Sr Director
External Partnerships and Medical/Scientific Affairs
Posted on 3/24/2023
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • MD or PhD degree with a focus in infectious diseases; experience conducting multidisciplinary research projects; experience writing and managing research projects funded by external agencies, including agencies of the US federal government. Experience publishing the results of these projects in peer-reviewed journals. Experience presenting research findings to scientific and medical audiences
  • Prior work in or with USG agencies, foundations or public private partnerships in the areas of grants management, advocacy, policy development etc
  • Experience working in cross disciplinary groups that include engineers, assay chemists, molecular biologists, clinical trialists, and members of the commercial team
  • Experience working with budgets including commonly used budget spreadsheets and with comparing budget expenditures against project milestones and Gantt charts. Experience presenting project progress to project funders
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to execute projects deliverables with short deadlines
  • Successfully compete for relevant grants and contracts from US Federal agencies including NIH, DoD, BARDA, CDC, from NGOs including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust and from public-private partnerships including CarbX. The resulting funds would be used to augment Visby Medical's R&D budget, fund high yield-high risk innovation projects, expand Visby Medical's product pipeline and support the use of the Visby device in settings where rapid molecular diagnostics are not currently available, including underserved populations
  • Initiate collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry to support deployment of the Visby platform as a companion/complementary diagnostic for emerging new antivirals or to expedite clinical trials of new antimicrobials
  • Initiate research partnerships with academic partners to carry out studies of the performance features and medical economics of the visby platform
  • Provide leadership to a talented team of external partnership scientists within Visby Medical
  • Be the Visby scientific and technical representative to agencies of the federal government
  • Participate in meetings of the technical, clinical trial and commercial teams within Visby, seeking synergies between the activities of the external partnership group and the missions of other groups within Visby
Visby Medical

501-1,000 employees