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Sr. Clinical Scientist

Date:  Nov 18, 2022


Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Woburn, MA, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 2,000 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

The Abiomed Clinical Development group leads the design and development of Abiomed Clinical Studies.  Our team is currently hiring a Clinical Scientist to lead the scientific and experimental development of clinical trials.  We are looking for a creative self-starter who thrives in a continuously growing environment and enjoys a fast-paced, dynamic research group.  This role will be instrumental in designing a range of studies from First-In-Human through large pivotal trials that tackle some of the biggest and most complicated questions in heart failure.  This role has the opportunity to further develop into a scientific leader in the clinical trial domain.


  • Experimental design and protocol development
  • Be a domain expert in the study field (literature reviews, conferences, work with KOLs) as well as the subject matter expert in all scientific aspects of her/his trials
  • Drive collaboration with external Design and Steering Committees, including presenting in and leading scientific meetings with internal and external stakeholders.  This role acts as the point-person in discussing scientific elements of the trials with the external Steering Committee throughout the design and execution of the studies.
  • Work closely with statisticians and analysts to evaluate study options and analyze prior data to support study design decisions
  • Make decisions independently within her/his domain, including directing analysis and study designs
  • Perform statistical analysis to support study design decisions
  • Assist with development of electronic data capture (EDC) requirements of Abiomed-driven studies and fully support EDC design of her/his trials
  • Support communications with the FDA
  • Support on-going studies, assessing impact of proposed changes and ensuring scientific soundness

Required Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree in scientific field; PhD or MD
  • Expertise in medicine, cardiology, hematology, or an equivalent  
  • Strong experimental or clinical trial background
  • Strong knowledge of basic statistics
  • Demonstrated excellence in analytical thinking in one or more scientific fields
  • Experience with medical devices a plus

General Requirements

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills – comfortable presenting to company leadership and external key opinion leaders in the medical fields
  • Eager to learn and explore new areas
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at a given time
  • Self-motivated and excellent team player
  • Willing to travel 10% of the time to assist with project progression and attend scientific conferences



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. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.