Director, Real World Data Partnerships

South San Francisco, CA
Jan 19, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Director, Real World Data Partnerships

The newly created Director, Real World Data Partnerships role will be an early member of a cross-functional team tasked with executing Freenome’s RWD strategy.  Your efforts will contribute to the development, commercialization, and lifecycle management of a portfolio of early cancer detection products - based on both clinical and multiomic data - that will enable payers, providers, and patients to catch cancers early when curative intervention is most achievable.

You will utilize your knowledge and experience with RWD, healthcare IT, and data analytics applications across the healthcare system to establish and advance long-term data partnerships with health systems and payers.

How you’ll contribute: 

  • Develop and own execution of our RWD partnership strategy and roadmap
    • Maintain a pulse on RWD and early cancer detection industry dynamics and competitive landscape
    • Identify and prioritize target industry segments and specific health systems, health plans, and other strategic partners
  • Drive establishment of new, long-term RWD partnership agreements to support data product development and RWD studies.  Lead outreach and relationship development, as well as structuring, negotiation, and signing of contracts
  • Lead RWD acquisition efforts from data providers including data aggregators, health systems, health plans, and other data sources
  • Plan for and execute commercial launch of Freenome’s data products
  • Provide business leadership to cross-functional RWD initiatives

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical, technical, or scientific field, advanced degree preferred
  • At least ten years of experience in business development, corporate development, or similar role 
  • Extensive experience negotiating data partnerships with health systems and/or health plans involving EHR and/or claims data.  Familiarity with technological complexities and patient privacy regulations that impact such partnerships
  • Intimate familiarity with the RWD ecosystem, industry trends, and the potential to leverage clinical data analytics to improve care delivery and patient outcomes
  • Strong business acumen, including strategy and financial skills
  • Excellent relationship management and verbal and written communication skills
  • Solutions-oriented, bias-to-action, and track record of delivering results.

COVID safety:

As a condition of employment, you agree to know and comply with our COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all employees who work on-site and/or attend work-related events to be fully vaccinated and to receive a COVID-19 booster once eligible. Company employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and to receive a COVID-19 booster once eligible, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. Absent a reasonable accommodation or legal exception, you agree to provide proof of your vaccination status and to be fully vaccinated by your first day on-site, in accordance with our policy.  If you are currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster, you also agree to provide proof of having received a booster.  If you are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 booster, you must provide proof of receiving a booster within two weeks of becoming eligible.


We have raised more than $1.1B from leading investors like Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital Management, Roche Venture Fund, Kaiser Permanente, Novartis and the American Cancer Society’s BrightEdge Ventures. 


A ‘Freenomer’ is a mission-driven employee who is fueled by the opportunity to make a positive impact on patients' lives, who thrives in a culture of respect and cross collaboration, and whose work makes a significant impact on the company and their career. 

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. 

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Pre-IPO equity
  • Flexible PTO (exempt) and generous PTO (non-exempt) 
  • Comprehensive health coverage, including medical, dental, and vision 
  • Wellness and mental health resources, including Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • 401(k) plan 
  • $250.00 new hire stipend to enhance your home office experience
  • Plus, a variety of other perks, including pre-tax commuter benefits, two paid volunteer days per year, pet insurance, and additional discounts 

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Freenome is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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