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Director of Technical Operations

Company: CytoTronics Inc.
Location: Boston
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

At CytoTronics, we are transforming cell biology discovery with our high-throughput, semiconductor-based platforms. Our Pixel systems provide live cell insights with single-cell resolution across all cell types. By seamlessly integrating semiconductors with conventional microplates, Pixel unlocks multi-modal electrical, electrochemical, and electrophysiological capabilities, delivering an unprecedented scope of data collection and scale-up for cell biology research, drug development, and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications. Established as a spin-off from Harvard University in 2021, we are headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more at or follow us on LinkedIn.
About the position:
As the Director of Technical Operations for CytoTronics you will initially be an individual contributor to set the framework and establish best practices. It is expected that as the company grows, you will recruit members to join your team responsible for Design for Manufacturability (DFM), UL/CE compliance, on-market support, technical issue resolution, process improvements, and key vendor/supplier/integrator management.
This is a phenomenal opportunity for an experienced technical operations manager who will spearhead a revolutionary class of measurement and manipulation technology in the life science tool industry.
This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and is on-site out of our Boston office.

  • Manage product manufacturing, including budgeting, resource allocation, operational planning, and ownership of in-house, contract manufacturing, and primary supplier (US and Asia) relationships.
  • Lead the implementation of document control system (e.g. Agile PLM or Ominfy PLM).
  • Lead the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • In conjunction with engineering peers, evaluate the technical capabilities of outsourcing providers and make recommendations.
  • Collaborate with external manufacturers, customers, and key partners, providing technical support as needed.
  • Manage the inventory for newly manufactured products (instruments, accessories, and consumables) as well as re-conditioned accessories and consumables. Manage product return, services, refurbishment workflow and process.
  • Contribute to the development of new processes and technologies to improve cost-effectiveness and product quality. Identify and address opportunities for quality, delivery, and cost improvement.
  • Support design and product development teams to ensure manufacturability, robust product/process development, technology transfer, and manufacturing scale-up.
  • Establish metrics and monitor manufacturing process/product performance trends to maintain quality requirements and specifications. Review with the leadership team (CEO, CTO, CBO) on a quarterly basis.


    • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field.
    • 7+ years' experience as a Senior Manager/Director of Technical Operations in a medical device or scientific analytical instrument manufacturer.
    • Small company up/or start-up experience required.
    • Specific electrical, mechanical and/or PCB/PCA manufacturing and structure experience.
    • Knowledge of ERP implementation and maintenance.
    • Experience with quality control processes.
    • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and quality standards in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.
    • Ability and interest in wearing multiple hats, able to be self-sufficient.
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high impact environment.
    • Strong experience working in cross functional groups.
    • Agency compliance UL, CE, ISO, cGMP experience a plus.

      The people that we seek have:

      • An openness to other ideas, approaches, and methods.
      • Failures that exposed learning moments and insights to build upon
      • Ability to communicate as part of a broader vessel - not an isolationist.
      • The end in mind - we are building a business not just a technology.
      • A passion to build a venture, not just show up for a job or task.

        CytoTronics is an equal employment opportunity employer in the United States.

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