Director of Development Pathology

Genomic Health
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Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President of Pathology, You will be responsible for the overall operation and leadership of the Development Pathology Organization. You will lead the Biomaterials Repository, and also directly provide high quality clinical pathology reads or annotation and signing out of Next Generation Sequencing somatic tissue and liquid molecular pathology reports from Genomic Health's Clinical Laboratory.

Pathology Development

  • Management and oversight of all aspects of the Pathology Development staff to provide the highest quality Pathology professional services for Research and Development efforts ranging from discovery or concept feasibility to product launch and transition to operations.
  • Manage Development Pathologists working on internal multi-functional teams and working groups as well as collaborating externally with pathologists, oncologists and surgeons. This position will develop relationships with pathology key opinion leaders.
  • Assist in or direct the Pathology Development efforts including writing and review of study concept sheets, study protocols, study letters of intent, and study contracts.
  • Develop and mentor employees in developing professional relationships with study collaborators, particularly with collaborator pathologists
  • Lead the review of collaborator pathology resources and materials
  • Oversee and participate in collection, cleaning and review of study data review including report creation
  • Oversee and direct collaborators and/or directly provide H&E slide review for key study covariates
  • Define roles and deliverables for team member attendance at key international and domestic medical oncology and pathology meetings
  • Direct the submission of pathology abstracts related to the clinical laboratory experience for publication to appropriate meetings which may include: SABCS, ASCO Breast, USCAP, CAP
  • Collaborator preparation and personally present pathology related data from relevant Development Product(s) at global conferences and talks.
  • Oversee and participate in writing pathology manuscripts related to the commercial process for publication

Product Commercialization

  • Lead or provide subject matter expertise to Accessioning, Customer Service, Medical Affairs and Clinical Pathology teams with launch of new products including: translation, standardisation and documentation of SOPs, definition and development of sample submission criteria and customer materials; handling customer service outreach calls; training staff for customer product queries and scaling of customer related call backs regarding all pathology related questions.
  • Train Medical Affairs and Customer Service during new product launch and throughout product life cycle regarding relevant validation results and supporting analyses and data including research and development, and clinical validation.
  • Partner with Medical Affairs and Marketing in Speaker Training and Advisory Boards, representing Genomic Health externally.


  • Cultivate reputation as leader in Pathology and or Molecular Pathology with documented performance, professional accomplishment and publication history.
  • Represent the Clinical Laboratory, Development and Medical Affairs in public speaking engagements on behalf of the company.
  • Develop good working relationships with key internal collaborators including: Oncology Development, Product Sciences, Biostatistics, Clinical Operations, Sales and Marketing, Medical Affairs, Process Engineering, Clinical Operations and Clinical Laboratory.

Professional Societies and Meetings

  • Participating member of CAP; experience in CAP leadership preferred
  • Participating member of AMP preferred
  • Attend key pathology and laboratory medicine meetings including: AMP, USCAP & CAP
  • Attend key oncology meetings including ASCO, SABCS

Public Speaking and Physician Education

  • Work with academic and community anatomic pathologists and staff to extend their understanding of Genomic Health's products
  • Participate in Genomic Health Advisory Boards
  • MD. And board-certified in Anatomical or Molecular and Clinical Pathology required. California Medical License required
  • Completion of Surgical Pathology Fellowship and Urologic or Molecular Pathology Fellowship or equivalent with strong diagnostic skills.
  • Greater than 15 years experience including industry experience in Diagnostic Surgical Pathology or Molecular Pathology, including experience managing employees
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Team leadership experience with the ability to keep communication lines open with partners at all levels internally, including individual employees, working team members and executives, as well as externally with patients and clients
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and enthusiasm to hire, mentor, develop, and inspire a group of professionals
  • Open and adaptable to changing methods and technologies
  • Track record of success in mentoring and leading a pathology team
  • Displays creative and dedicated approaches in identifying new opportunities to define and refine molecular assays and services
  • Capable of building productive cross-functional collaborations and alignment both within and external to Genomic Health
  • Able to build formal networks with key decision makers and serve as external spokesperson for the organization
  • Experience in abstract writing, oral presentation, manuscript writing and publication is required Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and drive the timely delivery of quality results, either independently or by directing others
  • Experience with digital pathology and image analysis is desired

Travel, Physical/Mental Demands and Work Environment

  • Domestic and international travel will be required up to approximately 20%
  • Standing or sitting for long periods may be necessary.
  • Considerable amount of time using various types of laboratory instruments including microscopes.
  • May perform repetitious actions using laboratory tools.
  • Some time spent using near vision to view samples at close range.
  • Use of various chemicals may be used to perform duties
  • At times, stress may be experienced.
  • Use of computer and some time may be spent concentrating, reading or analyzing data or applying scientific rules.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements and high speed centrifugation.



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