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Clinical Scientist

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/14/2018 3:52:54 PM
  • 3044630
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Technology & Medical Innovation
Location(s): United States; North Carolina; Durham

About Us:
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies that are shaping a new age of patient care. GE Healthcare's expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring and life support systems, disease research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping physicians detect disease earlier and to tailor personalized treatments for patients.
GE Healthcare offers a broad range of products and services that are improving productivity in healthcare and enhancing patient care by enabling healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases, and other conditions.

GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 43,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.

This is an individual contributor position that offers the opportunity of high visibility reporting into the Global Research Organization for GE Healthcare for the Molecular Imaging & Computed Tomography business. The individual will be an integral part of a high performing team with emphasis on integrity, quality, impact and speed to results. The team is focused on driving peer-reviewed clinical proof, external focus / supporting clinical collaborator needs, and re-imagining the future of diagnostic imaging.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
This position serves as the primary interface between GE Healthcare modality research, engineering, and clinical teams and our strategic collaborative partners to mature product adoption, advance engineering developments, and conduct research activity.

The Clinical Scientist has responsibility for overall engagements related to clinical research and engineering in CT, PET/CT, and SPECT with a primary focus in the Computed Tomography imaging space.

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include being the driving voice in advancing clinical research and collaborations with Duke University Hospital and other clinical partners. This role will entail working with the collaborator clinicians, physicists, and technologists to optimize scanner utility; identifying and prioritizing what research and resources best align to product development and clinical evidence objectives; planning and justifying the feasibility, research, and development studies; identifying academic research partners well suited to meet GEs partnership needs; ensuring any collaboration is conducted in a timely and satisfactory manner to provide feedback and deliverables to the business and institution; and driving communication and use of results into the business and industry. Research and development activities may also include cross modality projects and initiatives to help grow and drive our approach to clinical collaboration, especially in the space of medical imaging.

Duties include (but are not limited to):
-Collaborate with GE development teams and clinical institutions to evaluate, test, analyze, and deliver on development questions, product evaluation, product adoption, and expansion including conducting simulations, phantom evaluations, and clinical engagements on-site at partner institutions;
-Lead project management and communications with assigned institutions following applicable intellectual property, privacy, and non-disclosure details;
-Advise and support engineering and program teams on the necessary data and evidence to support marketing claims and regulatory strategy; partner to ensure execution on the strategy;
-Use and further develop tools to aid in research execution (e.g. Matlab toolkits, WIP software);
-Maintain oversight of collaboration portfolio by influencing team and driving examples from individually owned research studies, keeping internal stakeholders appraised of progress and risks;
-Review research deliverables to ensure they are consistent with terms of research agreements and are of appropriate quality to meet objectives of the study for program stakeholders;
-Understand and advocate for clinical advancements via growing knowledge, effective communication, and demonstration of impact aligning GE and institution needs and driving activity;
-Build and sustain collaborator network and impact as aligned to business needs across care pathways incl. body, neuro, cardiovascular, trauma, and beyond driving clinical progress in the business;
- Present feedback, feasibility, and research results in internal and external forums, maintaining up-to-date library of activity and driving clinical knowledge into our business;
-Engage with business including GE Healthcare, Global Research Center, and Life Sciences to define and realize research portfolio; Influence cross functional and cross modality team members to drive progress;
-Seek out and share opportunities to expand resources and partnerships based on country specific initiatives (e.g. funding calls for projects aligned to business and partner needs and interests);
-Be a driving voice in developing our research center of excellence in the Technology and Medical Innovation organization with primary support serving the Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography business;
-Be aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, Research Procedure, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position;

1. Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering/Science/Imaging Physics or related area and 4+ years in clinical research or applicable field, esp. in computed tomography imaging/physics;
2. Ability to collaborate in a cross-functional and global environment;
3. Solid understanding of medical imaging;
4. Solid understanding of computed tomography technology (esp.GE CT) and clinical utility, or similar area including technology design, evolution, clinical use, industry direction, and competitive environment;
5. Project management experience within an engineering or research environment;;
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated clear thinking & problem-solving abilities;
7. Publications experience and familiarity with the peer review process;
8. Demonstrated clinical knowledge with expertise in at least one patient care pathway;
9. Self-starter, energizing, results oriented and able to multi-task;
10. Ability to work dynamically including from a home office, from a hospital or clinical site, and with ability to travel (<25%).

Desired Characteristics:
1. Ph.D. Degree (or equivalent) completed or in progress in Engineering/Physics discipline or related area;
2. Postdoc experience working with a radiology department at a US academic medical center;
3. Experience working in a medical device company incl. with systems, diagnostics, applications, and software;
4. 3+ years of experience in an R&D or clinical research role within GEHC including investigator sponsored, industry sponsored, and bench collaborations; 5. Familiarity with regulatory standards for research, particularly in US, Europe, and/or China incl. HIPAA and GCP; 6. Comfort working in a clinical and business environment; 7. Training and experience with Change Management and Change Acceleration Process.

Locations: United States; North Carolina; Durham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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