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Principal Clinical Research Scientist

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): 

Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Additional Location(s): US-CA-Valencia; US-CA-Los Angeles

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:
The Clinical Scientist provides Neuromodulation therapeutic area expertise inclusive of competitive landscape to assess the clinical safety and performance/efficacy of medical devices to develop strategies for clinical trial design, regulatory submissions, publications, and to monitor the risk to benefit ratio of products over their lifecycle to yield improved device design for worldwide product support. Provides strategic direction for clinical trial and non-clinical trial options and leads strategic decisions related to clinical evidence to support product development.  Collaborates with various internal (Clinical Project Management, Regulatory, Clinical Communication, Clinical Medical Director, R&D, Marketing, Quality and Clinical Biostatistics) and external experts or agencies to assist in clinical/non-clinical strategy, the development of study designs, scientific publications and product design.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provides clinical trial and non-clinical trial strategic direction within Neuromodulation scientific, therapeutic areas inclusive of competitive landscape and medical device expertise. 
  • Provides clinical input for new product development, post-market surveillance, recertification, business development and may support due diligence assessments.
  • Author worldwide pre-market and post market clinical trial protocols/designs and regulatory reports in support of mandated post market requirements, product approval, indication expansion and label claim support.
  • Support Product Development Teams in the evaluation of Product Risk and Design Control Process. Ensure Clinical accuracy of harms in Hazard Analysis, product FMEA and DFU/IFU. Author Clinical Evaluation documents (CES, CRBA, CDSR) for identification of harms, and support of safety and performance for product approval. Ensure linkage between clinical harms identified in Clinical Evaluations and Risk Analysis throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Author manuscripts and abstracts for submission and publication in peer reviewed scientific journals.  Author slide presentations, and poster presentations for scientific meetings/congresses worldwide.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external scientific, technical and organizational leaders to support clinical and product strategies including study and site clinicians and investigators.
  • Present as needed to worldwide regulatory agencies, investigational meetings, Data Monitoring Committee (DMC), Regional Advisory Boards, Medical Advisory Board (MAB), Safety Advisory Board (SAB), and interacts as needed with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL), Primary Investigators and Site Investigators to support clinical and product strategies.
  • Review statistical output from BSC medical device clinical trials and registries and determines appropriate evaluation, interpretation, and presentation of data.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s Degrees in science or engineering
  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Clinical trial experience with study design
  • Experience analyzing complex data and presenting it to varying levels of audience

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in science or engineering 
  •  5+ years’ experience (including Post Doc)
  • Medical device experience


The anticipated annualized base pay range this full-time position working at this location will be from [$98,200 to $186,500], plus variable compensation, i.e., annual bonus target  (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements) and the value of core and optional employee benefits being offered at Boston Scientific (BSC), which can be reviewed at  At BSC, it is not typical for an individual to be hired near the bottom or top of the pay range. BSC considers various factors in determining actual compensation for this position at the expected location.  Actual compensation will be commensurate with demonstrable level of experience and training, pertinent education including licensure and certifications, and other relevant business or organizational needs.  Actual compensation may be otherwise adjusted if the position is filled outside of the intended geographic location.




Requisition ID: 533340


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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