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Scientific Communications Consultant Structural Heart

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Medtronic, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

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Scientific Communications Consultant, Structural Heart




Job #663235839

Scientific Communications Consultant, Structural Heart


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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2 days ago

Careers That Change Lives

We are hiring a Scientific Communications Consultant to join the Structural Heart Team to assist in the acquisition, assimilation, and dissemination of clinical evidence in the rapidly evolving area of transcatheter heart valve therapies. The goal of the Scientific Communications Team is to evaluate the evidence landscape to tell a clinical story grounded in evidence, with the intent of building physician confidence in our therapy knowledge and in our products in order to improve physician practice and patient care. The team supports both surgical and the transcatheter valve therapies – aortic, mitral, tricuspid, congenital - to have a comprehensive understanding of the latest scientific evidence on product safety and efficacy and clinical best practices.

This role will be critical in monitoring, analyzing and communicating scientific literature and Congress presentations, developing communications for both internal teams and external physician customers. This individual will partner closely with Health Care Professionals (HCPs), Medical Education, Marketing, Physician Relations, Public Relations and Clinical Research teams to best leverage all heart valve clinical evidence.

A Day in the Life

Clinical Evidence Acquisition:

•Work with team to continuously monitor, download, and archive published scientific literature and congress presentations in the area of heart valves

•Identify important heart valve-related sessions at all interventional and surgical cardiology conferences and meetings (12 meetings per year)

•Attend and participate at scientific conferences to be up to date on the latest data releases

•Support the global Medtronic team in performing literature searches as requested

Clinical Evidence Assimilation:

•Critically review manuscripts and presentations when published/presented and integrate new findings into existing knowledge base and communicate key findings to marketing and public relations

•Develop/update/create presentations for use in physician podium presentations at major cardiology and cardiac surgery congresses

Clinical Evidence Dissemination:

•Lead cross-functional literature review meetings to critically evaluate clinical publications and select key articles for dissemination to the broader HVT team

•Draft and distribute literature updates to a global team of internal HVT team stakeholders, with the goal of keeping the team current on these rapidly evolving therapies

•Immediately upon publication, send key clinical articles to HVT team

•Develop and maintain clinical evidence communication tool/s that can be fully accessed by the global HVT team, allowing team members to search for key clinical evidence related to their day-to-day activities

•Support physician requests for podium slides, published manuscripts, and presentations

Project Management:

•Participate with the Scientific Communications Team on congress session coverage and assimilation of new data (team meetings, development of session summaries)

•Partner with marketing, medical education, and clinical teams to educate on the latest clinical evidence so that all functions are aligned on the key clinical data

•Keep abreast of trends, leading developments and technology (implement as appropriate)

•Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders in marketing, clinical evidence, field trails

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor Degree

•10 years experience in a role involving creating professional podiumpresentations for scientific meetings (8 years with Masters)

•Experience in scientific communication and literature review searches

•Microsoft Office Suite

Nice to Have

•Masters Degree

•Experience with cardiac anatomy, physiology, and/or disease states, specificallycoronary and peripheral vascular treatments, valve dysfunction, and cardiacsurgery

•Publication experience in the cardiovascular disease space

•Experience in communication of clinical trial data to technical and non-technical audiences

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. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

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.

Updated 05/14/2018

Company info

Medtronic, Inc.
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Company Profile
Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group’s products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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