis)
  • Medical device and/or lab diagnostic commercialization experience
  • Highly effective communication, facilitation, coaching, and negotiation skills
  • Adaptable to fast-paced, dynamic work environment with shifting demands
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering or technical science discipline

Salary:

Will commensurate with training and experience

This full-time one-year contract position with the potential to move into a full-time permanent position after the one-year term.

Contact Person: Jeff Sutton
Name of Business: Verv Technologies
Mailing and Street: 56 Walford Rd, Sudbury ON, P3E 2H3
Email Address: jsutton@vervtec.com

We would like to thank applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Analytical Biochemist

Verv is a growing start-up biotech company based in Sudbury, Ontario. Verv’s mission is to enable in-home blood testing with our patent-pending technology. We are excited to be adding to our team with the addition of an Analytical Biochemist to work within our lab in Sudbury, Ontario and potentially in an off-site lab in Toronto when required.

The successful candidate will assist in developing on-chip electrochemical assays.

Qualification:

  • 2+ years of experience building new electrochemical assays from the ground up.
  • PhD degree (or master’s degree with 2+ years of industry experience) in biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, or other related fields.
  • Highly proficient in electrochemistry, in particular, an expert on electrochemical immunoassays and/or aptamer-based electrochemical assays
  • Deep knowledge of, and experience with, surface chemistry, immunoassays, and aptamers.
  • Data science experience, particularly with analyzing bioanalytical assay data.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal) and an independent problem solver.
  • Experience leading wet-lab R&D projects in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Assets:

Experience in interacting with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and/or quality control (QC) and Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Salary will commensurate with training and experience.

This full-time one-year contract position with the potential to move into a full-time permanent position after the one-year term.

Contact Person: Jeff Sutton
Name of Business: Verv Technologies
Mailing and Street: 56 Walford Rd, Sudbury ON, P3E 2H3
Email Address: jsutton@vervtec.com

We would like to thank applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.