Job opening: Hugsy is looking for a clinical researcher

Hugsy is hiring! We are looking for a dedicated, skilled and motivated clinical researcher to become part of our team.


Job Summary

As a clinical research analyst for Hugsy you will work on medical studies designed to measure the effectiveness of the Hugsy Comfort Set in NICU/Post-IC care for premature infants. The clinical research will be conducted in a hospital and you will work alongside professionals within the medical field. Work responsibilities include coordinating and conducting the clinical research studies, collecting data, and overseeing protocols. You will also act as a liaison between supervising physicians and other medical staff such as nurses. The end result will be a scientific article written about the clinical research studies for publication.


Working for Hugsy

Hugsy promotes and supports parent-child bonding. We create products that encourage, facilitate and prolong kangaroo care for both premature and full term babies in the hospital and at home. Hugsy – being a startup - offers a dynamic, fast moving and energetic working environment with many possibilities to learn and execute new skills, and freedom to develop and grow. Initiative, creativeness and collaboration are greatly appreciated values.    

Hugsy core team: Sylvie Claes, Jody van den Tillaart, Olivia Grimshaw, Ilona van der Waals

Hugsy core team: Sylvie Claes, Jody van den Tillaart, Olivia Grimshaw, Ilona van der Waals

Job Description

This is what the job is all about:

  • Collaborate with Hugsy CEO Sylvie Claes on writing methodology for the trial.

  • Set-up and execution of the trial process; providing clinicians with clear instruction on how to conduct trials, retrieving and authenticating data collection, overseeing protocols.

  • Representing Hugsy and maintaining relations with Hospital contacts.

  • Archiving reference documents.

  • Writing scientific article for publication for the Hugsy Comfort Set in 2018.

  • Salary, contract period and hours of work will be negotiated with suitable candidate.


Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor or Master degree in nursing or a life sciences field. If you are currently studying, this position can also be arranged as an internship.

  • Highly organized, strong analytical, problem-solving, research, math, and statistical skills

  • Good problem-solvers with a solid understanding of scientific data collection and management methods.

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills are necessary in both Dutch and English, as is the ability to interact with healthcare professionals, researchers, clinical trial sponsors and trial participants.

  • Accessible to Eindhoven and trial locations during clinical trials

  • Duration of trials to be arranged with Hugsy.


We would like you to send:

  • Motivation letter

  • Resume

  • Reference to publication of a scientific article (or related work) where you are the first author, or other documents that display your research/writing skills.


If you are interested in the MedTech industry, and passionate about improving lives of premature babies, Hugsy is for you! Learn more about us:

Please send your expression of interest and/or questions about the job offer by 31st of August 2017 to Sylvie Claes