VP of Engineering

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Engineering



LASE Innovation is an early-stage startup that aims to provide innovative optics solutions for broad applications. The company is currently targeting life science and diagnostic markets by commercializing LASE Particle (LP) technology initially developed at MGH, Harvard and MIT. LPs are novel laser-emitting nano/micro particles that due to their narrow emission, provide orders of magnitude more colors than conventional fluorescent probes for multiplexing and cell tracking applications. The company aims to release its first products including consumable LPs and life science instruments for single-cell analysis by the end of 2021.


Responsibilities:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with successful track records to join LASE Innovation as VP of Engineering. This individual will build and manage the Engineering team and deliver successful manufacturing-ready products. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Build, lead and manage the Engineering team, including outsourced Engineering services
  • Ensure that all technical and support personnel are properly qualified, trained and supervised
  • Interface between R&D, Product Development and Executive teams
  • Manage product definition, prototyping and beta testing
  • Plan company product development efforts and develop budgets to meet schedule and cost objectives
  • Own the life science product roadmap, and develop cost analysis for each product
  • Set up pilot production for first commercial release by end of 2021
  • Lead the design, development and production of new products and for the improvement of existing products
  • Engage in ongoing customer discovery and business development


Requirements:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in engineering, physical or biomedical sciences, bio-engineering, or related field
  • Proven executive or managerial track records
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience at life science, biotechnology, or medical device companies
  • Strong understanding of quality control and manufacturing
  • Experience leading at least one product development project resulting in a launched, commercialized product, preferably related to single-cell analysis instruments, such as flow cytometry, microscopy, or sequencing
  • Experience in developing biological reagents and luminescent probes is preferred
  • Keen on developing new technologies and solving difficult problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills


Benefits:

LASE Innovation is currently situated within Biolabs at the Ipsen Innovation Center at Kendall Square where we work among other startup companies in a modern environment. Benefits include:

  • Attractive equity package
  • Competitive benefits package including health, dental, and vision plans, for themselves and their dependents
  • Tax-advantaged transit passes (via MBTA Perq for Work Program)
  • 21 days of PTO per year, with 5 days of rollover permitted each year
  • Free refreshments and snacks


At LASE Innovation we strive to create a healthy and productive work environment, free of harassment. LASE Innovation is also an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are merit-based and depend on business needs and candidates’ qualifications. Candidates will not be discriminated based on their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, health status, age, family or parental status, or political beliefs.


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