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Edwards Lifesciences Director, Scientific Communications (Podium and Publications), (Irvine, CA / Remote, USA), THV in Montana

Director, Scientific Communications (Podium and Publications), (Irvine, CA / Remote, USA) THV

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 Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) clinical affairs organization is a multi-functional team supporting the product development lifecycle through groundbreaking clinical trial design and execution from first in man through post market surveillance, leading clinical evidence in THV worldwide.

We have an outstanding, rewarding opportunity for an exceptional Scientific Communications professional with significant experience in podium and publication activities to join the THV Clinical Affairs team as a Director, Scientific Communications. This leadership role will manage a team in the design and implementation of scientific communication activities.

This role can be based at Edwards’ corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA or can be a remote-based role in the U.S.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the execution of podium and publication strategies in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., physician investigators, KOLs) to ensure maximum effectiveness in the execution of the scientific communication plan and maintenance of Edwards presence at national and international conferences while ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.

  • Develop a robust talent development plan in alignment with functional growth strategies of the department. May have financial budget responsibilities.

  • Develop and maintain strong scientific knowledge of the current competitive landscape including the identification, summarization, and dissemination of key conference scientific sessions.

  • Develop processes and use metrics to assess the impact of scientific communication programs.

  • Collaborate with the internal stakeholders to ensure integration of current clinical data and insights into training and education curricula and that HCP scientific information needs are met.

  • Other incidental duties, as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 12 years of related experience working in clinical, research, or healthcare industry OR

  • Master's degree or equivalent in related field and a minimum of 10 years of related experience working in clinical, research, or healthcare industry

  • Demonstrated track record in people management

  • Ability to travel 10-15% for conferences and/or other meetings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cardiovascular medical device or cardiology therapeutic area experience

  • Experience working in a regulated industry

  • Certification in related discipline, e.g., CMPP, AMWA, ELS, etc.

  • Knowledge of relevant guidelines and recommendations, e.g., ICMJE, etc.

  • Strong experience in the development of scientific/medical conference proceedings and manuscript publication in major scientific journals

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

  • Demonstrated successful project management leadership skills

Additional Skills and General Expectations:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related tools and systems

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills including high discretion/judgment in decision making

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

  • Expert understanding of scientific communication procedures while identifying applications of functional knowledge and existing methodologies to complex problems

  • Demonstrated ability to manage one or more teams and provide coaching and feedback, including responsibility for all employee actions including hire/fire authority and partnering with HR on all aspects of employee relations

  • Ability to develop and integrate metrics into the projects and operations that clearly demonstrate the value of scientific communications to the business

  • Strict attention to detail

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

  • Ability to work and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment

  • Frequently interacts with internal and external management and senior-level stakeholders concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and/or contractual clarifications

  • Lead briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives

  • Adhere to all company rules and requirements (e.g., pandemic protocols, Environmental Health & Safety rules) 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

For Colorado Residents Only:

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 $182,000 to $212,000.

Additional information can be found through the link below:

https://www.edwards.com/careers/benefits

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

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 or have a valid religious or medical exemption from being vaccinated.

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