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Job Title:  Clinical R and D Specialist, Endoscopy

Req ID:  25108
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Associate Clinical Specialist is an opportunity  within STERIS Endoscopy’s Clinical team for a Nurse to focus on New Product Development efforts.  This individual will provide clinical expertise and support market research in the form of Voice of Customer and execution of product evaluation activities for new products in development.  The Associate Clinical Specialist will become proficient in the Stage Gate process of New Product Development and contribute deliverables as required under FDA Design Controls.  Prototype validation testing with the use of simulated models and live animals is a key function of this role.  This position is cross functional in nature and the individual must be able to work on teams with a variety of business functions, keeping patient safety and clinical relevance at the forefront of many decisions.


  • Collects Voice of Customer feedback from doctors and nurses within the GI Endoscopy field regarding existing and new product development projects. Voice of Customer can include feedback on prototypes, explanation of user needs in regard to a particular device or procedure, competitive device preferences, etc.  It can be gathered in person, virtually, through conferences, literature, etc.  Presents the Voice of Customer collected and provides clinical and patient-centered input to assigned Cross Functional Team. 
  • Collaborates with multiple functional roles throughout the product development process, providing Clinical perspective and personal expertise in GI Endoscopy, until the product is released to the market for sale.
  • Exhibits working knowledge of both the Stage Gate process and FDA Design Controls relevant to this role,
  • Supports projects throughout the Stage Gate process by providing clinical input and deliverables (such as contributions to Risk Analysis (DFMEAs), development of Instructions for Use, Clinical Evaluation Reports, Literature Search Reports, Design Validation Plans, etc., as needed.
  • Ensures that controlled documents and Gate deliverables are complete, current, and filed out appropriately.
  • Conducts bench and animal lab validation testing on new products.
  • Supports Hands-On Workshops and Key Opinion Leader development initiatives to support commercial training and acceptance of products.
  • Reviews marketing collateral (brochures, videos, quick reference guides, article summaries, etc.) for clinical accuracy.

Required Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing
  • 3+ years of GI Endoscopy experience; nursing experience in other relevant areas, such as Pulmonary or General Surgery, may be considered in lieu of GI Endoscopy experience
  • 3+ years of other relevant nursing experience, such as Pulmonary, General Surgery, Clinical Research also considered
  • Ability to work within a cross functional team and consider multiple viewpoints
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, online literature searches)
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time (potential international travel)

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  25108
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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