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Senior 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): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s): US-AL-Birmingham; US-AR-Little Rock; US-CT-New Haven; US-CT-Southeast/New London; US-CT-Stamford; US-DC-Washington; US-DE-Delaware; US-FL-Miami; US-FL-Orlando; US-FL-Tampa; US-GA-Atlanta; US-IL-Chicago; US-IL-Southern; US-IN-Indianapolis; US-KS-Kansas City; US-KS-Topeka/Manhattan; US-KY-Louisville; US-MA-Boston; US-MA-Marlborough; US-MD-Baltimore; US-ME-Central/Augusta; US-ME-Northern/Bangor; US-ME-Southern/Portland; US-MI-Detroit; US-MI-Grand Rapids; 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; US-MO-Kansas City/Independence; US-MO-St. Louis; US-NC-Charlotte; US-NH-Northern; US-NH-Southern; US-NJ-Central; US-NJ-Northern; US-NJ-Southern; US-NY-Albany/Poughkeepsie; US-NY-Buffalo; US-NY-Long Island; US-NY-New York City; US-NY-Syracuse; US-NY-Westchester; US-OH-Cincinnati; US-OH-Cleveland; US-OH-Columbus/Zanesville; US-OH-Dayton; US-PA-Allentown; US-PA-Philadelphia; US-PA-Pittsburgh; US-PA-Wilkes Barre; US-PA-York/Lancaster; US-RI-Providence; US-TN-Knoxville; US-TN-Memphis; US-TN-Nashville; US-VA-Fairfax; US-VA-Norfolk/Hampton Roads; US-VA-Richmond; US-WI-Milwaukee

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 left atrial apprendage closure and the WATCHMAN device.  Monitors industry activity to identify the clinical and educational needs of our customers.  Interfaces with a wide variety of cross-functional areas to assess clinical data landscape, gaps, and opportunities, and provides the organization with publication strategy, educational recommendations and related activities to establish, enhance or amplify therapy effectiveness within the clinical community.  Serves as clinical content expert for both key physician customers, medical community leadership societies and BSC business partners.


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.
  • Partner with Medical Education and other business partners to develop strategy for educational programs; responsible for the development of educational content as needed for internal and external speaker requests.
  • Partners closely with key opinion leaders to solicit feedback and develop publication strategy, podium strategy, and educational content.  In doing so, this role serves as an advisor and expert for physicians needing to access relevant clinical content.
  • 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 (15-25%) 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.
  • Collaborates with global business partners (marketing, R&D, clinical, medical education, etc.) to develop and manage  a comprehensive and robust publication strategy aligned with clinical trial timing, industry data landscape, customer needs, and internal business objectives.  Deliver recommended plans to CMO and other business partners for direction and approval.


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience (medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology) in a related function such as clinical, research, marketing, medical affairs or product development or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of clinical issues associated with cardiology and rhythm management gained through direct or comparable relevant experience in a therapeutic area, scientific or clinical setting is acceptable. 
  • Strong scientific and medical writing acumen.

Preferred qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. preferred
  • Successful experience managing projects, preferably on a global level.
  • Working knowledge of clinical research life cycle and statistical methods with an emphasis on publication planning and execution.

Requisition ID: 557728

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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