Specialty Labs & Assay Validation, Category Manager - Remote

U.S. or Europe Only
$70K-$100K based on experience, stock options, full benefits, unlimited vacation!
Mar 04, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Job Description

Full-time employee who will be responsible for creating and leading the expansion and development of our Specialty Labs & Assay Validation offerings through the Scientist.com marketplace.

Specialty Labs & Assay Validation is a growing focus for many of our current clients. With an expanding supply base and reduced internal resources, the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are looking to centralize their outsourcing of these studies through the Scientist.com Marketplace. A successful candidate will be able to provide the functional expertise (knowledge of supplier market, global regulatory health authority requirements, study specifications and commercial challenges) to directly support study leads as well as the commercial skills to support procurement category strategies within different clients. The candidate will need to possess the business acumen, communication and interpersonal skills to work closely with Scientist.com and client senior management teams to drive the adoption and expansion of the Specialty Labs & Assay Validation category within Scientist.com, an area with an expected commercial potential of several hundred million dollars.  

Ideal candidate will be based on the East Coast, West Coast, or Europe (UK, Germany, Switzerland, etc.)

Job Responsibilities

  • Review, optimize and manage the content available for specialty labs and assay validation services within the Scientist.com Marketplace, including the types of services available, supplier capabilities, recent innovations, technical content, and marketing materials.
  • Continually identify, update, select, and integrate qualified and/or innovative suppliers into the Scientist.com Marketplace.
  • Help drive client implementation and adoption of the Scientist.com Marketplace model for sourcing of studies supporting IND-enabling activities through to clinical development at new and existing clients, which range from start-up biotech companies to the world’s largest pharmaceutical organizations. 
  • Lead industry forums and roundtable discussions addressing industry-wide challenges and initiatives in specialty labs and assay validation services.
  • Interact directly with scientists to understand and refine their technical requirements for specialty labs and assay validation studies as needed.
  • Attend relevant industry/technical conferences.
  • Support procurement departments to implement and update relevant category strategies to maximize the benefit of the marketplace to their individual organizational needs.
  • Verify user and supplier compliance against relevant regulatory and/or internal procurement policies

Job Requirements

  • MS or Ph.D. in Science (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience in GxP studies and services with an emphasis on GLP and/or GCLP
  • Commercial experience in procurement or other relevant role
  • Self-starter capable of working independently
  • Good troubleshooting and interpersonal skills
  • Up to 30% travel to client sites globally


  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options at a rapidly-growing private start-up company
  • Full benefit package and unlimited vacation

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Serious applicants should do the following:

  • Upload your resume - no LinkedIn profiles (they do not import properly)
  • Answer all application questions

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Company Overview

Often referred to as the ’Amazon for medical research’, Scientist.com has pioneered a new approach for research procurement. By simplifying the externalization of complex experiments, we currently enable pharmaceutical, biotech and academic researchers to “outsource everything but the genius”. This dramatically simplifies drug research, reduces costs, and expands access to the latest cutting-edge tools and innovative technologies. We are the current industry leader, having multi-year partnerships with 16 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, BIO, VWR and the US National Institutes of Health.

We are seeking talented, creative, and hard-working individuals who want to transform how research is done and help speed the discovery of new cures in oncology, neuroscience, cardiovascular, and thousands of other common and rare diseases.