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Pre-Clinical Research Associate II

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-Maple Grove; US-MN-Minneapolis; US-MN-Minnetonka; US-MN-Plymouth

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 this role: In the Pre-Clinical Research Associate II role, you will have the opportunity to support project teams in several therapeutic areas.  This person will primarily support Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Intervention.  As business needs require, support may also include other Franchises (Structural Heart, Endoscopy, Interventional Oncology).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • The scope of work will be done in an independent or semi-independent manner based on candidate skillsets. This candidate will support preclinical colleagues or teams as a core team or an extended team member in early through late-stage product development, including submission and commercialization. Collaboration with department and team colleagues is essential to achieve the scope of work:
  • Develop preclinical project strategy including studies, objectives, and timelines that support long-term project team goals and objectives.
  • Provide scientific input, research, and select appropriate preclinical models (in vitro, in vivo or ex-vivo) to achieve project team goals.
  • Lead or support preclinical studies conducted internally or externally, including protocol development, study management, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Assist in the development of models as needed to meet project or corporate objectives by working closely with internal and external staff and resources.
  • Provide input to address project risk, mitigation, and safety based on preclinical work.
  • Influence decisions made by preclinical, R&D, other functional management, and project leadership within the scope of the function.
  • Influence and contribute to collaboration across all functions within the preclinical department, and across internal customer functions (such as R&D, Marketing, and Regulatory).
  • Assist senior preclinical staff to improve, refine, simplify, or create new technical processes related to the conduct of preclinical studies, product development, internal service work, or clinical trials.

Required qualifications:

  • BS in Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Veterinary Science, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years of preclinical experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • Academic background of 5 or more years without industry experience may be considered
  • Experience in interventional cardiology, peripheral intervention, and large-animal research, including study management, data analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to travel 30-50%

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS Degree
  • Knowledge of GLP regulations, experience conducting non-GLP and GLP studies is highly desirable
  • Experience with device submissions to US and OUS Regulatory Authorities is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication, presentation, analytical, and technical writing skills
  • Highly motivated individual able to work in a semi-independent or independent manner, experienced working in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Excellent skills with MSOffice suite, including Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Teams, and data analysis programs.


Requisition ID: 554847

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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