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Principle Clinical Scientist (1442)
Ref No.: 18-27750
Location: Milpitas, California
Position Description

Job Title: Principle Clinical Research Scientist

This individual will have strong scientific expertise to provide insights and strategic direction to
develop innovative evidence generation and dissemination strategies (EGS / EDS) for New
Product Development and Life-Cycle Management (NPD and LCM) projects;


¿ Reports to the Franchise Platform Leader or Sn Clin Res Mgr, MD CR&D;
¿ Responsible for Clinical R&D activities for assigned projects, including:
¿ Develop and deliver appropriate Global EGS / EDS to support NPD and LCM within the
assigned platforms, with collaborative relationships with all relevant CR&D partners and
cross-functional partners (e.g. Global Strategic Marketing, Medical Affairs, Regulatory
Affairs, HEMA, R&D, etc), ensuring cross- functional alignment;
¿ Responsible for delivery of assigned clinical projects, through effective partnership with the
Clinical Operations and BSDM teams, to enable optimized engagement leading to delivery of
clinical project commitments (delivery on time, within budget and in compliance with
regulations and SOP);
¿ Ensure input and strong alignment from key regional MD CR&D leads and other
strategically important countries/regions in the development of the EGS / EDS;
¿ Lead in study design to develop appropriate clinical trials to meet the NPD / LCM needs;
¿ Lead in appropriate interpretation and dissemination of all evidence generated, based on
EDS, including Clinical Study Reports, abstracts, manuscripts, CERs etc
¿ Contribute in clinical scientific discussions with regulatory agencies / notified bodies to drive
support of the clinical and regulatory strategy, including proposed clinical investigations;
review process of clinical evidence generated for marketing authorization, line extensions,
etc, including during sponsor regulatory inspections;
¿ Responsible for team's interface and collaboration with key opinion leaders, investigators,
IRB's/EC's, Regulatory Agencies, societies, associations, etc;
¿ Foster strong relationships with external stakeholders to shape and influence relevant
policies, etc
¿ Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate dissemination of clinical data/evidence
in value briefs and technical summaries for market access and reimbursement


Functional and Technical Competencies:
• Thorough understanding of clinical research science and processes along with a broad and
extensive understanding of product development processes, team dynamics, related
healthcare market environment, clinical trends, and global clinical trial regulations;
• Ability to provide strategic and scientific clinical research input across NPD and LCM
projects, including complex and / or transformational projects;
• Proven track record in delivering clinical programs within clinical / surgical research setting,
on time, within budget and in compliance to SOPs and regulations;
• Comprehensive understanding of clinical trial regulations across multiple regions;
• Ability to lead teams to deliver critical milestones, including complex projects;
• Ability to collaborate across different functional areas within CR&D to ensure alignment
with governance processes (assigning roles and responsibilities, setting priorities, managing
deliverables, etc). and to meet business objectives;
• Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with key internal and external
partners and stakeholders;
• Leadership requirement – ability to influence, shape and lead without direct reporting
• Change agent in team development and progression;
• Experience in effective management of project budget processes

Leadership Competencies:

Strong leadership required in alignment with Client Leadership Imperatives: Connect, Shape,
Lead, Deliver as noted below.
• Connect - foster strategic partnerships with key internal & external stakeholders
to ensure development and timely delivery of innovative EGS / EDS
• Shape – build strong relationships with external stakeholders to shape and
influence relevant policies
• Lead – continually develop expertise to provide strategic and scientific clinical
research capability
• Deliver – ensure clinical programs are delivered on time, within budget and in
compliance to regulations and SOPs
• Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels
of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.
• Diligently participate in our compliance program-related activities as denoted by your
supervisor or our Chief Compliance Officer.
• Performs other related duties as required.


• Advanced degree in Ophthalmology, Optometry and PhD in related field is required.
• A minimum of 2 years related scientific / technical experience, including leadership /
management role within Clinical Research. If more Jr level candidate must have excellent
writing skills and HM would like to see published thesis etc as example of writing skills.