According to a new job posting unveiled yesterday, Apple is in the process of hiring a clinical producer to guide the development of health products.
The individual will guide the overall development of health products in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
In partnership with clinicians, the new role will identify key areas of focus regarding Apple’s products, technologies, and potential for customer impact.
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The new job required that “the ideal candidate has shown success in building excellent consumer features, possesses a deep understanding of developing and validating health products, and demonstrates an avid dedication for driving positive change to health care.”
The new position requires 5+ years of experience in the health care space, preferably regulated medical products and/or digital health products, and a proven track record of defining successful feature concepts and driving product development from concept to launch.
This new role in the Apple health products-related space is part of the new hiring drive at Apple targeted at healthcare-related functions.
Apple has been adding new positions in this area, including cardiologists, Health sensing engineers, and more.
Apple’s foray into healthcare can be seen in ZimmerBiomet’s myMobility platform and other tie-ups with the Life sciences industry, such as collaborative studies with Aetna and UCI for allergy detection and such.
Recently, the company started to announce positions that require an understanding of FDA processes and manufacturing practices unique to the medical device industry.
This leads us to believe that Apple may be working on new health products or additional clinical features for existing products such as the Apple Watch.