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Senior Field Clinical Research Engineer

Voyager Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

Voyager Therapeutics is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases. Voyager is committed to advancing the field of AAV gene therapy through innovation and investment in vector engineering and optimization, manufacturing and dosing and delivery techniques. Voyagers pipeline focuses on severe neurological diseases in need of effective new therapies, including Parkinsons disease, a monogenic form of ALS called SOD1, Huntingtons disease, Friedreichs ataxia, neurodegenerative diseases related to defective or excess aggregation of tau protein in the brain including Alzheimers disease and other tauopathies, neurodegenerative diseases related to defective or excess aggregation of alpha-synuclein protein in the brain including Parkinsons disease and other synucleinopathies, and severe, chronic pain. Voyager has strategic collaborations with AbbVie and Neurocrine Biosciences. Founded by scientific and clinical leaders in the fields of AAV gene therapy, expressed RNA interference and neuroscience, Voyager Therapeutics is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Voyager is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Senior Field Clinical Research Engineer to provide imaging expertise, assist in MRI-guided neurosurgical site start-up and provide field procedural support of neurosurgical clinical research including clinical trials and new technology assessments. This role will collaborate with our clinical development staff (both in-house and existing field-based personnel) to provide education to investigators, research staff and institutional personnel at clinical trial/project sites. The individual will serve as a technical conduit between neurosurgeons and Voyager. S/he will maintain expert knowledge and consult on technical and clinical advancements. S/he will identify and routinely use the most effective, cost efficient and best practices and will continually evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of relevant field activities. This role reports directly into the Vice President of Program, Portfolio & Alliance Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading clinical project activities for MRI-guided neurosurgical procedures and support the assigned study(ies), including attendance at surgical cases
  • Provide feedback to Voyager on the evaluation of quality and deployment of technology and surgical procedures
  • Assist new MRI-guided surgical sites globally in obtaining high quality imaging to facilitate conduct of Voyager gene therapy clinical trials in the Central Nervous System
  • Continually work with clinical teams in support of study needs to meet corporate objectives. May assist in activities to help meet enrollment objectives, promote protocol and regulatory compliance, produce training documentation, and provide continuous technical support
  • Work effectively on internal cross-function program teams to support development of new product and procedures, and to provide technical support
  • Provide product feedback, comments and suggestions and work with clinical development and neurosurgeons to create and deploy educational modules and materials
  • Develop and assist with training of facility staff on the requirements of the study as directed and share best practices, while encouraging the site teams to adhere to GCP, regulations and norms, protocol and surgical / procedural manuals
  • Collaborate with the clinical research department as needed on clinical trial design, clinical data collection requirements, investigator training needs, and trial execution
  • Coordinates clinical evaluation of products. Collects and studies information about new and existing products and provides updates to clinical team
  • Maintains expert status and continuing clinical and technical proficiency in product expertise that goes beyond features and benefits, focusing also on design, development, clinical application
  • Interprets results in preparation for product applications by evaluating clinical and scientific and risk data and literature, stays abreast of current clinical practice
  • Participates in and supports audits as required
  • Participate in root cause analysis, preventive or corrective actions, effectiveness monitoring, and other quality metrics
  • Builds and maintains relationships with imaging/radiology and neurosurgical KOLs

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical or related Engineering, Biological Sciences, Surgical Technology, Imaging Sciences/Technology, Nursing, or a related field
  • MRI imaging modality expertise
  • Familiarity with and ability to work in a surgical environment
  • Excellent reputation for building relationships across various levels of an organization, including with clinical/medical/surgical KOLs
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a trusted team member in a fast growing, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong organizational & project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills, including good quantitative skills and ability to work effectively with data to review input and analyze effectively. Strong, hands-on computer skills with Microsoft modules and other applications
  • Must be willing to travel (domestically & internationally) at a minimum of 50%, with travel scheduling fluctuating based on patient enrollment and program needs.
  • Positive and professional attitude, passionate about work, science and technology, in the service of clinical study subjects and site teams, as well as patients and their health care practitioners associated with relevant medical interventions
  • Effectively represents Voyager as a technical clinical expert in the field

Preferred:

  • Image-guided surgical experience
  • Working knowledge of navigation systems
  • Experience with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) systems, sites and surgeons
  • Experience with surgical planning
  • Familiarity with neuroanatomy
  • Experience in clinical research

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