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Study Director, Translational Oncology Solutions

Company: Champions Oncology, Inc.
Location: Rockville
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job classification: Full time- SalaryLocation: Remote, USAbout usChampions Oncology, Inc. provides an end-to-end range of research and development solutions and services that improve the productivity of oncology drug development. Using both in vitro, in vivo and in silico testing platforms, biopharma can leverage the experience and expertise at Champions Oncology to help guide decision making for effective therapeutic development.Job overviewThe Study Director serves as the primary point of contact for our vast portfolio of clients regarding scientific design, PDX tumor model selection, and project execution. This position is client facing, requires strong customer focus and an understanding of the needs and timelines of the client. As the Study Director, you will provide expertise to clients on the uses of the Tumorgraft/PDX mouse platform for preclinical drug testing. Essential job duties include preliminary client study design in collaboration with the business development team, interaction with the Lab and Facilities Operations teams to coordinate study execution, and preparing study protocols/updates/analyses/reports. Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to;* Collaborate with the Business Development team to enhance client relationships and facilitate continued business for Champions Oncology.* Provide excellent customer service and mitigate miscommunications that occur in the preparation, execution and delivery of TOS projects* Participate as the scientific technical lead in client meetings related to potential and current pre-clinical PDX opportunities.* Manages studies with highly technical components and expanded endpoints such as Immunograft and Hematological studies involving ex-vivo analyses including but not limited to 2D/3D cell assays, Luminex, ELISA and flow cytometry.* Define client scientific requirements and develop study design and protocols according to IACUC guidelines and operational ability.* Recommend tumor model selection based on needs and availability and suggests replacements when necessary.* Review formulation documents and ensure all necessary test agents and standards of care are in stock prior to study initiation.* Organize kickoff and protocol review meetings with clients and internal staff.* Monitor ongoing study data to ensure tasks are being completed and any adverse events are identified and communicated to the sponsor in a timely manner.* Issue directives to the lab based on data and protocol endpoints.* Performs data and statistical analysis of study data at completion of TOS sponsor studies.* Provide weekly updates, data analysis, and final reports to clients.* Recognize revenue for models/studies for Finance through Salesforce.* Identify and provides resolution to problems involving ongoing TOS studies.* Represent Champions in the field at client meetings and scientific conferences.* Identify potential new opportunities and facilitates ongoing discussions regarding new opportunities with existing clients.* Deliver customer value in a timely manner and ensure protocols are accurateQualifications and Skills* Ph.D. degree in chemical/biological science preferred.* 3 to 5 years of experience in pre-clinical research or a similar position.* Depth of scientific knowledge around preclinical research platforms.* Scientific expertise in molecular biology techniques including but not limited to those associated with cell-based assays, ELISA, PCR, and IHC.* Experience with analyzing flow cytometry data a plus.* Knowledge of project management and oncology research. Knowledge of in vivo oncology models (Xenograft/PDX) required. Understanding of preclinical drug development a plus.* Customer service skills, timely decision making, good interpersonal skills and an ability to be persistent while maintaining tact.* Must have the ability to work independently and balance several priorities simultaneously with high attention to detail.* Ability for frequent adaptation, self-organization, accountability.* Effective oral and written communication skills are required.* Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Statistical Software such as GraphPad Prism.Physical demands and work environment* Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facilityThis description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.Champions Oncology is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Champions Oncology, Inc., Rockville , Study Director, Translational Oncology Solutions, Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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