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Senior Medical Safety Specialist Job

Remote Eligible:  Remote in Country
Onsite Locations(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US

Additional Locations:  N/A

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.


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:
Role manages surveillance processes across a wide range of Peripheral Interventions products and disease states. Completes accurate, timely, and consistent medical assessment of adverse events and potential adverse events in order to provide medical expertise, objective oversight and ensures safety vigilance throughout the total product lifecycle. Major interfaces include: Pharmacovigilance team, Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, Post Market Surveillance, Complaint Management Center and functional management.  Performs work alongside Medical Safety colleagues and under limited supervision of the Medical Director/ Medical Safety Manager.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • This role will provide medical support to both the Pharmaceutical products and the Medical Devices within Peripheral Interventions business (PI).
  • Applies knowledge and experience of clinical medicine to a wide range of PI products in one or more therapeutic areas.
  • Receives and analyzes data from multiple sources (clinical trials, complaints, Medical Device Reports, etc.), identifies safety issues, and participates in trend analysis for input into internal and external Medical Safety reports.
  • Performs medical reviews for individual case safety reports, aggregate reports, literature, risk management and other required documents.
  • Represents Medical Safety at multi-functional team meetings.
  • Works closely with Analyst team, Medical Directors and Manager to produce clear and concise communication of complex data.
  • Seeks opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
  • Applies regulations and standards appropriately.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's level degree or equivalent in healthcare/life science related field 
  • 5+ years of direct patient care experience. Examples of health-related field professionals include registered nurse, physician’s assistant, and nurse practitioners
  • 5+ years of experience in clinical/scientific research, preferably with medical devices and pharmaceutical clinical trials
  • Post Market Surveillance experience in pharmacovigilance or medical device industry preferred
  • Oncology or Vascular product experience preferred


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to think analytically and process scientific and medical data, with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Must possess the ability to work and make independent decisions, understand complex medical information, and be able to take the initiative to lead projects and assignments
  • Excellent organizational, project and time management skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of regulatory guidelines and medical terminology
  • Strong technical writing, editing and proof-reading skills  
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with multifunctional team members
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate independently
  • Ability to manage complex projects 
  • Excellent oral, written and computer skills required


Requisition ID: 516494


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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