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There has never been a more exciting time at Rani Therapeutics. We have successfully tested the RaniPill in humans, and we are working towards the ultimate goal of making the oral delivery of biologics a reality for millions of patients. We are growing rapidly and we are actively hiring.

Current Openings.

We are actively hiring and building our team. Check out some of our current open positions. If you think you have the right experience, and would like to be part of a dynamic team, we want to hear from you.

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER - R&D

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Job Summary

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating and improving the current drug delivery system while maintaining high quality and reliability standards.  This will be achieved by testing the system and optimizing components or sub-assemblies as needed. In addition, he/she will be required to work with quality and regulatory to develop complete documentation for the device. The successful candidate will work independently and use sound judgment to deliver optimal solutions. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the current design and identify opportunities to realize improvement in product consistency and increased throughput in a manufacturing environment
  • Show proof of concept through prototyping and supporting test data, and coordinate implementation with appropriate stakeholders
  • Take full ownership of documentation by following internal design control SOPs, leading verification/validation activities, and participating in phase reviews
  • Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bill of materials
  • Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
  • Work with quality to resolve any issues with components or processes
  • Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding quality and regulatory

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 plus years hands-on experience in a design environment
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs, and product specifications
  • In-depth experience with complex mechanical  systems that interact with biology
  • Prior experience in a medical device company
  • Experience with design control process for medical devices and implementation of product in to manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards    
  • Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks required
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge /experience with plastic injection molding
  • Masters’ degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

Travel

Up to 10%

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MECHANICAL ENGINEER

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Job Summary

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating the current manufacturing processes and making design improvements to increase throughput, quality and reliability.  This will be achieved by redesigning the current tooling and/or creating new tooling and equipment.  The successful candidate will work independently and use sound judgment to deliver optimal manufacturing solutions. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the current manufacturing processes /workflows and identify opportunities to realize improved product consistency and increased throughput
  • Develop concepts and ideas for improving the exiting tooling as well as creating new tooling including semi-automation where applicable
  • Take full ownership of tooling /fixture designs, conduct concept reviews, show proof of concept through prototyping coupled with supporting test data, coordinate with appropriate stakeholders for successful verification /validation, launch and documentation
  • Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bills of materials
  • Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
  • Work closely with Process Engineering through the creation of verification /validation protocols (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as successful execution, data generation, report and documentation
  • Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on, relevant experience
  • Experience with precision mechanisms, pneumatics, fixtures /tooling and mechanical components such as motors, belts/pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors, etc.
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs and product specifications
  • Knowledge of material properties, heat treatment and surface finish
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
  • Deep knowledge of GD&T as well as proficiency with SolidWorks
  • Prior experience with FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards   
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge /experience with plastic injection molding

Travel

Up to 10%

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SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Job Summary

We are seeking an exceptional Senior Mechanical Engineer to design, develop and validate semi or fully automated equipment that are used for the scale-up of high volume, disposable devices.  Your role is to find creative and sound engineering solutions to challenging problems with strong focus on quality, reliability and execution.  This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team including Engineering, Manufacturing, Biology, Quality, Facilities and Sustaining.

Responsibilities

  • Develop concepts and ideas for improving exiting tooling as well as creating new tooling including semi-automation where applicable
  • Evaluate the current manufacturing processes & workflows, identify opportunities for improved performance/throughput by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials as well as soliciting feedback from operators
  • Take full ownership of the design, create User Requirements Specification (URS), conduct concept reviews, show proof of concept through prototyping/supporting test data, coordinate with appropriate stakeholders for successful verification/validation, launch and documentation
  • Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bills of materials
  • Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
  • Create verification/validation protocols (IQ,OQ,PQ), lead/support the execution activities, generate relevant data and provide corresponding documentation and reports
  • Participate in design FMEA and plan steps for mitigating risks
  • Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5-7 years hands-on, relevant experience
  • In-depth experience with complex mechanical/electromechanical design
  • Extensive experience with precision mechanisms, pneumatics, servo systems, tooling/fixtures and mechanical components such as motors, belts/pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors, etc.
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs and product specifications
  • Deep knowledge of material properties, heat treatment and surface finish
  • Proven track record with Medical Device Manufacturing Methods/Procedures, FDA regulations, ISO, cGMP and QMS standards
  • Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
  • Deep knowledge of GD&T as well as proficiency with SolidWorks
  • Creative, self-motivated and flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledge/experience with plastic injection molding
  • Knowledge/experience with DOE, SPC, JMP /Minitab
  • Experience with metal stamping, laser cutting and chemical etching
  • Familiarity with and sterilization process and aseptic environment
  • PLC programming

Travel

Up to 10%

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PATENT ATTORNEY

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Job Description (Include all the essential functions of the job)

Rani has developed an industry-changing approach to medication delivery using a proprietary medical device that can deliver biologics orally, to replace medication delivery currently available only through frequent injections.

The person who fills this position will prepare patent applications based on inventor disclosures and interviews, and will prosecute Rani’s global patent portfolio. The position requires attention to detail, self-direction, self-prioritization, a strong knowledge of current patent law, and a desire and ability to continually learn and be challenged.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of industry experience (e.g., as a scientist or engineer)
  • At least 3 years of experience as a patent prosecutor in a medium- or large-sized law firm
  • Strong medical device experience (biometrics and imaging are not included in this category)
  • USPTO registration
  • Licensed attorney in California
  • Preference: at least 3 years designing/developing medical devices and at least 30% of patent prosecution experience having been across a variety of medical devices; a basic understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics

Education

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science
  • Preference: multiple degrees in different fields (e.g., engineering and biological sciences)
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MANUFACTURING PROCESS ENGINEER

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Purpose of the job

Supports the manufacturing of Rani Capsules. Works with engineering and clinical to ensure device specifications conform to device requirements. Responsible for establishing baseline by evaluating the current manufacturing processes and making improvements to increase productivity, quality /reliability, and reduce cost and scrap

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the current manufacturing processes /workflows to identify opportunities for improving productivity and quality while reducing cost /labor 
  • Perform process capability studies via DOE’s. Utilize statistical data analysis to arrive at sound conclusions and follow up with action plan for process improvements   
  • Develop standards and monitoring techniques to reduce variability in manufacturing that may include operator, material, equipment and processes
  • Actively participate in discussions with appropriate functions and contribute to new initiatives that may include design, manufacturing, process /quality improvement as well as cost reduction
  • Investigate manufacturing process failures, identify root cause and work with other groups as needed to ensure timely resolution
  • Create comprehensive Manufacturing Documentation (MPI’s, LHR’s, WI’s)
  • Works with Development Engineers to effectively transfer new products to Manufacturing.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians and assemblers.
  • Create verification /validation protocols (IQ,OQ,PQ), lead the execution activities, generate relevant data and provide corresponding documentation and reports
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing or related engineering fields
  • 3-7 years hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment with proven track record of process development /optimization and validation
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience with FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards, etc.   
  • Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including but not limited to DOE, and statistical data analysis
  • Extensive experience with process capability studies, FMEA, PPK, GR&R, SPC and process development /validation
  • Knowledge and experience with plastic injection molding as well as semi-automated and fully automated machines /processes
  • Knowledge of material science and polymer chemistry
  • Diverse background in process characterization and optimization in a manufacturing environment.
  • Hands-on proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Statistical Software tools such as Minitab or JMP
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with metrology tools such as CMM, Micro-Vu, SEM, etc.
  • Familiarity with cleaning and sterilization processes
  • Enteric coating

Travel

  • Up to 10%
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ASSEMBLER (TEMPORARY)

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Purpose of the job

Assemble parts and components used in the manufacture of medical devices.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform assembly operations of micro components requiring fine hand dexterity
  • Ability to use a microscope and comfortable with tools.
  • Understand and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Documentation Practices.
  • Comply with work schedules and properly report hours worked.
  • Have the ability to initial and date and write notes and other entries legibly.
  • Comply with all written procedures and safety practices.
  • Read and understand procedures written in English.

Education and/or Job Experience

  • 0-3 years experience in manufacturing medical devices, electronics, and/or pharmaceuticals. Controlled area/cleanroom experience a plus. Molding experience a plus

Skills and Specifications

  • Fine dexterity, assembly of micro components, ability to use a microscope, comfortable with tools, good communication skills and legible handwriting.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
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RESEARCH SCIENTIST (1)

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time
Job Description
 
This is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join our staff at our San Jose facility and work on novel projects involving drug-device combinations for treating chronic diseases with the potential to dramatically change patient outcomes.   Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.  All full time salaried employees are offered an attractive compensation package which includes medical insurance benefits, relocation, 401K, and paid vacation. In addition, all full time salaried employees receive option grants. 
 
The ideal candidate is expected to play a pivotal role in our R & D team. The candidate must have a background in medical device or pharmaceutical testing and regulatory development. Experience in preclinical and clinical research is a must. The candidate must have a background in biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric, fluorescence immuno assays, HPLC, CE, LC-MS. Experience with microplate assays is must and experience with Luminex MapX technology is an advantage.
 
Job Requirements
  • Perform bioanalytical assays for the quantification of the analytes in in vitro, preclinical and clinical samples. 
  • Participate in the development of in vitro/in vivo models by performing a variety of microplate assays independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Configure, program and troubleshoot laboratory automated platforms.
  • Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality.
  • Understands the principles, concepts and methodology governing the work performed 
  • Fully understands the rationale and hypotheses for experimental designs 
  • Demonstrates solid technical skills and working familiarity with laboratory procedures and processes 
  • Reads and understands scientific literature directly related to his/her experiments, as assigned 
  • Performs literature searches independently and begins to interpret results 
  • Begins to acquire an understanding of the scientific implications of scientific literature for his/her projects/functions 
  • Performs routine data management tasks including recording results effectively in a laboratory notebook or computer independently (i.e., tabulating and graphing results) 
  • Support regulatory efforts through understanding of relevant standards and interpretation of FDA Guidance documents.
  • Actively participate in company-wide research meetings, including making detailed scientific presentations. 
  • Work cooperatively with scientists, personnel in other departments. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
Teamwork 
  • Participates effectively as a member of a team within his/her laboratory/project 
  • Proactively seeks assistance, when necessary, from other scientists to solve problems with procedural protocols 
  • Promotes exchange of ideas and information
Laboratory Management Responsibilities 
  • Maintains cleanliness in his/her own work area and in communal work areas 
  • Responsibly ensures adequate maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment
Safety 
  • Responsible for his/her own safety in the laboratory, and alertness for the safety of co-workers and visitors 
  • Learns safety requirements for his/her laboratory. Attends safety training, as appropriately needed 
Education and/or Job Experience
  • Minimum work experience: a Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years of work experience or a Master’s degree plus 0-3 years of work experience (academia- or industry-based) or a Ph. D. with at least 2 years of industry experience 
  • Executes experiments based on established protocols and implements improvements with limited supervision 
  • Hands-on experience in automation and liquid handling in a bioanalytical lab setting
  • Knowledge and experience of working with statistical software like Excel, GraphPad Prism and Softmax Pro.
  • Experience with writing reports/protocols and SOPs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
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RESEARCH SCIENTIST (2)

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time
Job Description
 
This is an exciting opportunity for a bioanalytical scientist to join our staff at our San Jose facility and work on novel projects involving drug-device combinations for treating chronic diseases with the potential to dramatically change patient outcomes. Position, salary, and benefits are commensurate with experience. All full-time salaried employees are offered an attractive compensation package which includes medical insurance benefits, relocation, 401K, and paid vacation. In addition, all full-time salaried employees receive option grants. 
 
The ideal candidate is expected to play a pivotal role in our R & D team. The candidate must have a background in medical device or pharmaceutical testing and regulatory development. Experience in preclinical and clinical research is a must. The candidate must have technical training in biochemistry and/or pharmaceutical sciences with experience using lyophilization, Karl Fischer titration, and HPLC. Experience with biochemical analysis such as spectrophotometric and fluorescence immunoassays, and LC-MS is an advantage.
 
Job Requirements
  • Independently carry out technical aspects of assigned projects including but not limited to biologic formulation, drug product process development, and characterization
  • Executes experiments based on established protocols and implements improvements with limited supervision by identifying and interpreting problems in the experimental processes or data
  • Develop and maintain documentation such as test methods, study protocols, standard operating procedures, worksheets, forms, and reports
  • Design and manage data from complex experiments including preliminary statistical analysis
  • Understands the principles, concepts, and methodology governing the work performed and conducts routine literature searches directly related to experiments/projects independently
  • Support preclinical and clinical studies as needed
  • Maintain laboratory notebook, equipment, supplies, assay operations notebooks and computer files
  • Support regulatory efforts through understanding of relevant standards and interpretation of FDA Guidance documents
  • Actively participate in company-wide research meetings, including making detailed scientific presentations
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with scientists and personnel in other departments. 
  • Promotes exchange of ideas, information, and feedback in all directions (upward, downward, and laterally)
  • Responsible of own safety in the laboratory, and alertness for the safety of co-workers and visitors
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and/or Job Experience
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, cell biology or related fields with a minimum of 2 years industry experience
  • Strong technical background encompassing protein chemistry
  • Extensive experience in various analytical techniques and bioanalytical assays 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
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ENGINEERING DESIGN & SUPPORT

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Job Description

We are seeking a Mechanical designer to support a wide variety of engineering activities in a fast-paced environment.  This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team including Engineering, Manufacturing, Process and Quality.

Job Requirements

  • Create 3D models and detail drawings by reverse engineering existing tooling and fixtures
  • Work closely with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams to understand design intent and incorporate Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Design new jigs and fixtures for Manufacturing
  • Perform tests and experiments when necessary to collect functional data as it relates to the current tools design  
  • Create complete documentation package including Drawings, BOM’s, work instructions, MPI’s, etc. and release on ECO
  • Provide design and documentation support to R&D and Manufacturing Engineering teams 
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation 
Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Good understanding of mechanical/electromechanical design
  • Experience with mechanisms, pneumatics, fixtures/tooling and mechanical components such as motors, belts/pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors, etc.
  • Experience with creating engineering drawings and BOM’s 
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of GD&T as well as proficiency with SolidWorks
  • Familiarity with metrology tools
  • Associate degree in a technical field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
  • Knowledge/experience with electrical /electronics 
  • Knowledge/experience with plastic injection molding
  • Experience with Micro-Vu 
  • Prior experience with FDA regulations, ISO, cGMP and QMS standards
  • Understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
Travel
Up to 10%
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PROJECT MANAGER

San Jose, California, United States - Full-time

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead the successful execution and launch of engineering projects in a fast-paced environment.  The position has responsibility for daily management of complex projects and requires a high degree of coordination with a cross-functional team including Engineering, Manufacturing, Biology, Quality and Facilities.

Job Requirements

  • Oversee and drive multiple engineering projects of various size and complexity from initiation through validation and production release
  • Responsible for developing realistic project schedules, along with resource planning, risk management and measurable metrics to meet the project goals
  • Communicate progress to stakeholders including the executive leadership team and provide recommendations for mitigating risks or delays 
  • Coordinate interdependent tasks and deliverables with key stakeholders including R&D Engineering, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Facilities, EH&S, and Quality Assurance
  • Lead and manage team meetings by creating agendas, presentations, minutes and action items. Document team decisions and follow up on action items and deliverables
  • Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation 
Qualifications
  • BS degree in engineering or a related technical field
  • 7-10 years of experience with managing engineering projects and use of standard project management methodology, tools and/or software packages
  • The successful candidate will apply strong people and negotiation skills to plan, coordinate and execute all relevant activities in a phase- gate setting 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate to people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated and ability to influence others to achieve successful outcomes 
  • The position requires a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, creative decision-making, and technical problem-solving abilities 
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Proven experience using Project Management tools to manage complex project timelines as well as fluency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio 
  • Proven track record with Medical Device, FDA regulations, ISO, cGMP and QMS standards
  • In-depth understanding of verification & validation (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as risk analysis (FMEA)
Preferred Qualifications
  • PMP certification
  • Experience with Visual Project Management 
  • Experience with turnkey, capital equipment
  • Familiarity with sterilization process and aseptic manufacturing
Travel
Up to 10%
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