Director Biomarker Strategy, Oncology

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Physician

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Director Biomarker Strategy, Oncology

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Director
Biomarker Strategy, Oncology, are to:

+ Be the biomarker project leader (BPL) for one or
more development programs and resume in this role strategic,
clinical, scientific, technical and budgetary planning for the
assigned biomarker projects;

+ Act as an equal member of the Global Project Team
(GPT), when required. Will provide relevant Oncology expertise to
GPT when evaluating and developing translation and biomarker

+ Act as thought partner to early research leaders,
proactively following early projects and taking an active role
assembling resources for subsequent biomarker activities on the

+ Own, source and develop distinctive biomarker
knowledge to support Bayer differentiation

+ Ensure coordination of all aspects of biomarker
delivery, informed by deep understanding of clinical development,
regulatory and commercial processes in Oncology and
state-of-the-art biomarker use in Oncology;

+ Independently analyze, interpret and present
results from biomarker analyses and draw scientifically valid
conclusions that support and enable decision

+ Define, communicate and execute on the biomarker
strategy spanning the entire clinical development, including
companion diagnostics, for each development program where he/she is

+ Represent biomarker related aspects internally and
externally in meetings with authorities and ethics committees, and
with external key opinion leaders;

+ Build and maintain network with academic
institutions/diagnostic companies in Oncology;

+ Work closely with Clinical and commercial Leaders
to ensure translation strategy has maximum success rate supported
by a developable biomarker;

+ Lead, via internal and external collaborations, the
development of biomarkers and/or segmentation tools for internal
decision making and/or as intended part of the product definition,
whether to measure response (to aid dose finding or as surrogate
endpoint) or to identify patient segments;

Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of
our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position,
Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the

Required Qualifications:

+ Medical doctor (M.D.) and/or Ph.D. in Biochemistry,
Molecular Biology, or Genetics;

+ Proven track record of research and/or clinical
development in Oncology, including at least 8 years' of
industry experience;

+ Thorough understanding of pathophysiologies and
therapies in oncology;

+ Focus on translational sciences (cf.,
Proof of Concept)and/or biomarkers (including patient
stratification for personalized medicine), including experience
with regulatory framework for biosampling, biomarkers,
translational medicine in Oncology;

+ Outstanding scientific reputation as evidenced by
multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and as speaker of

+ Strong network in the academic and clinical
community of Oncology;

+ Strong leadership skills, comfortable to marshal
resources from different parts of the organization in the absence
of formal reporting lines;

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(fluency in English, oral and written), confident team player,
assertive but willing to listen and to seek and learn from the
views of others; strategic influencing skills with experience in
stakeholder management at leadership team level;

+ Able to set and communicate a strategic

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Pathology and/or Molecular

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the \\\"Passion to Innovate\\\" and the \\\"Power to Change\\\", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country:United States

Location:MA-Cambridge, NJ-Whippany

Functional Area:[sap_fa_35]

Entry Level:5
Associated topics: ancmg, breast, cancer, hem onc, hematology, lah, oncology, palliative, physician md, radiation
Associated topics: aoa, breast, cancer, hem onc, hematology, oncology, palliative, physician md, physician md do, thedacare

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