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GE Healthcare Director, Research & Scientific Affairs - Boston in Remote, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

As a member of the Research & Scientific Affairs team within the Office of Science and Technology, this role is

responsible for growing and maintaining healthy scientific partnerships with external researchers, key opinion leaders,

and healthcare leadership through collaborative research and applied science.

This role oversees cross-modality research and scientific (non-commercial) partnerships in the assigned region or

sector in support of compliant and effective scientific engagement with external stakeholders to advance a common

vision of helping clinicians provide the best patient care possible.

This role includes key academic and large healthcare systems throughout Boston and the surrounding region. The sector

includes scientific engagements across all of GE HealthCare (GEHC)’s product lines with primary areas of scientific focus

in radiology, advanced digital & AI solutions, and patient monitoring/solutions.

GE HealthCare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our purpose is to create a world where healthcare has no limits. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The Research & Scientific Affairs Director serves as liaison between product engineering and research & development

teams, marketing & commercial teams, and external healthcare researchers in support of GE HealthCare’s scientific objectives. The primary responsibility is to own scientific engagement strategy, implementation, and long-term success at the regional level.

  • Serve as an independent (without commercial objectives) enabler of scientific exchange with healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions, and healthcare research entities in support of GEHC’s scientific and innovation/product objectives.

  • Conduct customer or collaborator facing presentations to articulate GEHC’s scientific objectives and collaboration opportunities.

  • Identify partners and projects based on robust product, technology, and research strategies aligned with GEHC’s scientific objectives and engage the appropriate GEHC product stakeholders for consideration/discussion.

  • Maintain operating mechanisms for research payment milestone tracking to compliantly meet research payment and reporting responsibilities.

  • Work with institution’s research and innovation leadership to establish mutually agreeable partnership-level structure, cross-modality scientific partnership agreements (e.g., master research agreements), success metrics, and operating mechanisms to ensure sustainable productive scientific engagement.

  • Maintain consistency of scientific engagements with key opinion leaders in the assigned sector or region.

  • Coordinate executive-level research interactions with key research partners including technology roadmap discussions, research steering meetings, and advisory councils.

  • Coordinate regularly with regional customer-facing teams to ensure compliant exchange of information and coordination where appropriate.

  • Connect researchers and key opinion leaders with GEHC’s marketing and product businesses in support of speaker/advisory activities, co-authorship, education programs, and other non-commercial collaboration opportunities.

  • Drive clinical acceptance of new technologies by establishing consortiums of key opinion leaders and GEHC stakeholders to generate clinical evidence and discuss clinical adoption activities.

  • Identify external clinical opinions, perceptions and technology trends, and licensing opportunities to influence GE HealthCare’s product and innovation strategies, and performance in the market. Clearly communicate marketintel with appropriate GEHC functions.

  • Coordinate and manage advisory boards and other mechanisms of engagement with external stakeholders

  • Participate in industry activities (speak at events, join task groups, R&E, GERRAF, LEAD, etc.) on behalf of GEHC.

Ideal candidates will have both strong research and operational understanding of the market’s healthcare trends as it relates to GEHC’s product portfolio and applications. They will have a proven track record of developing and implementing programs that delivered strong and identifiable business impact. Finally, the ideal candidate should have a background in medical/scientific affairs or research collaborations management from within the medical device

industry (e.g., radiology, patient monitoring, radiation therapy, etc.).

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Master’s degree in technical discipline (e.g., medical physics, science, engineering) or a healthcareadministration/management discipline (e.g., healthcare administration)

  • Substantial experience in the medical technology or device industry (FDA experience qualifies). This isconsidered a mid-career plus role (7+ years is a good reference for level of experience).

  • Knowledge of applicable standards, laws and regulations governing research practices, compliance, and the separation of commercial and non-commercial activities

  • Knowledge of US healthcare systems and clinical practices related to patient care

  • This role will be located onsite at Mass General in Boston

Desired Characteristics

  • Advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MD) in a technical discipline (e.g., medicine, engineering, data science, science,

  • nursing – radiology or radiation oncology preferred)

  • Previous experience in a senior role responsible for research or other external partnership and project

  • management

  • Knowledge and experience with GE HealthCare products, research partners, and customers

  • Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize work

  • groups including C-level leaders and researchers in healthcare institutions, GEHC business CEOs and general managers, GEHC sales and marketing, and GEHC research personnel

  • Ability to indirectly manage and influence across functional areas to align and determine priorities

  • Knowledge of institutional research practices, including research involving human subjects

  • Ability to effectively critique research designs and redirect

We expect all employees to live and breathe our behaviors: to act with humility and build trust; lead with transparency; deliver with focus, and drive ownership –always with unyielding integrity.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.

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GE HealthCare offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) . 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 HealthCare will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

While GE HealthCare does not currently require U.S. employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, some GE HealthCare customers have vaccination mandates that may apply to certain GE HealthCare employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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