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Biomarker Project Lead

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Germany
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 468523/001_1563873374
  • Sector: Clinical Operartions, EPM Scientific
  • Date posted: 23/07/2019

Are you interested in joining a team that is caring, supportive and very driven?

To work in an environment that is all working towards the same goal - using science to save the lives of those suffering from cancer?

Then please keep reading- we are looking for a Biomarker Project Manager/Leader to help us.

A Biomarker Project Lead is needed and essential in connecting the various research departments and providing valuable data during development decisions.

This role will be accountable for driving the biomarker strategy and execution for assigned projects across the development lifecycle. This will include working alongside the key stakeholders in each department (Pre-clinical to registration). The key central responsibility to support decision making (eg proof of mechanism/concept), enable stratified medicine/diagnostic approaches (where appropriate), and overall enhance the probability of successful development and approval of the asset.

The Biomarker Lead will be considered a Subject Matter Expert in biomarker technologies, their development and implementation. The role will therefore require deep understanding and appreciation of the scientific, technical, regulatory, intellectual property and preferably commercial considerations for successful biomarker implementation to drug development programmes.

Main Accountabilities

Strategy and leadership

  • The role holder will lead the clinical science team to delivery appropriate planning and operationalization for biomarker and early clinical strategies as and when required.

  • Comprehensive overview of the company´s proprietary assay portfolio as well as from third parties and usage of this knowledge for coordinative and operative support of our biomarker strategist and data management expert

  • Work to support the development and adoption of biomarker led drug development strategies in Project teams to add value to drug projects.

  • Establishment of clear communication structures as well as guidance of the communication flow between interdisciplinary and international teams


  • Credible, in-depth knowledge and experience of the implementation of biomarkers in drug development with understanding of the clinical application of such markers, their evaluation and analysis and ideally linkage between the biomarker as surrogate marker and the clinical endpoint(s).

  • Degree in natural sciences in the subject of medicine, human biology, biology, biochemistry or similar.

  • Ability to present a well reasoned business case, and influence other departmental leaders to support cross functional implementation of new initiatives and projects.

  • Professional experience in biomarker management in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. Good understanding of current biomarker assays and methods.

  • Working knowledge of project management applications.

  • Excellent, targeted communication skills and capability of managing multiple competing priorities.

  • An understanding of regulatory requirements for clinical development is a plus.

1. Competitive salary, €: 80,000 - €: 130,000
(open to accepting junior profiles and willing to train)

2. Phone - Laptop - Personal Support
Flexible offerings, if you need something for you or your family then we will support this.

3. Performance bonuses
Doing well? Then we will reward you.

4. Pension as standard


  1. One of the best support and development programmes for the biotech industry.

  2. Regular contact and exposure to everyone in the business include the C-suite.

  3. Events and conferences - interested in major events or networking, then we will support this.

Life-Work Balance:

  1. Working from home - 1/2 days a week, allowing you to focus on important tasks when needed.

  2. 30 Days holiday - all work is no fun. We believe people who explore the world and spend time with their family are more successful and productive.

  3. Free fruit and coffee - enjoy provided snacks and get to know your colleagues.