The Technical Project Manager leads and manages entire technical teams (typical four to ten engineers) for scientific and IVD instrumentation and associated consumable/cartridge development projects. These teams will typically consist of engineers, scientists and specialists in a variety of disciplines such as systems engineering, mechanical engineering, fluidics/microfluidics, optics, electrical engineering, firmware and software engineering, industrial design and biochemistry/molecular biology. This is a hands-on technical management role, providing direction, guidance and mentorship to team members as well as contributing to and approving system architecture and designs. The Technical Project Manager serves as the team’s primary point of contact for the client and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the project's technical content in a manner that meets or exceeds our client’s expectations. The Technical Project Manager must also ensure that the project is successfully executed within the overall constraints of the program, specifically the schedule and budget, with the help of supporting staff.
- B.S., M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent in an interdisciplinary engineering discipline such as Bioengineering, Biophysics or Biomedical Engineering. Candidates with advanced degrees in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering with the appropriate amount of interdisciplinary industry experience will also be considered.
- All candidates shall have a deep understanding of one or more biotech/life science fields and at least five years of relevant industry experience leading/managing interdisciplinary teams to develop complex instrumentation and/or consumables/cartridges. It is also highly desirable for candidates to have five or more years of direct experience designing and developing complex optical, thermal, robotic, electrical and/or fluidic sub-systems for commercial instrumentation.
Candidates must also have:
- Excellent scientific and engineering knowledge and aptitude.
- Extensive experience designing, building, programming, testing and debugging of complex electro-mechanical, opto-mechanical, fluidic, microfluidic, electrical and thermal systems.
- Extensive systems engineering experience, system architecture development and risk analysis experience.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills.
- A positive, energetic, can-do attitude.
- Proven ability to interact with key stake-holders to understand project scope and product requirements as well as resolve conflicts.
- Extensive experience with a majority of the following software tools: MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio), Atlassian (Jira, Confluence), SolidWorks, SolidWorks PDM (or similar PLM), LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python and Altium.