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Senior Publications Specialist, Clinical Research - Cardiac Rhythm Management

2100095L Requisition #

Careers That Change Lives

In this exciting role as the Senior Publications Specialist, you will have primary responsibility for managing the publication process and delivering on the milestones of assigned projects for the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Operating Unit within the Cardiovascular portfolio at Medtronic. The Sr. Publications Specialist serves as a subject matter expert in the development of manuscripts/abstracts, podium presentations and other scientific materials which communicate clinical evidence to the physician community across CRM therapies. The Sr. Publications Specialist may perform literature searches and reviews as needed to support evidence strategies and deliverables. In addition, this position will work closely with Evidence Program Managers and Clinical Trial Leaders and may own the publication plan, coordinate publication committee activities, drive content decisions on manuscripts, and provide medical writing/editing support to various clinical teams while observing regulatory, medical society, and corporate standards. 

Our Cardiac Rhythm Management Integrated Operating Unit offers devices and therapies that treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. It is comprised of four key businesses: Cardiac Pacing Therapies, Defibrillation Solutions, Patient Management, and Procedure Innovations. Together, we will transform the lives of people with cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.

We're committed to applying clinical and economic evidence and integrated technologies to our unmatched portfolio of therapies to develop healthcare solutions that increase patient access, improv e the efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader — that’s why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients. To learn more about Inclusion & Diversity at Medtronic Click Here

Location:  Preferred location is Mounds View, MN; open to remote within the U.S.

Ability to travel up to 10%.


A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Write, edit and format manuscripts, abstracts and scientific presentations on clinical studies or other types of data.
  • Compile, analyze and summarize clinical data or other types of data.
  • Coordinate publication committee meetings and administrate follow-up actions
  • Compose medical papers from outlines provided by doctors for presentations.
  • Oversee individual publication activities, requiring compliance with publication processes and procedures for Medtronic and target journals
  • Create and manage the project schedule for each deliverable through final delivery (e.g. peer-review publication, scientific conference presentation) while in compliance to regulatory, medical society, and corporate standards.
  • Manage portfolio of publication activities on assigned projects (e.g. collect input on strategic alignment, drive commitment decisions, communicate decisions to investigators)
  • Interface with physicians, clinical leadership, therapy program managers and other stakeholders to align evidence dissemination activities and deliverables
  • Maintain files on informative journal abstracts according to current or estimated future needs
  • Track and report on metrics related to CRM medical writing services to clinical leadership and key business partners.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives (including the need to create new tools, repositories, etc.)
  • Remain abreast of current literature relevant to CRM therapies and products (including competitor data)
  • Support activities of the team at medical device congresses, as assigned. This may include attending publication planning meetings with investigators in Medtronic clinical trials, executing Medtronic sponsored symposia, and covering relevant scientific sessions.
  • May serve as a medical/scientific consultant to marketing or research project teams and external stakeholders
  • May assist study personnel in providing interim and final reports and presentations.
Must Have (Minimum Requirements):
To be considered for this role, the minimum requirements must be evident on your resume. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of clinical or medical writing/publications experience or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years of clinical or medical writing/publications experience

Nice to Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Advanced degree or PhD
  • Clinical research / Research experience with implantable/invasive medical device technology
  • Proficient knowledge of physiology and/or applicable disease states, medical terminology, CRM therapies and technologies
  • Experience authoring peer-reviewed manuscript and abstract presentations at major scientific conferences
  • Experience planning and executing internet literature searches using databases such as PubMed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate and adhere to regulatory standards
  • Working knowledge of various writing style guidelines (e.g. AMA) and current publication practices and guidelines (ICMJE)
  • Working knowledge of biostatistics and study design
  • Experience working with Endnote or other citation management tools
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally clearly and effectively and in technical or scientific writing, clear and concise writing style
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical skills to effectively summarize, communicate and present clinical trial outcomes
  • Ability to work independently (content originator) and collaboratively (content review among stakeholders)


About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. 

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position. 

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

Ability to travel up to 10%. 


A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create.  We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage.

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