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Principal QA Engineer – Medical Device Company – Northern MA

The Principal Quality Engineer will be responsible for engineering activities associated with electro-mechanical medical devices.

Provide support in the design, development, market release and post market release of product line i.e. Risk Assessments, verification and validation
Investigation and review of customer complaints
Represent Quality Assurance on Development Teams and Material Review Board
Participate in the test planning based on risk for electro-mechanical systems i.e. EMI/RFI, electrical safety and software
Participate in internal audits and/or external supplier audits
Execute Quality functions in compliance with FDA standards
Actively contribute to product quality through all departments to ensure completion of product assurance plans as well as corrective actions

Degree in engineering or scientific discipline required
5+ years of experience in a Quality Engineering role in the medical device industry

To apply for this position please see the link “US Openings” in the Right Column.

Head of Marketing – Medical Device Company – South Central MA

Reporting to the U.S. General Manager they will have overall responsibility for the marketing function in the US, inclusive of planning and overseeing the execution of promotional activities, management of a product portfolio development and roll-out of practice development programs, development of key account programs as well as KOLs. This leader is supported by a small team of Product and Event Managers and a Marketing Communications Manager. They will be charged with supporting top and bottom-line growth through improved planning and execution of marketing events, the successful launch of several new products this year, streamlining of market approach, and improved U.S. input into global marketing programs.

Direct a team of Product Managers with scientific/technical expertise, Event Managers and Marketing Communications Manager as well as a range of external agencies in the areas of PR, trade show presence and design.
Plan and drive the launch preparedness for new products roll-out in 2015/2016.
Develop and manage key accounts and quickly gain knowledge about the product lines
Motivate and inspire the U.S. Marketing employees to work as a team.
Establish strong working relations with the global marketing team.
Demonstrate interest and ability to work together on a global marketing plan.
Demonstrate dedication to supporting the sales organization in their growth plans.

Qualifications and Experience:

A successful candidate will have a proven track record of commercial success and strong leadership abilities.
A minimum of 5 years of marketing management experience in the medical device or diagnostics industry.
A minimum of 10 years of sales and/or marketing experience in the industry.
Demonstrated experience in providing marketing support to successful product launches.
Proven ability to use scientific data to drive marketing campaigns.
Prior experience working for a European company or, alternatively, having worked internationally a plus.
Proven experience of using a broad marketing mix, inclusive of marketing and social media.
Experience working with KOLs and using CRM for target marketing.

To apply for this position please see the link “US Openings” in the Right Column.

Mechanical Engineer – Medical Device Company – Northern MA

Provide engineering support to existing product lines, working closely with production team and supplier base; conduct failure analyses and develop/implement product improvements.
• Support sustaining engineering efforts, work with the Supplier and Manufacturing Engineering groups to resolve manufacturing issues
• Manage complaints by determining root cause and implement corrective actions
• Perform mechanical, fluid, vibration and thermal analyses and guidance to support / improve existing products
• Fabricate prototypes with assistance from technical support team and suppliers
• Work with internal and external manufacturing partners to ensure producible designs
• Document design changes by constructing solid models and drawings
• Contribute to test methods and conduct characterization and engineering pre-verification testing

• BS in Mechanical Engineering or directly related scientific discipline
• 5 years of related work experience desired. Medical device experience preferred
• Must have expertise with Engineering CAD software
• May require up to 10% travel

To apply for this position please see the link “US Openings” in the Right Column.

“LSS Team News” February 2016

The Life Science Staffing Team would like to congratulate our client in Northern, MA; in the Molecular Diagnostics industry and their new Director of Assay and Systems Integration !!

As well as our client in So. Central, MA in the Medical Device Industry and their new Sr. Systems Test Engineer !!

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