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Medical Science Liaison

Date:  Nov 22, 2020
Location: 

Danvers, MA, US, 01923

Abiomed, an innovative medical device company, is focused on recovering hearts and saving lives. We have a single guiding mission: “Patients First.” With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,300 employees form one of the fastest growing medical technology companies in the world. Abiomed attracts and retains exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.

 

 

The Medical Science Liaison reports directly to the Director of Clinical Research and Medical Affairs and is responsible for planning, implementing and executing job duties as assigned for clinical studies and the medical office.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Work closely with the Medical Director of specific clinical trials based in Danvers, MA, to develop site enrollment strategies and case support for experimental studies, first-in man investigations and larger multicenter clinical trials to optimize strategic goals
  • Responsible for Clinical Enrollment Site strategies in Clinical trials for Impella Platform in US
  • Attend unit implants in the labs and operation rooms of Clinical Trial sites and ensure protocol compliance by site staff
  • Team up with Clinical Operations team members to meet with Clinical Trial Sites (e.g., physicians, physician office groups at hospitals) to identify their clinical needs, goals, and constraints related to patient care and to discuss and demonstrate how company products can help them to achieve their goals
  • Develop business relationships with hospital personnel and research staff (e.g., through casual conversation, meetings, participation in conferences)
  • Providing initial and continuous training, education and support for clinical center personnel on clinical trial protocol, clinical process, products and features under investigation, and procedures involving those products and features.
  • Operational leadership: Interfaces with project management, functional team members, site coordinators and investigators to ensure a timely and precise subject enrollment for assigned clinical protocols.
    • Manage, train and advise Clinical Sites on all aspects of Clinical Protocol and ensure strict adherence to all inclusion and exclusion criteria
    • Develop site training programs and mentor team members to optimize application of knowledge and performance
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in Clinical operations like Project Management and Site Managers to provide clinical knowledge and medical guidance as needed
  • Cross-functional roles within the Medical Office, providing subject matter expertise and serving as liaison with consultants and KOLs

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree with strong cardiovascular knowledge required. MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, (MD preferred)
  • 3+ years Clinical Field support for Clinical Trials background in clinical research is preferred 
  • Strong clinical knowledge of etiology/pathology of cardiovascular diseases and patient management issues especially coronary artery disease, revascularization procedures, and cardiogenic shock
  • Proven prior experience in scientific data interpretation, presentation and publication is required
  • Strong knowledge of compliance and regulations such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, patience, professionalism and ability to effectively interact with staff and management alike
  • Self-motivated leader able to manage and motivate site research teams, establishing goals; monitoring results to achieve tactical goals
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; and understanding of database programs is extremely helpful.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural, global environment

 

Role will require travels in US (about 70%).

 

 

Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.


Nearest Major Market: Boston