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Director, Clinical Development

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Director, Clinical Development is a highly visible and cross-functional leadership role on the Foundation Medicine (FMI) Clinical Development team, partnering closely with various teams across the company. This position manages scientific collaborations with key opinion leaders in clinical oncology and leverages prospective and real-world clinical datasets with the goal of driving studies, establishing the utility of genomic profiling and supporting the overall product strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in defining FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) product profile and initiate the key studies to support the product’s adoption.
  • Partner internally with colleagues to develop the clinical studies that continue to build value in F1CDx.
  • Collaborate closely with the Medical, Data, and Research & Development Teams in supporting FMI’s publications and in assessment of complementary technologies (e.g. RNA, protein expression).
  • Design and conduct clinical trials leveraging innovative diagnostic applications.
  • Contribute to protocol design and review for studies led by Clinical Development.
  • Lead key manuscripts from initial concept to publication to establish clinical validity and clinical utility of our products.
  • Conduct translational research to develop insights into predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
  • Leverage FMI’s clinical and genomic datasets to link genomic findings with clinical outcomes.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to identify and prioritize key clinical studies that support use, access, and reimbursement.
  • Ensure studies advance the strategic priorities of FMI products.
  • Contribute broadly to the conception and execution of conference abstracts and publications.
  • Manage and establish beneficial collaborations with key opinion leaders in oncology.
  • Continually develop deep domain expertise in genomics from a scientific, clinical and technical standpoint and lend insights to cross-functional teams to further the development of our products and strategy.
  • Maintain availability to the wider FMI business for clinical development expertise, presenting information to scientific, medical, or nonprofessional stakeholders.
  • Other duties pertinent to clinical / translational science as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • M.D., Ph.D., or Doctorate Degree in a life science, board-eligible for Hematology and Oncology
  • 10+ years of experience in clinical research and genomics in an academic or life sciences industry setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in planning and executing clinical trials for biomarker-driven cancer therapies and/or immuno-oncology trials
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of genomics
  • Experience with clinical study design and clinical protocol drafting
  • Experience with biomedical data analysis (genomics data, clinical outcomes, blood biomarkers i.e. circulating tumor DNA)
  • Experience communicating with treating physicians
  • Strong previous clinical and academic record in medical oncology at a leading academic medical center
  • Strong academic record of conducting retrospective clinical research
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Expertise in clinical research linking genomic biomarkers with clinical outcomes
  • Strong track record of taking projects from concept to completion
  • Lead-authored publications, and demonstrated excellence in writing
  • Familiarity with complementary analytes including RNA and protein expression
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skills in written communication, oral communication, collaboration, and problem solving with other departments and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Extremely high level of integrity and reliability
  • Willingness to adhere to all applicable FMI Standard Operating Procedures, policies, processes, and compliance guidelines
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
  • Commitment to FMI’s values: passion, patients, collaboration, and innovation


Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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