Director / Senior Director
R&D Strategy and Operations
Posted on 3/10/2023
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • Proactive mindset; individual can operationalize implementable solutions, and can help move both internal and external stakeholders to quickly solve problems
  • Must be flexible and resilient with the ability to execute on rapidly changing business priorities
  • Ability to set strategies/tactics that are aggressive, but realizable
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills with the ability to distill complex issues and translate them into concrete action plans
  • Ability to spin up quickly on topics in Precision Medicine, Genomics, and AI
  • Proven ability to navigate multi-faceted organizations with repeated success
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in product, operations, or management consulting (or other team-based client-facing experience), including contributing to team projects and a track record of exceeding KPIs
  • Bachelor's degree in a Science or Business discipline; Advanced degree (MD, PhD, or Healthcare certification) desired
  • Preferably 3+ years working in or with diagnostics, biopharma, and/or healthcare technology companies in Research & Development
  • Previous work as a Project/Program lead for multiple high-level initiatives in Healthcare or AI fields
  • Manage the R&D teams supporting our business vertical, inclusives of Oncology, AI Applications, Trials and other emerging strategic priorities for the company
  • Lead complex, cross-functional execution of key strategic R&D projects and see them through to completion with internal and external stakeholders
  • Track progress against defined strategic objectives and goals; review progress/setbacks frequently with the broader Tempus team
  • Enable R&D teams to hit meaningful goals and align with the organizational priorities, along with identifying and resolving bottlenecks
  • Identify and realize opportunities to optimize strategic decision making and operations for the broader Tempus R&D organization
  • Manage and continuously improve the Tempus R&D roadmap planning
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience utilizing database and collaborative project management software (e.g.,, Confluence) is a plus, but not required

1,001-5,000 employees

Data-driven precision medicine
Company Overview
Tempus is on a mission to provide the necessary tools to usher in an era of precision medicine. The company has built the world's largest library of clinical and molecular data and an operating system to make that information accessible and useful for patients, physicians, and researchers.