Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices and Health Technologies

PATH | Seattle, WA

Posted Date 11/19/2020

This position may be based in Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, Geneva, or Brussels

PATH is currently recruiting for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to work in the Medical Devices and Health Technologies Program to advance PATH’s global work to ensure that technologies reach those who need them in developing countries and are optimized for the contexts in which they will be used. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will support multiple project teams within the program. Project teams are multidisciplinary and generally include members with technical/scientific, public health, communications, business/commercialization, health economics, and administrative support expertise.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

The Medical Devices and Health Technologies (MDHT) program at PATH develops, advances, and facilitates commercialization of health technologies for low-resource settings. This includes combination products (such as prefilled delivery technologies, formulations and devices for alternate routes of drug/vaccine delivery, and primary containers) and medical devices for maternal and child health needs. A key focus are microarray (also known as microneedle) patches for transdermal delivery of vaccines, antiretroviral drugs, hormonal contraception, and other priority pharmaceuticals.

PATH is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to focus on issues involved in scaling-up manufacturing of microarray patches and other innovative pharmaceutical products (drug/device and vaccine/device combinations). This role will work collaboratively with academic, industry, and public health partners to advance research and development of production methods for novel delivery technologies for antiretrovirals, contraceptives, vaccines, and other pharmaceuticals.


  • Research manufacturing and quality control approaches for microarray patches and other combination product technologies and identify gaps and applicable innovations.
  • Develop and evaluate manufacturing strategies for products and product categories, interfacing with product developers, industry, and public health stakeholders (National Regulatory Authorities, ISO, World Health Organization, etc.)
  • Conduct cost of goods sold (COGS) analyses.
  • Stay up to date on long-range and emerging issues related to the manufacturing of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and combination products in the US and internationally.
  • Support development and pursuit of funding proposals. Identify new funding or partnership opportunities.
  • Develop new ideas/intellectual property to achieve the manufacturing of a variety of health technologies, to include improved manufacturing efficiencies and scale for lower manufacturing costs.
Listing Type
Engineering | Healthcare | Manufacturing | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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