Director, Vaccine Clinical Biomarkers

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Project/Study Manager (CSM/CPM), Program Manager / Director, VP/Head of Clinical Operations
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 18 May 2021

Proclinical is seeking a Clinical Biomarker Director to develop and drive biomarker strategy across Infectious Disease Vaccine clinical compounds working collaboratively with cross functional therapeutic team members. The role will work collaboratively across multiple clinical teams to ensure strategy, planning, execution and data delivery of biomarker lab data for early and late phase infectious disease vaccine clinical trials

Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with a team of dedicated and senior Clinical Biomarker scientists on the science and bioanalytical assays for early and late phase infectious disease vaccine programs
  • Collaborate with clinical and research teams to define overall biomarker strategies for high priority programs
  • Oversee biomarker plans and strategy with input from research and clinical leads for ID studies
  • Responsible to ensure assay labs complete appropriate development, qualification or validation of biomarker assays in order to execute the clinical biomarker plan on time and with good quality for ID clinical programs
  • Ensure timely and efficient delivery of all biomarker operational aspects across multiple ID clinical trials
  • Develop and provide operational input and recommendations into all study related documentation (including protocol, lab manual, informed consent form, IB and regulatory filings) and processes, and ensure collection, delivery and analysis of biosamples in compliance with these documents as well as GCP/ICH
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for biomarker operations across ID teams, and with external collaborators, assay labs and CROs.
  • Contribute to the identification and selection of biomarker vendors and aid in building the strategy for the selection of those vendors
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for interpretation and troubleshooting of bioanalytical data for high priority programs
  • Lead biomarker sub teams and participate in clinical team meetings
  • Participate in committees and work streams that support process and procedure for standardized language, biomarker usage, and data transfer and collection

Skills and Requirements

  • PhD (with at least 4 years pharmaceutical/biotechnology experience) in a related science with a focus on infectious disease.
  • Experience leading a team of clinical translational or biomarker leaders and deep understanding of the role of clinical biomarkers across drug development from early phase through licensure
  • Deep understanding of the regulatory expectations for pivotal biomarkers in clinical trials
  • Solid experience in the application of biomarkers during development of assets required including experience with clinical translational research, development, validation and implementation of biomarkers in the ID space.
  • Experience in managing third party assay laboratories, collaborations and budget management.
  • Strong communication and project management skills

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Max Robinson at (+1) 857-362-9542 or

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