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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Manager, Scientific Communications, Medical Affairs in Kansas

Senior Manager, Scientific Communications, Medical Affairs

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring, with a rapidly growing portfolio of innovative and less invasive solutions.

The mission of the Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) Medical Affairs organization is to foster internal and external collaborations to generate and disseminate evidence-based best clinical practices to help save patients’ lives and advance quality of care.

The Senior Manager, Scientific Communications, THV will lead the design and implementation of scientific communication activities.

This position is an onsite / hybrid role based at Edwards Lifesciences’ corporate headquarters in Irvine, California, or can be a remote based role in the U.S.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively prioritize, identify, assess, and critically summarize relevant scientific and medical literature across therapeutic area:

  • Synthesize, assess, and communicate potential impact of key findings to internal stakeholders

  • Partner with physician education program in working with KOL/physician on content development for educational slide decks.

  • Interpret study results and collaborate with HCPs (e.g., study Investigators, physician) in the development of scientific communications content, such as conference proceedings (e.g., abstracts and presentations) and/or journal manuscripts

  • Initiate ad hoc data analysis (e.g., survival analysis) of clinical data sets and provide strategic recommendations to key stakeholders

  • Participate in conference coverage of select major relevant medical/scientific conferences and synthesize the summaries.

  • Conduct literature review to address internal and external medical information queries

  • Provide input to set the Global strategy of medical/scientific podium and publication programs

  • Develop and cultivate strong relationships with key physicians, KOLs, scientific societies and associations to facilitate scientific communication efforts

  • Lead the continued development of the scientific content repository

  • Other incidental duties: Represent Medical Affairs in various internal and external programs

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related experience working in clinical, research, or healthcare industry OR

  • Master's degree or equivalent and 8 years of related experience working in clinical, research, or healthcare industry

  • Ability to travel about 15-20% for conferences and/or site visits as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree with health science background (PhD, PharmD, DNP, or other doctoral prepared professional in the pharma, device, etc. industry)

  • Preferred minimum 3-years total specific industry experience (pharma, device, etc.) and minimum 4 years post-professional degree practice (clinical practice, academic research, regulatory/scientific)

  • Experienced in supporting the development of scientific/medical conference proceedings and manuscript publications in major scientific journals

  • Cardiology therapeutic area or cardiovascular medical device experience

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with statistical methods

  • Proven successful project management skills

  • Clinical and scientific acumen, for use in various circumstances, including in working with internal stakeholders and with physicians in identifying evidence gaps and opportunities

Additional Skills and General Expectations

  • Proven successful project management skills

  • Proven expertise in both Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced Excel and related systems

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives

  • Recognized as an expert in own area with specialized depth and breadth of expertise within area of work in the organization

  • Extensive scientific acumen, for use in various circumstances, including in working with internal stakeholders and with physicians in identifying evidence gaps and opportunities

  • Extensive knowledge of ACCME, AdvaMed, EUcomed, FDA and ISO regulations

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to influence and guide stakeholders

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Adhere to all company rules and requirements (e.g., pandemic protocols, Environmental Health & Safety rules, expense reporting) and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

Aligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.

The base pay range for this position is $128,000 to $181,000 (highly experienced).

The pay for the successful candidate will depend on various factors (e.g., qualifications, education, prior experience).

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all Healthcare Interacting positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who interact with healthcare providers as part of their role. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless you request and are granted a medical or religious accommodation for exemption from the vaccination requirement. This vaccination requirement does not apply in countries where it is prohibited by law to impose vaccination. In countries where vaccines are less available, or other requirements exist, we may institute alternate measures that optimize patient safety and healthcare provider safety, which may include regular COVID testing or specific masking requirements.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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