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Field Clinical Research Specialist - Neuromodulation Job

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Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: Denver, CO, US, 80201

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-CO-Denver; US-MI-Detroit; US-MN-Minneapolis; US-NV-Las Vegas; US-TX-Dallas; US-UT-Salt Lake City



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


This position will be supporting our U.S. Clinical sites.  Preferred location is a major U.S. city, ideally with hub airport(s).


About the role:

The Field Clinical Research Specialist (FCRS) acts as a liaison between Boston Scientific Neuromodulation and clinical research study centers to ensure the quality of patient care, data integrity and regulatory compliance in accordance with clinical protocol requirements. This person will visit various clinical study sites in/around a specific region, primarily, but may travel throughout U.S. and/or internationally on occasion. The FCRS will be in direct patient contact mostly in clinical settings, including hospitals, surgical centers, physician clinics, assuming the risks therein (e.g. proximity to biohazardous materials, infectious disease, radiation, etc.).  There will be approximately 75% travel on episodic basis.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Clinical Study Development: Participate in development of clinical study deliverables. Assist with site selection process including field technical assessments.
  • Clinical Study Execution: Assist internal core team and external clinical sites with product and protocol training, protocol execution, patient recruitment, device management, patient education, implant and trial procedures, device programming, device troubleshooting, regulatory compliance, complaint reporting and data management.
    • Case coverage or technical support assistance for patient device trial and implant procedures, including in the Operating Room environment
    • Complex or advanced device programming to provide improved therapy to patients
    • Maintains composure in complex, stressful clinical situations and able to think critically under pressure to effectively solve problems in real time.
  • Product Support: Assist internal cross-functional teams in the standard product development process, including market & functional specifications, risk management, verification/validation testing and documentation. Contribute to product intellectual property submissions. Troubleshoot and solve problems with products in the field. Provide training to internal and external customers.
    • Training on and maintaining knowledge of neuromodulation products, anatomy and disease states,  standard operating procedures, and compliance toward the regulations of world-wide regulatory bodies.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate and tailor complex messages including technical concepts, clinical data to people of varied backgrounds, experience and technical abilities (e.g. patient education, peer-to-peer training, investigator training, etc.). Report site activity through internal channels to ensure effective data collection, patient safety, regulatory compliance and product development. Assist with writing, reviewing, submitting and/or presenting internally or externally-generated scientific literature. Confer regularly with physicians and staff on protocol, products or patient issues. Attend and report on seminars and conferences. Promotes a collaborative spirit and attitude. Conducts oneself in a professional manner and in all interactions and maintains high standards of excellence. Integrates seamlessly with providers, clinicians and facilities. Is sought out and recognized as a leader by colleagues, peers and clinicians. Actively listens to others with empathy and respect. Accepts feedback and seeks opportunities for personal and professional.


What we’re looking for in you:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Nursing, Engineering, Biology or other life sciences related field
  • 5 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in a clinical sales role and/or clinical research role in the field of neuromodulation may substitute for a Bachelor degree in fields listed above
  • 2+ years’ work experience in a clinical sales role and/or clinical research role, including:

Experience with direct patient contact in a clinical or hospital environment

Managing relationships with physicians

  • Must be available to receive after hour phone calls as needed in evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Device Engineer, Medical device sales clinical role and/or clinical education experience
  • Experience in the field of neuromodulation


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 473202


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