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Job Title: Data Scientist / Machine Learning

Position Summary:

The Data Scientist position will mine results from time-lapse digital imaging of individual single live bacterial cells under antibiotic stress to develop population models and algorithms for susceptibility classification.  The company’s culture free clinical microbiology technology works directly from clinical specimens, extracting live bacterial and fungal pathogens.  It counts the number of live organisms, identifies, and then monitors susceptibility of bacteria reporting results in less than 8 hours.  The revolutionary approach eliminates the need for enrichment and isolation significantly changing the paradigm that has driven the market for the last century.  Analysis of live-cell populations requires initiative, intellectual curiosity, and diligent observation for insight into organism behavior.   Consequently, the successful candidate will use his or her judgment to discern material scientific observations that drive achievement of development milestones from those that are theoretically interesting.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, curious who enjoys independent work in a fast changing high-pressure environment.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Develop multi-parametric algorithms to correlate bacteria identification and susceptibility assay data with gold standard methodology.
  • Elucidate relationships between data patterns and microscopic images of live bacteria under control and test condition.
  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis and create reports and visualization tools to illustrate statistical significance of experimental results and identify trends
  • Work with the laboratory staff to help quickly detect and identify experimental problems and failures with statistical analysis
  • Manage data stream generated by HPC cluster through efficient reporting of results
  • Develop statistical methods and machine learning for predictive analysis to decrease time to result

Formal Training/Education:

  • Post-graduate education in machine learning, applied mathematics, statistics and/or computer science.

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Experience with data and image  analysis
  • Experience with advanced statistics, data mining, machine learning methods
  • Knowledge of image processing algorithms and related data analysis and visualization
  • Experience in scientific programming in MATLAB,  JAVA, C#, or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience and proficiency in statistical programs and image processing software such as ImageJ or equivalent
  • Knowledge of object-oriented data structures
  • Experience with SQL database queries

Job Title: Senior Account Executive

Position Summary:

This position requires expertise in both strategic account management as well as tactical components of selling.  From a strategic perspective, the incumbent will gather salient information from a variety of sources and will formulate and execute important long term account plans. From a tactical perspective, the incumbent will engage the respective buying influencers in a credible and professional manner, and by employing the necessary selling skills will be proficient at delivering revenues and profits to the company.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Strategic positioning of the company as well as its products.
  • Interface with KOL network.
  • Interface with key accounts.
  • Achieve assigned sales targets.
  • Prospecting and developing new client relationships within a defined geography or market.
  • Consulting with clients on business issues.
  • Developing proposals and delivering strategic sales presentations.
  • Making recommendations for new products, line extensions, or enhancements.
  • Resolving contractual or logistical issues with customers.
  • Provide input to the Marketing Plan.
  • Assist with the building of credible metrics around total and available markets.
  • Build and maintain hospital/customer database in the designated territory.
  • Assist with development and deployment of go to market strategy.
  • Complete and maintain analyses of macro market conditions.
  • Complete and maintain analyses of competitive elements.

Qualifications:

Formal Training/Education:

  • BA, BS or equivalent in a directly related discipline. Advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years of industry related experience (microbiology preferred).

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Au fait with diagnostic laboratory dynamics.
  • A mature, professional and credible demeanor.
  • An aptitude for scientific understanding and technical delivery.
  • Has successfully developed and executed successful long term account management strategies.
  • Demonstrated success in creativity and independent thought.
  • Demonstrated sales success at the senior/key account level.
  • Expert knowledge and application of strategic as well as tactical selling principles.
  • Experience reading and analyzing medical journals and publications.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft or Apple applications.
  • Working expertise in business modeling on Excel.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Superior business and negotiation skills.
  • Extensive industry contacts.

Job Title: Purchasing Manager

Position Summary:

The Purchasing Manager position will join Accelerate Diagnostics’ finance and operations teams in building a foundation for global purchasing to support the manufacturing of the Company’s flagship diagnostic system.  The Purchasing Manager will work closely with accounting, finance, and operations to implement purchasing processes/systems, qualify and negotiate purchase agreements with key vendors, and execute purchasing transactions.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Scope and co-lead implementation of planning, purchasing, inventory and receiving systems
  • Build product Bill of Materials and maintain such in the company’s ERP system
  • Help implement quality-related elements of the company’s ERP system
  • Negotiate and close purchase/supply agreements
  • Lead qualification of key vendors and maintain approved vendor list
  • Manage company purchase cards program
  • Assist in Sunshine Act compliance and reporting
  • Assure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley purchasing controls
  • Transact purchase orders

Qualifications:

Formal Training/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • 3-5 years medical diagnostics / ISO13485 purchasing industry experience preferred

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communications and presentation skills
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • ERP / MRP experience
  • Strong familiarity with Lean Manufacturing
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Job Title: Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Position Summary:

The Head of Financial Planning & Analysis will lead the supply and analysis of key decision making information for the enterprise.  The position will require an experienced and talented professional to lead formational financial planning infrastructure projects and the accurate execution of forecasts, plans, and trade-off analyses.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Execute monthly forecasting of full financial statements and conduct budget variance analysis for team reviews.
  • Lead financial systems strategy and maintenance.
  • Identify, source, implement, and support financial planning solution.
  • Lead annual budget and long-range planning process including the management of a master planning model and presentation set for management and Board review.
  • Conduct make/buy and costing analyses.
  • Support cost-reduction programs through supplying needed analysis for trade-off decisions.
  • Support management in the preparation of investor presentations, earnings calls, and related investor materials.
  • Facilitate financing and commercial logistics.
  • Assist in the preparation of Management Discussion & Analysis sections of SEC filings.
  • Provide general financial support and leadership to the company.

Qualifications:

Formal Training/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years finance experience
  • 4-5 years of diagnostics experience preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years public company experience required

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Expert Excel and financial modeling/analysis skills
  • Proven written/verbal communicator
  • Sophisticated understanding of US GAAP accounting and financial statements
  • Experience leading annual budgeting/financing process
  • Strong cash and accrual basis forecasting skills

Job Title: General Counsel

Position Summary:

Accelerate’s General Counsel will provide day-to-day legal support and work with company leadership to set strategic direction.  Accelerate as an intellectual property rich public company provides a unique opportunity for a legal professional to make a high impact in business poised to revolutionize microbiology.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Preparation, negotiation, and review of material transfer agreements, supply agreements, non-disclosure agreements, license agreements, contract research agreements, consulting agreements, customer contracts, distribution agreements, option agreements, and other contracts as required.
  • Preparation and review of routine SEC filings including but not limited to 8-Ks, Form 3s and 4s, 10-Qs, 10-Ks, 14a’s.
  • Keep abreast of applicable laws that may impact the business and provide counseling and guidance to ensure compliance.
  • Preparation and review of investment filings and associated correspondence with the SEC.
  • Manage external law firms for specialized legal work as required.
  • Support the company in matters of legal strategy.
  • Manage the company’s legal budget.
  • Manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

  • Juris Doctor degree required
  • Admitted to and in good standing before the bar of Arizona

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the service of a corporations or as in-house counsel within corporations required
  • Minimum of 5 years public company legal support experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Delaware incorporation laws
  • Ability to build long and lasting relationships across business functions and among both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with FDA regulatory framework
  • Experience drafting and reviewing complex agreements
  • Familiarity with human resource law, immigration law, litigation, and corporate tax law
  • Strong background in intellectual property law.
  • Aptitude with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Sharepoint

Job Title: Patent Attorney

Position Summary:

Accelerate’s Patent Attorney will manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio.  Specifically this role will require the maintenance and as required the retirement of existing intellectual property, evaluation and execution of new intellectual property opportunities, and support in the defense of the company’s portfolio.  In Accelerate’s high growth and collaborative environment the Patent Attorney will get broad exposure to and participation in the direction of the business.  The ideal candidate will be a seasoned patent professional with both life science specific knowledge and deep legal experience.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct patentability / prior art / freedom to operate searches
  • Develop strategies for US and foreign patent portfolios and related R&D platform technologies.
  • Patent preparation and prosecution
  • Establish a framework for the protection of trade secrets
  • Support licensing activities
  • Ensure protection of intellectual property through the drafting, negotiation, and analysis of supply agreements, clinical trial contracts, material transfer agreements, and other agreements
  • Assist in the evaluation of potential infringers of the company’s intellectual property
  • Guide onboarding and exiting processes to assure confidentiality and security of the company’s trade secrets and other confidential information.

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Science focused Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant patent attorney experience
  • Minimum of 5 years medical device or related life science industry experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build long and lasting relationships across business functions and among both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience drafting and reviewing complex agreements
  • Aptitude with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Sharepoint
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, as well as work independently, balancing competing priorities to achieve results in a fast-paced environment

Job Title: Biostatistician

Position Summary:

Accelerate Diagnostics seeks an experienced and talented Biostatistician to provide statistical and strategic support related to clinical development plans, study designs, planning and execution of data collection and analysis of data from analytical and clinical studies, for our flagship diagnostic platform.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Designs clinical trials with appropriate statistical methods and sample size to support regulatory submissions in the US and ROW
  • Writes data analysis plans and programs tables, listings and figures for clinical study reports
  • Collaborates in the preparation and review of study protocols and case report forms (CRF) for clinical trials
  • Develops data management plans and serves as data manager for studies, manages all aspects of data collection and reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develops clinical trial database, data specifications, including CRF design, user requirements, edit rules & checks, query logic and data validation plans
  • Monitor clinical data quality and ensure readiness for lock/unlock and freeze/unfreeze as appropriate for statistical review and final database lock
  • Develop methods, tools and strategies to improve data capture and analysis

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree and/or Biostatistics preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant biostatistics and clinical database experience
  • 3-5 years medical diagnostics trials experience preferred

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Significant experience in analysis and reporting of study results using statistical software such as R, S-Plus,  SAS or Stata
  • 3 to  5 years biostatistics/data management and/or related work experience in in vitro diagnostic medical device or pharmaceutical development
  • Experience in 510(k) and PMA trial design and execution
  • Experience with database creation and maintenance for clinical trials within the medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with electronic data capture (EDC) applications and clinical database applications such as Oracle Clinical
  • Working knowledge of ICH guidelines, GCP, clinical research, clinical trial process and related regulatory requirements and terminology
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, ability to work independently and in a team-oriented setting
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with project team members
  • The candidate should have excellent computer and computation skills and leverage technology to improve efficiency and solve problems

Job Title: Technical Applications Specialist

Position Summary:

The position involves working at customer sites to install, calibrate, optimize and train on Accelerate Microbiology Systems throughout the North American region. The position requires diversified knowledge of microbiological principles, and also requires technical expertise in diagnostic instrument installation, maintenance, trouble shooting and repair. General responsibilities include: working on customer microbiological applications on Accelerate Automation; involvement in demonstrations and training; installation, testing, troubleshooting and implementation of products; participating in technical/business reviews as required.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serve as the Accelerate liaison and expert on technical matters.
  • Resolve customer questions and problems involving the Accelerate solutions.
  • Be responsible for the on-site installation, calibration, verification and implementation of the systems.
  • Monitor product and system performance ensuring operational quality and efficiency.
  • Complete product upgrades or software patches and support as required.
  • Participate in the compilation of customer and technical applications training material.
  • Conduct on-site customer training on instrumentation, software or reagent products and/or applications.
  • Troubleshoot performance issues to determine root cause and possible solutions.
  • Implement technical bulletins; perform repairs and preventative maintenance visits in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assist in the development of workflow and informatics solutions.
  • Focus on improving customer satisfaction in all situations.
  • Assist Account Executives in driving instrument, service and reagent sales.
  • Identify opportunities for competitive system displacement.
  • Complete required administrative paperwork including field service reports, expense forms, training documents etc. in a professional manner.
  • Assist Strategic Marketing and Product Development groups with information pertinent to product upgrades or line extensions.
  • Assist the Technical Support Organization in formulating strategy and customer satisfaction programs.

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or Biochemistry or related field. Med-Tech or Master’s Degree qualifications would be an advantage.
  • 3 year’s lab work experience.
  • Microbiology applications experience would be advantageous.

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Expertise in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Effective time management, planning and administrative skills.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high-level of customer satisfaction.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision whilst showing sound business, ethical and technical judgment.
  • Ability and desire to travel as a matter of routine.
  • Ability to work after conventional business hours as well as over weekends.
  • Aptitude to mentor and train others.
  • Ability to work as a field based individual contributor with independence and autonomy.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Effective customer service skills.
  • High energy, positive and motivated disposition.
  • People-centric personality style.
  • Ability to judiciously manage reagent and spare part inventory.
  • Ability to lift and carry instrument and reagent materials that weigh up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to live proximally to a major metropolitan airport.

Job Title: Program Manager

Position Summary:

The Program Manager will join Accelerate Diagnostics’ operations team and will lead development of in-house dried down antibiotic consumables. This person will be responsible for all phases of product development; from establishing initial specifications through final production processes.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Knowledge of formulation
  • Knowledge of Analytical Chemistry
  • Experience with filling operations and other manufacturing processes
  • Budgeting and planning
  • Project management

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific field
  • Business degree preferred

Experience and Required Skills:

  • Laboratory research experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of general business practices
  • Regulatory compliance experience
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • The ideal candidate will be a team player with passion, communication skills, a sense of urgency to resolve issues as they arise and an ability to keep up with the key daily tasks in a fast-paced environment

Job Title: Field Service Engineer

Position Summary:

The position involves working at customer sites to install, calibrate, repair, troubleshoot and maintain Accelerate Microbiology Systems throughout the North American region. The position requires diversified knowledge of mechanical, electrical and computing principles, and also requires a general understanding of biology and chemistry as they pertain to the biotechnology industry. General responsibilities include: working on the mechanical, electrical and computer components of Accelerate automated diagnostic systems; involvement in installations, calibrations, repairs; troubleshooting and maintenance of diagnostic products; participating in technical reviews as required.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Serve as the Accelerate liaison and expert on system related technical matters.
    • Resolve customer questions and problems involving the Accelerate solutions.
    • Monitor product and system performance ensuring operational quality and efficiency.
    • Complete product upgrades or software patches and support as required.
    • Manage interface of the systems to lab information systems.
    • Troubleshoot performance issues to determine root cause and possible solutions.
    • Implement technical bulletins; perform repairs and preventative maintenance visits in a timely and professional manner.
    • Assist in the development of workflow and informatics solutions.
    • Focus on improving customer satisfaction in all situations.
    • Assist Account Executives in driving instrument, service and reagent sales.
    • Identify opportunities for competitive system displacement.
    • Complete required administrative paperwork including field service reports, expense forms, training documents etc. in a professional manner.
    • Assist Strategic Marketing and Product Development groups with information pertinent to product upgrades or line extensions.
    • Assist the Technical Support Organization in formulating strategy and customer satisfaction programs.

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

        • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Software Engineering or suitable equivalent technology degree or technical qualification.
        • 5 years of field service engineering experience.
        • Experience in the microbiology field would be an advantage.

Experience and Required Skills:

      • Expertise in troubleshooting and problem solving.
      • Effective time management, planning and administrative skills.
      • Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high-level of customer satisfaction.
      • Able to work with minimal supervision whilst showing sound business, ethical and technical judgment.
      • Ability and desire to travel as a matter of routine.
      • Ability to work after conventional business hours as well as over weekends.
      • Aptitude to mentor and train others.
      • Ability to work as a field based individual contributor with independence and autonomy.
      • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
      • Effective customer service skills.
      • High energy, positive and motivated disposition.
      • People-centric personality style.
      • Ability to judiciously manage spare part inventory.
      • Ability to lift and carry instrument and reagent materials that weigh up to 50lbs.
      • Ability to live proximally to a major metropolitan airport.

Job Title: Senior Buyer

Position Summary:

The Senior Buyer role will lead Accelerate’s effort to establish durable relationships with all suppliers. As Accelerate enters a period of sustained commercial growth this role is key in ensuring continuous supply of critical materials/services throughout the business, obtaining best possible pricing for these goods and services, and establishing/maintaining supplier partnerships. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and enjoy independent work in a fast changing high-pressure environment.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Place purchase orders for direct and indirect supply
    • Follow-up on purchase orders
    • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance within the purchasing function
    • Assist in new vendor set-up / evaluation
    • Working with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery schedules and part specifications
    • Monitor purchase price variances
    • Maintaining blanket purchase orders
    • Running MRP
    • Materials planning
    • Work with AP on invoicing
    • Work with shipping/receiving on receipt discrepancies
    • Support of purchasing facets of Agile system
    • Assist in the monitor of expiration/short-dating of reagent supply
    • Assist with cycle-counting

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

        • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience and Required Skills:

      • ERP purchasing
      • MRP purchasing
      • Direct and indirect materials
      • Supplier aggregation
      • Vertical integration
      • Make/buy analysis
      • Analysis of vendor/supply alternatives
      • Agile preferred
      • ISO familiarity preferred
      • Purchase of reagent direct and indirect materials
      • Familiarity with import/export

Job Title: QAD Applications Specialist/System Administrator

Position Summary:

Accelerate Diagnostics is poised to lead the high growth microbiology diagnostics market and requires support of its ERP environment from an experienced QAD professional. Accelerate utilizes QAD in conjunction with PLM, barcoding/scanning, and logistics integrations to manage its business operations. The role will be focused on directing and executing change management of the QAD ERP environment for product introductions, continuous improvement projects, vertical integration projects, modifications to existing product lines, enhanced reporting, and system upgrades.

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Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Identify opportunities for system optimization and new functionality
    • Plan and lead new functionality/module implementations
    • Support the development of custom reports
    • Assist in troubleshooting system errors
    • Drive the drafting and follow-up of new functionality requests to QAD
    • Work with internal teams to add new product lines / vertically integrated components / new domains and geographies
    • Support integrations of acquired company systems
    • Support improvements / changes to chart of account methodology
    • Ensure upgrade and release management
    • Add users to ERP, maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley control practices
    • Assist in maintaining quality system change management for material ERP changes
    • Responsible for system “up-time”

Qualifications:

 Formal Training/Education:

        • Bachelor’s degree
        • QAD Certification preferred

Experience and Required Skills:

      • 5-10 years of QAD
      • Broad QAD functionality experience (international, service, AR, AP, purchasing, barcoding/scanning, third party software integrations, revenue recognition, consignment, field service
      • Manufacturing company experience required
      • Lifescience / diagnostic company experience preferred
      • QAD data conversion and Q-Xtend
      • QAD report/browse writing
      • Progress Programming
      • Server maintenance
      • LINUX operating system experience