Associate Director, Translational Medicine – NYC

 Position Overview

The Translational Medicine Specialist is a core member of our Antigen Map team and is responsible for advancing scientific insights into viable clinical products. This leader will develop and execute translational strategies for furthering the development of next diagnostic products, with opportunities in infectious disease, autoimmunity and oncology. The successful candidate will work cross-functionally to develop a clinical development strategy across potential applications in alignment with Antigen Map team leadership. The Translational Medicine Specialist will also develop and manage clinical protocols and validation in clinical data sets that meet regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the dedicated translational medicine lead for the Antigen Map project
  • Help develop strategy for the Antigen Map program to ensure alignment between R&D objectives and unmet medical need
  • Support clinical development and validation of new diagnostic products
  • Develop and lead sponsored clinical protocols to test key hypotheses
  • Represent us externally and deliver scientific presentations
  • Support cross-functional teams to broaden existing and secure new clinical opportunities
  • Serve as a clinical resource to internal stakeholders such as business development, research, computational biology, marketing and sales

Experience and Skills:

  • MD with a minimum 3 years of experience, with a minimum 2 years of experience in translational and clinical research (can be Academic)
  • Deep understanding of translational research/medicine and clinical diagnostics
  • Demonstrated experience in the application various scientific technologies into translational research strategies
  • Demonstrated scientific acumen and mechanistic understanding of disease biology
  • Working knowledge of FDA guidance for the Dx and Rx industries
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and engage with diverse stakeholders in a dynamic environment within tight timelines
  • Ability to think quantitatively, interpret clinical data and interact with computational biologists and biostatisticians
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, good judgment and ability to communicate with a diverse range of individuals
  • Excited about an early stage company environment and driven to make a difference
  • Strong work ethic with expectation of excellence from self and others