Clinical Research Specialist

Medtronic is looking for a Clinical Research Specialist

Careers that Change Lives
At our Bakken Research Center in Maastricht, about 250 clinical researchers, scientists and technical engineers cooperate closely with medical specialists in and outside of Europe to develop new and improve existing therapies in Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management and Cardiovascular Surgery. Our broad range of clinical services, includes international project management, statistical advise, IT support and medical writing, which makes us Medtronic’s authority on clinical research outside of the US.

A Day in the Life
We offer you a position in which you, as a team member of a world-wide project team working on an interventional treatment for hypertension, will contribute to planning and implementing clinical studies in line with local regulatory requirements. You will be responsible for ethical committee submissions, monitoring recruitment and patient files, ensuring that all required filing and reporting has been done according to the clinical investigation plan by follow-up on site. You will support CRO’s during the center start-up process, site initiation visits to train investigators and center staff as well as during the course of the studies. You evaluate the study data, report on observed trends and perform site management.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Masters or PhD degree in Life Sciences
  • 4-5 years experience with direct support to clinical studies or similar
  • Strong networking skills
  • Significant detail orientation due to FDA submission
  • Able and willing to strictly follow procedures/SOP's, regulations and guidelines

Nice to Have
We are looking for a customer focused team player who is a clinical expert, specialized in clinical site management, study monitoring and local regulations. This means you are familiar with clinical research study design, GCP’s and regulatory compliance guidelines for clinical trials. Knowledge of ISO14155 is a plus, as well as experience with FDA pivotal studies.

Besides the ability to manage multiple tasks you dispose of good problem-solving skills and a high attention to detail and accuracy. Quality focus is a must. You are used to take initiative and you demonstrate the ability to work effectively pro-active on cross-functional teams. You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. Frequent (inter)national travel is part of the job.

We Offer
In our 5th Tenet of our Mission we recognize the personal worth of employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and means to share in the company's success. 
Also a competitive package is of course part of that. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to all our employees:

·         28 holidays;
·         Possibility to purchase 8 extra holidays days;
·         Flexible working environment;
·         Annual Incentive Plan % depending on company results;
·         Pension scheme and group discount on healthcare insurances
·         Tax advantages on commuting, fitness plan, bicycle plan;
·         Training possibilities via Cornerstone/Harvard Manage Monitor/GetAbstract
·         Employee Assistance Program and Recognize! (our global recognition program)
·         Private Lease possibilities

Your Answer
Is this the position you were waiting for? Then please apply directly via the apply button! For more information please contact the recruiter Jantine Tanis (

About Medtronic
Medtronic offers you a professional, dynamic and high quality working environment, where personal development is stimulated and personal initiatives are encouraged. Your Individual Development Plan will challenge you to develop your personal skills and competencies, to build your career within our (global) organization.