Associate Director, Hematology

Concord, CA
Aug 22, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Summary & Scope of Position:

Lead development studies to support the INTERCEPT Platelet and Plasma platforms with focus on registration studies with external collaborators.  Be a technical expert and key member of the Development team in the areas of plasma. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage laboratory team to support registration studies to meet corporate timelines.
  • Interface with cross functional team leaders at Cerus.
  • May act as Study Director or Principal Investigator for internal or external Cerus registration studies.
  • Reduce and analyze highly complex data and present it to maximize clarity and impact.
  • Serve as a technical expert on project teams, including contribution of ideas, development and execution of plans, and timely reporting of the results.
  • Serve as technical expert on external collaborations and studies; including meeting with customers and other external parties as a representative of the company in area of expertise.
  • Work cross functionally with Clinical, Regulatory, Quality and Biostatistics departments.
  • Write protocols and study reports.
  • Maintain leading edge knowledge in primary field of expertise.
  • Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and attendance at scientific meetings.
  • Write and submit abstracts to national and international conferences.
  • Present internally and at scientific conferences and contribute to scientific publications.
  • Support regulatory submissions to global health authorities.
  • Supervise, manage, and/or provide guidance to other personnel.
  • Train and mentor research associates, assistant scientists or scientists.
  • Identify patentable inventions.
  • Perform other related duties and support other projects as required.



  • Ph.D., with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience or Master’s degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 10 years of experience.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interface at all levels including management (encompasses verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)
  • Working knowledge of blood bank practices.
  • Familiarity with GLP/GMP regulations & record keeping.
  • Ability and presence to interface effectively at all levels; including customers, business partners, management and employees globally.
  • Ability to work on complex problems in which analysis is required to determine appropriate course.
  • Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.
  • Solid experience with related computer software.