Senior Instrument Verification Engineer

Job Posted 5/11/2022
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Hercules, CA
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

Exciting time to join Bio-Rad! Bio-Rad Clinical Diagnostics Group (CDG) is one of the leading global providers of tests for infectious and autoimmune disease screening, diabetes screening and monitoring, blood grouping as well as a range of reagents and software for laboratory quality control. CDG provides over 3,000 reagents, devices, and instruments for about 300 diagnostic tests to a global customer base. 

At Bio-Rad CDG we are building a world class global R&D capability to support our ambitious clinical diagnostics strategy and drive long term growth for the company. An important part of this transformation is the creation of a Global Systems Engineering Organization to support our existing core diagnostics platforms and to execute an exciting new product roadmap. Within this organization we have an immediate need for a Sr. Instrument Verification Engineer to fill a key position focused on the verification of cutting-edge in-vitro diagnostics systems.


  • Lead Instrument Verification test planning, test method development and execution. 

  • Review requirements from a verifiability/testability standpoint. 

  • Develop verification protocols against product requirements and coordinate cross functional reviews on protocols prior to execution. 

  • Leverage system architecture to avoid duplication of effort between system and subsystems and perform impact analysis to manage regressions. 

  • Author design verification and validation reports. 

  • Support integration of subassemblies into the instrument system 

  • Coordinate development of test tools and fixtures to simulate errors/faults and acquire objective outputs. 

  • Utilize advanced testing methods where necessary, such as (but not limited to): strain gage, load cell and other sensor/transducer instrumentation, accelerometer data collection/processing, accelerated life testing, DoE etc. 

  • Ensure trace matrices from requirements to specifications to verification are complete. 

  • Lead the design and development of manual and automated test solutions at a system level and sub-system level to support the testing of robotic and electromechanical assemblies. 

  • Support failure analysis efforts through experiment planning, execution, documentation, and reporting. 

  • Work closely with Systems Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical engineers, Assay Developers and Software Developers in all aspects of product development. 

  • Communicate results effectively, guiding the team through data and observations on critical design decisions. 

  • Present Test Plans, Strategy, Data, Analysis, Findings and Recommendations to broader organization including leadership at Bio-Rad. 

  • Champion and mature the instrument design verification process.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related engineering discipline. 

  • 5+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • Ability to create, read electrical schematics and mechanical assembly drawings as well as understand their functions. 

  • Experience designing electromechanical assemblies and automated test fixtures including data acquisition systems. 

  • Knowledge of and application of principles and theories of engineering. 

  • Strong communication, technical, and computer skills. 

  • Coordination, tact and teamwork. 

  • Manual dexterity. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • System level V+V experience across instruments, chemistry and software. 

  • Experience in AutoCad, ProE, Solid Works, Altium and/or Orcad. 

  • Advanced Experience with any of C++, C#, National Instruments SW, Python or other scripting language. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering process, statistical and analytical methods, and reliability analysis, FMEA, Design of Experiments (DoE). 

  • Knowledgeable in ISO 13485: 2016 (or latest version) Medical Device Quality Management System Requirements. 

  • Knowledgeable in ISO 14971, Knowledgeable in FDA 21 CFR part 820 Quality System Regulations. 

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and process development activities. 

  • Design for Six Sigma experience


Vaccination Requirement:

Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad has a mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New hires will be asked to upload their vaccination card into our electronic database hosted by ClearPass, who specializes in securing electronic medical information, within 3 days of their start date. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

About Bio-Rad: 

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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