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Regional Research Manager, West US

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:21:41 PM
  • 2876429
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Technology & Medical Innovation
Location(s): United States; Oregon, Washington, California; Preferably candidate to be located in Western region – CA/OR/WA


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GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
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:
The Region Research Manager is responsible for defining strategy and overseeing the execution of academic research partnerships in the West region of the United States. This individual is responsible for providing the interface between business segment and region leaders and strategic collaborative academic partners to define and drive comprehensive research programs with key opinion leaders.
This role shall not have any sales or marketing responsibilities.

Essential Responsibilities:
Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and maintain research relationships with key academic research partners: create a positive and thriving research experience. Nurture existing relationships. Identify and develop new relationships and opportunities/resources that align to GE research needs.

  • Champion research activities and engagements through serving as single point of contact for GEHC collaborative activity with key academic partners across modalities. Activity may be more heavily weighted in imaging and clinical care solutions, though at some institutions may include more broadly GRC, life sciences, services, digital and other related business areas.

  • Primary Research Manager for GEHC cross-modality projects including digital and service, and/or to ensure modality ownership and follow-through of modality-specific projects.

  • Be a source of external intelligence into GE Healthcare modalities, articulating academic institution’s research vision and initiatives. Assist GE in understanding the changing focus, needs, and expectations of key research partners.

  • Profiling and introduce new strategic research partnerships, defining and governing collaborations to ensure that site and investigator-specific research needs are met, conducted in a timely and satisfactory manner to provide high-impact research deliverables to the business, and that the impact of the research collaborations are seen and felt by the business.

  • Where applicable, seek out academic partners well-suited for GE partnership. Understand their strengths and collaboration interests as well as institution infrastructure. Work with collaborators and product teams to solicit investigator-initiated research proposals that are well-aligned with GE research needs or to deliver on GE sponsored research activities.

  • Establish governance and operating mechanisms with modalities and researchers to resolve issues, track achievements and deliverable impact, and oversee payments or study logistics where necessary.

  • Coordinate any research responses required as part of commercial inquiries, at arms’ length from the commercial sales or marketing engagement. In accordance with the Research Operational Directive, ensure commercial team is kept informed of site research activity, through communications, op mechs, or appropriate methods.

  • Be an integral part of the Global Research Organization including leveraging Western partnership examples to help improve overall GE process through driving/participating in organizational initiatives.

  • Inform the business of external funding opportunities that may align to both GE research needs and site research capability to help expand the collaborations footprint.

  • Coordinate, collaborate, communicate and network with global peers, local GE field personnel, and institutions to improve knowledge flow, provide strategic insights, help drive clinical awareness as it relates to research definitions, to improve overall academic mindshare.

  • Comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Technical, Business or clinical degree with 7 years industry experience in Product Development, Field Services, Operations or related area. Equivalent customer-facing leadership experience may be appropriate.
  • Clinical domain expertise in Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology, or other care pathway with specific product and technical knowledge of imaging systems/methods and diagnostic medical devices.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and across professional and executive levels of an organization; ability to influence and coordinate resources in support of program objectives
  • Solid understanding of the GE Healthcare organization, including experience in imaging, diagnostics and software-related areas, or other similar diagnostic medical device business.
  • Project management experience within an engineering or research environment; demonstrated execution at meeting project goals while satisfying quality, performance, schedule, and budget CTQ’s
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills especially in virtual working environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer support, responsiveness and engagement
  • Collaborative mindset and demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally in a matrix environment and in a remote office.
  • Demonstrated clear thinking & problem solving abilities: successfully led cross-functional projects/process improvement within operations function involving process improvement; able to quickly grasp new ideas
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to work independently and within a group of peers
  • Successful history communicating with various levels of leadership from individual contributor to executive, and from hourly laborer to hospital administration

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Deep clinical and product development expertise
  • Advanced technical degree (Ph.D., M.D.) or equivalent
  • Preferred Experience working in multiple disciplines or businesses in GEHC.
  • History of publications in peer reviewed journals and/or presentations in scientific forums
  • Experience in product development, R&D role or a clinical research role in GEHC.
  • Familiarity with regulatory standards and prevailing laws governing research activities with healthcare providers, specifically as relates to US FDA

    Locations: United States; Oregon, Washington, California; Preferably candidate to be located in Western region – CA/OR/WA

    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.
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