Clinical Biomarker Lead

Collegeville, PA
February 25 2021
Organization Type
Are you an experience leader in Oncology Clinical Biomarker Lead, Experimental Medicine looking to be part of an innovative, dynamic and growing organization? If yes, GSK's Oncology Biomarker team is looking for you.

In the role of Clinical Biomarker Lead, Experimental you will be responsible in developing, integrating, and implementing innovative biomarker strategies for Oncology clinical development programs, including validation and integration of biomarker assays into clinical trials? If so, the Clinical Biomarker Lead role within Experimental Medicine Unit (EMU) could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

Being part of Oncology at GSK is being part of something special. The focus of the organization couldn't be clearer - we are fueled by a personal passion to give our customers patients MORE. More of ourselves, more to fight for and more moments that matter!

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following :

  • Lead and/or contribute to clinical asset biomarker strategy within early and late stage clinical development programs to generate data that informs on target engagement. pharmacodynamics, mechanism of action and patient selection.
  • Represent EMU Biomarker team at Clinical Matric Teams (CMT) and clinical trial study teams (ST). As part of the CMT and clinical ST, establishing clear decision-making criteria to enable biomarker-informed clinical decisions.
  • Develop and implement novel biomarker assays
  • Provide input to clinical teams on biomarker-related elements of clinical protocols, lab manuals and consent forms.
  • Provide scientific expertise and technical guidance to enable
  • Serve as a point of contact for external vendors and collaborators in support of data generation
  • Provide frequent project status updates related to biomarker deliverables

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent with minimum of 2 years or MA/MS.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical industry setting in the application of biomarkers in clinical trials in Oncology

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Proven track record of high-impact contributions to biomarker discovery and/or assay development
  • Experience in conducting biomarker analyses on various clinical sample types and working as part of a clinical study team
  • Up to date knowledge and deep understanding of major molecular and genomic assay technologies and platforms
  • Knowledge and track-record of working to GCP principles
  • Having a strong sense of urgency and excellent skills in prioritization, planning as well as timely execution in a very fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a matrix environment
  • Experience in managing research collaborations, contract laboratories and budgets
  • Demonstrated scientific capability as evidenced by publications, research reports, and external presentations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills relating to colleagues and associates both inside and outside the corporation
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects as the portfolio evolves over time.

Why GSK?

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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