Manager, Medical and Scientific Affairs and Strategy, Oncology (MSASO), Hematology-Oncology in High Wycombe, United Kingdom at Cepheid

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

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Job ID: CEP000806

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person with advanced scientific and/or medical training will fill the role of
subject matter expert in MSASO for Hematology-Oncology.  They will function as the primary interface
between Cepheid Oncology and external customers and collaborators involved in
the development of data for products in the Cepheid HemeOnc portfolio.  The Manager, HemeOnc, MSASO will report
directly to the Vice President, MSASO.

   The Manager, HemeOnc,
MSASO will work directly with the VP, MSASO to accomplish the following goals:

1.     Educate
internal stakeholders across all departments at Cepheid in the principles and
practice of Hematology-Oncology as it relates to various diseases of interest
to Cepheid.  This will be accomplished by
way of a series of lectures that will be given on a monthly basis.  The Manager, MSASO will give several of these
lectures in the HemeOnc space.

2.     Identify
and establish a working relationship with external collaborators from academia
and/or industry with whom Cepheid will pursue the development of precision
diagnostics for use on the GeneXpert System. 
The Manager will guide those collaborations, especially as they relate
to the validation and demonstration of the clinical utility of GeneXpert
products designed for use outside the US (CE-IVD), as well as implementation
studies for on-market Cepheid Oncology products.  The Manager will also work collaboratively
with the Director and Senior Director, MSASO, based in the EU and US
respectively, to support collaborations involving pre-clinical and US-IVD
clinical studies using Cepheid Oncology products, but will not be primarily
responsible for their management and tracking. 
These activities will be performed in close collaboration with members
of the Cepheid Oncology R&D team.

3.     Communicate
results of research studies involving Cepheid Oncology products to a wide range
of audiences through abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and oral
presentations.  The Manager will also aid
in the recruitment of individuals to serve as advisors to Cepheid in the
development of Cepheid products.  These
activities will be performed in close collaboration with members of the Cepheid
Oncology R&D and Marketing teams.

4.     Manage
the discrepant resolution process as well as address queries about Cepheid
HemeOnc products in collaboration with the technical support and R&D teams
at Cepheid.

Job Requirements



1.     MD,
PhD, or PharmD degree.

2.     Exemplary
character and integrity.

3.     Ability
to analyze and interpret research data accurately and communicate it clearly to
a broad range of audiences.

4.     At
least five years of industry experience working in Medical or Scientific
Affairs, Clinical and Regulatory, or Research and Development functions.

5.     Ability
to work in a complex cross-functional environment flexibly.

6.     Ability
to function as a member of a high-performance team.

7.     Ability
to manage timelines and budgets effectively.

8.     Strong
interpersonal skills.

Manager, HemeOnc, MSASO will need to travel throughout Europe as required in
order to attend conferences and meet with customers (eg. to give talks on
Cepheid products) and collaborators. 
Several trips to Cepheid HQ in Sunnyvale, CA are expected.  There will be some ability for global travel
as well as Cepheid HemeOnc products achieve uptake in Asia and other locales.

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