If you are looking for the next-step in your career and want a visible, influential role with a financially sound, scientifically innovative company where you can have a significant impact on emerging therapeutic modalities, this could be your opportunity! Our client, a financially sound, global mid-sized pharma, is on the cutting edge of innovation and drug discovery/development technologies advancing therapeutics that have a major, transformative (not just incremental) impact on patients. On the scientific track at an Assoc. Dir./Director level, you will lead development of protein and nucleic acid-based approaches for patient selection, target engagement, and biological/clinical response biomarkers.


  • Provide expert oversight to develop, validate, and deploy various assays for a range of tissue types (body fluids to solid tissue) for preclinical / clinical decision making with focus on clinical assay development.
  • Working in a matrix environment as the point of contact re. requirements for assay design for patient selection, target engagement, and MOA biomarkers.
  • Oversee assay development at CROs
  • Interface with Regulatory team re requirements for assay validation.
  • Work cross functionally with clinical, translational, and regulatory colleagues to ensure regulatory requirements are met in time for clinical use, including supporting documentation for assay characteristics and validation.
  • Establish relationships with external vendors and CROs that will implement assays.


  • MD or PhD degree with post-graduate experience AND 8-10+ years experience in biomarker assay development and validation for assays to be used in clinical trials for drug approvals.
  • Experience developing protein, nucleic acid, and molecular pathology assays in a variety of disease areas.
  • Strong mentorship skills
  • Excellent people skills for driving collaborations across a global, matrixed organization.
  • Companion Dx development outside of oncology a strong plus.
  • Experience with leading clinical biomarker-related regulatory interactions
  • Demonstrated track record of success working on cross functional multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to act proactively and effectively applying creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent strategic planning, organizational and communication skills (including, written and oral presentation skills)

Must have N. American residency and US work authorization or be TN visa eligible.

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