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Medical Data Specialist I

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Minneapolis; US-MN-Minnetonka

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.


About the role:
Because raw data can rarely be utilized reliably, clinical teams need experts to collect, clean, and validate their data. Data management professionals are at the forefront of data collection, verification and integration. This is a unique function where medical/bio-medical/life science knowledge and technical skills are merged. 


Medical Data Specialists play a key role in clinical research by controlling the information collected during a clinical trial. They ensure the quality and integrity of clinical data using various methods and tools including the development and implementation of data management plans, database specifications, data capture systems and ad-hoc reports which are used to review clinical data for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. Medical Data Specialists achieve this through collaboration with clinical colleagues (e.g., Trial Management, Trial Operations, Site Operations, IT, Global Safety, Biostatistics, Quality and Medical Sciences) and other cross functional team members (e.g., Legal and Regulatory).


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leverage therapeutic knowledge to define the data collection requirements and validation specifications to perform the review of clinical data for completeness, accuracy and consistency in accordance with the investigational plan.  
  • Identify, communicate, mitigate and control risks related to clinical data collection and processing in order to ensure data integrity and traceability.
  • Collect and cross-check data from various sources, leveraging tools and systems in order to streamline control processes. 
  • Develop and maintain data management documentation and guidelines in accordance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Facilitate timely data entry by mobilizing and providing assistance to research sites having data entry difficulties. 
  • Define data management timelines and deliverables according to the study milestones.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to project team members during all phases of project life cycle.
  • Provides accurate and timely clinical data to internal and external customers upon request.
  • Work with programmers to design and validate electronic case report forms (eCRFs) and other electronic data capture (EDC) systems.
  • Maintain compliance with corporate, core and study-specific learning requirements.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in medical, biomedical, engineering or life science studies
  • Experience with the collection, validation, analysis and transformation of data 


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience using programming or scripting languages (SAS, Python, SQL or others)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Experience working in the medical device industry
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Keen attention to detail


Requisition ID: 541524


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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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