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Principal Scientist, New Therapy Accelerator Job

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Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

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.

 

About the role:

This position is part of an internal innovation accelerator (i.e., New Therapy Accelerator) that is focused on development of new therapies in Interventional Oncology.  The goal is to identify breakthrough cancer therapies for our pipeline and advance them through first in human trials.  We continue to innovate in key areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets within the Interventional Oncology division which is an exciting growth driver for BSC.

 

We are looking to hire a high-performing individual for a Research Scientist position supporting cancer therapy projects.  The candidate must possess a self-starter entrepreneurial mentality and a strong desire to identify, comprehend, and assimilate knowledge across medicine, engineering, and business disciplines which includes research and development of early technologies, product designs, materials, processes, or equipment with minimal supervision.  This position will be a key contributor in the development of new devices and technologies such as focal ablation, selective internal radiotherapy and immuno-oncology within the Interventional Oncology franchise.

 

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Manages preclinical, clinical or academic development projects with leading Universities and hospitals in areas of cancer research.  Interfaces with external partners including physicians and other clinical personnel to obtain feedback on concepts and performance of new devices.
  • Serves as resource expert to internal team on current BSC cancer market, competitive products and current market issues.  Studies and disseminates relevant published articles for application to company projects and initiatives. 
  • Identifies, understands and communicates new or evolving technologies for application to company products in global markets.
  • Tracks key emerging technologies of interest and provides technical assessment in collaboration with new business development process in order to gain alignment with global franchise stakeholders
  • Designs, authors and presents complex reports to communicate results to the medical or technical community.  Coordinates, manages, and documents project goals, ongoing progress and recommendations.
  • Works cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing on complex projects to ensure project success.
  • May train and/or provide work direction to technicians and entry-level engineers.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Engineering or Biological Sciences
  • 8+ required minimum years of work experience (primarily in medical device or related field)
  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaboration skills.  Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied sources
  • Solid experimental design and statistical analysis knowledge
  • Experience working in a matrix organization with strong leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated success supporting complex projects and a team player
  • Anticipated requirement of 15 – 20% travel across US travel
  • Preferred location Maple Grove or Arden Hills but remote is acceptable.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in immuno-oncology, radiobiology, radioembolization, embolic therapies or thermal ablation
  • Knowledge of the global cancer market, with understanding of various stakeholder roles across the care continuum, treatment algorithms (devices/interventions and beyond), and products used within major cancer disease states such as liver cancer
  • Solid clinical knowledge and experience in cancer disease states
  • Experience interfacing in a hospital environment for collaborative research, clinical observation or product usability assessments
  • Ability to research literature and develop clinical understanding with technical credibility to develop a strategy for regulatory submission
  • Project management experience on large projects with ability to provide technical leadership as it relates to product and process design

 

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: 475968


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