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Associate Director/Director - Bioanalytics/Biomarkers

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 12/12/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 10895 Pay Rate: $175k - $230k

Job Description

Our client is an early stage biotech company breaking new ground in its use of B-cells for oncology and protein replacement therapies.


  • Work within a cross-functional translational science team and drive the execution of biomarker strategies utilizing cutting-edge technologies to assess PK, PD, correlative biomarkers, bio-distribution, and clinical activity.
  • Responsible for interpreting data from assays, relating data to regulatory agencies, and translating these findings to internal research and manufacturing teams for the betterment of our products.
  • Work across teams of top-tier scientists in R&D, clinical, and engineering to bring the program through IND and into the clinic in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Work closely with R&D translational science and clinical teams to create strategies for developing and procuring biomarker assays.
  • Design and implement biomarker assays for measurement of PK, PD, biodistribution, and correlative studies
  • Find appropriate CROs for data collection and measurement of clinical endpoints.
  • Source and organize vendors for bioanalytical assays.
  • Manage, interpret, and communicate biomarker data to regulatory agencies and research, pre-clinical, and manufacturing teams.
  • Work with team to integrate clinical findings into next-generation products.
  • Lead planning and support of clinical assay management including training and fit-for-purpose validation.
  • Author reports for regulatory filings and company communications.

Job Requirements

  • B-cell biology, culture, phenotyping, and functional assays.
  • Biomarker design and implementation in a clinical environment.
  • Knowledge of flow cytometry, ELISAs, protein characterization assays, sequencing, mRNA profiling.
  • Experience working in a cooperative environment with research, pre-clinical, and manufacturing.


  • Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 7+ years industrial experience with demonstrated success.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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