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Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, United States, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.



Purpose Statement:

The Director, Scientific Communications will oversee the Scientific Communication group within the Clinical Organization. This position will drive the strategy and content development of clinical publications, presentations and medical education.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Oversees the Strategy, content development, publication and preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, slide and poster presentations related to BSC-sponsored clinical trials, registries, and preclinical studies. 
  • Creation of slides with clinical evidence content for KOL engagement and medical education materials. Support internal education of such clinical evidence updates, as needed. 
  • Guides Scientific Communications team in development and implementation of strategic evidence maps and communication plans with direct collaboration and alignment with Franchise Leadership Teams and cross-functional partners. Oversees the development and implementation of the BSC global publication plan in direct support of Franchise-level evidence plans. Delivers key topics of interest and provides counsel to ISR Committee in review of research grant proposals to align with identified priority evidence needs.
  • Provides direction on company objectives and business needs to Scientific Communications team.
  • Serves as liaison with other BSC businesses and senior management to establish policies, procedures/SOPs, and cross-functional interactions.
  • Works closely with key opinion leaders to drive strategy and content of clinical publications and presentations.
  • Interacts with marketing and other groups outside Medical Affairs to ensure that clinical data are represented accurately in slide sets and other materials prepared by the team.
  • Determines medical writing resource needs, medical affairs content resource needs, allocation of resources, budget, and staffing.



Required Qualifications:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Technical Communications or in a related technical discipline (Bio-medical, medical, clinical, etc.)
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in medical writing and peer-reviewed publications
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience leading and managing a global team 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience presenting and discussing clinical data with physicians 
  • Strong communication, both written and oral 
  • Prior experience with cardiac and electrophysiology therapies 
  • Clinical and scientific acumen, with an interest in and ability to understand and to communicate scientific data 
  • Proven ability to interact and represent the Company with KOL-level customers – physicians, clinicians, scientists
  • Travel requirements (in non-pandemic context): 15%



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree in Science or Technical Communications or a related technical discipline




Requisition ID: 505328


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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