OPEN POSITION: Clinical Specialist


Are you looking to join a dynamic and innovation-driven start-up that is building a healthier future for us all? Askel Healthcare’s unique technology rebuilds damaged joint surfaces for pain-free movement. We aim to offer the best treatment option for early cartilage repair to prevent further joint degradation and osteoarthritis, especially in the knee joint. With our implantable medical device solution, patients can quickly regain normal levels of activity. The core values we live by are empathy, authenticity, thrive and humor.


We are now looking for a Clinical Specialist to join our team in either Helsinki or Tampere, Finland.

Greetings from your future manager:

“We are looking for a person with clinical background and a can-do attitude to represent end-user perspective. You would give clinical input into our products, whether it is through design, risk management, clinical evaluation or clinical research. If you have background in orthopedic field, patients or devices, and curious mind for learning new things - we warmly welcome you to join the team and the amazing ride of bringing a novel treatment solution to the market.” – Petra Raatikka, Clinical Research Director, Askel Healthcare


What you’ll do

In this position you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering clinical guidance to R&D team by using your skills and consulting with clinical network
  • Providing input into risk assessment and mitigation according to ISO 14971
  • Planning and executing clinical evaluation deliverables (incl. CEP, CESR, PMCF plan, PMCF report, summary of safety and clinical performance)
  • Developing clinical research related materials
  • Contributing to the development of an overall clinical research strategy
  • Contributing to usability planning and execution
  • Performing other work-related duties as assigned or required


What is your professional profile:

(Can you say ‘yes!’ to a bunch of these?)

  • Minimum Bachelor´s degree in healthcare or other relevant educational background
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in orthopedic care environment
  • Broad understanding of the concept and fundamentals of Medical Device Regulation and Medical Device Clinical Evaluation
  • Experience in medical/scientific writing
  • Experience with clinical research activities


Who you are as a person:

  • Possess a high degree of professionalism, maturity and confidentiality
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • Ability to build relationships with external parties (e.g., orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, radiologists)
  • Motivated to work in a fast-paced, high accountability and somewhat ambiguous start-up environment
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, partnership, teamwork, customer service, and a drive for change and continuous improvement
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft tools
  • Fluent written and spoken English, Finnish is seen as a benefit
  • Willingness to travel


This is what we offer for you:

  • Meaningful job: Our work impacts the quality of life of millions of people in the future. We highlight the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company values.
  • Inspired and motivated team: We have highly skilled and dedicated workforce that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.
  • Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your career. The sky is the limit for your professional growth!


Additional Information:

  • For more information, please contact Petra Raatikka,, tel. +358 40 354 8482
  • Preferable times for a call Tuesdays (8.2., 15.2., 22.2.) between 12:00-14:00 (UTC+2)
  • Please send your application letter, including salary request (max 1 page) and CV (max 2 pages, containing only information relevant to the position) in pdf format to at latest by 28.2.2022
  • We will start going through the applications already during the application period, so please submit your application as soon as possible
  • It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in Finland
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