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Quality Assurance Manager

 Job Posting: AIV-QAA-2022-1 - Position: Quality Assurance Manager

Job Posting Information

Start Date: March 21st, 2022

Work Duration: One-year Contract full time

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager  

Number of Job Openings 1

Level: Intermediate

Job - Address Line One 101 College St. Mars South Tower, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7

Special Job Requirements: This job requires you to work remotely and at the client’s site in Canada 

Job Summary

Are you looking to play a key role in a growing start-up where you can see the immediate impact of your work and make a positive impact on society and the healthcare system?

We are a driven early-stage start-up company located in Toronto and have our team working remotely from multiple cities in Canada. We are expanding our teams and will start the commercialization steps in early 2022.

 

Who we are looking for: 

We are looking to hire a Quality Assurance Associate with an ambitious drive and an entrepreneurial spirit who wants to support offering the AI Platform to healthcare systems. You are looking for a great opportunity to show your skills and learn what it takes to help a growing start-up succeed. You will use your regulatory, Six Sigma, and GMP knowledge to help with all aspects of our manufacturing and production of the AI Platform, AIDREATM. We look for someone who wants to make a positive impact on early detection of diseases such as cancer. This position will act as an interface between quality, AI algorithm code development, regulatory, and production of the AI Platform, to ensure that all regulated activities listed below are conducted in compliance with relevant regulations and internal procedures.

 

About us:

A.I. VALI (www.ai-vali.com) is a Software as a service (SaaS) medical device company. We developed and validated multiple panels of algorithms to enable clinicians to analyze medical images precisely and in real-time. The first AI Platform is getting ready for commercialization steps in early 2022 and we expect to have the next version of the platform ready for other applications in healthcare by mid-2022.

Job Responsibilities

Thoughtfully and strategically help refine and implement our Quality Management System and support regulatory submissions such as ISO 13485 MDSAP to Health Canada, and 510K to FDA. Some common tasks are provided below.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Review standard operating procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records, Standard Test Methods, and other controlled documents for compliance with regulations and propose changes for review and approval

  • Responsible for QA activities associated with validation and production of AIDREA and the panel of software; these include a review of non-conformance reporting and investigations, follow up with CAPAs and change control activities 

  • Review and approval of specifications for incoming raw materials and for finished products

  • Review validation and stability protocols for compliance 

  • Review reports for compliance with protocols, quality system, and regulatory requirements

  • Support validation activities including review of executed batch records and testing data, for compliance, including OOS, non-conformances, Change Controls and CAPAs

  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of key regulations and guidance documents, pertinent to Product Development and Quality and use this knowledge to improve the quality system; participate in building the Quality Management System according to Health Canada and FDA regulations, 21 CFR part 820 AIMD and ISO 13485 MDSAP guidance

  • Support maintenance and improvement of the Quality Systems

  • Represent Quality Assurance on project teams

  • Assist in drafting and finalizing Annual Product Quality Reviews

  • Assist in carrying out internal quality audits on company systems and documentations

  • Audit ongoing vendors, systems, and documents to assure quality assurance compliance with regard to all internal procedures as well as regulatory guidelines

  • Assist in the maintenance of Quality Management System under direction of Director, Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for planning, implementing, and managing compliance of manufacturing and production processes.

  • Develop and deliver department requirements for quality engineers (line support and customer complaint investigations) and quality technicians.

  • Support by providing QA oversight to operations, customer complaints, and service.

  • Ensure product containment of manufacturing non-conformances, to include immediate corrective activities as appropriate and the determination of systemic corrective and preventive actions.

  • Leadership of customer complaint investigations.

  • Ownership of QA operations quality metrics.

  • Manage the device history record process including localized document control activities.

  • Lead improvement activities involving Quality processes.

  • Complete any other related duties that support the core activities and mission of the Centre, as required

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in a related engineering, medical, science, or regulatory discipline is strongly preferred.

  • 3+ years in the medical device industry or related GMP environment or equivalent preferred.

  • 2+ years of experience leading direct reports.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of medical device regulations and standards, including but not limited to ISO 13485 MDSAP, QSR, CMDR, Medical Device Directive, and the EU Medical Device Regulation.

  • Experience in the ISO Quality System and other applicable industry requirements is required.

  • Experience in supporting internal/external audits (ISO audits, Customer audits, Electrical Safety audits, FDA inspections).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including attention to detail; strong questioning and listening skills.

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.

  • Must have the ability to make effective presentations to all levels of the organization.

  • The proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines is required.

  • Must have the ability to work in both a collaborative (team) environment as well as perform independent work as required.

  • Experience building a high-performance team, managing the performance of team members with varying levels of skill and experience, and mentoring high potential individuals to achieve a greater impact on the organization.

  • Experience working with diverse cultures and employees.

  • Strong knowledge of tools and techniques for failure investigations.

  • Successful track record for identifying and implementing systemic corrective and preventive actions.

  • Successful track record for leading improvement activities.

  • Knowledge and experience with Lean methods sufficient to achieve and sustain substantial improvements.

  • Knowledge of equipment, process, and software validation requirements.

  • Knowledge of IPC standards (IPC A 610, IPC/WHMA-A-620) will be a plus.

  • Knowledge of Python, Pytorch, or other coding languages is a plus.

  • Prior experience working in an FDA-regulated environment in medical devices is a plus.

  • ASQ Certifications for Quality Engineering or Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence is desirable.

  • Occasional (<5%) travel may be required based on business needs.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.

 

Additional Information This position requires the candidate to be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency and requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

A.I. VALI Inc. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Let’s Work Together

Get in touch so we can start working together. You can send your CV to info@aivali.org

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