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VP, Biomarker Discovery

Company: Lever
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Karius is a venture-backed life science startup that is transforming the way microbes and other pathogens are observed throughout the body. By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we help doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, provide industry partners with novel biomarkers to understand disease, and ultimately aim to reduce patient suffering worldwide. - Position Summary We are seeking a highly talented Vice President, Biomarker Discovery to create significant new growth opportunities that leverage Karius' core technology and capabilities for applications beyond infectious disease. You will build and manage a cross-functional team of highly talented individuals at the interface of business development, computer science, molecular biology, and medical expertise. You will identify and pursue a portfolio of strategic platform application opportunities aligned with Karius' business objectives. Success in this role will derive from coordinating the efforts of technical, clinical, and business experts to build a cohesive and nimble team capable of evaluating multiple opportunities. This role sits at the heart of where emerging opportunities meet our technology, and a creative and energetic candidate will have the opportunity to influence and shape the future. Why Should You Join Us? Karius aims to empower the world with cutting edge tools and learnings that illuminate the many roles microbes play in our health and disease. We rely on exceptional people, best-in-class technology, and cutting edge machine learning to reveal previously unseen dimensions of microbial impact on our health. The company's platform is already delivering unprecedented insight into infectious disease, 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 test we provide today is already one of the most advanced solutions available to infectious disease physicians, but this is only the beginning as we aim to continuously expand the applications of this powerful platform to improve human health. You, as part of the Karius team, will be having a life-changing impact on a growing number of individuals, every single day. Reports to: CSO Location: Redwood City, CA Primary Responsibilities --- Develop, manage and oversee the execution of Karius' Biomarker Discovery Program. --- Work with the clinical team to define the strategic priorities for the Biomarker Discovery Program and map these to the most attractive partnership opportunities. --- Proactively source and evaluate partner candidates to meet prioritized business needs. --- Develop and deliver presentations and proposals. --- Lead new partner deals, negotiate business terms and contract handling. --- Develop and implement customer-specific action plans, facilitating broad cross-functional collaboration. --- Attend clinical meetings, seminars and conferences as appropriate. --- Proactively identify changes in healthcare, delivery systems and competitive pressures to develop and modify strategies and tactics accordingly. What's Fun About the Job? Karius is operating at the leading edge of what is possible in infectious disease and microbe-related health. 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, alongside pioneers in biology, medicine, and computational biology, to invent new approaches where current solutions simply don't suffice. You will not wonder whether your work is changing the world for the better, you will see how it is everyday. Travel: Travel required up to 20%. Physical Requirements 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 --- Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred in a scientific discipline with MBA or PhD highly desirable. --- 10+ years business development management experience and 5+ years experience in hospital, clinical laboratory, and/or life science markets. --- Intimate familiarity with microbiome-associated health and disease opportunities from clinical, medical, and/or business perspectives. --- Expertise positioning premium products into multi-departmental organizations. --- Proven business analysis and judgment with the ability to proactively manage business and P&L to meet objectives. --- Strategy development, program management, problem solving and change management skills. --- Superior skill set in Alliance Management. --- Proactive approach to analyzing, diagnosing, and prescribing strategic business solutions to meet company business development goals. --- Experience planning and driving new product launch strategies in conjunction with product marketing. --- Ability to provide consistent field interaction and communication to ensure the company's message is clearly communicated. --- Ability to connect with and coordinate between key customers and internal/external stakeholders to promote and expand business opportunities. Personal Qualifications --- Excellent written and verbal executive communication. --- Track record of introducing novel business opportunities that are in line with the company's existing operations and that could provide entry into new areas of strategic focus. --- Ability to effectively collaborate with peers in other functions and with team members in other functions. --- Proven track record in managing growth business in complex and competitive markets. --- Strong business acumen and use of business analytics to prioritize, lead and influence. --- A strong track record of hiring, assessing, training and developing high quality market development managers. --- In partnership with team leaders, ability to apply clinical and scientific knowledge to present and facilitate review and consideration of new opportunities. --- 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 recruiting@kariusdx.com and we will accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Lever, Redwood City , VP, Biomarker Discovery, Executive , Redwood City, California

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