ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company developing novel cell replacement therapies as potential long-term diabetes treatments to achieve glucose control targets and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related complications. ViaCyte’s product candidates are based on the derivation of pancreatic progenitor cells from stem cells, which are then implanted in durable and retrievable cell delivery devices. Once implanted and matured, these cells are designed to secrete insulin and other pancreatic hormones in response to blood glucose levels. ViaCyte has two product candidates in clinical-stage development. The PEC-Direct™ product candidate delivers the pancreatic progenitor cells in a non-immunoprotective device and is being developed for type 1 diabetes patients who have hypoglycemia unawareness, extreme glycemic lability, and/or recurrent severe hypoglycemic episodes. The PEC-Encap™ (also known as VC-01) product candidate delivers the same pancreatic progenitor cells in an immunoprotective device and is being developed for all patients with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, who use insulin. ViaCyte is also developing immune-evasive ‘universal donor’ stem cell lines, from its proprietary CyT49 cell line, expected to further broaden the availability of cell therapy for diabetes and other indications. ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California. The Company is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and JDRF. For more information on ViaCyte, please visit www.viacyte.com and connect with ViaCyte on Twitter and Facebook.
As a member of the Engineering team, the engineer shall support product development, process development, and manufacturing activities. The employee shall utilize R&D methods and engineering techniques to design and develop new devices and combination products, develop processes, generate test systems, and improve manufacturing procedures. Engineer shall also write and execute engineering protocols, and document reports and all elements necessary to launch products through design control. This engineer shall be a thought-leader and subject matter expert in the organization, as evidenced by design concepts brought to fruition, novel processes, and/or patents, papers, or presentations.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Must be able to summarize and communicate technical concepts effectively.
- Must possess fundamental and applied knowledge related to engineering principles and material science
- Must be skilled in identifying complex scientific problems and experimental hurdles, and in solving those problems.
- Hands-on prototyping and process development experience preferred.
- Must work efficiently both independently and within a team, mentoring junior engineers as needed.
- Experience with project management concepts and fundamentals
- Must have experience with FDA Quality Systems Regulations, Design Controls, and ISO 13485-related documentation preparation.
- Experience with cell culture, tissue culture, and cell handling strongly preferred.
- Experience operating in clean rooms, aseptic handling practices preferred.
Advanced experience using CAD, SolidWorks preferred.
B.S., M.S., or PhD, mechanical, chemical or biomedical engineering or related field is required. Graduate degree strongly preferred. Minimum of ten years of work experience in medical device development.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.
For submission by e-mail, attach your resume and cover letter as a Word or PDF file. In the Subject line, reference Job Code 2020-24 and your full name. Send to email@example.com. Our mailing address: ViaCyte, Inc., 3550 General Atomics Court B2-503, San Diego, California, 92121.
It is the policy of ViaCyte to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, ViaCyte will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
ViaCyte’s goal is to increase representation of women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, directives and regulations and cover all human resource actions including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, promotions and social/recreational programs.