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Executive Director, Clinical Biomarker Science for Oncology and Immuno-therapy

Company: BeiGene
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly experienced Executive Director with a strong background in Clinical Biomarker Science for Oncology and Immuno-therapy to join our team. In this role, you will lead a group of clinical biomarker scientists and be responsible for overseeing clinical biomarker strategy and execution for some of our oncology and immuno-therapy programs, as well as developing and implementing innovative biomarker strategies to advance our clinical trials.
The candidate will also contribute significantly to our clinical development efforts as core member of our research governance committees, and function core team member of our Translational Medicine Leadership Team to provide scientific input for translational and clinical biomarker strategy of all our pipelines.
BeiGene is currently developing innovative therapies in oncology, immunotherapy, and inflammation with different modalities including traditional small molecules, protein degraders, monoclonal antibodies, ADCs, bispecific antibodies, cell therapy, mRNA et al.
Key Responsibilities:
Develop and implement global clinical biomarker strategies for our oncology and immuno-therapy programs.
Work closely with cross-functional teams to design and execute biomarker-driven clinical trials.
Manage and oversee external collaborations with academic institutions, contract research organizations, and other partners in the field of biomarker discovery.
Lead the development and validation of biomarker assays for clinical use, including proficiency testing, analytical validation, and clinical validation.
Establish and oversee quality control procedures related to biomarker analysis.
Analyze biomarker data and generate reports to support clinical decision-making.
Communicate biomarker data to internal stakeholders, external partners, and regulatory authorities.
Participate in the preparation of regulatory submissions related to biomarkers for oncology and immuno-therapy programs.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline with 8 plus years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, with a focus on biomarker science for oncology and immunotherapy.
Strong knowledge of biomarker discovery and development in clinical trials, including assay development, validation, and data analysis.Demonstrated experience in leading clinical biomarker development for innovative early clinical development.
Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional teams in the development and execution of biomarker strategies for clinical trials.
Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to generate scientific reports and presentations.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor junior scientists
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions and responds to management direction.
Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.
Adaptability - Able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: BeiGene, San Mateo , Executive Director, Clinical Biomarker Science for Oncology and Immuno-therapy, Healthcare , San Mateo, California

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