Clinical Biomarker Principal Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. France
Les Ulis, France
Posting date: 29 Jan 2024

Proclinical are partnering with a biotech organisation who are recruiting for an individual to join their team. This role is on a permanent basis and is located in France. The opening position currently available is for a Clinical Biomarker Principal Scientist.


  • Oversee clinical execution and validation of biomarkers.
  • Assist the translational team in outlining the translational method to lead the clinical biomarker method using ground-breaking technologies.
  • Execute biomarker plans for clinical trials into clinical study documentation such as protocols, SoA, lab manual, etc.
  • You will select the most pertinent technical method to fulfil the biomarker targets which are FACS, tissue imaging, genomics, proteomics, etc.
  • Outline clinical biomarker methods and form biomarker plans for target engagement, pharmacodynamics, mechanism of action, and patient selection, collaborating with asset lead and therapeutic areas.
  • Expect the requirement for companion diagnostic and adapt biomarker method accordingly.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to an advanced degree level in a life science field, ideally within oncology or immuno-oncology.
  • Willing to travel for business needs up to 5% of the time.
  • A mixture of education and experience may be taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrable experience within drug development in a pharmaceutical or biotech organisation handling early phase clinical biomarkers.
  • Fluency in both French and English.
  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Comprehension of the role of translational science and clinical biomarkers within drug development.
  • Familiarity within the suitable application of multiple scientific technologies into translational research methods.
  • Acquaintance with NGS and its implementation for companion diagnostics.
  • Prior involvement within companion diagnostic development and approval.
  • Able to work well within a fast-paced setting as well as in or leading a matrix team.
  • Capable of identifying, articulating, and accepting calculated risks to take notified decisions.
  • Know-how of all functional areas of drug development, which involves pharmacology, toxicology, clinical development, clinical operation, quality assurance, diagnostic development, etc.
  • Scientific insight and mechanistic comprehension of disease biology.
  • Able to think analytically as well as resolve issues.
  • Interpersonal abilities with the capacity to write scientifically.
  • Past involvement with clinical/lab practices.
  • Familiarity working with CROs.
  • A keen learner who wants to enhance their knowledge.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Sam Kennaugh at

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