We are a fast growing bay-area startup looking for people who want to make a difference by changing how diseases are researched and diagnosed. Our core technology, Magnetic Particle Imaging, is a new medical imaging technique that offers an ultra-sensitive way to see into the body with better contrast and quantitation. This will enable applications in early cancer detection, cell tracking from immune to stem cells targeting cancers, sites of inflammation or disease repair and dynamic vascular function.

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.

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Job Summary

The Product Manager for Magnetic Insight will define and oversee the product strategy for our medical devices and products, both domestically and globally. The ideal candidate must have a firm understanding of the competition and market dynamics in Life Sciences product marketing, along with exceptional critical thinking skills.


  • Define product strategy and produce roadmaps for success
  • Deliver Market Requirement Documents and Product Requirement Documents with prioritized features and corresponding justification
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities
  • Run beta and pilot programs with early-stage adopters of the technology
  • Act as a liaison between the commercial and engineering organizations
  • Help define and guide the strategic marketing strategy
  • Develop tactical marketing plans


  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience as a Product Manager in the Life Sciences market
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching new products in either the medical imaging or preclinical imaging space
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Chemistry or Biomedical Engineering
  • Technical background, with experience in the Life Sciences. Understanding of Magnetic Particle Imaging is a plus.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Must be able to travel 30% of the time

Essential qualities

  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration
  • Excels at problem solving and logistics
  • Achieves results under pressure
  • Creative, able to think “out of the box”

Please submit both a résumé and a cover letter

Reports to senior management and oversees of all areas of the manufacturing department to produce products and direct activities so that products are manufactured on schedule to meet quality standards and cost objectives.

Essential Functions

  • Individual Contributor Roles
  • Manufacturing line ownership, requiring a good understanding of what we are building and how to keep assemblers productive
  • Superuser for MFG ERP (netsuite)
  • Safety Officer
    • OSHA training program implementation
    • Hazmat program (MSDSs, postings, etc.)
  • Management Roles
    • Personnel management of a team that includes assemblers, purchasing, shipping/receiving, manufacturing engineering
    • Maintain a scheduling plan / slot plan
    • Manage purchasing / ensure good manufacturing resource planning
    • Maintain MFG floor process flow / organization
    • Implement a quality system with a manufacturing engineer
  • Manages the creation of a new, expanded manufacturing facility within our growing company.
  • Assists in the specification, selection and integration of new software-based manufacturing management programs.
  • Assists company officers in the development and formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.
  • Maintains a manufacturing plan that produces high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to company quality expectations.
  • Manages supply chain relationships with both domestic and offshore suppliers.
  • Coordinates production planning to support the requirements of the sales department.
  • Interfaces with engineering department to ensure flawless new product launches, that are on-time and on-budget.
  • Creates manufacturing policies and programs that guide the department in maintaining and improving the company’s profitability.
  • Specifies staffing requirements, working with the human resources department as appropriate.
  • Oversees, develops and evaluates staff performance. Takes corrective action as necessary in accordance with company policy. Ensures compliance with current federal, state and local regulations.
  • Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve productivity, reduce costs and scrap, while maintaining quality standards.
  • Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.).
  • Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g., installation of capital equipment, facility upgrades, etc.).
  • Performs miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.


  • Leadership
  • Performance management
  • Project management and scheduling
  • Communication proficiency
  • Technical expertise, including use of computers and specialized manufacturing software
  • Business acumen
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Presentation skills
  • Vendor negotiating skills, including interactions with foreign suppliers
  • Use of management software, including ERP, PLM and MRP
  • Compliance with safety and regulatory standards, such as Cal/OSHA, UL, FCC, CE, RoHS


This position may require some travel, not expected to exceed 25%. Some of the travel may be international.

Required Education and Experience

  • BA/BS in industrial, mechanical or business administration, or a 4-year technical degree in related discipline, or equivalent job experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in manufacturing management, preferably in a related scientific product line.
  • Prior experience in the creation of a manufacturing department from the ground up.
  • Use of ERP, PLM, MRP and other computerized management and accounting systems.

We’re looking for a Controller or Assistant Controller to manage all current accounting functions while setting the company up for success with future growth. Reporting to the VP/Head of Finance, you will own all aspects of general accounting and accounting operations. Ideally, you’ll have experience scaling accounting at a high growth life sciences company, with a sense for how to balance processes and controls with the desire to maintain operating flexibility. This is an ideal role for an ambitious accountant who wants to roll up their sleeves and shape the future direction of the accounting function at an exciting growth-stage company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage accounting department operations (G/L, A/R, A/P, inventory, treasury)
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly close process and preparation of GAAP financial statements
  • Manage cost accounting and COGS booking and collaborate with Manufacturing team to track inventory and maintain the inventory management system
  • Manage revenue recognition accounting and collaborate with the Sales team to streamline relevant terms in customer contracts and ensure sales are accounted for properly
  • Manage government grant accounting and reporting
  • Oversee the cap table and stock administration
  • Serve as a key contact for external auditors and tax advisors
  • Optimize accounting processes; implement and maintain internal controls as necessary
  • Manage and build the accounting team (initially an Accounting Manager, Staff Accountant, and A/P Clerk) as the company grows and evolves

Qualifications / Characteristics

  • 7+ years of experience in accounting/finance role with increasing levels of responsibility (ideally experience both with major audit firm and with a start-up)
  • Experience in manufacturing/inventory/COGS accounting required; experience in revenue recognition for capital equipment preferred; life science experience preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite preferred; familiarity with Bill.com, Expensify a plus
  • Excellent technical accounting skills with a detailed understanding of current GAAP standards
  • BS/BA degree in accounting; CPA a plus
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; can maintain high quality and accuracy while working quickly and meeting deadlines
  • Comfortable in fast-moving, dynamic environments; able to multi-task, prioritize and respond quickly within a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proactive, resourceful, self-starter with high integrity and accountability; able to work well independently and in team environment

Application Instructions:

Due to the volume of applicants, we will only contact applicants who follow the instructions below: – Write a cover letter that tells us about you and elaborates on why you are a great fit for the position. Describe your role in projects you’ve built or worked on relevant to the position. If the projects are public-facing, please provide links. Address the position requirements above. Share anything else that sets you apart from other applicants. – Submit your cover letter and resume on careers@magneticinsight.com We will try our hardest to respond to well-qualified applicants within 4 days of receiving a complete application. We look forward to hearing from you!