bioTheranostics careers

bioTheranostics, part of the worldwide bioMérieux group, develops molecular diagnostic tests that include supporting the selection of individualized oncology therapies through improved cancer classification and better breast cancer prognosis and recurrence risk stratification. The company operates a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited high complexity diagnostic laboratory in San Diego, CA.

We are committed to working with and serving the global cancer treatment community, including physicians, nurses, researchers, and patients. It is our goal to hire new employees that meet only the highest standards of expertise, ethics, and integrity. We welcome your interest in our company and in joining our team.

Mail, fax, or e-mail resume to:
Attn: Human Resources Department
bioTheranostics, Inc.
9640 Towne Centre Dr, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121, USA
fax: +1 (858) 587 5871
email: careers@biotheranostics.com

bioTheranostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer or EOE and offers a highly competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits package.

Current Opportunities

Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Senior Accountant
Histologist
Vice President, Operations
Regional Account Manager, Molecular Oncology

Vice President, Operations

The Vice President of Operations is an integral member of the senior management team and will report directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer.   Will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Lab to ensure that the volume and quality targets are met.  Will also be responsible for anticipating and developing a Lab Operations strategy to meet the needs of the business during a period of fast growth.  In addition, the Logistics (freight), Purchasing, Facilities and IT functions (mostly outsourced today) will report into that role.  As a member of the Executive Team, will be a key contributor to setting the company’s overall growth strategy.  Group size at approximately 20 people today, with the potential to double or triple in size over the next 2-3 years.

Desired Skills, Experience and Competencies

  • Has led complex commercial laboratory operations through phases of rapid volume growth.
  • Bring a mindset of execution and continuous improvement, as well as deep experience in applying modern principles and practice of operations management (e.g., KPIs, Lean, Six Sigma) to drive consistency and productivity across lab Operations.  Experience with automating portions of the lab workflow for high volume tests a real plus.
  • Experience in managing a budget for an Operations group or function (e.g., good handle on COGS).
  • Strong leadership, organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work in a cross-functional environment And effectively relate to a wide range of stakeholders and internal customers.
  • Requires a good working understanding of regulations and QA requirements.  CLIA experience a big plus
  • Familiar with FISH, IHC, NGS, and qPCR.  IVD experience a real plus.
  • Experience with developing and implementing lab operations strategies.
  • Enjoys working in a fast pace, team oriented environment requiring everybody to roll up their sleeves and spend time in the trenches.
  • Experience managing Logistics, Purchasing, Facilities, and IT functions a plus.
  • 5 or more years’ management experience.
  • California licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or California licensed Clinical Genetics Molecular Biologist preferred.

Histologist

Job Description:

Will be responsible for accessioning and processing formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor samples (microtome sectioning and histological staining).

Required Job Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of laboratory experience (preferably industry)
  • HT or HTL (ASCP) preferred
  • B.S. degree in a biological science, preferable but not required
  • Expertise in histological techniques, including tissue processing, embedding, microtome sectioning, histochemical and staining; as well as know-how of light microscopy, microscope imaging and quantitative histological techniques
  • Must be highly organized, be able to work independently, and follow standard operating procedures

Senior Accountant

The successful candidate is responsible for achieving annual sales objectives for a defined territory through the development, maintenance, and enhancement of key customer relationships.

Job Duties Include:

  • Prepare month end closing journal entries and account reconciliations under 5 day close schedule
  • Assist with preparation of monthly reporting package to parent company
  • Prepare year end audit schedules and support audit process with Big 4 audit firm.
  • Assist with account analysis, supporting schedules and reports and Ad hoc reporting and analysis for management
  • Assist in preparation of Monthly and Quarterly reporting package
  • Audit expense reports for compliance with Travel policy
  • Maintain fixed asset database and prepare reconciliations
  • Assist in preparation of various tax related filings (property tax, use tax etc.)
  • Assist in the development of accounting policies and procedures
  • Other projects as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in team environment as well as independently
  • B.S. in Accounting with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • CPA  preferred
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Must have strong problem solving, analytical and effective communication skills
  • Self-motivated team player who enjoys a fast paced growing environment
  • Highly proficient at managing processes and able to  prioritize workload
  • Excellent MS Excel and computer skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks is preferred
  • Experience working in an ERP environment is a plus
  • Public accounting experience required (Big 4 or National CPA firm)
  • SEC reporting experience (10-K, 10-Q) preferred
  • High degree of accuracy, strong attention to detail but also able to look at the “big picture”

Clinical Laboratory Scientest

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Perform laboratory tests according to approved policies and procedures for all phases of testing; pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic, as well as general laboratory systems.
  • Perform laboratory tests and experiments to support clinical research efforts according to study protocols
  • Perform troubleshooting, maintenance and calibration of instrumentation and equipment used to perform the testing.
  • Follow quality control and quality assessment programs.
  • Evaluate test results for completeness, accuracy and quality.
  • Report test results to clients.
  • Assist with revising laboratory documents including policies, procedures, forms.
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • California licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or California licensed Clinical Genetic Molecular Biology Scientist (CGMBS).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in medical technology or biological sciences with a curriculum meeting national testing personnel standards.
  • Must meet the requirements for Testing Personnel under CLIA 88 (42 CFR, part 493).

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of related experience required.
  • Experience in a high complexity CLIA/CAP environment strongly preferred.
  • Experience in Molecular Biology, Molecular Pathology, Medical Genetics preferred.
  • Familiarity with fluorescence in situ hybridization, next generation sequencing, real-time PCR and mutation detection technologies is very desirable.

Regional Account Manager, Molecular Oncology

Job Description

The successful candidate is responsible for achieving annual sales objectives for a defined territory through the development, maintenance, and enhancement of key customer relationships.

  • Key customers include: oncologists, surgeons, oncology nurses, pathologists, and laboratory personnel, tumor boards, teaching institutions, oncology patient advocacy groups, hospital purchasing groups and local/regional managed care organizations
  • Develop and implement an effective territory business plan. Target top academic medical centers and community based oncology practices in the region, and key national and regional opinion leaders both in academic and community settings
  • Utilize effective selling techniques and regional marketing strategies to create and expand test usage and demand. Develop and coordinate physician advocates for promoted oncology tests
  • Arrange and coordinate effective speaker programs and special regional events

Accountabilities

  • Execute sales and marketing strategies within the region, conducting sales calls to oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, and other key customers
  • Complete weekly activity and expense reports as required, others as assigned
  • Attend training programs, conventions, and symposia
  • Conduct field activities including: projects, special reports, lunch and learns, CME events as planned, and other promotional activities
  • Implement regular territory analysis and business planning to evaluate goals and objectives and identify areas for assistance or improvement
  • Conduct effective scientific presentations to customers
  • Provide for account support and maintenance of business within the region
  • Communicate regularly with corporate sales, marketing, scientific staff and fellow sales team members to optimize resources, achieve sales goals and meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Effectively understand and communicate appropriate technical, disease state and relevant assay information to the customer to successfully promote use of molecular assays in the territory
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate educational events, including “speaker programs” and other activities within region to expand awareness and use of the tests
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Minimum education and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, B.A. or B.S., science degree preferred
  • Minimum five years of Diagnostic sales experience, preferably within oncology/pathology
  • Ability to think, plan, and act strategically and independently
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of and familiarity with hospital and cancer center environment
  • Drivers license is required
  • Travel required within sales region, as well as corporate meetings, tradeshows and special events
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office business suite including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Additional experience with customer relationship management software a plus, SalesForce.com preferred

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