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Director Translational Medicine

Reference Number: 3158
Location: Northeast

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director Translational Medicine.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Expertise in translational biomarker development in oncology, particularly in the area of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs).
  • Leads a team of talented scientists and work in a matrix structure to help drive translational strategies to understand molecular heterogeneity of cancer, patient stratification and develop and test hypotheses for predictive and pharmacodynamics biomarkers with the ultimate goal of developing ADCs as therapeutics.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of clinical pharmacology, biostatistics, and clinical trial designs.
  • Strong understanding of cancer biology and cancer genomics.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • PhD or MD in the biological sciences, oncology, or related fields is a must.
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience post degree is a must.
  • Experience developing biomarker hypotheses based on disease pathogenesis and drug MOA in oncology is a must, experience developing ADCs would be preferred.
  • Experience developing companion diagnostics are a plus.
  • Knowledge of technologies such as: next-generation sequencing, microarrays, SNP/aCGH, RT-qPCR, IHC is a plus.
  • Ability to interact in a cross-functional environment and strong oral and written skills are required.
  • A strong publication record with proven ability to lead writing of manuscripts is a must.
  • Must be capable of multitasking and working effectively with scientists and clinicians from oncology.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3158. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.