CLINICAL & SCIENTIFIC ALLIANCE LEADER

Organization
QIAGEN
Job Location
Redwood City, CA or Field Based
Job Description

1. Establishment of KOLs:  Lead the development of the charter, legal framework, and objectives of KOL engagements, both individually and as advisory boards.  The individual is required to own and lead the external relationships with the main objectives of eliciting requirements and achieving high impact scientific communications;

2. Liaison with Strategic Customers:  The role requires significant scientific and clinical engagement with QIAGEN’s strategic customers to collaboratively demonstrate clinical utility of software solutions to drive adoption, utilization and enablement of new applications;

3. Solution conceptualization and requirements elicitation:  The role shall serve as QIAGEN’s internal domain expert in molecular oncology with the ability to provide guidance on the bioinformatics products and services addressing the genetics and pharmacogenomics of oncology.  The individual is a material stakeholder and shared owner of requirements that guide the development of QIAGEN’s clinical content, software and services roadmap.  The individual is expected to be a substantial individual contributor to requirements elicitation, validation, prioritization and implementation;

4. Development of Use Cases:  The role requires the individual to leverage their mastery of molecular oncology, clinical testing, clinical decision support, with strategic relationships to collaboratively with stakeholders, lead the development and documentation of use cases for clinical testing and utility.  Outputs from this effort shall support numerous dependent activities including business case development, marketing, requirements and roadmap development, sales training, scientific communications and strategic customer engagements.  The candidate shall as QIAGEN’s internal resident expert in clinical use case

5. Scientific and Medical Communications:  The role requires scientific leadership and contribution to the drafting and publication of scientific communications, including; seminars, workshops, conference seminars, white papers, posters and scientific articles.

6. Market Development:  The candidate is required to collaborate with various internal sales and marketing stakeholders to evangelize QIAGEN’s clinical genomics solutions through strategic customer presentations, conference workshops and seminars, QIAGEN’s website and online presence, white papers, posters and scientific articles. 

Requirements

The qualified candidate is required to have at least 10 years’ experience in various leadership and cross functional roles related to molecular pathology and pharmacogenomics in oncology with an emphasis in clinical testing, informatics and genomics.  Specifically, the candidate is required to possess:

 

  • Degree and Certification(s): A life sciences or clinical degree, with an advanced degree or equivalent, preferred.  Certifications in medical or clinical genetics are desirable.
  • Clinical Oncology:  A strategic understanding of clinical practices involving molecular pathology and pharmacogenomics in oncology, including domain expertise in the genetics of oncology and recent trends in liquid biopsy applications (germline and somatic);
  • Next Generation Sequencing: An understanding of the fundamental scientific principles of next generation sequencing in clinical testing for oncology;
  • Scientific and Medical Affairs: A proven track in leading the development and management of KOLs and external alliances to support the development of requirements, use cases and scientific publications.  Strong scientific writing and publications skills are required;
  • Software and Product Development: Material contribution or leadership in stage-gated product development cycles for the development and introduction of clinical software solutions or high complexity clinical tests.  Experience in developing and launching high complexity molecular tests for IVD is desirable. 

 

The desirable candidate is required to possess the following general commercial and business skills:

  • Communication:  A strong command of English written, analytical and presentation skills for scientific and medical communications;
  • Teamsmanship:  An ability integrate as a contributing member into highly, skilled, diverse and geographically disparate cross-functional teams of clinical geneticists, scientific researchers, bioinformaticians, usability specialists, and software engineers;
  • Software: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Travel:  The position requires up to 30% domestic and international travel. 
About Our Organization

QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights.

QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows.

QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research).

As of June 30, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,400 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at http://www.qiagen.com.

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