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Kardium is developing a medical device that will revolutionize the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

We have built an exceptional team with expertise in medicine, business, engineering, and manufacturing. We hire only the best individuals whom are highly motivated and strong team players and we trust them to make the right decisions to achieve our goals. We also believe in having fun while working hard.

Kardium is located in greater Vancouver, Canada, a vibrant and diverse urban centre surrounded by abundant natural attractions and ranked globally as one of the best cities to live.

We are consistently named one of the top companies in British Columbia to work for and in 2015, we were awarded “Medical Technology Company of the Year” by LifeSciences BC.

We offer a flexible work environment, a comprehensive salary and benefits program, and the ability to participate in equity through a stock option plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Current Opportunities

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Production Technician

Quality Engineer

Clinical Specialist

Mechanical Designer

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Electrical and Systems Test Engineer

Systems and Biomedical Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Biomedical Research Engineer

Electro-Mechanical Production Technician

Clinical Study Manager


Production Technician

Kardium is looking for talented and driven Production Technicians to join our manufacturing team in a permanent capacity. Our Production Technicians work in a multi-disciplinary environment with other members of the manufacturing team in the preparation, assembly, and testing of medical devices.

Kardium offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program, and the ability to participate in equity through a stock option plan. Essential abilities of the successful candidate include strong technical aptitude and hands-on skills, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of electrical and mechanical parts required for assembly of medical devices using an array of hand and power tools as well as custom jigs and fixtures
  • Assembly of miniature precision components using a variety of methods including adhesives, fasteners, and laser-welding
  • Conducting tests to assess quality and reliability of device components and documenting the results
  • Detailed adherence to standard operating procedures for assembly and testing of device components
  • Working with engineering team to pilot novel manufacturing process technologies
  • Occasional operation of manual machine shop tools
  • The ability to work both morning and afternoon shifts

Experience

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination especially when working with a microscope
  • Experience with assembly of miniature mechanical components
  • Experience with basic electro-mechanical parts assembly, such as soldering and crimping
  • Experience with machine-tool operation

Personal Attributes

  • Highly dedicated, self-motivated and self-managed
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion
  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in delivering training

Desired Assets

  • Familiarity with assembly and testing requirements of medical devices and associated documentation
  • Prior exposure to Good Manufacturing Practices and working in a clean room

How to Apply

Recruitment is ongoing as there are multiple positions. You are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “071 Production Technician” as the subject line.


Quality Engineer

Kardium has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Quality Engineer to join our world-class team in the development of Kardium’s novel catheter for percutaneous treatment of atrial fibrillation.

As part of the Quality Assurance team, and in close cooperation with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams, the Quality Engineer will be responsible for quality planning and implementation efforts to support successful new product launches and ongoing production. The position offers an opportunity to plan aspects of quality assurance, and a chance to be involved in hands-on quality engineering of cutting-edge medical devices.

The role will evolve over the product life cycle with the initial focus on planning for, and ensuring consistent quality of devices produced for pre-clinical and early clinical testing, then shifting to manufacturing and operations support in the later stages of the commercialization process. The successful candidate will apply their ISO 13485 and US FDA QSR experience and their quality engineering knowledge to assist the Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams in the identification and resolution of quality issues.

Responsibilities

In the design transfer phase, collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing to ensure products are effectively and appropriately transferred to production. Specifically:

  • Support the development and implementation of Control Plans
  • Collaborate with the Risk Management Team in the conduct and documentation of process risk analyses
  • Support the planning and implementation of process capability and stability assessment and monitoring systems
  • Assist the Quality Control and Engineering teams in the development and optimization of incoming and in-process quality control procedures

In the production and post-production phases:

  • Support production change control activities, including maintenance of Control Plans
  • Participate in the review of nonconforming product and materials as required
  • Monitor and evaluate product quality, and process stability and capability
  • Based on monitored data, identify trends, and provide solutions for corrections or improvements
  • Work with Manufacturing to solve in-house quality issues by participating in the conduct of nonconformity investigations and root-cause analysis, and recommending corrective action to prevent recurrence
  • Participate in the assessment of post-market surveillance feedback and implement any resulting corrective and preventive actions, and necessary improvements to process controls

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree (mechanical, applied physics, etc.) or equivalent engineering degree
  • At least 3 years of quality engineering experience in a multi-disciplinary environment in a regulated industry, preferably in the area of high-risk medical devices
  • In-depth knowledge of metrology as well as quality planning, execution, coordination, and documentation
  • Sound knowledge of statistics, SPC, FMEA, and process capability
  • Experience working in environments compliant with ISO 13485 and US FDA Quality System Regulation

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface effectively across multiple functions and at various levels of the organization
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “087 Quality Engineer” in the subject line.


Clinical Specialist

Kardium is preparing for the European launch of our new, innovative Globe® mapping and ablation system, which will be used to treat atrial fibrillation.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Specialist in the area of electrophysiology. The Clinical Specialist will be responsible for attending cardiac ablation procedures in Germany and Switzerland to provide technical and logistical support for our Globe system.

This position will be based in Europe.

Responsibilities

  • Assist clinical staff using the Globe system during cardiac ablation procedures
  • Train electrophysiologists and other clinical staff on the use of the Globe system
  • Provide technical support to hospital staff on the Globe system
  • Provide customer and technical feedback regarding device use to Kardium

Education and Experience

  • University degree, or equivalent
  • Experience working in a clinical environment
  • Experience with interventional cardiac catheters an asset

Requirements and Skills

  • Strong mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Familiarity working with complex software
  • Ability to work in Germany and Switzerland
  • Fluency in German
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com with the job title “101 Clinical Specialist” in the subject line.


Mechanical Designer

Kardium is looking for a talented and driven Mechanical Designer to join the medical development team. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with other members of the engineering and research teams in the conceptual development, detailed design, verification and validation testing of percutaneously delivered medical devices.

Essential abilities of the successful candidate include strong hands-on and analytical skills as well as the ability to transform concepts to final design.

Responsibilities

  • Establishing design specifications required to meet overall product requirements
  • Building proof of concept models to quickly and efficiently verify design ideas
  • Transforming conceptual designs to working prototypes
  • Producing prototypes for in-vitro and in-vivo testing using in-house manufacturing capabilities
  • Designing and building jigs and fixtures required for production
  • Ensuring smooth transition of design to manufacturing by supporting risk management, verification testing, and training of manufacturing staff
  • Contributing to required documentation for outsourcing components as well as regulatory submissions
  • Travelling occasionally within and outside North America

Education

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent

Experience

  • Previous practical engineering experience in a product development environment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and analytical skills
  • Experience with precision mechanics
  • Exposure to different manufacturing techniques
  • Familiarity with machine shop tools, and parametric modeling software (Solidworks)

Personal Attributes

  • Highly dedicated, self-motivated, and self-managed
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion
  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities and requirements

Desired Assets

  • Prior engineering experience in bringing a product to market with high volumes
  • Familiarity with the design and testing requirements of medical devices
  • Prior experience in setup and execution of failure mode effect analysis (FMEA)
  • Specific experience with Solidworks, and CAM software

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com with the job title “102 Mechanical Designer” in the subject line. With your application, please include either a copy of your most recent transcript or your GPA for your last year of formal studies.


Manufacturing Process Engineer

Kardium has a unique opportunity for an experienced senior Manufacturing Process Engineer. As a member of the Manufacturing team, the Manufacturing Process Engineer will be responsible for the production floor layout for a complex medical device, organization of the material flow and manufacturing equipment, working with the process engineering team in prioritizing and implementing process improvements, and providing DFM inputs into product enhancements and future products. This position will report to the Manufacturing Team Lead.

Responsibilities

The Manufacturing Process Engineer will be responsible for:

Manufacturing process development:

  • Based on daily interaction with the Production Manager, Supervisor, and Production Technicians, provide regular feedback to engineering teams on process bottlenecks and areas for potential improvement
  • Work with process owners in engineering teams to resolve root causes for ongoing quality issues for various manufacturing processes, and drive implementation of solutions
  • Develop business case and drive process improvements to reduce overall touch time by Production Technicians for various steps in the manufacturing process
  • Look for key areas of process variability and develop manufacturing solutions to reduce this variability

Cleanroom organizational optimization:

  • Plan manufacturing workstation layout in cleanroom to maximize efficiency through lean manufacturing methodologies
  • Develop and drive implementation of WIP and finished good product storage solutions within manufacturing cleanroom environment
  • Drive process layout for ongoing cleanroom expansion to allocate production space for current and future product designs
  • Provide feedback on supporting utilities requirements to facilities engineering team to ensure that all workstations have the required infrastructure
  • Develop detailed cycle time and process flow model for current manufacturing process, and develop strategies for debottlenecking to maximize line capacity
  • Perform process capability studies on critical manufacturing processes

New product and process development:

  • Liaise with the Engineering and QA/QC teams to roll out product design and process changes in an organized and controlled manner into production
  • Ensure new production processes that are rolled out are compliant with Kardium’s medical device quality management system (QMS)
  • Provide input into product design to ensure design is optimized for manufacturability
  • Work with Engineering teams to develop suitable processes for next-generation products

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in plant operation and production engineering in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, or medical devices industry
  • Strong, practical knowledge of R&D, NPI, supply chain, and quality control
  • Excellent ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve, and to lead root cause analysis of quality issues in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong experience with process value stream mapping, DFM, and change control management
  • Experience with, and solid understanding of, statistical process controls, lean manufacturing, six-sigma implementation is preferred
  • Practical knowledge of worldwide cGMPs, regulatory requirements, and quality management systems for medical devices
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness
  • Experience in developing manufacturing floorplan layouts based on activity relationship analysis is desirable

Preferred Requirements and Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and able to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “104 Manufacturing Process Engineer” in the subject line.


Electrical and Systems Test Engineer

Kardium has a unique opportunity for an Electrical and Systems Test Engineer. As a member of the Engineering Testing team, the Electrical and Systems Test Engineer will be a key member of the team responsible for specifying, performing, and overseeing verification and validation activities for Kardium’s medical device projects. Verification and validation necessitates interactions with all parts of the company including design engineering, clinical research, field operations, regulatory affairs, and manufacturing. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of medical device R&D on a leading-edge and complex product, while also performing detailed technical work.

Responsibilities

Design test protocols and jigs:

  • Assist in creating the company’s verification and validation strategy and design tests necessary to perform product design verification and process validation testing
  • Provide guidance to design team to ensure that design specifications are adequately written to support verification activities
  • Develop and validate test methods and software analysis tools to be used in system characterization, verification, and validation
  • Specify, design, and commission necessary electrical, electro-mechanical test fixtures and jigs
  • Become familiar with and stay current on relevant medical device standards and regulations

Execute and document tests:

  • Write test protocols
  • Execute tests
  • Work with design teams in root cause analysis
  • Write test reports
  • Interface with third party test labs

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or engineering physics
  • Hands-on experience in electrical and electronics circuit design, prototyping, testing, and debugging
  • Familiarity with digital and analog signal processing and signal conditioning
  • Experience programming in MATLAB
  • Experience with and solid understanding of statistics as applied to verification and validation testing
  • Strong, practical knowledge of R&D, experimental design, and measurement systems analysis
  • Experience in a laboratory environment, including proper experimental data collection and Good Documentation Practice
  • Practical knowledge of medical device regulatory requirements and standards such as IEC 60601

Skills

  • Strong electrical aptitude
  • Strong written communication, verbal communication, and technical documentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Sound ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
  • Proven ability to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “106 Electrical and Systems Test Engineer” in the subject line.


Systems and Biomedical Engineer

We are seeking a Systems and Biomedical Engineer who, as an integral part of our multidisciplinary engineering team, will have the opportunity to work across the biomedical research, mechanical, electrical, and software domains. The daily activities will center on supporting product design and process development through prototype assembly and sample preparation, as well as associated testing and preparation of related documentation.

Responsibilities

The Systems and Biomedical Engineer will help plan, conduct, and document the following activities as required:

  • Assemble and test device prototypes and components to support product design and research activities. This includes mechanical and electrical testing as well as testing of anatomical and physiological device interaction in the wet lab.
  • Prepare samples and perform systematic testing to support the development of manufacturing processes and process validation.
  • Assist in troubleshooting activities and failure root cause investigations.
  • Design and implement hardware and software for low to medium-complexity jigs.
  • Source materials, components, tools, and equipment for early-stage development activities.
  • Support preparation of technical documentation and training materials including generation of pertinent drawings, illustrations, photos, and videos.
  • Provide logistical support for external testing activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline with 2-5 years of experience working with multi-disciplinary teams, or equivalent. Experience in preparing test protocols and test reports is strongly desired.
  • Solid communication, documentation, and analysis skills.
  • Hands-on experience assembling, configuring and troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, and software systems.
  • Machine shop experience desired.
  • Ability to identify, acquire, and utilize resources and information needed to resolve issues outside the candidate’s core knowledge base.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to frequently and efficiently switch between different tasks.
  • High degree of drive and motivation.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “114 Systems and Biomedical Engineer” as the subject line.


Senior Software Engineer

Kardium is looking for a senior software engineer to join our software team to develop innovative, user-friendly software features for the Globe® Mapping and Ablation System. The successful candidate will develop high quality Java and C/C++ code for product features and also participate in software engineering practices supporting the product development.

Responsibilities

  • Specification and design documentation
  • Debugging
  • Feature development
  • Code inspections
  • Design, specification and risk reviews
  • TDD/unit testing
  • Usability testing/ UI/UX design
  • Test platform development
  • Integration test development
  • Feature testing
  • Build system development

Education and Experience

The successful candidate is required to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Advanced programming skills in any object-oriented language such as C++, Java or C#

The successful candidate will preferrably have experience with one or more of the following:

  • Multi-threaded development
  • 3D graphics with OGL
  • Embedded systems
  • Basic knowledge of engineering including:
    • electronics
    • signal processing
    • thermodynamics
    • control theory
  • Medical device or other safety-critical software development
  • UI/UX design
  • GUI development

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills
  • Ability to work within and contribute to a disciplined software development process
  • Working within a large code base

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “116 Senior Software Engineer” as the subject line.


Biomedical Research Engineer

Kardium has an opening for an enthusiastic biomedical research engineer to join the research team. This team bridges the domains of engineering and medicine, providing support to other teams in all areas as needed, but in particular driving developments related to ablations, electrophysiology, mapping, algorithms, and other contributing fields to clinical safety and efficacy. As a biomedical research engineer, you will be a key member contributing to the development of innovations towards these goals.

Responsibilities

  • Use scientific investigation methods to drive product innovations in design and analysis algorithms
  • Design and/or perform bench tests experiments
  • Systematic analysis of large multivariate data sets
  • Literature search and synthesis
  • Technical documentation of experiments and results

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, biophysics, or equivalent field addressing quantitative biology
  • Experience in medical device testing (bench and in vivo), conducting hands on bench testing to extract high quality data and generate system insights
  • Experience with MATLAB programming for data analysis
  • Experience with segmentation of medical images (i.e. DICOM files) is of benefit

Skills

  • Solid understanding of the principles of experiment design
  • Skills with other data analysis languages is also useful (e.g. R, Python)
  • General understanding of multivariate statistical analysis and biostatistics
  • Programming ability in Java is preferred
  • Understanding of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and the biophysics of cardiac conduction and ablation is a benefit
  • Ability to search and critically appraise relevant literature in scientific publications
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to manufacture basic jigs and fixtures in machine shop if needed
  • Ability to perform finite element analysis with COMSOL
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret results and translate them into recommendations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “117 Biomedical Research Engineer” as the subject line.


Electro-Mechanical Production Technician

In order to meet anticipated demand as the company commercializes its Globe® Mapping and Ablation system for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, Kardium is looking for a talented and driven production technician to join our electro-mechanical manufacturing team. The technician will work in a multi-disciplinary environment in the preparation, assembly, and testing of medical devices. Essential abilities of the successful candidate include a strong technical aptitude, hands-on skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Assembly of electromechanical devices involving precision mechanics, as well as box-level electrical assembly and electronics
  • Testing of circuit boards and finished assemblies using test equipment together with Kardium’s hardware and software
  • Detailed adherence to standard operating procedures and accurate completion of manufacturing records
  • Participation in inventory management tasks and support for QA/QC processes
  • Testing and maintenance of ESD protected areas
  • Calibration and maintenance of manufacturing tools and equipment
  • Assistance to engineering for testing, troubleshooting and repair of circuit boards and electrical assemblies

Experience

  • Experience with basic electro-mechanical parts assembly: soldering, crimping, fastening
  • Experience with assembly of precision mechanical components
  • Experience with soldering through-hole and surface mount components in board assemblies
  • Experience with hand tools and electrical test equipment
  • Basic computer skills for filling in forms, accessing data, and operating equipment

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent dexterity with small, precision mechanical components and delicate electronic parts
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures, record observations, and document all deviations
  • Highly dedicated, self-motivated, and self-managed
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including: maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion
  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities and requirements

Desired Assets

  • Familiarity with assembly and testing requirements of medical devices and associated documentation
  • Prior exposure to Good Manufacturing Practices and well-developed quality systems

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “118 Electro-Mechanical Production Technician” as the subject line.


Clinical Study Manager

Kardium has an exciting opportunity for a clinical study manager who will be responsible for the planning, management, and execution of all clinical study activities at Kardium.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with key opinion leaders and internal subject matter experts, plan and manage the design, initiation, conduct, and closure of clinical studies to support regulatory submissions and post-market surveillance of the company’s product in the US, Canada, and Europe
  • Recruit and initiate investigational centres
  • Plan, deliver, and document training to investigators, study nurses, and research assistants
  • Establish and ensure adequate maintenance of the required study documentation (trial master file, site study binders, study protocol, case report forms, informed consent forms, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Quality Assurance Team to co-ordinate monitoring, auditing, and GCP compliance of investigational sites
  • Coordinate with external monitors and clinical research organizations as required

Education and Experience

  • University degree, or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience managing clinical studies
  • Practical knowledge of GCP and medical device regulatory requirements and standards

Skills

  • Ability to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “119 Clinical Study Manager” as the subject line.


 

 

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