Director/Sr Director/VP, Companion Diagnostics

Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) is a leader in the field of molecular pathology and tissue-based diagnostics. Our core RNAscope® technology is the world’s first multiplex fluorescent and chromogenic in situ hybridization platform capable of detecting and quantifying RNA biomarkers in situ at single molecule sensitivity. RNAscope® is an ideal platform for developing the next generation of tissue-based companion diagnostics. We are committed to continued innovation to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical medicine to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.




A highly experienced individual with a strong background in both science and business to identify and deliver companion diagnostics (CDx) opportunities and deals to the company. The successful candidate will lead the company’s business development efforts and relationships in Companion Diagnostics. The incumbent will be an excellent communicator with the ability to seamlessly engage with multiple internal and external stakeholders, present the company’s vision and technologies at national and international conferences, and have the passion and drive to succeed in a challenging and competitive environment. The position will report to the Chief Medical Officer within the clinical division at Advanced Cell Diagnostics.

2017 August 09

Education Experience

  • 10 years relevant industry experience in diagnostics and/or biopharma (product development, sales, marketing, business development)
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in Companion Diagnostics
  • Ability to travel (up to 50%)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree preferred (MBA and/or PhD)
  • Director level or above
  • Direct involvement in previously approved CDx assays

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, foster, and manage relationships with key decision makers in companion diagnostics and related groups at Biopharmaceutical companies
  • Lead business development efforts to deliver companion diagnostic opportunities, projects, and deals to the company
  • Negotiate deals with Biopharma companies to utilize RNAscope technology for CDx development, including milestones for achievement of various goals (scope of deals may include service projects, prototype assay development, feasibility studies, assay optimization, assay transfer to diagnostic platform, verification/validation studies, clinical validation studies, and regulatory filings)
  • Serve as the voice for CDx for the company, supporting sales and marketing teams to promote RNAscope as a CDx platform technology through presentations, conference attendance, and collaboration with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Collaborate with diagnostics partners to promote and drive CDx opportunities and projects involving their platforms
  • Lead efforts with executive support to partner with other diagnostics companies to develop RNAscope for their clinical platforms
  • Work with internal teams at ACD including PAS, QA/RA, and IVD to drive CDx projects and meet project timelines, serving as point person for communications with Biopharma partners on these projects
  • Develop and articulate CDx strategies for US and ex-US (primarily EU)
  • Monitor biomarker research and clinical trials with all available tools and resources to proactively identify, rank, and seek out CDx opportunities


Occasional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with CMO, CCO and other ACD leadship on ex-US clinical diagnostic strategy (EU, Canada, China, Japan), including regulatory approaches, partnering, and reimbursement
  • Manage CDx technology collaborations with external partners
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