Director Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics


Job Description

The Director Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics will support BeiGene’s early and late stage pipeline programs by the successful execution of deliverables in partnership across the organization; with external vendors; and with external academicians and collaboration partners. The individual will report to the VP Translational Research & Biomarkers. As a leader in the organization, the incumbent will be accountable to jointly develop biomarker plans to support the clinical and pre-clinical programs, including the strategy and goals, experimental validation, timelines and budget. The incumbent will also drive the evaluation of novel platforms for biomarker identification and CDx development. The incumbent will play a key role in positioning BeiGene as a leader in the field of personalized medicine. The individual is expected to have deep scientific expertise in platforms relevant to biomarker development, as demonstrated by high impact scientific publications.


  • Lead, manage and/or develop the following areas collaboratively (internally and/or through third-party):
    1. Development and implementation of biomarker strategies
    2. Assessment of novel biomarker platforms
    3. Support of clinical protocol development
    4. KOL & collaborator engagement for biomarkers development
  • Build strong relationships with internal experts
  • Identify continuous process improvement opportunities
  • Develop, track, execute and report on goals and objectives
  • Support budget planning and management
  • Be accountable for compliant business practices


  • Advanced degree (eg PhD) within a clinical and/or scientific profession (or an equivalent level of professional, clinical and/or scientific education, training and experience) required
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience and success within other biotech/pharmaceutical companies, with three or more years in biomarker areas is required
  • Professional knowledge and hands-on scientific expertise and skills in developing novel biomarker platforms is preferred
  • Working knowledge of bioinformatics approaches for the evaluation of data is required
  • Knowledge of oncology drug development is preferred
  • Prior experience with vendor selection and management is expected
  • Team player with demonstrated success with cross-functional and global teams is preferred
  • Working knowledge of CDx development and applicable knowledge of Federal guidelines and regulations is preferred
  • Experience with the development and support of related SOPs and ICF’s is expected
  • Experience with partnerships and strategic alliances is preferred
  • Experience working in global environment is preferred
  • Prior management of budgets and timelines is preferred

Capabilities and Competencies

  • Scientific and technical expert on biomarkers
  • Values based collaborator – respectful, accountable and collaborative
  • Ability to relate and work with a wide range of people to achieve results
  • Impactful written and verbal scientific communication
  • Successful and superior influencing skills across all levels of the organization and external collaborators
  • Problem solving and risk-mitigation skills
  • Appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Ability to build working relations throughout the organization and with business partners to achieve business goals
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment


San Francisco Bay Area: Emeryville or San Mateo

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