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Medical Scientist/Medical Coordinator

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

bioMérieux Inc.

Medical Scientist/Medical Coordinator




Global Medical Affairs Scientist (Microbiology)

bioMérieux, Inc. (St. Louis or Durham)


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.  


Key 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
  • 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
  • Coordinate laboratory related activities with R&D and Clinical Affairs if needed. 


Required Education, Experience & Skills

  • Advanced Degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD or equivalent) with relevant experience in managing clinical trials/ studies in academic environment, clinical laboratory, healthcare, industry, or CRO
  • At least 2-5 years of relevant experience in the areas of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, and clinical research.
  • Proficient in writing research protocols and scientific papers
  • Familiar 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
  • Fluent in English


Travel: 15-20% (domestic and international)

Location: St. Louis (MO) or Durham (NC)


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