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Principal Medical Safety Specialist Job

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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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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 this role:

Responsible for the implementation of practices, policies, and processes for Medical Safety and Clinical Safety across businesses to ensure the standard provision of medical oversight and safety vigilance throughout the total product lifecycle, including event escalation. In this Corporate role, provides leadership and stewardship to safety professionals within the divisions in their efforts to provide high level medical/ therapeutic guidance to internal and external customers.


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Provides subject matter expertise and support, as needed, to divisions on managing Safety within clinical studies.
  • Acts as Medical Safety and Clinical Safety liaison with functions, including but not limited to Quality, Clinical, Regulatory and IT to assist in the creation, implementation and harmonization of standard policies and procedures.
  • Recognizes and directs organizational development needs and opportunities for continuous improvement across Medical Safety and Clinical Safety.
  • Ensures comprehensive, integrated analysis of potential safety issue.
  • Represents Medical Safety and Clinical Safety in cross functional working groups on matters affecting patient safety in the functional areas such as clinical studies, post market surveillance and risk management.


What we’re looking for in you:

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required in healthcare/life science related field
  • 8+ years of professional experience in medical device clinical trials  
  • Experience in the primary role of managing safety within medical device clinical studies required

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s preferred, in healthcare/life science related field
  • Direct patient care experience or experience in healthcare setting, e.g. RN, NP, or other HCP is preferred
  • Proven ability to influence across functions
  • Demonstrated success in communicating effectively across multiple businesses trials



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: 440624


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