Associate Director Biomarker Research

Department/Group: Biology
Location: Burlingame, CA
Position Type: Full time

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

  • Works with data scientists to generate and interpret analysis of biomarker data
  • Plans, initiates and executes pre-clinical scientific research using extensive technical skills and scientific principles to meet project goals with limited supervision
  • Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories that are applied directly and through collaboration with others, making significant contributions to delivering on relevant goals of project team and or function
  • Works on problems of a significant scope where analysis of situations or data requires review of a variety of factors, applying extensive theoretical, scientific and cross-functional expertise to achieve goals and innovations.
  • Executes projects under limited supervision and is capable of interpreting results, experimental design in the context of the scientific literature to support project goals
  • Makes major contributions to scientific literature and conference presentations and patent applications. Expected to author significant scientific publications in high impact journals and present original work at international scientific conferences
  • Tracks, organizes, and evaluates integrity of biomarker data for ongoing clinical trial, including collaboration with clinical group, central labs and vendors to facilitate delivery of data
  • Conducts and collaborates with others on basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns
  • Writes and reviews manuscripts for publication
  • Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives
  • Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects
  • May develop budgets for capital expenditures and labor
  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
  • Establishes operational objectives and work plans and effectively delegates assignments to subordinates as necessary
  • Involved in developing, modifying and executing company and departmental policies that affect immediate operations and may also have a company-wide effect
  • Ensures that budgets and schedules meet corporate timelines
  • Must have strong negotiation skills with vendors and management in order to influence senior leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization
  • Manages activities of two or more sections or departments
  • Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods and staffing

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • PhD in Biology or related field required
  • 5-10 years of related experience required
  • Expert knowledge of cancer biology and immunology
  • Candidate will be responsible for implementing cell-based and tissue assay platforms to characterize small molecule, antibody and protein based drug candidates
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics and statistical systems desired
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry desired
  • Able to work independently, optimize and trouble shoot experimental protocols
  • Must show demonstrated success in technical proficiency, collaboration with others and independent thought
  • Successful candidate should have a reputation as an emerging leader in the field with sustained performance and accomplishments

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Able to build effective working relationships throughout the organization internally and externally to achieve goals.
  • Flexibility and willingness to solve problems that fall outside of immediate area of expertise
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills, with an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Work independently in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced, often changing environment.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, agility, and drive.

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