Sr. Director/Vice President, Product Development
Company: Karius, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: February 15, 2021
Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on
transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed. Combining
Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can
identify over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample with
typical turnaround time in one business day. By unlocking the
information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we're helping
doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, with a future
vision of accelerating clinical trials, discovering new microbes,
and reducing patient suffering worldwide.-- Position Summary
The VP, Product Development will be expected to drive the product
development activities around the development of Karius's products.
This person will work closely with other functional areas to
translate customer requirements into appropriate product
requirements and development plans; oversee development of the
product and/or systems; coordinate projects in their scope,
schedule, resources and budget; lead system integration activities;
support the validation activities.-- Why Should You Join Us?
Karius aims to conquer infectious diseases through innovations
around genomic sequencing and machine learning. The company's
platform is already delivering unprecedented insights into the
microbial landscape, providing clinicians with a comprehensive test
capable of identifying more than a thousand pathogens directly from
blood, and helping industry accelerate the development of
therapeutic solutions. The Karius test we provide today is one of
the most advanced solutions available to physicians who aim to
deliver better care to many otherwise ineffectively treated
patients. Our test is the result of some incredible work done by
our scientists, statisticians, engineers, and physicians, all
driven by the same mission. You, as part of the Karius team, will
be able to see how directly your work has a life-changing impact on
people, and at scale.-- Reports to: President & Chief Product
Officer-- Location: Redwood City, CA-- Primary Responsibilities
--- Lead all product development aspects for Karius' assay.
--- Hire and coach in-house team members to form a strong and
--- Work with the Marketing team to gather, organize, and
prioritize customer/market needs that become developments of the
--- Plan and coordinate the creation of comprehensive
hardware/software requirements, assay requirements and functional
specifications that feed into the design and development of the
--- Plans and manages project budgets.
--- Proactively identify potential risks/issues and work with the
team to develop mitigation strategies.
--- Direct programs through corporate governance to ensure that
projects have adequate resources and technical expertise to meet
--- Coordinates between projects, maximizes synergies, and helps
resolve resource conflicts.
--- Responsible for all project team documentation: agendas,
minutes, timelines, development plan, discussion aids, risk logs,
and decision logs.
--- Present project updates, strategic issues, options, and
--- Demonstrates strong business acumen with a customer centric
perspective.-- What's Fun About the Job?
Karius is operating at the edge of what is now known to be possible
in infectious disease diagnostics. With that, comes a wave of new
and incredible challenges and opportunities. To deliver on that
value, you will be tapping into some of the most advanced
technologies, architecting and innovating where the current
solutions simply don't suffice. You will get to see how much your
work really matters.-- Travel: Up to 20%-- Physical
Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing, vision to
monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is generally performed in
an office environment.-- Position Requirements:
--- BS/BA degree in a scientific, medical, or business discipline.
A postgraduate qualification (e.g., Ph.D., MBA, MS) will be a
--- 10+ plus years leadership in life Sciences, biotechnology,
pharmaceuticals, healthcare or health insurance industries
preferred, 5+ years in product management function.
--- Proven excellence in the use of project management tools and
methodologies, (PMP Certificate a plus).Fluency with assay
development life cycles, creating design inputs and outputs, design
verification and design validation is required.
--- Proven ability to lead teams and achieve challenging objectives
with direct and indirect management of functional resources.
--- Experience with complete and successful launches of new product
--- Exposure to experience with clinical laboratory products
strongly desired. Personal Qualifications:
--- Excellent written and verbal communication and organization
skills, with an analytical and problem solving mindset.
--- Ability to effectively collaborate with peers in other
functions and with team members in other functions.
--- Ability to define problems, gather data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions and recommendations.
--- Proven track record in managing growth business in complex and
--- Strong business acumen and use of business analytics to
prioritize, lead and influence.
--- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills.
--- Role model for Karius culture and values.-- At Karius, we value
a diverse and inclusive workplace and provide equal employment
opportunity for all applicants and employees and are committed to
honor and invest in the full diversity of people, in our hiring,
recruiting and development of employees across the Company. All
qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and
will be considered without regard to an individual's race, color,
sex, gender identity and gender expression (including transgender
individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are
perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they
identify), religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship,
physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care
status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual
orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or
any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you
are unable to submit your application due to a disability, please
contact us at email@example.com and we will accommodate
qualified individuals with disabilities.--
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