Strategic Planning & Business Development Associate

Personal Genome Diagnostics
Job Location
Baltimore, MD 21224

PGDx is located in Baltimore MD and offers competitive salaries, vacation/holiday pay, medical benefits and a stimulating work environment. 

Job Description

A fast growing company is looking for a Strategic Planning Business Development Associate. This is a highly visible position with significant interaction with cross-functional teams and opportunity to impact the future success of Personal Genome Diagnostics.

The Strategic Planning Business Development Associate will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and will support the core initiatives which are critical to the successful development and implementation of strategies for the expansion of the business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Completion of market research and application of decision analytical methods to support evaluation of strategic business opportunities
  • Creation of comprehensive business cases to support the evaluation of business development opportunities including market forecasts, NPV, IRR, deal structures, etc.
  • Monitoring and reporting of competitive activities and milestones in the diagnostics and related markets to support internal go/no go decision making
  • Development and maintenance of timeline of all key Company milestones covering early research, development, regulatory, marketing, sales and financing initiatives
  • Collaboration with research, technical, development, regulatory and commercial colleagues to ensure appropriate progress is being made against defined strategies and proactively raise issues and recommendations for resolutions
  • Partner closely with internal stakeholders to monitor and manage timelines, resource plans, critical path activities, and risks to support annual strategic plan
  • Creation of materials (PowerPoints, word docs, spreadsheets) to support corporate development activities, executive briefings, fundraising, business development and other initiatives

Skills/Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience in the diagnostic or biopharmaceutical
  • 5+ years of experience in business analysis, market research, new product planning, forecasting and/or business development 
  • Ability to engage with multi-disciplinary teams in the execution of operational plans; ideally across multiple functional areas and various development phases.
  • Demonstrated success in the ability to thrive in growth stage life science company
  • Proactive individual capable of taking the initiative and driving to results
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs to agreed timelines and within scope
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to maintain a high level of productivity and innovation in order to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Exhibits high degree of initiative, strong drive, and follow-through
  • High level of competency in PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Project
  • Degree in a scientific discipline, with an MBA or comparable experience
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) advances the frontiers of cancer medicine through innovative genomic technologies for oncology researchers, drug developers, clinicians and patients. The expert team at PGDx draws on a deep understanding of cancer biology, extensive experience in cancer genomics and clinical oncology, and the company’s distinctive technologies. It was established in 2010 by researchers from Johns Hopkins University who are pioneers in cancer genome sequencing and liquid biopsy technologies. Under the leadership of founders Drs. Luis Diaz and Victor Velculescu, the company has achieved consistent growth by successfully commercializing novel clinical and investigational products and services. These novel technologies precisely identify and characterize unique genomic alterations in tumors. PGDx is working toward broad patient access to its genomic approaches, through a CLIA-certified facility providing comprehensive genomic services, as well as its PROGENEUSTM technology transfer solution and in vitro diagnostic products to enable other molecular laboratories to easily internalize genomic testing.

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