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Associate Director, Scientific & Medical Services - MSK Imaging

Job ID 51272BR Billerica, Massachusetts
As an Associate Director, Scientific and Medical Services, you will use your Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging expertise to provide medical and scientific leadership for clinical trials where imaging and/or clinical data is used. You will serve as medical and scientific liaison to clients, subcontractors and internal stakeholders across the business. This will include leading project related aspects of charter and application development, medical documentation and quality monitoring from a medical/scientific perspective in collaboration with the project team. This is a client-facing role where you will use your therapeutic expertise to develop strategies with clients for the use of imaging in their clinical trials. In addition to your project team, you will also have the opportunity to work cross-functionally, as a subject matter expert, with Business Development where your expertise will provide valuable insight into the marketing and sales of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging products and services.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring your expertise and knowledge to a global CRO where you can truly grow and develop your therapeutic capabilities and leadership skills.

Charter Development
•Be responsible for or accountable for providing scientific guidance for project specific Independent Review charter development
•Analysis Application Development
•Be responsible for or accountable for scientific guidance for development of project specific electronic case report forms (eCRFs) the customization of image analysis software tools
•Reviewer Training and Monitoring
•Be accountable for the initiation and facilitation of the project specific Reviewer Training including: scheduling the training, slide preparation, selection of training/testing cases, preparation of training/testing cases, preparation of clinical dossiers (as needed)
•Lead or consult on training of independent readers (i.e. radiologists, oncologists) on the use of imaging software, eCRFs, and implementation of the review criteria
•Perform or support quality control and evaluation of the results of independent review and provide necessary guidance and feedback to independent readers

Imaging Parameters
•Own or be accountable for the development of project specific imaging parameters to ensure standardization of imaging techniques

Investigator Meetings
•Attend investigator meetings or support investigator meeting preparation, as necessary, to present and train sites and clients on assessment criteria and imaging parameters

Marketing and Business Development
•Provide scientific and technical leadership to strategic business group for specific therapeutic areas
•Work with key opinion leaders and criteria authors to refine assessment criteria
•Work with Marketing in the preparation and participation of webinars, symposiums, industry conferences, journal articles, white papers, etc.
•Assist in the preparation of client proposals
•Develop sales and marketing presentations to potential clients
•Participate in industry meetings and/or presentations

Engineering Support
•Work with Engineering to develop core analysis applications to meet business needs
•Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Support
•Develop, as necessary, and ensure compliance with relevant standard operating procedures
•Additional SciMed Support
•Lead therapeutic and strategic meetings within SciMed

Personnel Management
•Manage Scientific and Medical Services staff as required
•Participate in formal staff review processes such as performance and salary reviews and career development
•Help monitor and manage Scientific and Medical Services Group resourcing
•Participate in the interviewing and hiring of new employees within Scientific and Medical Services


•Good analytical skills
•Effective time management to meet daily metrics or team objectives, completion of assigned tasks in a timely manner
•Proficiency with desktop applications such as MS Office
•Capability of handling confidential matters
•Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
•Client focused approach to work
•A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
•Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
•Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork
•Shows commitment to and performs consistently high quality work

Knowledge and Experience:
•+12 years of experience in Healthcare, Pharma, or Academia required
•+11 years of experience in Medical Imaging preferred

•MD/PhD or MA/MS / BSN/RPh +3 years of experience required
•BA/BS/Technologist Certification +6 years of experience required

EEO Disclaimer

PAREXEL is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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