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Global Medical Affairs Scientist

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Medical Affairs

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Position Summary:

The Global Medical Affairs Scientist contributes to the design and execution of peri-/post-commercial launch studies (PPLS) and Health Economics and Outcome Research (HEOR) to generate evidence of the medical value of bioMérieux microbiology products (antimicrobial susceptibility testing, organism identification, blood culture systems). This position reports to the Director of Global Medical Affairs for Microbiology.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Keeps abreast of scientific literature and recent developments in fields of clinical microbiology, in-vitro diagnostics, and laboratory methods
  • Synthesizes information from publications to establish a searchable database of evidence and identify gaps for the clinical microbiology portfolio
  • Design complex studies for assessment of health economic outcome, performance, and workflow efficiency of a single or combination of clinical microbiology platforms
  • Writes and reviews protocols to ensure sound study design and appropriate budget
  • Communicates effectively with investigators at each study site
  • Coordinates legal contracts, logistics, and training needed to initiate and execute studies
  • Plans and implements effective strategies for data management and statistical analysis
  • Anticipates and proactively mitigates challenges and risks to timely execution of studies
  • Monitors study progress and provides regular updates to the PPLS review board
  • Contributes to abstract, poster, and peer-reviewed journal publication of study results
  • Committed to the continuous improvement of study management, compliance, due diligence, and reporting processes
  • Contributes to transversal projects specific to medical affairs

 

Studies and Experience:

  • Advanced Degree (e.g. Ph.D., PharmD) with relevant experience in clinical microbiology and managing clinical trials in an academic environment, healthcare, industry, or CRO
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in the areas of clinical microbiology (for example, antimicrobial resistance, and sepsis) and infectious diseases
  • Experience in health economic outcome research is highly desired

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proficient in writing research protocols and scientific papers
  • Deep familiarity with microbiology laboratory test methods, regulatory standards, and practice guidelines
  • Strong networking skills with key opinion leaders and principal investigators
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (oral and written), presentation, and project management skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed global environment
  • Strong prioritization and decision-making skills

 

Travel: 15-20% (domestic and international)

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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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