Clinical Scientist - Job Description
Philips is one of the world's leading healthcare technology companies. We are committed to understanding the technological and human needs of patients and caregivers and to delivering solutions that enable more confident diagnoses, more efficient delivery of care, and more positive user experiences. People focused. Healthcare simplified.
The Clinical Scientist role will be responsible for performing and overseeing Clinical Evaluations and writing/updating Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs), associated documents, templates, and processes in compliance with MEDDEV 2.7.1 Rev. 4 and the European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Your ability to interpret the current, new and changing requirements for clinical research, including the use of product equivalency will ensure the proper clinical information about our products is available for use within Philips, contributing to successful transfers of research results to the business and proper compliance with MDR in the EU market.
Please note that the successful candidate can be home based.
Oversee and participate in Clinical Evaluations and writing/updating Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs) for EU MDR compliance
Ensure CERs are updated to MEDDEV 2.7.1, Rev. 4 and compliant to EU MDR
Drive adoption of compliant clinical data management practices throughout Philips HealthTech, and other Philips (research) groups active in clinical evaluations and/or testing of products involving human beings
Establish a global network of contacts in the scientific Diagnostic Imaging community
Develop and maintain clinical roadmaps
Be actively involved in research projects, both in-house and in hospitals
Advise colleagues in Product Marketing and Applications on new technical and clinical developments, assist in writing commercial and technical documents
Advise colleagues in R&D department on new technical and clinical developments
Assist during in-house testing of prototype hardware and software
Interacts with Clinical Scientists on sites, provide first-line helpdesk support for research related questions
Work closely with R&D Engineers, Product Managers and Regulatory Affairs to provide in-depth human physiological knowledge in support of product development and international/domestic product registration
Perform research as needed to provide applicable information about new technology in Diagnostic Imaging
Participate in Human Factors / Usability Testing by 3rd party providers, develop protocols, train engineers, and observe testing
Identify issues that need resolution to ensure safety and effectiveness of the products
Knowledge of how to, or a willingness to learn to, write protocols, reports, and other forms of research projects for various studies that Clinical Affairs is engaged in
We are looking for
Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering or other relevant technical background (candidates with M.Sc. degree in above mentioned areas, complemented with at least 5 years of relevant experience in qualify based on individual skills and personality)
5+ years of critical care experience as medical professional, preferably with cardiology experience in critical care settings
Minimum of 5 years direct experience performing clinical evaluations and writing CERs compliant with MEDDEV 2.7.1.
Knowledge and experience with Medical Devices Directive 93 / 42 /EEC and other regulation related to Clinical Evaluation, PMCF, Clinical Investigations and Risk Management.
Strong organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects, and work effectively in a demanding, time-sensitive environment
Interest in and passion for research, bringing medical innovations to market and working in multidisciplinary teams
Good communication skills, written and verbal
Must be available to travel domestically approximately 25%, with occasional international travel
Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.
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