Technology Leader - Medical Diagnostics and Contrast Media
Posted 12/10/2016 8:47:36 PM
Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): United States ; Massachusetts; Marlborough
Role Summary: The Technology Leader, with a background in medical physics, will work with a team to develop the newest generation of medical diagnostic and contrast media products in our Core Imaging business including X-Ray, CT and Nuclear Medicine Imaging.
Essential Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and communicate the imaging strategy for clinical development programs in the areas of X-Ray/CT and Nuclear Medicine imaging. Work with the Medical Director, Commercial Leader and Project Manager to ensure that the goals of the imaging strategy are reflected in the clinical studies planned and executed throughout development. Develop the overall product strategy with the rest of the project team.
Set the requirements for execution of imaging at clinical sites for each study and ensure that these are recorded in critical documents. Author and maintain these imaging-related documents for a clinical study. This includes (but is not limited to) the imaging sections of the clinical protocol, the imaging manual, the image analysis manual, the independent review charter and all training manuals and documents.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with the respective team members participating in the development project including the Commercial Leader, the Project Manager, Medical Director, Strategic Alliance Director, CRO personnel and all relevant staff at participating clinical study centers in order to fulfill the needs of the clinical studies. Operate cross functionally across teams and GEHC when required.
Ensure competent imaging resources are allocated to the project in time for the required level of activity at each stage. Create a project plan with budget and manage the activities of these resources by providing direction in the activities to be done.
Maintain competence in Medical Physics and analytical methodology (e.g., through a Continuous Professional Development program, literature reviews, symposium attendance, etc…).
Quality Specific Goals:
Aware of and 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.
Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.
Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required
Master’s degree in Physics or related discipline with specialization in medical imaging. Minimum 5 years clinical or research experience in CT and/or Nuclear Medicine imaging (e.g., as a medical physicist, an application specialist, a technologist, or in research and development of contrast media or imaging agents); relevant professional qualifications. Prior experience in clinical imaging trials would be a plus.
Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and within a team, diplomatic and cooperative team worker. Able to effectively and judiciously direct the activities of other staff working on the same project.
Well organized with attention to detail: prioritizes and handles multiple tasks efficiently without forfeiting quality. Able to forecast needs in advance, make timely requests for adequate resources and assess risk levels and associated impacts to the project.
Flexibility to travel (up to 10%) in order to meet project needs. Must be able and willing to travel intercontinentally when requested (i.e. possesses a valid passport and is not on any travel restriction lists).
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Doctorate (PhD) in Physics or a related discipline
Board certification, Member or Fellow in an appropriate professional body
Experience in either performance of dosimetric or kinetic modelling assessments or designing analytical phantoms, phantom experiments or novel imaging equipment performance assessments.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: communicates ideas and thoughts clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Actively probes for information and listens. Aware of body language. Uses varied styles of interpersonal communication in different situations.
Expertise: demonstrated team leadership through all clinical trial cycles from planning through reporting results; has learned and developed depth of experience through a variety of experiences; creates opportunities for on-going education in scientific/medical disciplines and project leadership.
Empowerment/Inspirational: inspires and empowers others in implementation of the project strategy and other key business initiatives; shares credit, recognition and visibility.
People Selector/Developer/Coach: Selects and builds strong teams; provides regular team member feedback; energizes others to stretch; facilitates learning experiences; willing to take appropriate and calculated risks; recognizes and rewards personal growth
Formal presentation skills: Develops and articulately delivers compelling, professional formal presentations to group audiences; strong Power Point or equivalent skills
Customer Focus: creates/communicates clear, customer-focused (internal and external customers), delivery-oriented strategy and well-defined action plan; involves all stakeholders; holds self accountable for execution
Adapts to Change and Uncertainty: capable of anticipating changes, guides the team to effectively pivot direction with minimal impact to delivery of results, maintains focus in periods of uncertainty.
Locations: United States ; Massachusetts; Marlborough
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