VP/Sr Director Clinical Epidemiologist / Microbiologist
Cutting-edge biotechnology company with strong roots in research and development. We are looking for someone to extend our current external research capabilities with leading infection control experts and CROs. Successful candidates will have a strong epidemiological background, ability to understand and develop clinical studies in support of existing and new products. The ideal candidate will have experience with infection control through environmental interventions.
KEY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provides strategic research leadership in consultation with clients and leads development of research questions and study design for field interventional studies. Serve as a thought leader for projects, which includes understanding the issues that impact clients, translate ideas into feasible and robust research studies, and crafting appropriate communication of research findings (abstracts, posters, manuscripts) in collaboration with Marketing and Sales • Develop original research ideas that are feasible and scientifically robust, so that a steady pipeline of active projects is maintained • Extend and manage current external network of infection control experts and CROs. • Prepares significant internal and external papers/communications recommending applications of the company products in infection control programs in multiple verticals based on the best field performance data and information from the public health and medical literature • Present the company's epidemiology expertise to prospective clients and support business development activities, including proposal development • Establishes a long-range vision for program structure and development within the context of the larger vision for new products • Represents the interests of the Company to infection control professional, clients meetings, symposia and trade shows. • Performs related work as required
Minimum education required of the position • PhD or MS from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, public health, medical technology, veterinary medicine, preventive medicine, biological, physical, behavioral or environmental sciences. • Must have at least three courses in epidemiology, statistical design and methods • MBA desired • MPH desired
Minimum experience required of the position • At least 5 yr experience in epidemiology/microbiology (post academic) • Experience studying infection control through environmental interventions • Experience advising on research design and analysis within healthcare settings as well as outside this environment. • Experience and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods • Experience in working with external experts and CROs
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency in scientific writing
Must be able to design studies
Bring in new contract labs for possible animal testing
• Highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent time-management skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on tight deadlines • Strong initiative and the willingness to wear multiple hats. • Prioritize effectively and coordinate multiple deliverables simultaneously. • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with team members and leaders. • Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Minimum certifications/licenses required of the position (if applicable) Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)
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