Snr Medical Affairs Specialist at Medtronic in Santa Rosa, California

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

SENIOR MEDICAL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

Join a diverse team of innovators who bring their worldview, their unique backgrounds, and their individual life experiences to work every day. It's no accident -we work hard to cultivate a workforce that reflects our patients and partners. We believe it's the only way to drive healthcare forward and remain a global leader in medical technology and solutions.

Careers That Change Lives:

Reporting to the Director of Medical Science, the Senior Medical Affairs Specialist is responsible for leading clinical science initiatives within the Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) disease state globally for the Peripheral Vascular business, one half of the Peripheral Vascular - EndoVenous Operating Unit at Medtronic. Specifically, this role provides subject matter expertise internally and acts as the preferred industry resource to healthcare professionals (HCPs) for clinical science resources within the CLI domain. Success in the role relies heavily on several factors:


  • Synthesizing complex data and information into succinct messages;
  • Applying critical thinking to scientific and clinical research challenges;
  • Educating and coaching HCPs and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs);
  • Influencing cross-functional teams and communicating throughout all levels of the organization;
  • Establishing trust and credibility within the Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) treatment community.

The Senior Medical Affairs Specialist must be detail-oriented and self-motivated, with excellent analytic, facilitation, and communication skills (both oral and written). This role works collaboratively with nearly all functional groups within the Peripheral Vascular business, including Marketing, Clinical, Regulatory, Research and Development, Scientific Communication, and Physician Education. Internally, this role is the CLI subject matter expert, ensuring product clinical messaging, clinical data development, and physician education activities are aligned to business unit priorities. Specifically, some key activities include physician education content and training, scientific and clinical evidence dissemination cross-functionally, and retrospective data analysis and prioritization. Externally, the Senior Medical Affairs Specialist is the preferred industry clinical science resource for HCPs, establishing strong clinical science relationships with KOLs, and providing clinical science guidance and coaching to faculty and customers.

A Day in the Life:


  • Be part of a world-class team of individuals dedicated to transparent and timely clinical evidence generation and dissemination
  • Establish, develop, and foster solid relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and internal business partners, and identify future KOLs at strategic academic and community research centers to build relationships early in their career.
  • Serve as the key representative of Medtronic Peripheral Vascular for health care professionals, providing deep and advanced disease state and therapy information.
  • Facilitate the work of the KOLs in alignment with Medtronic medical communication strategies through publication and podium activities.
  • Gather feedback and insights from KOLs and physician advisors to better inform Medtronic's research and development teams to overall strategic direction.
  • Facilitate initial discussions, intake, and evaluation of physician-initiated research proposals, including ensuring timely communication between requestor and company.
  • Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge while maintaining technical expertise within a therapeutic area through attendance of major conferences, congresses, workshops, and training programs.
  • Monitor all major meetings for abstract deadlines and work with investigators of Medtronic sponsored research to drive podium presence in support of corporate communication strategies and plans.
  • Support field and internal training needs as therapy expert. Review and provide input on therapy related training materials to ensure scientific accuracy of content. Collaborate with marketing to ensure all key product messages and claims are scientifically valid and accurate.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of clinical or therapeutic experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years clinical or therapeutic experience

Nice to Have

  • Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, Ph.D., M.D.) preferred with a minimum of five years of relevant clinical or therapeutic experience.
  • Preferably, candidate will have experience in pharma, biotech and or/medical devices.
  • Statistical or clinical trial experience
  • Physician education experience
  • Advanced data visualization techniques
  • Significant direct experience communicating complex scientific information in a manner that meets the needs of a variety of internal stakeholders and external healthcare practitioners.
  • Demonstrated success in effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build and foster relationships with KOLs.
  • Intellectual curiosity and intelligence about the field of science/medicine for which they are responsible.
  • Highly motivated to comprehend and communicate large amounts of scientific content in a clear, concise fashion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with often demanding or difficult clients.
  • Significant experience and success in self-managing priorities and multitasking projects.
  • Strong teamwork/Interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification and evaluation.
  • Significant travel (~50% of time) both by automobile and air .

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage.

Learn more about our benefits: benefits.medtronic.com

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Annual Salary and Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) on Page 6 here .

Additional Information


  • Posting Date: Feb 19, 2021
  • Travel: No