Join Our Team

Pulse Biosciences is always looking to add the best and brightest minds to our world-class company. Our team is best suited for individuals who are creative, forward thinking, and who approach challenges with an innovative attitude. If this sounds like a fit for you, we encourage you to explore our current career opportunities below:

To apply for a position send your resume to careers@pulsebiosciences.com.
Principals only; unsolicited candidate submissions from recruiters or third party agencies will not be accepted.


Clinical

Sr. Clinical Research Associate

Posted: May 2, 2019

Current Location: Hayward, CA

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Clinical Research Associate (Sr. CRA) is an integral member of the Clinical team. This position manages and oversees study site activities to ensure the integrity of clinical data in adherence to all applicable regulatory guidelines and Pulse Biosciences’ operating procedures (i.e. SOPs). This position requires detail-orientation, organization, and a strong desire to learn clinical research processes continuously.  Please note:  this is not a remote position. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports investigators with study procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation of clinical study protocols, CRFs, regulatory binders, brochures, and study manuals, and all relevant study documentation.
  • Maintain compliant trial master files of all Pulse Biosciences’ clinical studies and ensure each site is maintaining its regulatory binder as required.
  • Ensure each site is meeting its goals of follow-up rate, data clean deadlines, protocol compliance, and enrollment.
  • Conducts Qualification, Site Initiation, Interim, and Close-Out monitoring visits to orient and train site personnel regarding the protocol and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Expedites the pre-study and study initiation processes including the conduct of Pre-Study valuation and Site Initiation visits.
  • Performs training of investigators and study coordinators on use of devices and study, as needed.
  • Critically reviews and analyzes site activities through frequent visits and contacts to monitor study sites following the monitoring plan and applicable SOPs, to assure compliance with the protocol, ICH and/or FDA GCP Guidelines and other local regulations. This includes the management of multiple protocols, across therapeutic areas, which may require travel, based upon assigned site location and/or geographic territory.
  • Ensures safety and protection of study subjects according to the monitoring plan, SOPs, and ICH and/or FDA GCP Guidelines.
  • Ensures quality of data submitted from study sites and assures timely submission of data.
  • Supervises overall activities of site personnel over whom there is no direct authority and motivates /influences them to meet study objectives.
  • Anticipates and proactively solves study site problems/issues as they occur. Initiates, recommends and communicates corrective actions as needed.
  • Ensures documented follow-up to all outstanding issues, within the scope of this position profile.
  • Appropriately escalates serious or outstanding issues to line manager and project team members.
  • Facilitates the Regulatory Compliance audit process, as needed.
  • Provides monitoring assistance to site monitor colleagues, as requested, in addition to serving as a mentor to other colleagues as assigned.
  • Proactively communicates and escalates with all internal and external stakeholders any issues identified at study sites while developing the corresponding mitigation strategies and recommended approach.
  • Prepares and submits written reports, both monitoring and administrative, in a timely, accurate, concise and objective manner.
  • Interacts and builds professional and collaborative relationships with all study personnel (study coordinator, investigator, pharmacist), peers, and Sound office-based personnel.
  • Uses multiple technologies to foster, maintain, and enhance open communication
  • Recognize potential obstacles and work to resolve them within set timelines.
  • Monitor emerging industry and regulatory trends to help integrate new requirements into department procedures (i.e. action items, protocol deviations, adverse events, etc.).
  • Complete projects and tasks consistent with corporate objectives.
  • Attend relevant symposia, meetings, and conferences as needed.
  • Support safety monitoring and processes as needed.
  • Participate in department systems and development initiatives including related trainings (i.e. Electronic Data Capture, Clinical Trial Management System, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Clinical Affairs management.

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree in a health-related field with 4 or more years clinical research experience or as a CRA or equivalent.
  • 3+ years Interim monitoring experience required.
  • Medical device experience required. 
  • Strong knowledge of US and international clinical regulations and guidance.
  • Exhibits a high level of flexibility and sets an example for the department when facing changes such as program priorities, protocol modifications, enrollment challenges, etc.
  • Employs good fiscal management to conserve the costs of departmental operation and controls travel expenses.
  • Proficient in Acrobat Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel, and MS Project; and the ability to quickly become proficient in a variety of other software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Ability to perform well-defined procedures and work independently.
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment, be creative, and achieve aggressive goals
  • Ability to make independent decisions and take responsibility within a fast-moving environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%. Overnight travel is required; International travel may be required.

CONTACT:

Send resume to:  Careers@pulsebiosciences.com

 

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Engineering

Senior User Interface Software Engineer

Posted: May 13, 2019

Current Location: Hayward, CA

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POSITION SUMMARY:

  • The Senior User Interface (UI) Software Engineer will be responsible for specifying and developing novel UI software to control a medical device that uses high-voltage nanosecond pulses as treatment.
  • The position will be part of the Research and Development team with responsibility for a wide variety of tasks.
  • The successful candidate will work from requirements and develop, test, and document User Interfaces, encompassing embedded system GUIs and other UI modalities, such as audible prompts, handpiece indicators, pushbuttons, etc.
  • This is a critical role in an early-stage startup environment with a small R&D team.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in UI software design, development, test methodologies using Qt/QML on QNX, Linux, Unix-like operating systems.
  • Experience with medical device quality systems and design control will be a big plus. He or she will engage on any and every issue necessary to ship products to customers of the highest quality and reliability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, development and integration of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) using Qt and QML for medical device.
  • Assist in development of detailed software specifications and provide accurate time estimates for the software development.
  • Design, develop, implement, test, and debug real time, multi-threaded, multiprocessing software applications and associated User Interfaces.
  • Expand knowledge of product domain, requirements, design, development, test and release software processes, tools, methods and coding best practices. A primary emphasis on taking technical ownership of multiple system components that are UI related.
  • Product software sustaining development and enhance existing software products as necessary.
  • Contribute to software requirements definition and creation of Software Specifications and Software Design and Architecture Descriptions.
  • Participate in cross-functional team efforts in definition, integration, verification, and validation of products and sub-systems of moderate complexity.
  • Identify the root causes of issues in complex software or systems using appropriate debug and analysis tools.
  • Timely escalation and documentation of technical software issues to project leadership.
  • Exhibit a great attitude as a team player who excels in a demanding start-up environment. 
  • Understand the company’s Quality Policy and Quality System requirements.
  • Comply with company policies/procedures.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • 5+ years developing UI Software using Qt and QML for complex UIs.
  • Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field and 5+ years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, or a related field and 7+ years of experience.
  • Extensive experience developing secure networked user-facing applications using C/C++/STL on Unix-like (POSIX-compliant) operating systems.
  • Working knowledge of Unix-like (POSIX-compliant) OSs, especially RTOSs.
  • Experience with the QNX RTOS a big plus.
  • Experience with common scripting languages (Csh/Bash, Python, Javascript, etc.).
  • Familiarity with version control (Git, TFS, Bitbucket, etc), test automation, and issue tracking (e.g. Jira) applications
  • A passion for creating robust and reliable products.
  • Good communication skills, including experience writing software documentation.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent knowledge with software engineering best practices and the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, test, support).
  • Experience developing applications for safety-critical regulated industries (medical, industrial, automotive, aviation, etc.).

CONTACT:

Send resume to:  Careers@pulsebiosciences.com

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Sr. Mechanical R&D Engineer (Disposable Device)

Posted: January 16, 2019

Current Location: Hayward, CA

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Senior Mechanical R&D Engineer will be responsible for developing disposable and non-disposable medical devices for the delivery of high-voltage nanosecond pulsed electric fields. Responsibilities include: taking concepts from early prototypes to volume production, working closely with surgeons to obtain design feedback in a surgical environment, and developing close ties with new vendors. You will play a critical role in an early-stage startup environment with a small R&D team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and develop high-volume medical devices that can be manufactured via injection molding, stamping, etching, laser cutting/welding, ultrasonic welding, bonding, etc.
  • Ensure a smooth transition of new products into manufacturing.
  • Manage projects with cross-functional teams following design control processes while generating: requirements/specifications, FMEA/Hazard analyses, design reviews, validation testing, DHFs, etc. 
  • Exhibit a great attitude as a team player who excels in a demanding start-up environment. 
  • Understand the company’s quality policy and quality system requirements applicable to tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Extensive mechanical design expertise with laparoscopic or percutaneous disposable and reusable medical devices.
  • Experience with Catheter design and development a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of 3-D CAD, including drafting standards and GD&T.
  • Intermediate experience with MS Excel, Word, and Project.
  • Proven track record of generating innovative minimally-invasive concepts that can be turned into manufacturable products.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external development resources to achieve product development goals.
  • Fundamental understanding of mechanical engineering theory including: mechanisms, strength of materials, materials, adhesives, and high-volume manufacturing techniques. Understanding of electronics and circuits a plus.
  • Previous experience in ensuring a smooth transition to manufacturing.
  • Strong work ethics with a team-oriented mindset.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • BS or MS in mechanical engineering required.  Five years of relevant experience in medical device industry required.  Startup experience a plus.

 

 

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Software Test Engineer

Posted: December 27, 2018

Current Location: Hayward, CA

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POSITION SUMMARY:
The Software Test Engineer is part of the R&D team and focused on testability, robustness and performance of the product.  They will have responsibility as an individual contributor in the testing of medical device software including the development of test automation at all levels including unit, subsystem, and integration automated testing for regression Test design.  They will be involved in reviewing test strategy and supporting formal verification testing of the application software to ensure requirement coverage.  The Software Test Engineer will provide support for the development of build automation, packaging and deployment tools to allow us to deploy and update application software.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software test development, test methodologies and test automation for native applications built QNX or Similar OS.  Experience with medical device quality systems and design control will be a big positive. He or she will engage on any and every issue necessary to ship products to customers of the highest quality and reliability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and document test protocols for both manual and automated test cases.
  • Execute test runs, interpret test results, and identify, document encountered defects and maintain records for later analysis.
  • Work closely with the Software Development Team to plan, schedule, and improve development test processes.
  • Work well in a collaborative team environment with other engineers, developers and end users with minimal supervision and ensure understanding and validation of business    
    requirements.
  • Testing medical devices and equipment in an FDA regulated environment.
  • Perform validation and verification testing.
  • Perform functional testing, ensure all systems are running according to necessary specifications and operate within regulations to ensure the production of quality products.
  • Establish validation standards and develop testing protocols.
  • Support software engineering tooling and initiatives related to testing automation, deployments, performance and regression testing.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate will be responsible for applications that interact with the clinical user. securely communicate with cloud services and wireless devices (BT, NFC, WiFi, etc.), and interact with the real-time system controller.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field and 3+ years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, or a related field and 5+ years of experience.
  • 5+ years in a software test engineer role performing testing of complex software.
  • 3+ years developing and executing automated software test suites using commercially available test tooling.
  • Experience working in a medical or any regulated industry.
  • Familiarity with requirements-based testing.
  • Experience with Linux, QNX or similar OS.
  • Experience with common scripting languages (Shell / Bash, Python, etc.).
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g. Git, TFS, Bitbucket).
  • Familiarity with test, and issue tracking (e.g. Jira).
  • A passion for creating robust and reliable products.
  • Good communication skills, including experience writing technical documentation.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to learn and put into practice the good engineering development process, including FDA Guidance on Software Test Development.

 

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Operations

Manufacturing Engineer

Posted: April 30, 2019

Current Location: Hayward, CA

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Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for manufacturing engineering, production, product support, and servicing to achieve world-class results. Responsible for manufacturing engineering and production of both durable and disposable products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Drive manufacturing engineering and work closely with R&D and Quality to effectively transition products to manufacturing; serve as a key representative and contributor on a project development team;
  • Help define operations processes, including hands-on definition of MPIs, TPs, DHRs, etc.;
  • Conduct PFMEA analyses; define and execute process validations;
  • Work with external vendors including contract manufacturers;
  • Contribute to operations initiatives, apply analytical and statistical methods to continually improve quality, reduce cost, reduce cycle time and simplify processes;
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulatory;
  • Support failure investigations; collaborate closely with cross-functional groups;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to define product servicing strategy and infrastructure; Establish L1 (service desk) and L2 (break fix) support;
  • Other tasks as requested by management.

Qualifications and Education

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, manufacturing, industrial engineering, or a related discipline preferred.
  • 3-5 years' experience in one or more disciplines of manufacturing operations (e.g., manufacturing, assembly & test, manufacturing engineering, subcontract, service);
  • 50 percent travel;
  • Medical device experience required;
  • Technical knowledge of assembly and test of electronic equipment;
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing engineering, ERP and PLM systems, quality assurance and lean manufacturing;
  • Must be flexible, detail oriented, and extremely organized, with a positive outlook, enthusiasm, and high energy; ability to thrive in a rapidly-growing, dynamic, drive-for-excellence environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA regulations, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and other national and international regulations and standards;
  • Experience at start-up companies preferred;
  • Controlled environment room (CER) experience preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and presentation;
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio) skills;
  • SolidWorks, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Illustrator, Zebra Printer hardware/software

 

 

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Sales

Clinical Application Specialist

Posted: April 22, 2019

Current Location: Remote

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinical Application Specialist has general responsibility for all aspects of customer relationship management in the assigned territory. This includes all activity with the CellFX installation, practice training and ongoing procedural support. It also includes the planning, organizing and implementing of all account management support related to the sale and distribution of Company products, with high accountability for achieving sales quotas and objectives. Reports to the assigned Regional Sales Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • • Achieving sales quotas results in the assigned territory. Responsible for providing comprehensive customer support to drive clinical education and increase procedural growth for the CellFX system for each practice.
  • • Providing training, presentations and demonstrations to the customer on clinical applications and proper use of the CellFX system using effective communication and education techniques
  • • Educating the customer on the indications, contraindications and safety of the Company’s products and how they fulfill the needs of the customer.
  • • Supporting and helping to fulfill the execution of regional training workshops, customer promotional events and tradeshows within the territory and region.
  • • Pre-planning sales calls and maintaining efficient time management skills to ensure maximum customer contact and highest level of customer service.
  • • Developing and maintaining up-to-date territory account files in Salesforce.com.
  • • Completing administrative responsibilities including periodic business plans, weekly expense reports, up-to-date account profiles and customer database in SFDC.
  • • Maintaining updated knowledge and expertise of the industry and competitive products.
  • • Developing and maintaining collaborative and productive relationships at all levels within the organization.
  • • Participating in industry related tradeshows/meetings.
  • • Comply with Pulse Bioscience’s quality system requirements and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • • Comply with all Company health and safety regulations, policies and work practices.
  • • Maintain consistent communication with Regional Sales Director on all matters related to the territory and region, including accurate forecasting.
  • • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and always represent the Company with high integrity, ethics, honesty, loyalty and professionalism.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent
  • 4 – 6 years of demonstrated success selling medical products or services to physician’s and/or other health care providers. Preference for direct customer experience with device support to the dermatology and plastic surgery audience.
  • Experience with selling consumables is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to all levels of employees and customers.
  • Proven ability to provide a high level of customer service and support to achieve practice integration of the CellFX system and ensuring a high level of customer/patient satisfaction.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive communications and technical presentations to physicians, management and/or large groups. Ability to thoroughly understand and communicate the attributes and qualities of Company products using professional selling and closing skills.
  • Positive attitude and passion for working within the aesthetic industry.
  • Ability to use word processing and database applications and software programs such as Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Valid driver’s license issued by the state in which the individual resides with a good driving record. All sales employees are expected to drive a personal vehicle for Company business in good condition and well maintained consistent with the Company’s auto allowance and reimbursement policy.
  • Ability to travel sufficiently to cover entire territory including overnight stays, attend tradeshows and corporate meetings.
  • Home office capability is required with high-speed internet access.

 

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Regional Sales Director

Posted: January 16, 2019

Current Location: Hayward, CA

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Drive successful market launch, penetration and procedural growth of the CellFX system.  Responsible for all CellFX system sales and utilization goals for the assigned region and responsible for leading a team in the activities required to support a mixed capital sale and ongoing utilization of each installed system. Responsible for all aspects of customer relationship management in the assigned territory, including the planning, organizing, and implementing all sales management activities related to driving both system sales and procedural utilization, with high accountability for achieving the territory sales quotas and objectives. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Develop realistic goals and action plans for both the Territory Managers and Clinical Application Specialists as part of an integrated regional plan;
  • Recruit, hire and train Territory Managers consistent with achieving sales quota results for the assigned region;
  • Attract, train and maintain a high performing Clinical Application Specialist team to drive adoption and integration of CellFX procedures in every customer account; Target the hiring of Clinical Application Specialists who have experience driving account utilization of consumables;
  • Responsible for performing effective territory penetration, coverage and account identification to drive CellFX system sales and increase procedural utilization;
  • Provide training, presentations and demonstrations to the customer on application and use of the company’s products using effective communication and sales techniques;
  • Educate the customer regarding the indications, contraindications, and safety of Pulse Biosciences products, and how they fulfill the needs of the customer;
  • Pre-plan sales calls and maintain efficient time management skills to ensure maximum customer contact and highest level of customer service;
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date territory account files in SalesForce.com for assigned region;
  • Complete administrative responsibilities including periodic business plans, weekly expense reports, up-to-date account profiles, and customer database;
  • Maintain updated knowledge of the industry and competitive products;
  • Develop and maintain supportive, productive and effective relationships at all levels within the organization;
  • Participate in industry-related trade shows/meetings;
  • Maintain consistent communication with the VP of Sales on all matters related to the assigned region, including accurate forecasting for both system sales and Pulse cycle credits;
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and represent Pulse Biosciences with high integrity, ethics, honesty, loyalty, and professionalism at all times;
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable quality and regulatory guidelines as an integral part of business operations;
  • Comply with Pulse Biosciences quality system requirements as well as any applicable regulatory requirements and all applicable health and safety regulations, policies, and work practices.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BA/BS required or equivalent experience;
  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated success leading a team selling capital and/or increasing utilization of a consumable product, preferably in the aesthetic space;
  • 4-6 years of demonstrated success selling medical products or services to physicians and/or other health care providers; Preference for direct customer experience with dermatologists and plastic surgeons;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of employees;
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive communications and technical presentations to physicians, management and/or large groups; Ability to thoroughly understand and communicate the attributes and qualities of Company products using professional selling and closing skills;
  • Positive attitude and passion for working within the dermatology/aesthetic field;
  • Ability to use word processing and database applications, and various software programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, and SalesForce.com;
  • Valid driver’s license issued by the state in which the individual resides; good driving record; All sales employees are required to drive a personal vehicle for company business; This vehicle is to be in good condition and well maintained; All requirements described in the company’s Automobile Allowance/Reimbursement Policy are always to be met;
  • Ability to travel adequately to cover entire region including overnight stays, attend tradeshows, and corporate and training meetings;
  • Proven ability to provide a high level of customer service and support to achieve practice integration of CellFX procedures and ensuring a high level of customer/patient satisfaction;
  • Home office capability is required with reliable high-speed internet access.

 

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