Challenge
The Scientist – Clinical Expert will need to be highly motivated to broaden Medimaps group exposure in a wide variety of disciplines, from basic science and engineering to clinical translation and product incorporation.
Research will be directed toward advanced image texture analysis applications with an emphasis on improving medical decisions and enhancing technology transfer to product development.

Context
Medimaps group is a young company leader in bone texture assessment in routine clinical practice. We have invented an original image texture algorithm to assess the trabecular bone texture from X-Ray images. We improve osteoporosis diagnosis by assessing the status of bone microarchitecture and provide information to MDs to help them select the best management options for their patients and monitor treatment outcomes.
With this positive track record in Osteoporosis, we will extend our clinical activity in this field. That is why we are now seeking for a talented Scientist with strong skills in clinical studies, including study design, statistics and abilities to communicate with physicians and researchers.
Our objectives are challenging, in term of technical development, level of validations and time to market. We own a unique technology and we will bring it fast into new medical application fields.

Role & Responsibilities
You are responsible to design, develop and implement the Research Plans for the company’s current and future products. You plan studies protocols, put them into application with our research partners and perform analysis of the collected data.
You are a key member of the R&D team, working in close contact with the Image Processing scientists, the software engineers and the marketing team to focus ideas, derive agreed timelines, contribute to scientific materials and evaluate resulting products. You report directly to the Chief Technology Officer.
The position offers much room for initiatives in research topics and design as well as for publishing and for extending scientific reputation. You will integrate a multidisciplinary and multi-site team and have the opportunity to have very diverse and enriching interactions with all the company stakeholders (R&D, IT, MKT, QA & RA and Executive Committee) as well as a broad network of physicians and researchers worldwide.
You will provide leadership in authoring of technical reports, publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as preparing submissions for both research grants and regulatory files of our medical devices.
You will use and develop your professional network in University and Healthcare Industry to build the collaborations that are necessary to collect clinical and technical data.
You represent the company during international congresses on bone health; you give lectures and participate actively to symposiums, where you are invited as a reputed expert.


Profile & Skills
Suitable candidates should have the following skills and experience:

  • PhD in Biomedical sciences (medical imaging, biomechanics, odontology, orthopedics, biomaterials, other related fields) or MD in connected field (Rheumatology, Radiology, Endocrinology, Orthopedics)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in clinical research (design of studies protocols, data and statistical analysis & interpretation)
  • Min 2 years’ research / clinical experience post-PhD
  • Substantial advanced clinical research with publication track record
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (and ideally in French)
  • Ability to plan work and execute autonomously
  • Demonstrate dedication and adaptability as well as reliability and persistency
  • Strong professional network in University and Industry in the bone field is an asset
  • Research experience in bone health or dental health is an asset
  • Knowledge of regulations for Medical Devices is an asset
  • Experience in healthcare industry (medtech, biotech) is an asset
  • Clinical knowledge of medical imaging and quantitative imaging is an asset


Job Information
The position will be office based near Bordeaux, France. Travels under 15 % (participation to International Conferences mainly).
Full time job.
Permanent position.
Wages upon experience.

KEY WORDS
Clinical Expert – Scientist – Medical Image Processing – Healthcare – Medical Devices – Biomechanics – Clinical Protocols – Clinical Validations – Osteoporosis – Orthopedics – Research – Statistics – Publications