Principal Scientist

Location: Chelmsford, MA


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

The Principal Scientist is responsible for planning, managing, analyzing, and presenting results of pre- clinical and clinical experiments and studies in a largely self-directed manner. The Principal Scientist will serve as a mentor to Research Scientists and will assist Scientific Affairs in the supervision of Research Scientists' work. The Principal Scientist will also be a key participant on clinical trial development teams. The individual will establish and maintain relationships with KOL's and serve as key liaison to them. The position will also support other departments within the company with scientific support and clinical education as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Design experiments and studies

  • Identify potential study sites and establish relationships

  • Develop protocols and manage approval process with IACUC or IRB committees

  • Mentor and supervise Research Scientists

  • Collect data, analyze results, and produce reports

  • Prepare abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts and present research at scientific meetings and to customers

  • Participate in clinical development teams, and support Clinical Affairs with site management as needed

  • Develop and maintain KOL relationships

Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated through presentations and publications

  • Demonstrated skills in the statistical analysis and presentation of experimental data

  • Demonstrated understanding of human physiology, cardiac electrophysiology, defibrillation therapy, medical devices, and EMS

Required/ Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in a biomedical field or MD in relevant field

  • 6+ years' experience in the design and implementation of clinical/pre-clinical studies

  • Experience in the EMS or Hospital setting is preferred

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990