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Principal Scientific Affairs Specialist

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:  Remote in Country
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Mankato/Rochester; US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Minneapolis; US-MN-Minnetonka; US-MN-Northern/Duluth; 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 the role:
The Global Scientific Affairs Specialist strategically partners with Global Rhythm Management Electrophysiology (EP) physician key opinion leaders (KOLs) to develop and disseminate the clinical and scientific evidence supporting key BSC EP technologies. This person will create and support strategic clinical and scientific initiatives in support of podium, investigator-led research, and scientific symposia to endorse BSC’s high growth adjacencies and key EP products. Additionally, a successful individual will establish strong collaborative relations with internal cross-functional partners (clinical, marketing, and R&D) to reinforce commercialization through scientific affairs.


Your responsibilities will include:

⦁    Develop and maintain clinical and technical expertise with key EP products and therapies inclusive of understanding clinical practice landscape (medical society guidelines, scientific publications, key clinical trials) to support appropriate evidence considerations.
⦁    Identify and develop strong, credible scientific partnerships with strategically targeted KOLs focusing on EP technologies to generate strategic evidence initiatives.
⦁    Solicit and incorporate KOL feedback on scientific content to collaboratively build the scientific story around BSC EP technologies/therapies.
⦁    Provide KOLs with content development support for scientific and educational forums supporting BSC technologies.
⦁    Create and support podium opportunities to disseminate key scientific evidence in support of BSC’s high growth adjacencies and key EP products with an understanding where similar non-BSC devices and alternative therapies fit in the current clinical practice landscape.
⦁    Collaborate with internal cross-functional partners to select symposium venues, program scope, and faculty with strategic scientific content highlighting clinical state of the art.
⦁    Partner with faculty to identify and develop scientific symposium objectives, content, and key educational messages.
⦁    Develop scientific speaker resource materials that can be leveraged by physician speakers.
⦁    Establish strong collaborative relations with internal cross-functional partners (clinical, marketing, and R&D) to reinforce and align the clinical and commercial messages through scientific affairs. Build and maintain a clinically strategic understanding of data assets (bench, preclinical, clinical, post-market) in partnership with internal functional partners to generate scientifically and clinically relevant evidence sets.
⦁    Serve as scientific liaison between KOLs and internal teams by providing KOLs with key BSC scientific evidence.
⦁    Convey KOL input to influence internal strategy relative to evidence gaps, clinical trial design, competitive device features.
⦁    Develop and execute BSC’s evidence generation strategy through the ISR program in partnership with the ISR Chair/Committee, Clinical, HEMA and the Franchise.
⦁    Train and educate the commercial organization on key data releases in partnership with Sales and Marketing.
⦁    Attend scientific conferences and programs in relevant therapeutic areas to maintain current knowledge. Overnight travel (15-25%) to scientific conferences and other meetings within and outside the U.S.


Required qualifications:

⦁    Bachelor's degree required in Life Science area; MD or MS / PhD preferred in a related field;
⦁    5+ years of medical education/clinical/pre-clinical/product development/marketing/field clinical/engineering experience (cardiovascular and/or structural heart preferred);
⦁    Excellent written and verbal communication;
⦁    Ability to build rapport with key physicians and medical leadership;
⦁    Strong interpersonal skills to enable cross-function and cross-franchise success;
⦁    High sense of urgency and commitment to execution;
⦁    Ability to translate voice of customer and market dynamics in to the organization;
⦁    Must have the ability to manage simultaneous priorities, changing deadlines, and resource management;
⦁    Must be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint.
⦁    Proven experience in the medical industry (clinical, scientific communications, medical affairs, medical education, product management, product development, R&D, medical sales, or field clinical engineer) and in an FDA-regulated environment preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:
⦁    Experience in cardiac electrophysiology medical devices.
⦁    Experience in academic research and scientific symposia as a participant or organizer.
⦁    Experience leading projects/teams and managing timelines using project management methodologies.



Requisition ID: 539344


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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