Senior Vice President or Vice President, Global Medical Affairs

Genomic Health, Inc
Job Location
Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

The Vice President of Global Medical Affairs will report to the Chief Commercial Officer at Genomic Health, Inc. and will be directly responsible for the medical oversight and leadership for global medical affairs activities driving product adoption and reimbursement across the Oncotype DX® (ODX) portfolio of products. This position includes people management responsibilities.


The ideal candidate will be a physician with 10+ years of experience in Medical Affairs at pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic or medical device companies with a focus on oncology and a proven commitment to improving cancer care. The role will be based in Redwood City HQ.


  • Provide strategy and leadership for Medical activities supporting the adoption and reimbursement of Genomic Health, Inc. products serving ODX patients on a global basis with a focus on expanding product education and experience
  • Develop and lead a global medical affairs team comprised of Medical Directors and Genomic Science Liaisons to support investigator sponsored trials and educational activities supporting Genomic Health products. Direct management responsibilities, including but not limited to, goal setting, performance and compensation review, mentoring and development of a senior medical team.
  • Oversee the global Medical Affairs investigator-initiated study programs
  • Provide leadership in working with Medical and Marketing/Sales on setting up and supporting global Advisory Boards, Speaker Training and External Payor Reviews as needed
  • Play a key leadership role in implementing our approach to bringing genomics into clinical practice in oncology
  • Act as a vital medical resource internally in strategizing/problem-solving/prioritizing issues related to the medical marketplace and physician interaction and provide market place feedback to development teams, commercial teams and management
  • Function as an important outreach person representing Genomic Health
  • Cultivates and maintains a close working relationship with key opinion leaders regarding Genomic Health products and scientific/medical presentations and communications
  • Provide direct input to the formulation of the health economic modeling and communications to payers as needed
  • Attend key medical meetings both to represent Genomic Health and to gather educational information
  • Work with key departments (Research and Development, Oncological Sciences, Sales, Marketing, Managed Care, Quadax etc.) in developing and implementing successful training programs as needed


  • Take complex medical messages and enable clear and concise understanding by personnel within and outside of Genomic Health
  • Deliver lectures as required before health care providers concerning Genomic Health's products and their use
  • Ensure marketing tools are medical accurate
  • Stay abreast of new developments, papers and trends in oncology products within the GHI space and work with Marketing to be a conduit to the field for review of these developments
  • Serve as a key internal resource to global directors of sales to support product training/consultation needs and various presentations
  • Accountable for the development and management of the global Medical Affairs budget ensuring financial targets are accurately maintained.
  • Travel as able with Commercial sales/marketing colleagues in the field to help with messaging and medical accuracy
  • Travel requirements range from 30 – 50% of the time
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • MD degree required; oncology specialty training preferred
  • Strong clinical/medical background (training and/or experience) with ability to successfully communicate and teach in a complex and competitive environment. Minimum of 25 years of combined experience required in hospital, practice or industry settings.
  • More than 10 years of experience in a Medical Affairs organization preferred; will consider highly qualified candidates with less experience. Prefer experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic or medical device industry.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing a highly complex/diverse medical team. Proven ability to attract, develop, motivate and drive a group of highly educated individuals in cooperative efforts toward common goals
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed in both written and oral formats
  • Excellent public speaking ability and facility required
  • Strong track record of upholding and representing medical compliance throughout all interactions representing GHI core values
  • Strong analytical skills and acumen with medical messaging necessary
  • Demonstrated team player with ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality




  • Specific experience in molecular diagnostics in oncology



  • Travel Requirements: 30%- 50% Travel
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary

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