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Principal Scientific Affairs Specialist -Structural Heart Valves Job

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Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, United States, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

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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:
Support and create accurate, compelling, and timely communications to maximize the understanding and amplification of clinical evidence in support of BSC therapies.  Serve as clinical content expert for both key physician customers, medical community, leadership societies and BSC business partners. Develop and maintain current presentation materials and plans for fulfilling evidence needs. Monitor industry activity to identify the clinical and educational needs of our customers.  Interface with a wide variety of cross-functional areas to assess clinical data landscape, gaps, and opportunities, and provide the organization, educational recommendations and related activities to establish, enhance or amplify therapy effectiveness within the clinical community.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the development, dissemination, and amplification of scientific clinical content in a variety of communication vehicles to ensure appropriate evaluation and presentation of data, interpretation, and alliance with business objectives.
  • Drives evidence planning, identifying gaps and opportunities for compelling evidence for BSC products and therapies. Works with clinical and other functions to identify the solutions to the evidence gaps identified.
  • Responsible for the development of educational content as needed for Clinical Communications' programs as well as per external speaker requests.
  • Drives agendas and content for major meeting symposia.
  • Supports educating faculty of BSC Medical Education programs.
  • Develops and maintains a high level of expertise in data pertaining to all marketed and pipeline products, as well as a solid knowledge base of current data developments in relevant fields of assigned technologies.
  • Attends scientific conferences and programs in relevant therapeutic areas to maintain current knowledge. Overnight travel (10-15%) to scientific conferences and other meetings within and outside the U.S.
  • Interacts with marketing, clinical and other groups outside Scientific Communications to ensure clinical data are represented accurately in prepared materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree of science is required; an advanced degree is recommended. 
  • Knowledge of clinical issues associated with structural heart device therapies gained through direct or comparable relevant experience in a therapeutic area; scientific or clinical setting is acceptable. 
  • Relevant clinical or industry experience is required.
  • 5+ years of experience (medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology) in a related function such as clinical, research, marketing, medical affairs or product development.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess and critique study results with a working knowledge of clinical research life cycle, study design, and statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated experience and strength in presenting complex information to diverse audiences including: Scientific conferences (HRS, AHA), sponsored symposia, internal presentations (e.g., sales force, etc.).
  • Strategic thinking with ability to synthesize diverse information and multiple points of view. 
  • Demonstrated track record of providing excellent external customer service / customer relationship management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in creating PowerPoint presentations. 
  • Ability to manage time and priorities with diverse responsibilities and multiple stakeholders.  


Requisition ID: 510906


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.


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