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Principal Scientist - Neuromodulation

Fridley, MN 55432
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Principal Scientist - Neuromodulation


Fridley, Minnesota, United States

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Dec 22, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, which impacts their quality of life. The Pain Therapies Applied Research group is focused on researching and developing new therapies to reduce this disease burden The research group is part of the broader Research and Core Technologies organization, which focuses on developing early-stage concepts and therapy innovations within Medtronics Neuromodulation division, with the goal of delivering products that impact patient lives and drive Medtronics growth.

As a member of the Pain Therapies Applied Research team, you will work collaboratively with other internal scientists, clinical evaluation specialists, business partners as well as external researchers and physicians to identify new research opportunities to advance existing and new therapies. This role will also propose, design, and oversee pilot studies for proof-of-concept/feasibility to demonstrate the potential of new therapies, and/or concepts within existing therapies. This role may also work on projects that have matured into development and lead one or more of its scientific components to ensure projects overall success.

You can grow your career with us; we hope youll consider joining our team!

**A Day in the Life**

As a Scientist on the Research and Core Technologies Team, you will propose, design, execute, and manage research projects to investigate approaches to improve existing therapies and address new applications that aim to reduce our patients disease burden and improve their quality of life. You will work collaboratively to:

1. Understand the therapy and identify the need:

Gain a thorough understanding of current Neuromodulation products, initially focused on Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for Chronic Pain and identify areas for enhancements

Assimilate information from published and unpublished sources and physician partnerships to identify unmet needs and generate ideas

2. Identify novel concepts and test concept feasibility:

Design and execute hypothesis-driven research work (e.g. computational, pre-clinical, human clinical, as needed) to generate and analyze data sets that demonstrate concepts feasibility

Manage and support internal and external research projects. Demonstrate ability to work independently and meet pre-defined timelines.

3. Translate concept to technology

Champion ideas into products by working cross-functionally with engineering, clinical, risk, regulatory, and medical safety partners

Generate intellectual property and work with patent attorneys to file patents

4. Disseminate innovations

Publish and present internal reports to capture research findings and communicate to peers and management

Publish and present findings in peer-reviewed journals and conferences


**Must Haves**

Bachelors Degree and 7+ years of relevant experience OR Advanced Degree and 5+ years of relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Advanced degree in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience

Demonstrated domain knowledge in neuromodulation and/or neural engineering research

Experience with preclinical, clinical, or computational hypothesis-driven research study design, management and execution in neuroscience, neuromodulation, or neural engineering or equivalent

Ability to interact and work in a team-based environment including collaboration across disciplines

Ability to communicate ideas, concepts, and plans

Expertise of central and/or peripheral nervous systems anatomy and physiology

Experience with data processing and analyzing large and diverse data sets, including working with computing and data analysis environments (e.g. Matlab) and/or programming languages (e.g., C++, Python)

Excellent problem-solving skills and able to work on various levels of the problem

Ability to obtain and maintain credentialing for access to operating rooms, included up-to-date vaccinations

Ability to travel locally and domestically within US up to 25% of the time

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

**Physical Job Requirements**

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2020-12-24 Expires: 2021-02-12
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