Director, Evidence Generation

South San Francisco, CA
Nov 12, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Director, Evidence Generation (Scientific and Medical Affairs)

About the Role

In this newly created role, the Director, Evidence Generation, will lead the generation of clinical evidence needed to support product development, regulatory approval, coverage and reimbursement, and commercialization for Freenome’s CRC and multi-cancer early detection tests.

You will partner with internal stakeholders, including Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Reimbursement and Health Policy, Commercial, Clinical Development, and external collaborators, advisors, and KOLs to identify evidence gaps and lead the design, execution, analysis, reporting, and publication of studies to support product launch and post-launch commercialization activities.

How you’ll contribute:

  • Identify evidence gaps and lead evidence-generating studies to support product development for both CRC and multicancer products
  • Build Freenome’s investigator-initiated research program
  • Information gathering, analysis, and creation of medical/technical content for internal and external use 
  • Generation of accurate and up-to-date scientific and medical content for internal and external audiences
  • Review and approval for all external-facing company developed materials (Clinical, Medical, and Commercial), as part of a cross-functional review committee
  • Generation of FAQs and responses for HCPs and KOLs as part of building medical information capabilities
  • Develop high-quality presentations to support product communications, including educational content, for early cancer detection tests to internal stakeholders and external audiences, including HCPs, KOLs, patient advocacy groups, regulators, and payers
  • Present data via posters and abstracts at scientific and clinical conferences

What you’ll bring: 

  • M.D. or Ph.D. degree with at least five years of industry experience in Medical Affairs, Scientific Affairs, or Clinical Development; or MS degree with ten years of similar experience
  • Advanced training in immunology, oncology, epidemiology, pharmacology, diagnostics, or therapeutics
  • Strong scientific, medical, or technical writing and presentation skills
  • Experience with FDA-cleared or approved products
  • The ability to transition between being accountable for projects and supporting projects, as needed
  • Aptitude for navigating changing conditions, processes, and strategies while working collaboratively across the organization
  • The ability to travel up to 20%

Freenome has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

About Freenome

Freenome is on a mission to empower everyone with the tools they need to detect, treat, and ultimately prevent cancer.

We have pioneered the most comprehensive multiomics platform for early cancer detection through a routine blood draw.  By combining deep expertise in molecular biology with advanced computational biology and machine learning techniques to recognize disease-associated patterns among billions of circulating, cell-free biomarkers, we are developing simple and accurate blood tests for early cancer detection and integrating the actionable insights into health systems to operationalize a machine learning feedback loop between care and science. 

Our recent $270 Million Series C brings our financing to over $500 million from investors, including;  Bain Capital, Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital, Polaris Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., GV (formerly Google Ventures), Roche Venture Fund, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, American Cancer Society’s BrightEdge Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Novartis and Verily Life Sciences. 

Our Science

Freenome is building technology to advance the understanding of cancer through multiple analytes derived from blood. These signals include cell-free DNA, methylation of cell-free DNA, cell-free RNA, circulating proteins, and immune profiling derived from thousands of prospective samples. By developing novel statistical learning methods and applying them to integrate various -omics datasets, Freenome is a leader in modeling specific biological mechanisms to capture disease-dependent signatures, including gene expression, immune response, tumor burden, the tissue of origin, and 3D chromatin structure. 

By building comprehensive discovery datasets and modeling critical biological systems, Freenome is learning what biological changes are present within the blood between a variety of different disease states, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, infections, drug response, and aging. The synthesis of Freenome’s datasets, cross-functional technical expertise, and audacious mission to discover biological truth, we seek to improve the lives of millions through early detection and early treatment of disease.  

Our Culture

Freenomers are technical, creative, visionary, grounded, empathetic, and passionate. We build teams around divergent expertise, allowing us to solve problems and ascertain opportunities in unique ways. Freenomers are some of the most talented experts in their fields, joining together to advance healthcare, one breakthrough at a time. 

We value empathy, integrity, and trust in one another, and we respect the diverse perspectives of our colleagues and those we serve.  We assume positive intent and give each other the benefit of the doubt with the firm belief that we are a team working toward the same objectives.  We believe in empowering and supporting each other in a collaborative and dynamic environment. 

What does a successful person look like at Freenome?

Those who thrive at Freenome prioritize, manage, and execute their own goals with ownership and alignment with those of the company. They embrace our values of empathy, integrity, striving for greatness, servant leadership, trust, and holding themselves and their team accountable to these values. They crave collaboration with brilliant minds from disparate fields of study and believe that hiring and mentorship are fundamental to our success. Above all, they welcome and provide constructive feedback and criticism, trusting in others’ good intentions, and being secure in knowing that embracing mistakes is the best way to learn and grow. For those who pursue challenges, understudied problems, and want the opportunity to see their work impact the lives of millions of people affected by cancer every year, there’s no better place to be than Freenome.

Freenome is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.