Associate Director / Director, Oncology Biomarker Development
Genentech, Inc. - South San Francisco, CA

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We are seeking one or more seasoned and dynamic thought leaders in oncology translational sciences / medicine to join the Oncology Biomarker Development (OBD) group at Genentech. The AD/D of predictive diagnostics will provide exceptional scientific and strategic leadership for therapeutic franchises and / or disease-based biomarker activities in support of a large number of oncology molecules in late-stage clinical development and/or FDA-approved. Leading a team of lab-enabled scientists / Sr. scientists, the incumbent will be responsible for development and oversight of the Franchise biomarker strategies and ensuring successful execution of drug-diagnostic co-development in collaboration with the Companion Diagnostics Development group within OBD.

The successful candidate may also serve as a Biomarker Subteam leader for one or more molecules within their Franchise area. This role requires an individual with outstanding communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders in product development and other relevant functions and navigate challenging situations. The individual must also be viewed as a strong scientific and strategic leader, one who can readily bridge between a cutting edge Research environment and a fast-paced clinical and product development organization. The successful candidate is expected to drive the publication of biomarker data in high quality scientific, technical or medical journals, to represent the department and programs at external meetings, to be a key representative to our investigators, and to promote collaborative efforts to forward the biomarker sciences field in general.

This is an important leadership role with substantial visibility within Genentech / Roche organization. As an AD/D, you are expected to: Provide exceptional scientific leadership across multiple molecule teams, to your peers within OBD and to the organization in general with a particular focus on late stage developmentProvide leadership, visibility and expertise to the oncology product development organization on all biomarker related question for a specific therapeutic franchiseLead biomarker strategies at a franchise level, and lead one or more biomarker subteamsRepresent biomarker related strategies and plans to late stage development review forums, decision committees and project teams.Lead biomarker related regulatory strategies and interactions with health authorities around the globe including review of relevant regulatory documentsBe an active member of the OBD Leadership Team, contributing to the continuing strategic development of our Department and our peopleLead and drive scientific and technical innovation collaboratively with other members of the DepartmentDrive high quality publications in high impact scientific, technical or medical journalsRepresent OBD externally through presentations at key National / International meetings, interactions with our key investigatorsParticipate and thrive in an interactive, team oriented cultureWho You Are PhD, MD or PhD/MD degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g. pathology, molecular biology, cell signaling, cancer genetics, cancer biology, molecular oncology)Minimum of 10-15 years post-PhD experience in basic or translational research either in an academic and/or industry settingExperience in clinical drug development, including advanced understanding of critical development functions, e.g. Pharmacodynamic biomarkers, Clinical Pharmacology, Regulatory, Safety, Operations, Biostatistics, etc.At least 5-8 years of prior experience managing a group of research associates, scientists, managers, etc.Significant experience leading subteams / teams; ability to drive to effective decisions and enable execution on programsConsistent record of innovative contributions to translational sciences / development as evidenced by first / senior-authored publications in top-tier journals, patent authorship, filingsRecognized scientific leadership, National and / or International scientific reputation, evidenced by presentations at key national/international meetingsOutstanding communication skills; ability to: Lead, influence and motivate othersNavigate complex and difficult situationsShow strategic agility and ability to interface with multiple stakeholdersDistill complex issues and clearly articulate / present solutions

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