Sr. Director Diagnostic Sciences in Bernards, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 1/6/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bernards, NJ
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/6/2022
  • Job ID:
    R266

Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.
SummaryThe Senior Director, Diagnostic Sciences will lead a team of Associate Director and Director level scientists who will serve as Diagnostic Scientists and CDx Operations Leads. The primary focus of this role will be to set the vision and provide global strategic leadership to the Diagnostic Sciences function. This function will be responsible for end-to-end process for CDx Implementation in clinical studies. The function will also have responsibility to design and execute studies in support of CDx analytical and clinical utility validation studies in collaboration with Dx partner, and will lead required supplemental studies to support development of Dx devices under design control process. This leader will also play a key role in the process for partner selection for CDx co-development and co-commercialization. This leader will work in close concert with multiple internal stakeholders including members of Global Companion Diagnostics, Translational Sciences, Global Clinical Operations, Biostats and Data Management and Clinical Development.

Responsibilities
  • Sets vision, mission and objectives of Diagnostics Sciences function and provides strategic leadership and oversight of the group. Brings visibility to function, its remit, deliverables, and results. Serves as a key member of Global Companion Diagnostics Leadership Team. Works in close collaboration with other colleagues in Global Companion Diagnostics, with Precision Medicine Departmental Leadership and members, as well as other key cross functional stakeholders across the globe.
  • Leads group that drives or participates in conduct of the technical evaluation of platforms, methods, and assays with patient stratification, selection, or monitoring potential for incorporation into clinical trials
  • Leads group that is also responsible for the successful implementation of CDx in clinical trials and for ensuring that sample testing and data generation activities are completed in alignment with the therapeutic and diagnostic teams’ needs.
  • Recruits, trains, and mentors a diverse group of talent, and serves as group manager. Develops resourcing strategic plan for Dx Sciences using internal and external resources. Manages resources within global CDx to meet the needs of the portfolio. Build capabilities consistent with the portfolio demands and operating model.
  • Provides technical and strategic leadership in a highly matrixed Global R and D environment. Serves as member of various cross asset teams and committees such as CDx Program review committee and Joint Operating and Steering Committees with External partners/collaborators.
  • Plays a critical role in identifying new technologies, building, and maintaining relationships with external partners such as CROs, current and potential diagnostic co-development partners. Contributes to RFP process towards selection of CDx assays and co-development partners.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)
  • PhD in Life Science required
Experience Qualifications
  • 7 or More Years in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics or CRO setting; A PhD or MD PhD with relevant experience managing a team of scientists and in managing complex development projects in pharmaceutical/diagnostics setting required. Experience working in a global matrix environment with flexible work schedule. Demonstrated track record of success in leading and managing a team focused on technology platform selection and biomarker assay development in support of clinical drug development. required
TravelAbility to travel up to 20% Ability to travel up to 20% both domestically and internationally including to Japan site
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.