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General Electric Director - Medical & Scientific Affairs in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description Summary

This role is a member of the Medical & Scientific Affairs team within Global Research, Clinical Collaborations, Health Economics & Policy organization, this role is responsible for driving GEHC's agenda in the clinical community, with the objective of supporting independent scientific exchange with top strategic partners. This role will serve as liaison between commercial, research & development activities & target key opinion leaders in support of product roadmap development, tech innovation, & research needs.

GE Healthcare is a medical technology and diagnostics business with a vision to become the leading innovator enabling precision health. With us, you can touch the lives of thousands of people globally and make every moment matter in your career.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The Scientific Affairs Director will define near, medium and long-term objectives, covering a broad range of medical and scientific affairs activities, and will perform the following functions (not all inclusive)

  • Serve as an independent (without commercial objectives) enabler of scientific exchange directly with healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions, and customers and in support of GE Healthcare commercial and R&D organizations and team members

  • Serve as a leader in aggregating scientific, clinical, and technical customer-focused insights and strategic perspectives

  • Identify partners and projects based on robust product, technology, and research strategies aligned with innovation/product priorities and modality strategic research needs

  • Work with Modality Research teams in the development of investigator sponsored research in alignment with GEHC Strategic Research Needs Process

  • Serve as a single-point of contact between GE Healthcare and identified strategic partners in matters related to (non-commercial) strategic research, evidence, and program management.

  • Support the sales and marketing organizations by bridging the R&D and marketing and engineering divisions within GE Healthcare

  • Drive acceptance of GE Healthcare’s product claims in the clinical community by forming networks between KOL and the Outcomes research teams to generate clinical evidence, earning the market’s endorsement and resulting in product utilization enhancements

  • Identify external clinical opinions, perceptions and trends that influence GE Healthcare’s product and innovation strategies, performance in the market, and where warranted, develop appropriate mitigating strategies in partnership with applicable GEHC functions

  • Engage key professional groups and establishing strong relationships that enhance our corporate image, as well as increase understanding of GE Healthcare’s portfolio of products

  • Establish and drive a scientific agenda in (market), by engaging researchers through GE Healthcare’s activities and partnerships, including where appropriate, conducting studies that lead to publications in support of GE Healthcare’s innovation and product objectives

  • Work with key internal stakeholders, to ensure GE Healthcare is sufficiently engaging external KOLs, Academics, research partners, societies and other organizations to support development of strategies such as product development, innovation, evidence generation and research

  • Coordinate and manage advisory boards and other mechanisms of engagement with external stakeholders

  • Regional Travel Requirement of 50%

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Master Degree in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering, physics, science, nursing) or a similar bachelor’s degree with 10+ years’ experience

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the medical technology or device industry

  • Depth of business acumen and ability to inform and communicate product, technology, innovation and research needs and strategies to internal and external stakeholders

  • Knowledge of applicable standards, laws and regulations governing research practices, compliance, and the separation of commercial and non-commercial activities

  • Excellent written and communication skills across various stakeholder groups including C-level leaders and researchers in healthcare institutions, GEHC business CEOs and general managers, GEHC sales and marketing, GEHC research personnel

  • Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize work

  • Ability to indirectly manage and influence across functional areas to align and determine priorities

  • Knowledge of institutional research practices, including research involving human subjects

  • Ability to effectively critique research designs and

  • Knowledge of US healthcare systems and clinical practices related to patient care

Desired Characteristics

  • Advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MD, MS, MPH) in a technical discipline (e.g., medicine, engineering, data science, science, nursing)

  • Previous experience in a senior role responsible for research or other external partnership and project management

  • Knowledge and experience with GE Healthcare products, research partners, and customers

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.


GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes