This strategic leader will oversee continued refinement of BG’s existing technology portfolio while also envisioning the technologies that will be transforming clinical diagnosis over the next 5-10 years. Because this role is fundamental to the innovation that will determine the future direction of the company, it will require a deep understanding of the latest in diagnostic and sequencing technologies, the ability to shape a strategic vision and the leadership skills to build and lead a world-class team.
Oversee the Emerging Business and Innovation area of BG and provide direction on areas of focus for the function to meet current and long-term objectives.
Play a key role in the Innovation Leadership team and provide critical information to allow BG to meet current and long-term objectives
Partner with the cross-functional teams in identifying project risks, progress, results, and next steps.
Report on project risks, progress and results to stakeholders including the leadership team and executives; present to the to external audiences at conferences and events.
Draft and oversee experimental plans and design proposals on how to assess new, exploratory biomarker concepts and technologies in the genomics field from literatures spanning preclinical and clinical research in multi-omics solutions.
Oversee, devise and help execute experiments to support projects from research to early development.
Represent departmental and company interests in internal and external communication.
Facilitate the coordination of all inter- and intra-departmental inquiry responses for a time-sensitive workflow that delivers best practice Research and Early Development.
Design and implement research and development protocols or projects.
Execute advanced analytical techniques to extend scientific theories into innovative research projects.
Utilize diverse knowledge of scientific research principles, practices and protocols in research projects.
Interact with lines of business in team approach to translate company strategic vision into successful Research and Early Development projects crossing multiple Departments.
Actively participate in BG publications and the intellectual property filling process.
Develop robust assays and workflows. Prepare and contribute to the Innovation budget.
Hire, manage, direct, evaluate, and complete supervisory tasks for direct reports.
Ability to synthesize latest research ideas to innovate clinical products
Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and interpreting integrated multi-omic approaches to clinical diagnostics
Deep knowledge of science
A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required, with Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or Epigenetics preferred
10+ years research and early development experience following postdoctoral training
Experience in the molecular diagnostic space with cutting-edge applications in the genomic biology fields
Extensive knowledge of molecular biology, nucleic acids, genomics, and associated laboratory technics and technologies
Demonstrated strengths in experiment design, execution and data analysis
Advanced knowledge of clinical laboratory and in vitro diagnostic prognostic assays, product development, validation concepts, and practices
Demonstrated history of independent and collaborative work
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to work across functions and within external collaborations
Strong presentation and communication skills, with the ability to influence and win buy-in from senior leadership
Demonstrated ability to organize and communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner to cross-functional audiences
Strong organizational and time-management skills and demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional collaborations including managing relationships with academic and industry collaborators
Successful in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary, dynamic, and result-oriented work environment
Ability to perform careful, detail-oriented work under deadline pressure
Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
Internal Number: SRDIR01142
About Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC
For nearly 40 years, Baylor Genetics has been the leading pioneer in genetic testing. Currently, we offer a full spectrum of cost-effective, genetic testing and provide clinically relevant solutions. Our team’s unmatched knowledge and experience deliver a combination of advanced technology and deep patient data sets that lead to more accurate interpretations. The Baylor Genetics team consists of PhDs and genetic counselors who have been featured in prominent journals, such as JAMA, Science, and Nature. In addition to our team, Baylor Genetics is complemented with the staff, medical geneticists, faculty, genetic counselors, and researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. Through these combined efforts, we are able to drive new discoveries in research and testing.