Design Quality Engineer - Quality Systems, IVD in Tucson, AZ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining Design Quality Assurance systems and processes.
  • Ensures conformance and compliance to domestic and international quality and regulatory standards.
  • Defines Quality and Regulatory strategies for complex diagnostic assays in development and provides guidance to product development teams.
  • Supports the Primary Staining Reagent, antibody, immunohistochemistry, detection reagent, and molecular probes, or CDx Design Quality teams that supports the delivery of portfolio projects for all life cycle teams.
  • Supports the development of primary staining reagents, immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization In vitro diagnostic (IVD) products, etc.
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of principles, theories, and practices in Design for Excellence activities such as Design for Manufacturability for complex diagnostic systems to include assays and reagents.
  • Provides strong understanding of molecular/cell biology techniques, relevant systems and reagent experience to staff.
  • Provides technical knowledge of Design and engineering principles and their application to ensure that cost-effective, reliable and high-quality systems that satisfy customer needs and business requirements are delivered.
  • Practices and mentors in the use of company concepts, policies and procedures, familiar with and follows standard practices
  • Contributes to the definition and timely achievement of overall project goals.
  • Participates in efforts to define new components, products or processes. Identifies and implements improvements to work processes.
  • Designs, plans and executes project related tasks.
  • Consults and provides training for areas of statistical quality control such as SPC, Process capability, DOE, etc.
  • Assures experimental quality through sound, independent, experimental design.
  • Participates on cross functional technical teams.
  • Provides technical direction and feedback to others.
  • Participates in project planning, process updates and contributes to experimental design.
  • Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.


  • BS in a directly related discipline required;  Advanced studies or training. 
  • 8 years of related experience in Engineering desired
  • Must have a medical device development understanding, partnered with Design Control regulations
  • Demonstrates success in technical proficiency, creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable regulations and standards, including FDA QSR Part 820, ISO13485
  • Expert knowledge of Quality engineering principles and concepts.
  • Experience in medical device, including software, reagents, and assay development, design control process.

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