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

Marketing Operations Senior Manager
bioT3 Marketing Director

Research Associate

Marketing Analytics Associate Director

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


Marketing Analytics Associate Director

bioTheranostics, Inc. is seeking a Marketing Analytics Assoc. Director to join our team.  Will report to VP of Marketing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures spend-effectiveness of marketing programs:
    • Develops metrics and performance dashboards
    • Works with marketing and sales team members to ensure that the right data is collected in a timely manner
    • Partners with Brand Directors and Sales team members (BCI and bioT3), so that the tactics are evolved to maximize effectiveness
  • Evaluates and drives strategic external partnership opportunities (e.g., ex-US partnerships, strategic commercial relationships in the U.S.)
  • Partners with BCI and bioT3 Brand Directors to ensures rigor in analytical methodology
    • Forecasting
    • Market research
  • Drives external market research including physician 1:1’s and bring insights to both bioT3 and BCI brand teams

Requirements:

  • Minimum of more than 6 years of experience in life sciences industry (e.g., pharma, biotech, diagnostics) or “comparable” consulting experiences
  • Strong analytical background and experiences including some combination of:
    • Evaluation of spend effectiveness of Marketing programs
    • Forecasting
    • Market research
    • Business development
  • Experience in interviewing and facilitating physician 1:1 interviews
  • Strong cross-functional communication skills across HQ and the field

Preferred but not a must-have:

  • Oncology experience
  • External Vendor management
  • Diagnostics experience
  • MBA


Research Associate

We are seeking a highly motivated and independent research associate to join our process and assay development team that has the skills to develop, execute and optimize molecular assays.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform RNA & DNA extraction, cDNA synthesis and use various real-time quantitative PCR technologies and platforms
  • Run next generation sequencing platform and analyze data
  • Perform process development and product improvements on existing high-complexity tests being run in our clinical laboratory
  • Participate in analytical and clinical validation studies on large sample cohorts
  • Troubleshoot and navigate through complex molecular biology tasks and procedures
  • Design experiments independently or with minimal supervision
  • Communicate effectively and successfully work in cross-functional teams to achieve company-wide goals

Required Qualifications:

  • Position requires a B.S. in Biology or related field, with about 2-5 years of relevant laboratory experience in industry or academia
  • A thorough theoretical and hands-on knowledge of molecular biology techniques and a familiarity with next-generation sequencing technologies.
  • Must be a team player, have excellent people-skills, be meticulous and pay attention to detail, and be able to interact with a diverse workforce.



bioT3 Marketing Director

bioTheranostics, Inc. is seeking a Marketing Director to join our team.  The Marketing Director will be the lead all marketing aspects our bioT3 product line with applicability for a broad range of metastatic  cancer patients. Will report to VP of Marketing.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Deeply understand customer needs and lead development of marketing strategy
    • Lead the overall marketing strategy that is impactful, executable, easily communicated to support the bioT3 product
    • Understand needs of external stakeholders in granular detail and identify key bottlenecks that shape our strategies
    • Effectively directs market research activities
    • Demonstrates ability to segment a market, select optimal target audiences and position effectively for the target segment
    • Develop ideas to maximize the long term value of the asset including new evidence that will inform the life cycle strategy
    • Lead Drive new product development and product launches, ensuring sustainable product differentiation
    • Ensure pricing strategies and business models that optimize value and achieve revenue, margin and operating profit goals
    • Track competition and the broader marketplace dynamics; Alert organization on key issues that may impact the disease/market and our product strategies
    • Forecast product revenues, category size and market share
  • Brand development:
    • Lead creation/refinements of core brand elements (e.g., positioning, messaging, promo materials, brand book)
    • Key liaison to external promotional agency
    • Work with all cross functional partners to develop clear project plans, and effectively prioritize and manage related work
  • Promotional tactics
    • Lead all aspects of creation/refinement of promotional plan and all related tactics to target audiences (HCPs, patients)
    • Track product and process metrics to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement
    • Develop creative promotional ideas given constraints in a start-up environment
    • Provide comprehensive planning and tracking support for product marketing activities
    • Develop communications and presentations relating to critical path activity timing, status, resources required, and related issues and/or risks
    • Work with VP of Sales to optimize support for field force

Education:

BS preferably with a scientific background
MBA from top-tier institution

Skills and Experience:

  • Requires a minimum 7 years experience in marketing product management in pharmaceutical or medical device/diagnostics industry
  • Should have hands-on experience in implementing a wide range of marketing tactics in the U.S., and influencing/shaping product strategies
  • Requires extensive knowledge of technology trends, market research, product marketing, and other aspects of the field
  • Minimum of 3 years of oncology experience in a commercial capacity is desirable
  • Deep knowledge of U.S. commercial environment including patient and physician promotion, market access and compliance


Marketing Operations Sr. Manager

bioTheranostics, Inc. is seeking a Marketing Operations Sr. Manager to join our team. Will report to VP of Marketing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Project management of the creation and update of web content with support from external vendor:
    • bioTheranostics.com and the two product (BCI, bioT3) microsites
    • Physician portal to allow for online ordering and reporting capability
    • Expectation is for person to be web-savvy to be able to direct work, but not necessarily an SEO/IT technical expert
    • Work closely with the brand directors of the two brands
  • Conference management:
    • Create an yearly plan including opportunities for product theatres and podium presence
    • Support logistical elements of local and national events (e.g., processing of conference paper work, creation and shipment of exhibits, housing)
  • Process oversight of Med/Regulatory review of promotional content
  • Execute mailer campaigns for the brands with close coordination with the brand leaders
  • Evaluation and diligence for professional/media placement

Requirements:

  • Min of more than 3 years of experience in Marketing in a life science industry (ideally one of the following industries: pharma, biotech, diagnostics, )
  • Direct experience in various aspects of Marketing operations including but not limited to conference management, vendor management and project management
  • Should have overseen development of web content/assets for brands
  • Strong cross-functional communication across HQ and the field
  • Life Sciences/Pharma/Diagnostics/Device experience
  • Strong analytical ability

Preferred:

  • Oncology experience
  • Diagnostics experience

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”

 

Medical Director

Job Description

The Laboratory Medical Director is responsible for providing daily medical review, technical analysis and release of Patient Reports of high complexity molecular diagnostic tests, and performs the duties of a laboratory director as stated in the Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR Section 493.1445 and clinical laboratory director as defined in section 19.1(a), Part 19, title 10 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (10NYCRR). The Medical Director will provide oversight of the CLIA laboratory and will act as a general supervisor by ensuring that testing systems are executed within quality standards and in compliance with applicable regulations. Position reports to the Vice President, Operations.

Additional duties include:

  • Complete follow-up calls to oncologists and pathologists that use tests offered by bioTheranostics to discuss and explain assay results and the implications on patient treatment and workup
  • Communicate with both internal and external customers on molecular testing and provide clinical guidance when needed
  • Provide medical support to bioTheranostics’ commercial teams on clinical relevance of test results and development of case studies
  • Work with the R&D team to ensure proper technology transfer of assays and platforms into the CLIA environment
  • Work with Clinical Development to execute studies that demonstrate the clinical utility of tests offered by bioTheranostics
  • Have strong commercial aptitude and the ability to align corporate and scientific goals

Requirements

Successful medical director needs to meet the qualification requirements as stated in the Code of Federal Regulations Sec. 493.1443. Specifically:

  • Skilled in managing the laboratory personnel and performance of high complexity tests
  • Possess a current license as a laboratory director issued by the State of California
  • Be a medical doctor licensed in the State of California
  • Certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology
  • Professional experience of 2 years of more directing a molecular lab highly desirable
  • Has a strong working understanding of molecular biology techniques such as PCR and Next Generation Sequencing
  • Have a track record in molecular pathology testing
  • Eligibility for qualification as laboratory and medical director under the category for Oncology NY, MD and FL

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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