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Clinical Evaluation Reporting Specialist EMEA

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Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Brussels, BE

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  26918  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates are proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.


JOB TITLE:  Clinical Evaluation Reporting Specialist



The Clinical Evaluation Reporting Specialist is responsible for writing Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs) for Terumo BCT products.  The Specialist relies on product labeling, preclinical data, clinical data, published literature, risk management documentation, complaints, post market surveillance, and adverse event reporting to create the CERs.  A number of personnel from different departments will contribute documentation necessary for completion of a CER.  The Specialist brings these individuals together and directs them regarding the information needed for CERs.  The Specialist will be responsible for data collection, data appraisal, data extraction from the available safety and performance data set.    The Specialist will be responsible for the  final compilation/authoring of Systematic Literature Reviews (SLRs), CER assessments, new CERs and scheduled CER updates. 



  • Lead the development of CERs by bringing together various stakeholders (eg, Clinical Safety, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Affairs, Clinical Research Scientists, Pre-clinical Research Scientists, Marketing, Product Lifecycle Engineers, and information specialists [eg Terumo BCT librarians]) to identify relevant documentation needed for the SLR and to import into the content of CERs.
  • Collaborate with the information specialist to conduct systematic literature searches on Terumo BCT products and product families, and identifiedequivalent,comparator and competitor products
  • Review and Appraise the published literature to identify articles applicable to the safety and performance of Terumo BCT products.
  • Cross-lane collaboration to 1) understand regulatory submissions and priorities, 2) develop literature search stragety with design teams 3) Facilitate the SLR and produce the SLR report 4) compile necessary CER inputs (eg FMEA, RMR, HHA, PMSR, PRR, verfication reports, validation reports) 2) compile and analyze product complaints for both equipment and disposables, 3) conduct Adverse Event Reporting and Recall searches on Terumo products and product families and identified equivalent and comparator products, and 4) compile  preclinical data, including verification summary report and validation summary report 5) complie clinical data, including Clinical Investigation Protocols and Clinical Study Reports, for Clinical Investigations
  • Author the first draft of SLRs, CER assessments, new CERs and scheduled CER updates for Terumo BCT products, according to business and research priorities
  • Manage SLR and CER document reviews, reconcile major review comments and concerns, and manage finalization and approval of the CER
  • Collaborate with Clinical Research Scientist and Lead Pre-clinical Scientist on relevant cross-functional teams to provide input on risk management deliverables, clinical research and literature evidence for product development process needs



  • Remain current in Clinical Evaluation Report regulatory requirements for all applicable countries
  • Develop policies/procedures related to Clinical Evaluation Reviews and Reporting, as needed
  • Assist with training contractor(s) on Clinical Evaluation Report development, as needed
  • Work with contractor(s) to guide development and update of Clinical Evaluation Reports, as needed
  • Dissemate findings quantified in the update process of Clinical Evaluation Reports
  • Develops Systematic LIterative Review logistics such as deliverables, timelines and draft reviews
  • Develops Clinical Evaluation Report logistics such as deliverables, timelines and draft reviews
  • This position is required to assure compliance of Company operations to all applicable laws, regulations, and standards, good business practices and company documented procedures





    1. A graduate degree ( eg MS, PhD) in a scientific, biological or medical science discipline and/or regulatory discipline is required or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



  • Qualified individuals have 5 yrs experience  and should possess knowledge of the following: research methodology; information management; experience with relevant databases such as PubMed; regulatory requirements; medical writing; training and experience in medical writing; systematic review;  and clinical data appraisal.
  • Clinical evaluation reporting experience in academic or the medical device/pharmaceutical industry in clinical, or regulatory roles, or device development experience in medical device/pharmaceutical industry
  • The CER Specialist has experience and understanding of clinical research and regulatory guidelines




  • Possess leadership skills
  • Possess interpersonal savvy and ability to develop and maintain crucial interdepartmental relationships
  • Work effectively alone and with minimal direction or supervision as well as function effectively as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effectively prioritize and progress multiple simultaneous priority projects and demands
  • Able to present concepts and information to a wide variety of disciplines and functions related to CER content
  • Develop and implement global policies and procedures
  • Analyze information coming from multiple internal an external sources
  • Solid understanding of scientific/clinical research methodology
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory process (CE Marking, IDE, PMA, 510(k), post-market/post approval), GCP procedures, and legal compliance for pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry
  • Dremonstrated ability to utilize a variety of software programs (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Demonstrated writing capability and critique of clinical and regulatory documentation
  • Program/project management skills for effective project execution and management
  • Facility with general writing and presentation software




Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation

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