Job Details

Title: Clinical Evaluation Specialist
Company: Arthrex
Location: Naples, FL

Main Objective:

The position will mainly focus on developing Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs), with potential for future additional responsibility for the development of other clinical evidence documents. The purpose of this job is to author and develop clinical evaluation reports (CERs) per MDR 2017/745 and MEDDEV 2.7.1 Rev 4, to meet essential requirements in support of submission for CE Mark application to obtain Declaration of Conformity and EU market clearance, recertification, and proposed indication/labeling changes, as well as CER updates to maintain EU product conformance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Perform comprehensive literature searches to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of current scientific literature required to support identified product lines and related clinical studies and stay informed about applicable clinical landscapes and trends.
  • Combine an understanding of scientific and research methodology, medical device regulations and guidelines, and product knowledge to support Regulatory Affairs submissions for CE marking of new devices and maintaining CE marks for existing devices.
  • Extracts data from included studies, interpret study results, synthesizes literature, and prepares
    summaries into formal reports.
  • Organizes clinical data from literature into references, graphics, tables, and data listings
  • Prepare regulatory documents and responses to regulatory authorities, specifically working on Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs)
  • Manage CER timelines required by product development teams and global regulatory bodies by utilizing the appropriate project management tools.
  • Communicates with cross-functional business partners such as Medical Directors, Post Market
    Surveillance, Design Quality Engineers, and Regulatory Affairs relating to the CER process
    to identify the necessary clinical and technical information for the assigned project.
  • Ensure documents are produced per procedures, internal and external guidelines, and electronic templates
    May author protocols and routine clinical study progress reports.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree required, preferably with a scientific emphasis.
  • PhD preferred or 5 years of documented scientific/research experience.
  • 2 years experience in clinical evaluation report writing (CER) in the medical device industry is required.
  • Strong knowledge of orthopedic medical and surgical terminology
  • Experience writing study protocols and final study reports


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and Training:

  • Training and degree in science, engineering, or medical fields. Scientific/research background (i.e., understands research design, methodology, and statistics)
  • Working knowledge of MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev 4, MDD, AIMDD, and EU MDR 2017/745
  • Working knowledge of ISO 14155.
  • Working knowledge of biomedical databases (i.e., Pubmed, Embase)
  • A thorough understanding of the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Proficient in document development and management software skills: Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint.

Machine, Tools, and Equipment Skills:

Literature search tools, online meeting programs, citation manager software (EndNote)


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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SOCRA Exp: 3/1/2021