Global Head of Clinical Study Management in Kloten, Switzerland at Nobel Biocare

Date Posted: 3/25/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: NOB001570

About Us

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications.  Nobel Biocare offers you a great place to work by giving you the opportunity to grow and be recognized for your effort and achievements.


In this role you will be leading the Implant, Nobel Procera, Guided Surgery, Biologics/Regenerative related clinical study research team and represent Clinical Research for the Danaher Dental Platform. In addition to leading a team of clinical research associates and managers, you will be in charge of establishing and maintaining relationships with key experts

Main Responsibilities

  • Supervision of study protocols and ensure that studies are performed according to the highest standards

  • Optimization of general clinical research processes and secure updated procedures to regulations (e.g., ICH-GCP, relevant ISO standards)

  • Support of the clinical evaluation process

  • Securing that the clinical studies are optimized to support the launch of new solutions.

  • Make recommendation on studies that shall be used to support the product/solutions claims.

  • Responsible for the budget, site selection, resource planning and trial submission process of international clinical studies

  • Initiate and evaluate internal clinical research activities

  • Support development of global clinical research strategy and pursue efficient alignment

  • Secure that internal clinical investigations reflect the global strategy of the company

  • Optimise general clinical research processes

  • Secure that the procedures at the department for internal studies are continuously updated according to current regulations

  • Supervision of protocols and case report forms, which will provide adequate effectiveness and safety information

  • Assures timely completion of internal studies

  • Coordination of the preparation of manuscripts for scientific journals

  • Management and training of Systems-, Nobel Procera- and Guided Surgery related internal clinical research team

  • Motivating employees through behaviour and leadership abilities

  • Close collaboration

  • Close collaboration with NB and  R&S

  • Build up strong relationship to Scientific Affairs

  • Screening Scientific Literature

Job Requirements


  • Scientific background as well as experience within the Medical Devices field (ideally dental background)

  • Several years of experience of clinical research and regulatory processes

  • Proven team leader experience and leadership skills

  • Strong team-oriented

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Ability for coordination and planning of budgets, people and time management

  • Dedicated to improving results by integrating the DBS culture

  • Conscientious and precise delivery of work

  • Extended knowledge of the dentistry sector as well as Nobel Biocare Product or equivalent

  • Excellent in developing relationships with key opinion leaders, investigators, alliance partners, external companies

  • Excellent communication skills and abilities to create partnership at all level of the organization

  • Excellent Quality orientation

  • Gives feedback and recognition

  • Encourages/accepts staff input

  • Addresses personnel issues

  • Excellent experience in managerial, technical and operational functions with a focus on planning, executing, reporting and publishing clinical studies within a medical environment

  • Extended knowledge of global clinical and regulatory processes

  • Thorough understanding of the clinical development processes

  • Ability to achieve goals while at the same time being cost conscious

  • Capacity to work on multiple project simultaneously and under pressure

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

To be considered for this role, applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland.

For agencies: please, note that we only accept direct applications. Submission of candidates from unsolicited third parties does not create any implied obligation on the part of Nobel Biocare/ Danaher group