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PDS Tech Inc Health Studies Operations Engineer in Cupertino, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Health Studies Operations Engineer


  • Our company is seeking a Health Studies Operations Engineer to support the design, coordination, execution and monitoring of health studies.

  • This highly dynamic role drives both early stage investigations and large-scale research projects to develop new health technologies.

  • The ideal candidate can balance big pictures with attention to detail, has clinical expertise, and autonomously manages projects to deliver fast paced engineering data collection.

  • Are you passionate about working at the intersection of wearable technology and research? Drive the future health technologies with our team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop enrollment and throughput plans. Manage and communicate project status with cross-functional teams and external vendors. Drive project scoping with research vendors including quotes, contracts, budget management, and invoicing.

  • Deliver high quality, low cost results Identify and resolve risks to schedule and data quality

  • Balance multiple projects across geographic regions throughout the globe

  • Initiate, execute, and report status with keen focus on data quality and schedule

  • Work closely with engineering partners to define study requirements + research goals to design engineering studies and protocols

  • Develop study documents like consent forms, statements of work, and SOPs Order, coordinate, and distribute study supplies to researchers

  • Lead pilot studies and train study personnel on data collection procedures

  • Directly troubleshoot prototype systems, analyze early findings, and make recommendations to refine or iterate on early stage investigations

Education & Experience

  • BA/BS or higher in biomedical engineering, life sciences, or research-related discipline.

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in health research management, engineering operations, or relevant medical / clinical experience.

  • Must have 2+ years of experience directly supporting technical operations in a research setting.

  • Advanced degree or experience analyzing engineering data is a plus, but not required.

Key Qualification:

  • R&D experience with prototype hardware

  • Demonstrated ability to design + execute engineering research projects of varying sizes

  • Troubleshoots hardware and software challenges, analyzes engineering data to make study-level recommendations

  • Thrives by managing fast paced projects with minimal direction

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Track record of managing vendors or contractors to deliver timely results

Typical Day;

  • Breakdown of the day: tracking vendor status, troubleshooting, monitoring the project status and, meeting focused, presentation review, installing apps, technical work

  • Interaction level with the team: high interaction level with teams at our company

  • Remote/Flexible hours: remote = hybrid (Tuesday-Thursday), flexible hours = 8-5

  • Extension/Conversion: possibility to extend = yes, conversion = TBD

Job Requirements

Hard skills:

  • Project Management Experience

  • Clinical Research Experience

  • User Study Research Lifecycle

  • Troubleshooting (hardware/software)

  • Vendor Management Experience

Soft skills:

  • Attention to detail

  • Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Years of Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience


  • Bachelors Biomedical Engineering (required), GCP certification (preferred)

  • Disqualifiers: no experience in research

  • Performance indictors: meeting the deliverables, quality of work

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.