​Clinical Biomarkers Lead

Location Cambridge
Discipline: Medical & Pharmacovigilance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salary: $180,000 - $220,000 Per annum
Contact name: Stuart Gilboy

Contact email: stuart.gilboy@rbwconsulting.com
Contact phone: 16179821238
Job ref: 21725
Published: 25 days ago
Expiry date: 25 June 2021

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

A leading company in cancer genomics driven drug discovery, delivering on the promise of precision medicine and based in Cambridge, MA. The company has three clinical stage anti-cancer molecules in active development, and is seeking a senior level scientist/associate director to lead the clinical biomarker team. As part of a Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics group, the clinical biomarkers sciences lead oversees a small team accountable for identifying and evaluating cutting-edge biomarker technologies to drive novel insights in a unique portfolio of precision medicine oncology drugs. You will also have the opportunity to represent the Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics group for some drug projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical biomarker sciences direction and leadership - individually and for the clinical biomarker sciences team as a whole.

  • Develop strategies for identifying and evaluating cutting-edge biomarker technologies

  • Lead the evaluation, validation and implementation of novel technologies and capabilities both internally as well as at external collaborators

  • Interface with internal functions and external companies to provide technical guidance in the development of clinical biomarker assays and IVDs as needed.

  • Perform analysis of data and summarize results from experiments performed

  • Present key results at group meetings and to project teams, governance bodies and stake-holders

  • Contribute to and ensure the quality of clinical biomarker study reports, data reviews and interpretations, presentations, scientific publications and recommendations to project teams.

  • Lead and mentor the clinical biomarker sciences team: support recruitment and line management of employees, ensuring that they are appropriately trained, developed and coached to comply with company and regulatory standards.


  • PhD in a scientifically relevant discipline with 5-10 years industry or academic experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of oncology and translational science.

  • Experience in molecular biology and/or pathology highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience in assay development and validation.

  • Understanding of oncology clinical drug development and ability to critically assess resource needs, budgets and timelines for programs applicable to clinical biomarker and companion diagnostic strategy.

  • Demonstrated leadership, influencing, communication and project management skills.

  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems.

  • Experience and desire to motivate and develop others.

  • Knowledge of IVD/drug co-development is a plus.

  • Although not mandatory, previous functional or line management (coaching, mentoring and developing staff) experience is a definite plus.

For more information on this role please forward an up to date resume to stuart.gilboy@rbwconsulting.com

Salary: $180,000 - $220,000 Per annum