Careers at Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight is a venture-backed andgovernment (NIH)grant-funded biotech startup that’s bringing to market the first new medical imaging technology in 40 years. Our mission is to establish clinical Magnetic Particle Imaging as a powerful tool for monitoring the treatmentof solid tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases. To succeed, we’re bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and specialists located primarily in the East Bay Area, CA. We are focusing on technology development in this funding round,so we’ll continue to fundraise as we complete deliverables and pass milestones. We are looking for talented, agile,and hardworking people, who want to collaborate and innovate with a tight knit team and embrace the start-up rollercoaster ride.

Our Core Values

Customer Focus

We succeed as a company only when we satisfy our customers.

Resourcefulness

We prioritize, focus, and act creatively with the resources available.

Clarity

Clear leadership, vision, and goals are necessary for the organization to operate at its best.

Collaboration

We achieve synergy and excellence when team members have a safe space to speak and contribute.

Empiricism

We use data and apply quantitative reasoning when making decisions and developing processes.

Where We Work

The majority of us work from our facility in Alameda, either part-time or full-time. However, we also have fully-remote employees scattered across several states.

Some of the things our employees have said about working at Magnetic Insight

  • There is a sense of belonging and ideas are welcomed from anyone.
  • We truly must and do collaborate in order to succeed.
  • Leadership listens, accepts feedback, and implements change.
  • The company accepts and encourages prioritizing your family and personal health.
  • We embrace a fail-forward mentality. Mistakes aren’t punished. We learn from mistakes and move forward.
  • Leadership is aligned, directing the team towards the same, clearly defined goals.

Our Benefits

  • 100% medical, dental, and vision benefits from Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser for employees and 90% for dependents with the option to pay the difference for upgraded plans
  • Free OneMedical Membership for Anthem Blue Cross Plans
  • HSA (includes employer contributions) from HSA bank and FSA from Navia
  • Waiver stipends for those not utilizing medical benefits
  • Commuter benefits from Navia
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance/AD&D up to your annual salary from Guardian
  • Supplemental and Long-Term Disability from Guardian
  • 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, and 6 days of sick leave
  • 2 weeks paid sabbatical after every 3rd year of service
  • 2 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan from Empower
  • 401(k) employer matching of up to approximately $7,000 per year
  • Equity stock option grants
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Personalized financial planning services from the provider Origin
  • Shuttle to/from BART and the Ferry Terminal to our Alameda facility provided by Harbor Bay Business Park

Current Openings

Position Overview

The Vice President of Translational Research & Development will be a collaborative, influential, and experienced individual responsible for executing our translational research and development strategy. We are looking for someone with a deep background in cell therapy or oncology research, project management, and people management. They will manage the translational and applications team, which is tasked with clinical and academic collaborations, translational research, and regulatory affairs. This position requires up to 15% travel to visit our partners. They will report to the CEO.

About Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight is a venture-backed and government (NIH) grant-funded biotech startup that’s bringing to market the first new medical imaging technology in 40 years. The mission is to establish clinical Magnetic Particle Imaging as a powerful tool for monitoring the treatment of solid tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases. To succeed, M.I are bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and specialists located primarily in the San Francisco East Bay Area, CA. We recently raised a large Series B funding round from a top tier of investors that include Celesta Capital and 5AM Ventures. The company are focusing on technology development in this funding round, so we’ll continue to fundraise as we complete deliverables and pass milestones. We are looking for talented, agile, and hardworking people, who want to collaborate and innovate with a tight-knit team and embrace the start-up rollercoaster ride.

Education and Experience Requirements

Required

  • Ph.D. or MD, with a background in cell therapy, immunology, immuno-oncology, or related field in combination with experiences in business development, tech transfer, or consulting.
  • Experience and interests in developing and managing preclinical and clinical collaborations with academic or industry partners.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a translational research program through clinical development milestones, academic publications, poster presentation or awards.
  • Experience in building and managing a team.
  • At least 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, or life science companies.
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Preferred

  • Experience in Cell Therapy or Immuno-Oncology.
  • Experience in interacting with the FDA to gain approval for new drugs, combination products, or diagnostics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (In addition to those listed, other duties may be assigned.)

  • Owner of pre-clinical and clinical operations. Responsible for developing and executing strategies to meet corporate deliverables.
  • Manage collaborations and partnerships to demonstrate our imaging technology through pre-clinical and clinical trials.
  • Manage the translational research and applications team, which includes regulatory affairs and nanoparticle development.
  • Collaborate with the executive team to develop and manage the applications pipeline.
  • Regularly report progress and program status to the executive team

Travel and Vehicle Requirements

  • Monthly travel to Alameda, CA
  • Up to 25% time in other business travel, not accounting for COVID restrictions.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Able to deliver business and technical presentations to external organizations.
  • Skilled at managing customer expectations.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Adheres to Magnetic Insight’s policies and procedures.

Reports to: CEO

Classification: Full-time, salaried, exempt

Schedule: Regular full-time working hours, ability to work evening hours and overtime as needed. Required to occasionally work during normal business hours in the APAC or EMEA time zones.

Workplace Location: This position is hybrid, and the employee is expected to be in the Alameda, CA office when necessary to perform their job functions and to manage their team. The position is also expected to travel to customer sites 15% of the time.

Position Overview

Are you the kind of scientist or engineer that enjoys fine tuning and optimizing your equipment and endeavors to really understand how it works? Are you intrigued by a mix of hands-on work, troubleshooting, and document writing?  We’re looking for an Applications Support Engineer who can take ownership of sustaining engineering and support for our preclinical product.  In this role, you will develop expert knowledge in our technology, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) and use it to bring-up and qualify new imagers.  You will travel to customer sites for installation and training.  Internally, you will develop and refine system bring-up and verification methods by designing and executing engineering studies.  You will collaborate with your peers in operations and engineering to implement process and design improvements.  In the near-term, you will gain expertise in MPI to support operations, production, and customer support.  In the long term you will own the scanner bring-up process and implement sustaining improvements.  As a startup we all wear many hats and there is an expectation to bring energy and enthusiasm to this role in helping customers as well as colleagues. This role will be split 60/40 with responsibilities in house engineering and customer support, respectively.

About Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight is a venture-backed and government (NIH) grant-funded biotech startup that’s bringing to market the first new medical imaging technology in 40 years.  Our mission is to establish clinical Magnetic Particle Imaging as a powerful tool for monitoring the treatment of solid tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases.  To succeed, we’re bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and specialists located primarily in the San Francisco East Bay Area, CA. We are backed by a pioneering group of investors and VCs, including Celesta, 5am, and Kaiser Permanente. We are focusing on technology development in this funding round, so we’ll continue to fundraise as we complete deliverables and pass milestones.  We are looking for talented, agile, and hardworking people, who want to collaborate and innovate with a tight knit team and embrace the start-up rollercoaster ride.

Magnetic Insight’s Core Values:

  • Customer Focus: We succeed as a company only when we satisfy our customers.
  • Resourcefulness: We prioritize, focus, and act creatively with the resources available.
  • Clarity: Clear leadership, vision, and goals are necessary for the organization to operate at its best.
  • Collaboration: We achieve synergy and excellence when team members have a safe space to speak and contribute.
  • Empiricism: We use data and apply quantitative reasoning when making decisions and developing processes.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience Requirements

Required

  • An engineering or science degree.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills when working on advanced scientific or imaging equipment.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude on large, high precision equipment.
  • Demonstrate basic electronics skills with diagnostic tools, e.g., multimeters, oscilloscopes.
  • Familiarity with Python and basic software programming. Demonstrate interface with low level software tools to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Must have ability to obtain a valid passport and travel domestically and internationally as required.

Preferred

  • An advanced degree.
  • Experience working on equipment used in preclinical or small animal research.
  • Experience working on imaging, bio-chemical, or analytical chemical instrumentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (In addition to those listed, other duties may be assigned.)

  • As the subject matter expert for all Magnetic Insight preclinical products, support the production of new scanners. This includes conducting bring-up, verification testing, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Write production SOPs and aid the production team in refining the build process.
  • Work with hardware and software engineering teams to make and implement improvements to products.
  • Keep in-house systems maintained and operational.
  • Be the face of the company when interacting with customers with support issues.
  • When customer issues come up, jump in headfirst to ensure issues are addressed, regardless of the problem.
  • Apply subject matter expertise to root cause and resolve customer issues. Collaborate internally as needed to resolve issues, while remaining the primary point of contact.
  • Manage the maintenance of existing products and installation of new products.
  • Maintain a case reporting system tracking customer issues and questions.

Travel and Vehicle Requirements

  • Domestic and International travel expected, up to 25% of the time.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Manage travel expenses and adhere to Magnetic Insight’s travel policies and guidelines.
  • A self-starter and self-directed.
  • Comfortable being able to work independently without oversight.
  • Strong organization, communication, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Proficient in the use of power fabrication tools such as power drills and saws to modify parts.
  • Proficient in the use of measurement and test equipment for both mechanical and electrical measurements and data collection.
  • Proficient in the use of manual and power assembly tools.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Classification: Full-time, salaried, exempt

Schedule: Regular full-time working hours, ability to work evening hours and overtime as needed. Required to occasionally work during normal business hours in the APAC time zones.

Workplace Location: This position is on-site full time at our office in Alameda, CA. manager. This position will require 25% domestic and international travel.

Magnetic Insight’s Benefits

  • 100% medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and 90% for dependents
  • HSA, FSA, commuter benefits
  • HSA employer contributions
  • Waiver stipends for those not utilizing medical benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance/ AD&D up to your annual salary
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, and 6 days sick leave
  • 2 week paid sabbatical leave after every 3 years of service
  • 2 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 401(K) employer match
  • Equity stock option grants
  • Personalized financial planning services from the provider Origin
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Shuttle to/from BART and the Ferry Terminal to our Alameda facility provided by Harbor Bay Business Park

Magnetic Insight’s Culture

In December, our team met to discuss our existing culture and what makes us unique. Some of the attributes mentioned were:

  • There is a sense of belonging and ideas are welcomed from anyone.
  • We truly must collaborate – and we do! We rely heavily on each other as resources.
  • The company accepts and encourages prioritizing your family and personal health.
  • There is an unusual level of empathy.
  • Employees are given structure with directives from management, but employees are relied upon to prioritize themselves.
  • Mistakes aren’t punished. No one really points the finger. We see how to fix it and move on.
    • Comment from management: We want to continually evaluate this to make sure these qualities aren’t falling apart under stress.
  • Leadership listens, accepts feedback, and implements change. They show appreciation.
  • As a small company, we’re learning as we go and adjusting along the way.
  • We are on board with riding the swings, embracing the challenges, and doing tasks that aren’t always fun in order to get the job done.

And finally: we have a real shot at actually helping patients.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter answering the questions of what you’re looking for in the role and why Magnetic Insight to careers@magneticinsight.com.

Our Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, and for employees working in California, ancestry, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected medical condition, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Position Overview

The Director of Translational Medicine is a collaborative, influential, and experienced individual responsible for executing our translational research and development strategy. We are looking for someone with a deep background in cell therapy or oncology research, project management, and people management. They will manage the translational and applications team, which is tasked with clinical and academic collaborations, translational research, and regulatory affairs. This position requires up to 25% travel to visit our partners. They will report to the CEO.

Education and Experience Requirements

Required

  • Ph.D. or MD, with a background in cell therapy, immunology, immuno-oncology, or related field in combination with experiences in business development, tech transfer, or consulting.
  • Experience and interest in developing and managing preclinical and clinical collaborations with academic or industry partners.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a translational research program through clinical development milestones, academic publications, poster presentations, or awards.
  • Experience in building and managing a team.
  • At least 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, or life science companies.

Preferred

  • Experience in medical imaging.
  • Experience in interacting with the FDA to gain approval for new drugs, combination products, or diagnostics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (In addition to those listed, other duties may be assigned.)

  • Owner of pre-clinical and clinical operations. Responsible for developing and executing strategies to meet corporate deliverables.
  • Develop collaborations and partnerships to demonstrate our imaging technology through pre-clinical and clinical trials.
  • Manage the translational research and applications team, which includes regulatory affairs and nanoparticle development.
  • Collaborate with the executive team to develop and manage the applications pipeline.
  • Regularly report progress and program status to the executive team.
  • Manage our preclinical customer base and pipeline.

Travel and Vehicle Requirements

  • Up to 25% time in other business travel, not accounting for COVID restrictions.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Able to deliver business and technical presentations to external organizations.
  • Skilled at managing customer expectations.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Adheres to Magnetic Insight’s policies and procedures.

Classification: Full-time, salaried, exempt

Schedule: Regular full-time working hours, ability to work evening hours and overtime as needed. Required to occasionally work during normal business hours in the APAC or EMEA time zones.

Workplace Location: This position is hybrid, and the employee is expected to be in the Alameda, CA office when necessary to perform their job functions and to manage their team. The position is also expected to travel to customer sites 15% of the time.

About Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight is a venture-backed and government (NIH) grant-funded biotech startup that’s bringing to market the first new medical imaging technology in 40 years. Our mission is to establish clinical Magnetic Particle Imaging as a powerful tool for monitoring the treatment of solid tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases. To succeed, we’re bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and specialists located primarily in the East Bay Area, CA. We are focusing on technology development in this funding round, so we’ll continue to fundraise as we complete deliverables and pass milestones. We are looking for talented, agile, and hardworking people, who want to collaborate and innovate with a tight-knit team and embrace the start-up rollercoaster ride.

Magnetic Insight’s Culture

In December, our team met to discuss our existing culture and what makes us unique. Some of the attributes mentioned were:

  • There is a sense of belonging and ideas are welcomed from anyone.
  • We truly must collaborate – and we do! We rely heavily on each other as resources.
  • The company accepts and encourages prioritizing your family and personal health.
  • There is an unusual level of empathy.
  • Employees are given structure with directives from management, but employees are relied upon to prioritize themselves.
  • Mistakes aren’t punished. No one really points the finger. We see how to fix it and move on.
  • Comment from management: We want to continually evaluate this to make sure these qualities aren’t falling apart under stress.
  • Leadership listens, accepts feedback, and implements change. They show appreciation.
  • As a small company, we’re learning as we go and adjusting along the way.
  • We are on board with riding the swings, embracing the challenges, and doing tasks that aren’t always fun in order to get the job done.

And finally: we have a real shot at actually helping patients.

Magnetic Insight’s Core Values

  • Customer Focus: We succeed as a company only when we satisfy our customers.
  • Resourcefulness: We prioritize, focus, and act creatively with the resources available.
  • Clarity: Clear leadership, vision, and goals are necessary for the organization to operate at its best.
  • Collaboration: We achieve synergy and excellence when team members have a safe space to speak and contribute.
  • Empiricism: We use data and apply quantitative reasoning when making decisions and developing processes.

Magnetic Insight’s Benefits

  • 100% medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and 90% for dependents
  • HSA, FSA, commuter benefits
  • HSA employer contributions
  • Waiver stipends for those not utilizing medical benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance/ AD&D up to your annual salary
  • Supplemental short and long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, and 6 days sick leave
  • 2 weeks paid parental leave
  • 2 weeks paid sabbatical leave after every 3rd year service
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Personalized financial planning services from the provider Origin
  • Shuttle to/from BART and the Ferry Terminal to our Alameda facility provided by Harbor Bay Business Park

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter answering the questions of what you’re looking for in the role and why Magnetic Insight to careers@magneticinsight.com.

Our Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, and for employees working in California, ancestry, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected medical condition, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

Application Instructions:

Submit your cover letter and resume to careers@magneticinsight.com We will try our hardest to respond to applicants for open positions in a timely manner. We look forward to hearing from you!

Note to recruiters: Magnetic Insight does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, recruitment agencies or search firms, and does not pay fees without a current contract on file.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, and for employees working in California, ancestry, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected medical condition, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.