Medical Director / Senior Medical Director - Companion Diagnostics

Menlo Park, CA, United States
May 06, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Medical Director or Sr. Medical Director, within the Companion Diagnostics (CDx) team! The individual will lead CDx development across various oncological indications, in collaboration with pharma partners. We are seeking a creative, scientific and self-motivated leader to develop and implement diagnostic strategies and drive the development, approval and commercialization of CDx. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment and will be a key member of multidisciplinary development project teams. The role will be responsible for interacting with cross-functional teams and external partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and drive the overarching global CDx strategy across projects (potentially in collaboration with various pharma and academic partners) in priority oncological indications
• Lead the development and implementation of diagnostic strategies for individual clinical studies
• Direct the development and validation of clinically applicable companion diagnostic assays
• Design, implement and oversee biomarker and diagnostic testing and data analysis
• Provide leadership in collaboration with cross-functional team and external partners in developing the clinical evidence strategy
• Provide scientific expertise and support for publications and presentations, and provide medical input for commercial and promotional activities, if appropriate

Your Background Should Include:

• Experienced biomedical leader (PhD, PharmD or MD) with a minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience with expertise in oncology biomarker and/or companion diagnostic development
• Demonstrated excellence in developing and implementing overarching therapeutic area biomarker and/or CDx strategies
• Proven excellence in independently leading and conducting clinical research and ability to evaluate, interpret and present complex scientific data
• In depth experience with the discovery, characterization, clinical validation and utilization of innovative biomarkers and companion diagnostics.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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