Director/Sr. Director Clinical Development/Science at Invitae

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Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Clinical Science Lead/Director is a critical member of the Oncology Diagnostics.  They will be responsible for clinical strategy at the project level and provide clinical expertise in diagnostic product development, clinical trial design and regulatory submissions.  The successful candidate must possess a thorough understanding of the oncology diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum as they relate to clinical biomarker development, regulated product development, the oncology therapeutic landscape, and the regulatory guidelines for diagnostic submissions.  They will have the ability to identify and define critical test attributes that affect conduct of clinical research and potential impact on overall product design.  A collaborative approach is essential for this leader as they will interface and work in partnership with multiple cross-functional teams across different locations in support of programs pivotal to ArcherDX. 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
  • Work with the Oncology Diagnostic teams to design, implement, interpret, report and publish clinical studies for regulatory applications.
  • Assist Product Development with clinical implications of assay design, design of performance verification, analytical study design and assay and instrument readiness for clinical trials
  • Provide medical/scientific input into and assists with the preparation of regulatory submissions. Prepare and provide responses to clinical questions or requests from regulatory agencies
  • Provide clinical expertise and leadership to Clinical Operations, Data Management, Biostatistics, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality/Design Assurance, Product Development and Product Management groups
  • Identifies and defines critical clinical test attributes that affect the conduct of clinical research and potential impact on overall product design and lifecycle
  • Explore and define potential clinical utility for company products and clinical bridging strategies for Clinical Trial Assays
  • Chairs Investigator Initiated Trial Committee overseeing external academic partnership projects ensuring clinical utility and product development needs are addressed
  • Provide medical opinions and analysis of product safety.
  • Assist Medical Affairs in guidance to the Product Management teams to ensure marketing and promotional materials are both scientifically accurate and medically sound
  • Review publications by ArcherDX and external collaborators for scientific and medical content
  • Serve as a clinical sciences expert at ArcherDX, keeping the company abreast of advances in relevant precision medicine and health systems, as they relate to Oncology Diagnostics
  • Over time, develop and retain highly skilled and effective Clinical Science team to support ongoing programs and future development opportunities
  • Strategically partner across ArcherDX on the design and execution of robust clinical strategy
  • Authors and reviews standard operating procedures and adheres to ArcherDX quality standards
  • Effectively communicate and discuss complex diagnostic clinical science and IVD development issues with project teams, upper leadership and external partners
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology
  • Provide insight to pipeline determination in clinical feasibility, and translate findings from research and nonclinical studies into clinical development opportunities
  • Contribute relevant clinical sections to documents such as the Investigator Brochures, Significant Risk Determination or Investigational Device Exemption
  • Responsible for analyzing clinical data, drafting reports, abstracts, posters, CSRs and presentations on the various findings of the clinical research
  • Position can be remote for the right candidate.
EDUCATION:
  • PhD in biological sciences, MD or MD/PhD with specialization in oncology and/or molecular pathology
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 5 years (preferably 10+) of Clinical Science and Clinical Development experience in the oncology diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Broad understanding of Oncology diagnostics and treatment landscape
  • Up to date knowledge of novel NGS technologies and their application in Oncology diagnostics
  • Experience in diagnostic, drug and CDx co-development trials
  • Deep understanding of the CDx development process and regulatory landscape
  • Working knowledge of GCP, GLP and federal and local regulations
  • Proven clinical development strategist with experience designing, implementing and conducting diagnostic clinical trials
  • Extensive strategic leadership and communication skills with strong initiative, ethics, and judgment, and demonstrated ability to positively represent the goals of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with both internal colleagues and external contacts, including key thought leaders, and investigators
  • Possess an understanding of applicable US and EU drug development regulations and GCP regulations
  • Proven ability to manage timelines and adhere to budgetary requirements
  • Experience in interfacing with and presenting to executive leadership and external partners
  • Experience building effective teams and managing conflict
  • Effective at attracting, developing and retaining talented team members.
  • Willing to lead, act as a player-coach and roll up his/her sleeves and do what is necessary to meet project and corporate goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills Excellent project management skills
KEY ATTRIBUTES:
  • Drive and determination
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects
  • Ability to build strong relationships within all parts of the company. Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Driven to perform
  • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.

Invitae offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k, and a broad range of other benefits, outlined below:
Health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurance coverage
Paid time off, holiday pay, parental leave, and other health and wellness supports

In Colorado, our competitive compensation package includes a base salary starting from $175,000.  In determining the final salary offered, we will evaluate a specific candidate's geographic location, education, skills, and experience.

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Situated in Austin's Central Business District, one block West of the Texas State Capitol.

What are Invitae Perks + Benefits

Invitae Benefits Overview

At Invitae, our employees are the key to our continued success. Our culture is one of our most important strengths. A set of commitments we make to each other and to our customers to build a world-class organization in service of our mission. That is why Invitae proudly offers comprehensive perks and benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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