Medical Affairs Director

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jun 14, 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

The Medical Director in Medical Affairs is a leadership role with substantial strategic input. This role will be responsible for defining the strategy and tactics required to support GRAIL's product pipeline as well as commercial launch and post-marketing commitments, and will be critical in developing new strategic relationships and maintaining strong current relationships with key opinion leaders. The role will be responsible for interacting with cross-functional teams, including clinical operations, biostatistics and clinical data management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Represent the company in KOL development and engagement, external speaking opportunities, and media and advocacy engagements
• Provide leadership in collaboration with other medical directors, regulatory affairs, and other stakeholders in developing the clinical evidence strategy
• Design and collaborate with cross-functional study teams, execute medical affairs studies to support our clinical and health economics and real world evidence (RWE) strategy
• Collaborate with biostatistics to develop statistical analysis plans and be the primary author of clinical study reports and other study deliverables
• Act as medical monitor for designated studies
• Provide scientific and medical support for publications and presentations, and provide medical input for commercial and promotional activities, as needed
• Work closely with commercial, product marketing, medical affairs, and medical communication teams to develop materials (eg, slide decks) to ensure scientific and medical accuracy as well as cross-functional alignment
• Ensure compliance with evolving company and industry regulations and policies

Minimum Qualifications:

• MD required, board certified/eligible in oncology preferred
• Minimum of 6+ years of experience in a diagnostics or pharmaceutical Clinical Development setting
• Experience in oncology, genomics, diagnostics, cfDNA-based applications, or similar applied medical fields strongly preferred
• Excellent leadership, as well as verbal and written communication skills, and a strong understanding of relevant regulations and a commitment to compliance
• Past experience with presenting and discussing data at national/international scientific congresses
• Strong presence with external-facing engagements

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.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .