GE Research Manager (m/f) in Zürich, Switzerland

Job Number

2776957

Business

GE Healthcare

Business Segment

Healthcare Technology & Medical Innovation

About Us

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies that are shaping a new age of patient care. GE Healthcare's expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring and life support systems, disease research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping physicians detect disease earlier and to tailor personalized treatments for patients.

GE Healthcare offers a broad range of products and services that are improving productivity in healthcare and enhancing patient care by enabling healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases, and other conditions.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 43,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.

This is an individual contributor position that offers the opportunity of high visibility reporting directly to the General Manager of Research for the Global Molecular Imaging Computed Tomography & Advantage Workstation Business. The individual will be an integral part of a high performing team with emphasis on integrity, quality and speed to results. The team is focused on driving peer-reviewed clinical proof, external focus / supporting clinical collaborator needs, and re-imagining the future of diagnostic imaging.

Posted Position Title

Research Manager (m/f)

Career Level

Experienced

Function

Engineering/Technology

Function Segment

Research & Clinical Affairs

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available Switzerland

City

Zürich

Relocation Assistance

No

Role Summary/Purpose

This position serves as the primary interface between GE Healthcare modality research teams and strategic collaborative partners to establish and conduct comprehensive research programs. The position has responsibility for overall clinical research engagement in the area of CT, PET/CT, and SPECT with a primary focus in the molecular imaging space. Responsibilities include being the driving voice in advancing clinical research and collaborations with universities and other clinical partners.

Essential Responsibilities

Duties include (but are not limited to):

Research Conduct

-Lead the definition and execution of research studies with collaborating institutions. Learn and evaluate the research landscape to prioritize needs and deliver on assigned space from project/program definition through completion according to agreed budget and timeline;

-Collaborate cross-functionally and globally with Medical, Clinical, Regulatory, Legal, Engineering, Marketing, Research and Field team members to obtain inputs/approval for proposed research studies through appropriate research management review processes, engaging institution and business stakeholders along the way;

-Collaborate with Engineering teams to evaluate, test, analyze, and deliver on pre-product questions, features, and roadmap including partnering with GE affiliates; Collaborate with program/applications development and clinical teams to influence the development of clinical investigation/evaluation plans where needed including simulations, phantom evaluations, and clinical engagements;

-Advise engineering and program teams on what clinical research data is needed for product development, validation, regulatory submissions, and marketing based on feature content, intended marketing claims, and regulatory strategy; ensure execution on the strategy via coordination with the cross functional team;

-Maintain oversight of research portfolio by influencing team and driving examples from individually owned research studies, keeping internal stakeholders appraised of progress and risks;

-Review research deliverables to ensure they are consistent with terms of research agreements and are of appropriate quality to meet objectives of the study for program stakeholders;

Collaboration Strategy

-Sustain and research collaboration network and impact as aligned to business needs, especially in the oncology and cardiovascular care pathways; serve as a dominant voice connecting these insights to business stakeholders to drive clinical progress in the business including collecting voice of the customer via advisory boards, user meetings, interviews and other means;

-Seek out academic partners well suited to collaborating with GE. Understand their strengths and collaboration interests. Work with collaborators and product development teams to enable independent progress or collaborations and/or solicit investigator-initiated research proposals that are well-aligned with GE research needs;

  • Present research results in internal and external forums, maintaining up-to-date research library of studies, and increasing clinical knowledge into our business;

-Represent modality research in various scientific meetings and small group forums including scientific presentations, strategy and/or roadmap presentations, etc. and disseminating learnings into the business; represent industry needs to the modality via leading journal reviews including digesting and preparing material for business use;

-Drive communication strategy for knowledge flow into the team (study design, technologies, clinical space) and the business (resources, study findings);

Landscape

-Engage with business including GE Healthcare, Global Research Center, and Life Sciences to define and realize research portfolio; Influence cross functional and cross modality team members to drive progress;

-Provide voice in long term product planning including maintaining active relationships with key engineering, applications, and program leaders;

-Serve as an example of clinical motivation and sharing to grow knowledge within self and team; utilize publications and other external resources to realize research value and challenge/grow our needs definition;

-Seek out and share opportunities to expand resources and partnerships based on country specific initiatives (e.g. funding calls for projects aligned to business and partner needs and interests);

Qualifications/Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) within appropriate Engineering/Science/Imaging Physics discipline or related area and 5+ years of experience in clinical research or applicable field, especially in molecular imaging/imaging physics;

  2. Ability to collaborate in a cross-functional and global environment and across professional and executive levels of an organization including experience to successfully balance and influence priorities from multiple sources to meet a goal;

  3. Solid understanding of medical imaging including experience in imaging, diagnostics, and software-related areas or other similar diagnostic device business;

  4. Solid understanding of molecular imaging technology (esp. PET/CT) and clinical utility, or other similar diagnostic medical device/business including technology design, evolution, clinical use, and industry direction, and competitive environment;

  5. Project management experience within an engineering or research environment; demonstrated execution at meeting project goals while satisfying quality, performance, schedule, and budget requirements;

  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated clear thinking & problem solving abilities; Able to quickly grasp new ideas.

  7. Publications history and familiarity with the peer review process;

  8. Demonstrated clinical knowledge and expertise in at least one patient care pathway or disease state;

  9. Self-starter, energizing, results oriented and able to multi-task;

  10. Knowledge and experience driving the research management procedure including investigator sponsored, industry sponsored, and bench collaborations;

  11. Ability to work dynamically including from a home office, from a hospital or clinical site, and with ability to travel (<25%).

Desired Characteristics

  1. Ph.D. Degree (or equivalent) completed or in progress within appropriate Engineering/Science discipline or related area; medical training in Nuclear Medicine (Radiology);

  2. Experience working in multiple disciplines, businesses, or functions in a medical device company such as systems, diagnostics, applications, and software;

  3. At least 3 years of experience in an R&D role in a related modality and/or a clinical research role within GEHC;

  4. Familiarity with regulatory standards for research, particularly in US, Europe, and/or China;

  5. Fluent knowledge of the GE Healthcare product portfolio, particularly in nuclear medicine;

  6. Comfort working in a clinical and business environment;

  7. Familiarity and training with respect to HIPAA, GCP (CITI);

  8. Training and experience with Change Management and Change Acceleration Process.