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Danaher Corporation Medical Director, Global Pathology Solutions in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Position Summary and Overview

The Medical Director, Global Pathology Solutions will serve key roles in a growing Medical and Scientific Affairs function that provides leadership on medical, scientific, and clinical decisions related to the overall Leica Biosystems business strategy. The Medical Director, Global Pathology Solutions will support the development and execution of the Medical and Scientific Affairs functional strategy. Medical and Scientific Affairs serves a critical internal leadership and customer-facing support role, including pre- and post-market partnership to functions such as product management, sales and marketing, R&D, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Innovation, Strategy, Pharmaceutical Partnerships (Companion Diagnostics), and Technical Support. The Medical Director, Global Pathology Solutions is expected to provide pathology input to cross-functional and/or complex projects and tasks on global and/or local level. In addition, the Medical Director, Global Pathology Solutions will engage internal and external stakeholders on a wide variety of clinical, medical and scientific discussions.

Major Responsibilities

  • Partner cross-functionally to collect, evaluate and communicate key clinical, medical and scientific data to support R&D projects, regulatory strategy, compliance-related tasks, and commercial projects across all business areas and across the product lifecycle.

  • Provide strategic insight and tactical direction to support new product development and innovation opportunities, actively participating in prioritization of opportunities based on clinical value and strong medical understanding of physician and patient needs.

  • Support pharma partnerships (companion diagnostics), clinical evidence generation partnerships, and strategic growth efforts through collaboration with internal teams and cultivation of relationships in pathology practice (academic and community) and biopharma.

  • Provide internal and external education and expertise to support product innovation and market adoption of best practices and new technologies in a variety of settings, including conferences, webinars, and site visits.

  • Develop collaborative relationships with medical scientific institutions and participate in professional associations to enhance standardization, evidence generation and support product adoption and appropriate use.

  • Support the sales team in peer-to-peer interactions with actual and potential customers by providing medical and technical information, in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.

  • Provide medical insight to the development of design specifications; medical expertise to regulatory submissions; participation in meetings with regulators (e.g. FDA); review of marketing and promotional materials.

  • Provide medical expertise input to device risk analyses, health hazard evaluations (HHE), adverse event review, and risk/benefit reporting.

  • Play an integral role in building LBS’s brand as a thought leader; actively participate in planning and provision of training for external medical/scientific speakers and members of product sales teams.

Required Skills/Experience

  • M.D. degree with American Board of Pathology certification in Anatomic Pathology (AP) or UK equivalent

  • 2 years of experience in diagnostics, laboratory, biopharma, medical device, or related industry.

  • Experience in the development of in vitro diagnostic products including interactions with regulatory agencies.

  • History of planning medical advisory boards, managing relationships with external experts, and developing research collaborations.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • MS or PhD in a scientific discipline with advanced scientific training and experience, with track record of quality publications.

  • Board Certification in Clinical Pathology (CP) and/or pathology subspecialty such as molecular genetic pathology, hematopathology, or clinical informatics; other organ-specific anatomic pathology specialty training in area such as GI, GU, or breast.

  • Experience in computational pathology and clinical informatics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as applied to digital pathology research and practice.

  • Experience with risk management / safety assessment in medical device or biopharmaceutical industry.

  • Experience with product development and/or business development and strategy in medical device or biopharmaceutical industry.

Leadership Competencies

  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to spot issues of significant importance early and partner with colleagues to help solve them.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to act as a change agent through dynamic interactions with others; ability to give persuasive and engaging presentations to audiences with varying backgrounds.

  • Ability to work via influence in a global, matrixed, multidisciplinary organization.

  • Experience participating on a team to generate a vision, establish direction, motivate colleagues and employees, encourage diverse views, and encourage improvement and development.

  • Strong relationship management skills: ability to build and maintain productive relationships with leaders of other functional areas within and across the business areas to seek alignment on objectives for the benefit of Leica Biosystems.

  • Demonstrated ability and managerial courage to make good decisions regarding the resolution of complex regional or functional problems, regardless of popularity of decision.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects. Highly motivated with the ability to be proactive, take initiative, and carefully monitor, follow through, and complete projects in a professional and timely manner.

  • Professional maturity and confidence in expressing a point of view with senior management and external partners.


  • 30% travel, including international.

Position Location

  • Remote USA or Newcastle, UK; if remote USA, proximity to site (Danvers, MA; Vista, CA; Deer Park, IL) is advantageous.

At LBS we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working LBS can provide.

The salary range for this role is $230,000-$275,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future. This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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