Sr. Director, Precision Medicine

Organization: 
Thomson Reuters - IP & Science
Job Location: 
Philadelphia, San Fran, Other
Job Description: 

Main Purpose of Job:

This role leads development and execution of the Life Sciences precision medicine business. Passionate about how healthcare can be influenced by the use of molecular insights and pathology data to deliver improvements in patient diagnosis and treatment. The primary responsibility of the Head, Precision Medicine is to provide executive leadership and oversight in product and services planning and achieving strategic business objectives for a new precision medicine unit. The responsibilities will involve setting long term strategic direction for growth, contributing to product planning, identifying and supporting partnering at the intersection of genetic testing in clinical pathology and clinical decision support. The position contributes to industry thought leadership in the implementation of precision medicine in healthcare, liaising with an external Scientific Advisory Board, bringing a network of relationships to inform strategic planning, and evangelizing Thomson Reuters’ precision medicine solutions to the market and partners.

The role includes global responsibility although the immediate priority will be NA and EU.

Direct Reports:
Go to market teams
Indirect Functions: editorial, analytics, and technology teams dedicated to the delivery of the Precision Medicine products and solutions

Other Main Contacts:
Life Sciences Executive team

Main accountabilities:

Set long term strategic vision for precision medicine portfolio
Includes, if relevant, recommendations for strategic acquisitions to strengthen IP&Science market position.
Provide strategic and tactical thought leadership for internal and external objectives.
This includes industry speaking engagements, client and internal presentations and direction to development of marketing materials
Facilitate sales engagements through targeted outreach and networking in the hospital, laboratory testing, molecular diagnostic and clinical decision support ecosystem
Identify relevant healthcare regulatory requirements which effect execution
Informed by legal teams, represent requirements into solution planning
Educate direct reports and Life Science Executive Team on the key customer and market trends
Utilizes internal systems to provide reporting and planning for new business, revenue, and expense planning
Contribute to the selection and relationship building with an external Scientific Advisory Board
Inform product development through expert knowledge, providing authoritative positions that permit rapid decision making and product/services iteration
Review product roadmaps and requirements
Attract, retain and develop strong talent within the team, establish and maintain an environment that optimizes team and individual performance and understand the current bench-strength of the team.

We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

About the IP & Science Business of Thomson Reuters
The IP & Science business is a global provider of information solutions to assist professionals at every stage of research and development and ensure they maintain and extract maximum value from their intellectual assets.

IP & Science is part of Thomson Reuters (www.thomsonreuters.com), the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Scientific information solutions can be found at thomsonreuters.com.

Requirements: 

Skills/Experience:
10 years experience in a leading role in personalized healthcare or precision medicine
Current knowledge of the IT systems and workflows in clinical pathology informatics, research hospital environment, with an emphasis on genetic variant workflows utilizing exome and whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, and copy number variant analysis.
Knowledge of publicly available and commercial gene variant information sources
Up to date knowledge of the regulatory and lab certification requirements that are relevant to precision medicine implementation in healthcare and pathology environments (e.g. HIPAA, HITECH, GINA, CLIA, CAP)

Good working knowledge of the implementation of whole genome sequencing, exome analysis and methods for data processing leading to gene variant analysis and disease association interpretation.
Understanding of systems used for Electronic Medical Records and regulatory policies influencing how EMR’s are used together with other data to inform diagnosis and treatment decisions.
Good understanding of the data elements that are used in clinical decision support and how physicians use the data in making patient diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment decisions.
Excellent knowledge of the dynamics which will influence the growth of precision medicine in NA (EU knowledge also preferable).
Experience in business development, sales, and market development in complex environments where multiple hospital, laboratory, physician, and patient groups are involved
Proven impactful thought leadership experience in molecular pathology, genetics and clinical decision support
Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire others to perform and achieve results within a diverse team.
Ability to work with remote cross-functional and cross-cultural teams and experience in working with a team having diverse skill sets.
Strong facilitation skills.
Excellent oral and written English communications.
Well organized and disciplined with regards to policy, procedure and standards.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Contact Information: 

please visit careers.thomsonreuters.com.
and apply JREQ 016065 and ***email resume to jack.scholz@thomsonreuters.com

About Our Organization: 

About the IP & Science Business of Thomson Reuters
The IP & Science business is a global provider of information solutions to assist professionals at every stage of research and development and ensure they maintain and extract maximum value from their intellectual assets.

IP & Science is part of Thomson Reuters (www.thomsonreuters.com), the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Scientific information solutions can be found at thomsonreuters.com.