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iota Biosciences is a well-funded medical device startup dedicated to bringing novel bioeletronic devices to market. Bioelectronic devices are the start of a an entirely new form of medicine, where miniature devices treat chronic diseases through mechanisms like electrical stimulation or targeted chemical release, or collect disease diagnostics at a specificity or frequency not previously possible.

Iota’s core technology stack enables a custom ultrasound wand to communicate with and power custom implantable devices, eliminating the need for wires or batteries and making it possible to produce tiny medical implants. This product concept is based on the ground-breaking “neural dust” technology initially developed at UC Berkeley. From this academic proof of concept, iota Biosciences is developing a family of miniscule yet effective and manufacturable medical products.

At iota Biosciences you will be given the opportunity to substantially influence the design and success of Class III medical devices. This opportunity is unique to early-stage startups. Join our team and participate in delivering new effective therapeutic options to patients with hard-to-treat conditions.

Electrical Systems Engineer

iota Biosciences, Inc., a Berkeley-based medical device company is looking to hire a highly-motivated engineer with skills in embedded hardware, software, and system design.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to system specifications and design of hardware systems.
  • Design and develop electrical hardware systems which include implantable components and new ultrasound technology
  • Prototype new hardware systems and work with cross-functional teams to perform system evaluation and testing.
  • Support manufacturing and process development teams to bring successful designs to production.
  • Contribute to design of analog/digital systems utilizing MCU and FPGA

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S., M.S., or PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, or other related field.
  • Experience working with FPGAs and a hardware description language (VHDL or Verilog).
  • Experience with verification methodologies, RTL and gate level simulation and debug
  • Hands on experience with lab debug equipment, such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzer
  • Experience with microcontrollers, embedded development, and programming languages.
  • Fluent with C in embedded and standard computer architectures.
  • Experience in initial system bring-up, debugging, and test

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with PCB design.
  • Experience analyzing root cause, design debugging, and problem solving with engineering test equipment
  • Experience in scripting languages, such as Python and MATLAB, for instrument automation and data analysis
  • Experience in or strong interest for working in medical devices or life sciences industry
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485 medical device regulations and FDA design controls

To apply, please email hiring@iota.bio

FPGA Designer

iota Biosciences, Inc., a Berkeley-based medical device start-up developing novel bioelectronic diagnostics and therapies, is looking to hire a highly motivated engineer to design, implement, optimize, and test FPGA modules for a medical device system.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement FPGA designs using Verilog and System Verilog.
  • Develop robust simulation models and self-checking test benches.
  • Design electronic subsystems including digital signal processing functions, control functions, and digital communications functions.
  • Design test and verification methods and capabilities for electronics and electrical systems.
  • Document FPGA requirements, specifications, test plans, and other supporting documentation
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines to design a system satisfying all requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • 3+ years FPGA design using Verilog or System Verilog.
  • Experience with a scripting language such as python or MATLAB
  • Experience with signal processing, communications and control functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a startup environment.
  • Significant experience in medical device or other regulated industry.
  • Proficiency with C programming
  • Experience designing custom DSP algorithms optimized for a sensor-based application.
  • Knowledge of energy harvesting communication devices, like RFID

To apply, please email hiring@iota.bio

Clinical Science Lead

About Us:

iota Biosciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma US, is a medical device company pioneering bioelectronic solutions across a range of medical therapies and diagnostics. Bioelectronic medical implants are the start of an entirely new form of medicine, treating chronic diseases through non-pharmaceutical mechanisms not previously accessible to clinicians.

iota Biosciences, Inc. was acquired by Astellas Pharma US in November 2020. Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., a top 20 global pharmaceutical research company. Astellas is committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. iota’s core proprietary technology stack leverages ultrasonic energy to communicate with and power custom implantable devices, enabling completely new clinical approaches to treating diseases. At iota Biosciences you will be given the opportunity to substantially influence the design and success of these pioneering Class III medical implants, as the company expands the reach of its novel technology while bringing new solutions to the clinic.

iota Biosciences is based in Alameda, California. For more information please visit iota.bio

Clinical Science Lead:

The Clinical Science Lead (CSL) is a professional who will serve as a key scientific partner between healthcare providers and internal iota colleagues. The CSL will provide clinical support to internal cross-functional teams, help establish advisory boards and provide clinical study support for iota projects. The CSL will ensure access to current medical and scientific information on currently marketed therapies in specific areas of interest (Opthamology, Urology, Oncology, Immunology or Neurology).

In addition, the CSL will assist with Early Feasibility clinical trial set up and execution. The CSL will be a conduit between clinical operations and the clinical site to ensure appropriate engagement and build foundational relationships. The CSL may also be involved with site initiation, site education, and relationship management in providing clinical protocol, clinical trial data and disease expertise to clinical investigators, nurses and health care providers involved in clinical studies.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Delivers clinical value propositions and engages with key opinion leaders in medical groups
  • Provides scientific/clinical input for product requirements, user needs and risk assessment for iota’s devices
  • Serves as a scientific expert at key medical and scientific advisory boards, clinical investigator meetings, and internal meetings
  • Maintains in-depth scientific knowledge in relevant therapeutic areas
  • Collects, analyzes, and communicates information concerning therapeutic area, treatment options, emerging standards of care, and competitive intelligence
  • Provides effective clinical presentations to internal and external audiences and tailors presentations to meet specific audience needs through peer to peer scientific exchange
  • Assesses feasibility and serves as the primary liaison between iota and investigator for Early Feasibility Study (EFS) protocol
  • Operates at the highest level of iota/Astellas compliance and professional standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree (PharmD, MD, DO or PhD) in a relevant field (Opthamology, Urology, Oncology, Immunology or Neurology)
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of clinical trials
  • Experience in reviewing and/or writing of clinical protocols
  • Must be a strong team player and effectively interface with other internal departments including regulatory, quality, product development, and clinical operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post professional degree practice or relevant transferable experience (clinical practice, academic research, regulatory/scientific) is preferred
  • Strong-track record of fostering relationships and demonstrated ability to identify national, regional, and local KOLs
  • Basic business acumen with a solid understanding of the medical device industry
  • Creative approach to problems solving and able to work effectively in a constantly changing environment

Job Type: Remote, Full-time

Company Benefits:

iota offers a very competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • 100% employer paid Anthem Platinum PPO or Kaiser Platinum plans, as well as dental, vision, and ADD. Iota covers dependents at 100%.
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • EAP
  • 401k plan – matching contributions equal to 100% of your deferral contributions up to 5% of your eligible compensation.
  • Bonus Plan
  • Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP)
  • 4 weeks of vacation, 2 floating holidays, and 9 Company paid holidays!

To apply, please email your resume to hiring@iota.bio

Our Mission

iota Biosciences is dedicated to transforming how doctors monitor and treat disease by advancing our understanding of how bioelectronics can interact with the human nervous system. Building on award-winning “neural dust” technology developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, iota is building a platform for the future of bioelectronic medicine.

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