Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Associate Director, Diagnostic Medical Affairs

Location: Remote

Reports To:

Executive Director, Medical Affairs

Position Summary

Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Associate Director, Diagnostic Medical Affairs will provide input to diagnostic strategy and support execution of that strategy for assigned precision medicine product launches. This role has specific focus on identifying unmet medical needs and barriers to adoption of clinical biomarker testing for the program disease states.  Strategic planning and execution will include but is not limited to planning educational needs, publication planning, thought leader engagement, and internal cross functional alignment with business unit teams. As part of the Loxo Oncology at Lilly global medical affairs team, the Associate Director will focus on understanding the diagnostic testing environment and building plans to address identified gaps which may impact adoption or utilization of biomarker tests. The Associate Director Medical Affairs may help to inform diagnostic development strategy as well as support launch strategy for biomarker testing. The Associate Medical Director provides expertise to a variety of diagnostic focused tasks and utilizes their expertise in clinical diagnostics and companion diagnostics to establish strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, the Associate Director will provide cross functional support to address business needs of the development, clinical and commercial teams as it relates to diagnostic testing.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*
  • Support the development and implementation of the diagnostic Medical Affairs launch strategy for assigned programs.
  • Work closely and in synergy with diagnostic development teams as well as therapeutic medical affairs team.
  • Communicate diagnostic and therapeutic market trends which may impact biomarker testing.
  • Support companion diagnostic development timelines associated with assigned programs.
  • Serve as Loxo Oncology’s scientific representative to the pathology, diagnostic and medical communities; facilitate the appropriate exchange of scientific information.
  • Participate and support advisory boards and steering committees.
  • Provide support through development and/or review of field based diagnostic educational and promotional materials for scientific accuracy.
Required Qualifications and Background
  • MD with formal Training in Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology – Anatomic Pathology eligible or certified; OR PhD with 3+ years’ pathology, in vitro diagnostic development or clinical diagnostic laboratory experience in oncology. 
  • Strong knowledge of pathology laboratory clinical diagnostic testing processes, regulatory oversight, technologies and methods used.
  • Ability to apply diagnostic medical experience and knowledge to business needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications. Proficient with evaluating and reporting complex scientific and clinical data and translating them into simple messages. Quick understanding of a disease landscape. 
  • Must have proven experience working in a matrixed environment and be an effective collaborator. 
  • Self-directed and proactive individual with ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, dynamic environment with high performing colleagues 
  • Comfortable executing on multiple projects independently. 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise.  
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to gain respect and influence and to build lasting relationships with internal colleagues as well as external thought leaders within the diagnostics community.
  • Ability to critically review current Dx literature, providing relevance to our products and markets.
  • Planning and organizational ability as well as budget management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and applications.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Hematologic cancer diagnostic tests in pathology
  • Experience with both anatomic and molecular pathology laboratories and test methods
  • Experience and knowledge of IVD and CDx market, regulatory processes and reimbursement
  • Prior direct management experience
  • Experience interacting with pathologists and pathology laboratories
Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties. This role requires up to 40% travel primarily to US offices but also with global travel for international business meetings several times per year.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This position’s work environment is in a home office.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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