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Sr. Clinical Research/ Medical Science Specialist

Brampton, ON L6V 2S8
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Sr. Clinical Research/ Medical Science Specialist


Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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Post Date:

Mar 18, 2022

**Careers that Change Lives**

Our space, the medical device and healthcare industry, is rapidly changing. It always has been that way. With remote monitoring, wearables, robotics, AR/VR, telemedicine, and much more, agility and responsiveness are key to our success. Experience what its like to work at a company with an exciting product pipeline full of patented inventions driving innovation in the healthcare space.

The Senior Clinical Research/ Medical Science Specialist will serve both internally and externally as the primary country scientific contact for the Canadian Diabetesbusiness sector. As part of the Medical Science activities, this role will create and maintain scientific relationships with KOLs, and drive evidence informed decision making. They will strategically manage local evidence plans considering market needs, changing local environment and competitive evidence landscape. As part of the clinical study liaison activities, this role will work in collaboration with our global head office study teams to organize the Canadian specific activities required for Medtronic sponsored study execution. This role works independently and under general direction only.

**A Day in the Life:**

Medical Science Activities

+ Identifies, plans and executes strategic evidence dissemination in alignment with sector priorities including the creation of literature summary tools and presentations to internal and external audiences.

+ External Research Program:

+ Responsible for the Intake and facilitation of the internal review of investigator-initiated research support requests

+ For approved ERPs, manage negotiation of the research agreement and subsequent financial or product support distribution

+ Actively builds and maintains optimal relationships with Key Opinion Leaders and societies within the medical scientific community.

+ Evaluation of Canadian clinical evidence needs/gaps and communication to global head office

+ Leverages KOL relationships and clinical/scientific knowledge to provide strategic input for market development initiatives, regulatory strategy and reimbursement projects as appropriate.

+ Provides scientific support for congresses including identifying key scientific sessions, coordinating MDT abstract submissions, and arranging KOL research discussions.

+ Provides scientific support for Advisory Board planning and execution

+ Responsible for responding to unsolicited requests for information on unapproved products and off-label uses in collaboration with head office Medical Affairs team.

Liaison Role for Global Clinical Research Studies:

+ Consult with Study Managers prior to study start-up to provide expertise on Canadian local laws/regulations and provide ongoing support for Canadian center start-up activities, enrollment and quality issues.

+ Work with Field staff, Marketing and Regional Managers to choose optimal study centers with minimal overlap between studies.

+ Assist study team in trouble shooting major clinical study issues and coordinate resolution with the study team.

+ Actively pursue head office internal study opportunities of interest to Canadian investigators and to the Canadian Medtronic office.

+ Oversee clinical product importation/distribution in collaboration with the Canadian Clinical Coordinator.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, with a bachelors degree, or;

+ Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, with an advanced degree.

+ Experience performing Medical Science Liaison work and/or coordinating clinical trials

+ Experience in medical device research

**Nice to Have**

+ PhD, MD, PharmD strongly preferred

+ Exceptional problem-solving skills

+ Ability to balance analysis with decisiveness

+ Excellent presentation skills

+ Strong project management skills

+ Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities

+ Demonstrated ability to monitor progress, identify issues, and intervene to remove obstacles, involving the appropriate decision makers

+ Excellent oral written communication skills in English

+ High attention to detail and accuracy

+ Demonstrated ability to identify and adapt to shifting priorities and competing demands.

+ Expertise in good clinical practices

+ MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

+ Basic Statistical knowledge

+ Bilingual French an asset

**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: 2022-03-22 Expires: 2022-05-29
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