• Director, Clinical Research - On-X Heart Valves

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/3/2019 4:04 PM)
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  • Introduction

    Is This The Role For You?


    We hire smart people with big hearts.  People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.


    If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

    Position Overview

    Provide direction for clinical investigations for On-X Heart Valves, TMR, and TMR, allograft tissues. Manage Project Specialist/Managers of the On-X valve program. Establish department goals/objectives as related to identified programs/products.. Provide direction for the departmental clinical service functions


    • Management and development of Project Specialist/Managers of On-X valves, TMR, and TMR, allograft tissues.
    • Communicate departmental goals/objectives and assist with establishing project timelines and priorities.
    • Generate and manage budgets for identified programs/products.
    • Direct the development of preclinical and clinical study protocols for identified programs/products (regulated and non-regulated).
    • Direct the management of biocompatibility, preclinical and clinical research projects for identified programs/products.
    • Direct the design, management, and application of clinical databases for identified programs/products.
    • Direct the collection, analysis, and presentation of clinical performance data.
    • Assess outside study proposals for risks and benefits. Develop and propose alternative studies designs to promote scientific soundness.
    • Interface with senior management, technical representative, regional managers, project teams, contract research organization, and clinicians.
    • Communicate with customers, and technical representatives regarding clinical data, complaints, problems, and general correspondence.
    • Management and oversight of Clinical Services.
    • Attend surgical congresses as necessary.


    • BS or MS degree in biological science, engineering, statistics, or other science related field.
    • 6+ years experience, within the medical/biomedical industry.
    • Experience working in the heart valve industry.
    • Working knowledge of conducting IDE and IND clinical trials.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Preclinical and Clinical oversight/management.

    Company Info

    Who We Are.

    CryoLife is one of the world’s leading contemporary medical device companies whose technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. With a variety of innovative products and technologies available, including preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, and mechanical heart valves, our mission is to restore the health of patients by delivering innovative technologies of unsurpassed quality. Since our inception in 1984, it is estimated that our products and tissues have been implanted in over 1 million patients worldwide. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, CryoLife employs over one thousand people from various education and experiential backgrounds across the United States and internationally.


    CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    CryoLife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


    Reasonable Accommodations
    CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email ADA_Accommodation@CryoLife.com or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.


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