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Innovation Advisor - Focused on Medical Technology

Company: RTI International
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Do you understand what it takes to translate medical technologies from idea to market? Are you motivated to identify and fulfill unmet medical needs while learning about emerging medical technologies that can improve health outcomes? Do you want to work for a mission driven organization, filled with smart people, who are passionate about what they do and who want to make the world a better place? And do you want to help clients achieve their own missions by finding ways to make new medical products and services a reality?

If yes, you may be the right person to join RTI Innovation Advisors (RTI IA). Our team has been helping global corporate, federal, and foundation clients solve their toughest technology and innovation challenges for more than 50 years. We share your drive to make the world better and your desire for work with purpose: to solve challenges facing science and society, and to learn and grow in a diverse and ever-changing global environment. We make that happen by investing in you-dynamic professional development, employee wellness, and world-class benefits which include paid parental leave and childcare subsidies. We empower you to accomplish our shared mission.

We're looking for an Innovation Advisor to support our clients in a broad range of projects related to medical technology (MedTech) products and services. As a strategic partner to our clients, you will lead teams of researchers exploring MedTech topics and guide clients through multi-stakeholder sensemaking discussions, collaborative decision making and planning.You will work directly with RTI Innovation Advisors' customer engagement managers and matrixed project teams to support global corporate, federal, and foundation clients.

As a part of our insights research team, clients will depend on you for rigorous, independent research that will enable their initiatives to have meaningful human and business impact. As a business unit of RTI International-an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition-RTI IA provides an environment that promotes our values of quiet confidence, learning, and collaborating, empowered by a culture of trust and respect, responsibility, and accountability.

What You'll Bring

Because you'll educate our clients and help them set goals, prioritize their activities, and achieve impact, you'll bring a solid understanding of what it takes to bring a medical technology to market. In addition, you will:

* Have technical expertise in medical technology-related products and services, which may include digital health, medical devices, biomanufacturing, diagnostics, therapeutic devices, and other clinical decision support solutions.


* Have a working knowledge and general understanding of reimbursement, purchasing, and regulatory processes.


* Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills (including English fluency), and a proven ability to develop well-structured, logical, and audience-relevant communications; must have strong MS PowerPoint and MS Excel skills.


* Be a self-directed team member and leader committed to quality and efficiency, with proven ability to: work in highly ambiguous and complex environments; interface with client executives; motivate and guide client teams.


* Show a commitment to mentoring and developing others and sharing your expertise.


* Work well under the pressure of supporting multiple clients, projects, and deadlines.


* Have strong organizational, critical thinking, and analytical skills; a proven ability to assess client challenges, develop hypotheses, frame problems, lead research and generate relevant insights.


* Approach problems with a healthy dose of curiosity that helps you, your team members, and your clients imagine different possibilities and solutions; an ability to combine technical rigor with creative thinking and see beyond the obvious to imagine "what could be."



What You'll Do

We are seeking candidates with skills and experience to:

* Lead matrixed teams of RTI IA's insights researchers to provide custom business and technology intelligence for clients working on MedTech initiatives including:


* new product or service development (especially testing technology product concepts with end users).


* identification and assessment of new MedTech market opportunities (including market sizing, investment assessment, commercialization, go-to-market planning, and more).


* evaluating potential partnerships to further innovation initiatives and MedTech solutions development.


* Guide our external clients through understanding the current and future state of MedTech technologies, including digital health, clinical decision support tools, alternative materials, sustainable chemistries, and more.


* Develop hypotheses, frame problems, and generate relevant, impactful insights based on supporting data.


* Build relationships with existing customers and cultivate new customer to maintain and grow RTI IA's profile as a long-term, trusted advisor and partner.


* Provide thought leadership and specialized insights to our internal and external clients in areas including unmet clinical needs, technology solution and product development, regulatory considerations, payer/provider dynamics, and market strategy.


* Coach and guide teams in the creation of client deliverables (e.g., reports, presentations, decision support models), including executive summaries, detailed research (market and technology), and recommendations.


* Co-design and co-deliver virtual and in-person working sessions and user-centered design workshops as a central part of client engagements.


* Lead overall client engagement activities, proposal development, and support service delivery and business growth initiatives and development of new offerings.



Who You Are

We recognize the value of your education and experience, which includes or is equivalent to:

* Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Business, Economics, or Science/Engineering or MBA


* At least 3 years of experience in MedTech or the healthcare industry related to market strategy, product development, product management, innovation, and/or technology consulting.


* Relevant experience in project management, research synthesis, and presentation of recommendations for a variety of key stakeholders.


* An understanding of the key players and needs across the MedTech ecosystems



Ideal candidates will also have:

* Experience with direct stakeholder engagements (internal or external stakeholders), such as engaging clinical end users to understand their needs and test the potential value of a new technology


* Strong primary research skills


* Familiarity with innovation management practices and frameworks


* Experience with workshop design and facilitation


* A willingness to travel as needed


* Authorization to work in the United States



Our Commitment to Our Employees

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RTI International is committed to our Lead Forward values: to innovate, develop talent, collaborate, communicate, think globally, act strategically, and engage inclusively. If these align with your values, we would like to hear from you.Join us and experience the RTI Difference.

The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.

RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

Additional Information

* Maximum Salary: $95,000
* Minimum Salary: $77,000

Keywords: RTI International, Durham , Innovation Advisor - Focused on Medical Technology, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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