Medical Director - Molecular Oncology

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Baltimore, Maryland - United States

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Posted 4 months ago
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Medical Director, Molecular Oncology
The Medical Director for Molecular Oncology is a senior position for a physician with both laboratory and clinical experience who will serve as an expert on the clinical use of somatic molecular testing in cancer. The ideal candidate should have experience with clinical management of patients with cancer and understand the oncologist’s needs, experience and expectations concerning the use of somatic genetic testing in the clinic.
The Medical Director for Molecular Oncology will have responsibility for leading clinical research efforts directed towards developing projects that assess the clinical utility of our somatic and circulating tumor DNA testing platforms and establishing the scientific credibility of our test offerings to outside stakeholders in support of our commercial efforts. To achieve this mission, the Oncology Molecular Medical Director role requires an appreciation of current and future clinical trends, standards of care, critical trials being carried out by others and third-party reimbursement issues. The Director will pursue impactful collaborations and publications in close coordination with Medical Scientific Affairs, the Oncology Product team and Market Access departments. The director will share his/her clinical knowledge and experience with the Development team in order to advise the team on current product revisions and future product development.
The role will be supported by the Chief Medical Officer.
The Director will serve as the primary consultant in oncology internally to the commercial and marketing teams and externally to physicians, professional societies, health insurers, and patients. Activities will include scientific educational presentations at conferences and other venues and communication with clients on Quest Diagnostic’s Molecular Oncology test offerings in the somatic oncology space. The individual must be able to have productive peer-to-peer relationships as an honest, credible partner in healthcare, nurturing positive relationships with oncology KOLs and practicing clinicians.
  • Identify, develop and/or maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with premier cancer center KOL champions, to promote understanding and adoption of our novel diagnostic technologies.
  • Collaborate with commercial, market access, and medical affairs to set the agenda for and design clinical oncology research initiatives including collaborating with external KOLs to define publication strategies.
  • Identify and help draft study protocols and publication plans, including drafting/first authoring of multiple abstracts and publications with external KOL coauthors.
  • Manage Medical Science Liaison and Clinical Oncology Specialist teams to develop KOL champions at NCI centers and large oncology group strategic partners.
  • Lead in major investigator-initiated, multicenter studies that expand our indications through validation and outcomes assessment.
  • Stay updated on developments in clinical oncology including new applications, clinical trial data, presentations and publications on the clinical utility of molecular testing, emerging biomarkers that affect the use of current testing and the development of new test modalities.
  • Provide leadership of educational and client support for the sales team and the managed care team in the area of oncology.
  • Represent Quest at national and international oncology conferences and at focused meetings in medical, radiological and surgical oncology by collaboratively preparing abstracts and presenting data.
  • Support other Quest medical affairs directors who are responsible for building and managing scientific and clinical community relationships and, upon request, helping mediate resolution of client queries.
  • Work with the BioPharma team in collaborative research efforts with pharmaceutical companies around somatic oncology.
  • Work with the Business Development team in collaborative research efforts with large health care systems in implementing cancer management.
  • M.D. or D.O. with board certification in Hematology/Oncology
  • A minimum 6 years' experience providing clinical oncology patient care in a setting that utilizes molecular oncology testing to inform management and guide therapy.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical trials that address the use of molecular genetic testing in oncology care.
  • Experience participating and leading molecular tumor boards where molecular oncology testing is presented and discussed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of networking both nationally and internationally with oncology colleagues.
Preferred Work Experience
  • Previous experience, typically obtained through PhD or postdoctoral work, in laboratory-based molecular oncology research such that the participant will be familiar with the molecular genetic DNA tools used in oncology such as next-generation sequencing, tumor sequencing for therapy selection, and circulating tumor DNA analysis.
  • Service on one or more committees of a professional oncology society or engagement in the development of clinical guidelines and standards of care.
Interested Parties Contact
Talent Acquisition Partner, Executive and Medical Recruitment

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Baltimore, Maryland - United States


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics

Current Openings: 0

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 47,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. The company offers physicians the broadest test menu (3,000+ tests), is a pioneer in developing innovative new tests, is the leader in cancer diagnostics, provides anatomic pathology (AP) services, & interpretive consultation through its medical & scientific staff of about 900 M.D.s & Ph.D.s. The company reported 2020 revenues of $9.44 billion. Quest Diagnostics offers the most extensive clinical testing network in the U.S., with laboratories in most major metropolitan areas, & in Mexico, the UK & India. The company also operates four esoteric laboratories, 40 outpatient AP laboratories, & 160 smaller, rapid-response laboratories. Patients may have specimens collected in any of the company’s approximately 2,250 patient service centers. On a typical workday, testing is performed for about 550,000 patients. Quest Diagnostics empowers healthcare organizations & clinicians with state-of-the-art connectivity solutions. The company is the leading provider of pre-employment drugs-of-abuse screening for employers & risk assessment services for the life insurance industry. It is the world’s 2nd largest provider of clinical trials testing for new pharmaceuticals. More information is available at Language Assistance / Non-Discrimination Notice Asistencia de Idiomas / Aviso de no Discriminación 語言協助 / 不歧視通知
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