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Post Date: Jan 24, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Wisconsin - Waukesha
Job Reference: 2752203
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Job Number: 2752203
Business: GE Healthcare
Business Segment: Healthcare Technology & Medical Innovation
About Us: GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
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.
Posted Position Title: Research Program Manager - MR
Career Level: Experienced
Function: Engineering/Technology
Function Segment: Research & Clinical Affairs
Location: United States
U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces: Wisconsin
City: Waukesha
Postal Code: 53188-1696
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Role Summary/Purpose: Responsible for research supporting a clinical segment (neuro, cardiac, body/oncology, or musculoskeletal) within the MR modality. Provides the interface between GEHC teams and academic collaborative partners to establish comprehensive research programs. Responsible for identifying research needs, planning research programs/studies and ensuring the research is conducted in a timely and satisfactory manner to provide high-quality research deliverables to the business.
Essential Responsibilities: 1. Develop research strategy and plans, based on the product development roadmap, regarding (a) creation of IP; (b) collection of data necessary to optimize prototypes, retire technical risks, establish clinical proof-of-concept, and meet regulatory needs; and (c) publication to prove clinical value and establish academic mindshare

2. Seek out research partners well suited to collaborating with GE. Understand their strengths and collaboration interests. Solicit investigator-initiated research proposals that are well-aligned with GE research needs. Engage collaborators and stakeholders to optimize study design, timing and deliverables.

4. Determine when GE-sponsored studies are needed to meet regulatory objectives. In consultation with SMEs, develop study design inputs, identifying objectives, endpoints and scientific and logistical considerations needed to develop the protocol.

5. Maintain oversight of research studies, keeping program stakeholders appraised of progress and risks. Drive coordination and cooperation between functions – product development, marketing, quality, regulatory affairs, clinical affairs, and legal. Drive operational excellence and cross-functional partnership to ensure timely contracting, device shipment, support provision, deliverables collection, and payments.

6. Evaluate deliverables to ensure terms of agreements are met, and assess the success of studies at key milestones, pivot/persist as needed to maintain alignment to GE’s research objectives.

7. Identify opportunities for simplification and guide operations team to develop processes and tools needed for efficient and effective research management
Qualifications/Requirements: 1. Master’s Degree (Ph.D. preferred) within appropriate Engineering/Science discipline or related area

2. Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and across professional and executive levels of an organization; ability to influence and coordinate resources in support of program objectives

3. Solid understanding of the GE Healthcare organization, including experience in imaging, diagnostics and software-related areas, or other similar diagnostic medical device, business. (Understanding of MR technology and clinical research preferred)

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

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to interact positively with customers and academics.

Quality Specific Goals:

1. Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.

2. Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.

3. Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required
Additional Eligibility Qualifications: 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 background investigation and drug screen.
Desired Characteristics: 1. Additional advanced degree within appropriate Engineering/Science discipline or related area

2. Experience working in multiple disciplines or businesses in GEHC, such as systems, diagnostics, software or functions.

3. Experience in an R&D role or a clinical research role in GEHC.

4. Familiarity with regulatory standards for research

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

6. Demonstrated clear thinking & problem solving abilities: successfully led cross-functional projects/process improvement within operations function involving process improvement; able to quickly grasp new ideas

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