Researcher: Health Technology and Innovation
Mediclinic Group Services
Stellenbosch
6d ago

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

This position engages in research activities at various levels (primary research design and implementation, contribute to research projects as part of a team, conduct secondary research / evidence analysis, innovation scouting and horizon scanning to inform priorities for digital, innovation and clinical projects) with a particular focus on health technology and innovation, medical devices and wearables, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, digitisation, automation and the re-contextualisation of healthcare.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Identify and assess emerging technologies, innovations, business models, market trends and weak signals in society connected to strategic innovation themes and present to relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate and drive smooth end-to-end research projects with a particular focus on health technology, innovation and digital transformation
  • Collaborate and provide input into innovation projects, procurement and business expansion using evidence-based research
  • ESSENTIAL EDUCATION

  • A science or health degree (Bachelors or equivalent) with a focus on digital and innovation.
  • Formal research training (good clinical practice, research methodologies, data analysis, research ethics
  • DESIRED EDUCATION

  • Post-graduate university research degree in an area of health practice, healthcare research and / or health innovation
  • REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

    ESSENTIAL MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • Experience within a healthcare or health technology or innovation environment
  • Experience and a high-level working knowledge of the evaluation of digital health, health technology and innovation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, medical device research as well as new product and service development and innovation
  • Fluent in academic English (spoken, written, read)
  • DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a multinational, multicultural context
  • Experience working with contract research organisations, decentralised / remote clinical studies
  • Experience working in an innovation and research context
  • Can converse (spoken / written) on further official languages of the territories we operate in (German, and / or French, and / or Arabic, and / or Afrikaans)
  • REQUIRED JOB SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Clinical and research ethics knowledge
  • Evaluation of digital health, health technology and innovation, artificial intelligence, machine learning
  • Evidence searches and horizon scanning
  • Knowledge and interpretation of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, cohort studies, case-controlled studies
  • Knowledge of Design Thinking and innovation frameworks
  • Medical device research
  • New product and service development and innovation
  • Private healthcare operational processes
  • Understanding complex health models
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