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Surgical Science Liaison - Ophthalmology

Employer
BlueRock Therapeutics
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Nov 10, 2023
Who is BlueRock?
BlueRock Therapeutics, a wholly-owned and independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG, is a leading engineered cell therapy company using its unique cell+gene platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases.The convergence of cell biology and genetic engineering is creating fundamental new ways to impact disease. Founded in 2016 to capitalize on these technological breakthroughs, we are advancing our novel cell+gene platform to develop, manufacture, and deliver an entirely new generation of authentic and engineered cell therapies across three therapeutic areas: neurology, cardiology, and immunology.
What Are We Doing?
Our foundational science harnesses the ability to create and then direct the differentiation of universal pluripotent stem cells into authentic, functional cells that can be used as allogeneic cellular therapies to treat a broad array of diseases. We can also further engineer these cells, enabling them to produce enzymes, antibodies, and other proteins for additional therapeutic benefit. We are passionate about delivering on the promise of cellular and gene therapy, shaping the future of cellular medicine, and delivering new therapies to millions of patients with treatment options. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, thrive in a fun and dynamic culture, and are steadfast in the commitment to advance cutting-edge cellular therapies to impact patients’ lives.
The Surgical Science Liaison will be a field-based member of the Clinical Development team and will serve as the primary BRT representative within operating rooms during ophthalmic surgery. The person in this position will be responsible for all aspects of investigator and clinical staff training, as well as surgical device and cell product technical support during surgeries.
This individual will also be responsible for exchanging scientific data and other medical and/or scientific information, thus serving as a scientific partner to KOLs, both inside and outside of the operating room.This role will report to the Vice President Clinical Development, Ophthalmology.Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support and provide requested guidance to the Investigator, operating room and clinical staff through in-person Operating Room attendance during surgeries.
  • Provide real-time connection to BRT medical experts in order to resolve questions or safety concerns arising in the operating room.
  • Maintain a thorough and detailed working knowledge of the cell preparation processes and surgical devices in clinical trials.
  • Work with clinical and technical teams to develop surgical training materials and implement and oversee surgical training program.
  • Work with clinical and technical teams to develop quality resources and knowledge assessment tools for the training of physicians and clinical support staff.
  • Collect and internally communicate technical surgical information and feedback from clinical investigators.
  • Provide remote and on-site support and training of surgical staff during surgical procedure.
  • Be well-versed in current medical/scientific research, and publications related to diseases of the retina.
  • Establish, foster, cultivate and maintain relationships with KOLs in inherited retinal diseases.
  • Engage in scientific discussions with HCPs and ensure appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information in a timely and compliant manner
  • Present, as needed, at clinical/surgical sites, congresses, symposia, and training events to provide up-to-date, data-based, scientific and clinical information on BRT.
  • Be able to travel approximately 80% of the time; overnight or weekend travel, especially for OR duties will be expected. Non-traditional hours, especially during surgeries, are anticipated.
  • Education and Skills Requirements
  • Advanced Clinical/Science Degree needed (e.g., MD, PharmD, PhD, MSN, RN, NP, PA etc.).
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience (surgical and/or clinical setting or industry experience)
  • Previous industry based Surgical/MSL experience is preferred.
  • Ophthalmology therapeutic area experience (either in industry or another related setting) is preferred
  • Be proficient in GCP (Good Clinical Practice), Adverse Event reporting and ICH (International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use).
  • Experience in understanding the design and execution of clinical trials
  • Experience in creating and delivering scientific presentations, basic experience in medical writing and a general knowledge of biostatistics.
  • Maintain all necessary certifications, hospital vendor credentialing, and non-human primate facility access requirements, including, but not limited to:
  • o  HIPAA Certification
  • o  Blood Borne Pathogen
  • o  Infection Control and Aseptic Technique
  • o  Fire Safety
  • o  Individual Institutional Requirements, including up to date
  • Able to interact professionally and effectively with customers, physicians, nurses and other medical staff
  • Able to work independently from a remote environment
  • Excellent attention to detail, possessing good organizational and time management skills
  • Computer skills necessary to generate reports, presentations, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal communications
  • Outstanding organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple, often complex and sometimes competing objectives, goals and other priorities to effective and efficient conclusion
  • Learning mindset, open to training and becoming an expert across customer types or multiple therapeutic areas
  • #LI-AL1
    BlueRock Therapeutics Company Culture HighlightsWinner of Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work (Mid-size Company) 2023Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Diversity 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Women 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best CEO 2022BlueRock Therapeutics is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.Engineering Department is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.
    Check us out on Comparably: https://www.comparably.com/companies/bluerock-therapeuticsFollow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bluerocktx/
    Equal Opportunity Workplace: At BlueRock, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation or other grounds protected by human rights legislation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.

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