Associate Director, Quality


Evolve BioSystems, Inc. – Davis, CA

Reporting to the Director of Product Development and Quality, this position will provide leadership for all aspects of quality and compliance for Evolve’s growing portfolio of proprietary products.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of corporate quality policies and food safety plans in accordance with company needs and regulatory requirements

  • Collaborate with third party manufacturers to ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Lead all internal and external audits

  • Provide guidance to quality investigations, root cause analysis and corrective actions

  • Collaborate across functions on the quality aspects of new products in development

  • Network externally to keep the company up to date with current state of the art for quality and testing


  • Minimum Bachelors of Science, advanced degree in related field preferred

  • 10+ years of Industry experience in related field highly preferred, including 3+ years in Quality Management role

  • Understanding and experience with current Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Strong knowledge of 21 CFR and auditing processes

  • Experience in quality system training

  • HACCP certification a plus

The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment at an early stage company and will have the following capabilities and skills:

  • Passion for Evolve’s mission

  • Demonstrated bias for action

  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of management, including senior leadership and commercial teams

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills

  • Thoughtful, high-energy, self-starter

  • Strong attention to detail

Company Overview:

Evolve BioSystems, Inc. is a privately-held microbiome company dedicated to developing the next generation of products to establish, restore, and maintain a healthy human gut microbiome. Evolve is a spin-out from the Foods for Health Institute (FFHI) at the University of California at Davis and builds on more than a decade of research into understanding the unique partnership of the infant gut microbiome and breast milk components.

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