Director Biomarker Strategy, Oncology

Bayer U.S.
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US) Whippany New Jersey
Full Benefits + Bonus
May 03, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Full Time
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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 strategies;
  • 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 project;
  • Own, source and develop distinctive biomarker knowledge to support Bayer differentiation strategy;
  • 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 making;
  • Define, communicate and execute on the biomarker strategy spanning the entire clinical development, including companion diagnostics, for each development program where he/she is BPL;
  • 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;
  • Ensure regulatory compliance of biomarker activities and drive biomarker qualification processes;


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 following:

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 conferences;
  • 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 vision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pathology and/or Molecular Pathology

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. 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.    

Location: United States : Massachusetts : Cambridge || United States : New Jersey : Whippany     

Division: Pharmaceuticals    

Reference Code: 36889  

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