Senior Manager, Biomarker Bioanalysis

Categories: Clinical Pharmacology
Crinetics is a pharmaceutical company based in San Diego, California that develops much-needed therapies for people with rare endocrine diseases. We were founded by a dedicated team of scientists with the simple belief that better therapies developed from rigorous innovation can lead to better lives. Our work continues to make a real difference in the lives of patients. We have a prolific discovery engine and robust pipeline across preclinical and clinical development. We are driven by science with a patient-centric and team-oriented culture. This is an exciting time to join Crinetics as we shape our organization into the world’s premier fully integrated endocrine company from discovery to patients. Come join our team as we transform the lives of others.
Position Summary:
Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is seeking an experienced Senior Manager of Biomarker Bioanalysis to join its growing and dynamic development team. This individual will be responsible for the management of outsourced biomarker activities including platform/assay selection, development, validation, and utilization in nonclinical and clinical development.  The work will support projects at various stages of development thereby allowing the selected candidate to play an active role in our drug discovery and development efforts to advance small molecule therapeutics for rare endocrine disorders and endocrine-related cancers. This is a unique opportunity to work with a proven and well-funded drug discovery and development team in a small company environment in the heart of San Diego’s biotechnology community. 
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
These may include but are not limited to:
  • Manage GLP/GCLP bioanalytical CROs and CLIA clinical testing labs for the successful development and/or implementation of biomarker assays in ligand-binding assay (LBA) in different settings (BA, IVD, LDT/RUO). Bioanalytical experience on other platforms (LC/MS and hybrid LBA-LCMS assays) is desired.
  • Development appropriate biomarker analysis strategy for Crinetics’ drug candidates in support of clinical and non-clinical studies based on study objectives. 
  • Apply fit-for-purpose biomarker validation approach complied with FDA and global regulatory guidance under bioanalytical setting and follow CMS/CLIA and ISO guidance for the biomarker assays in clinical testing.
  • Review and finalize method validations protocols, stability studies, and bioanalytical reports. Participate in the periodic audit of bioanalytical CROs and ensure the accreditation compliance of the CLIA clinical testing labs.
  • Work with cross-functional colleagues in various programs to determine assay needs and manage assay selection, sample analysis, and reporting of results in a timeframe consistent with study and program goals.
  • Manage and negotiate scopes of work, budget, and payment schedules for outsourced bioanalysis/biomarker assay activities.
  • Review invoices against vendor contracts to ensure accuracy and service completion.
  • Contribute to bioanalytical report and relevant bioanalytical sections of CSRs, and other regulatory and submission documents.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s in a relevant scientific field with significant industry experience in a bioanalytical/biomarker function with 8+ years of industry experience. in ligand-binding assay (LBA) method development, sample analysis, and managing outsourced biomarker assay activities. Equivalent education and experience will be considered.
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role is required.
  • Strong scientific and operational background in small and large molecule bioanalytical and biomarker method development, validation, data interpretation, reporting of sample analysis results.
  • Thorough understanding of bioanalytical and biomarker methodologies, GLP/GCLP requirements, ICH guidelines, and FDA guidance for bioanalytical assay validation and sample analysis.
  • Experience in CLIA clinical testing laboratory and central lab is a plus.
  • Proven ability to oversee validation work and sample analysis at CRO
  • Highly knowledgeable on domestic and international service providers
  • Familiarity with all stages of nonclinical and clinical drug development, including prior experience in fit-for-purpose concept in assay development strategy
  • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Bioanalytical experience in LC/MS and/or hybrid LBA-LC/MS assays is a plus.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Activities: On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 25 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.
Laboratory Activities (if applicable): Biology and chemical laboratory environment experience needed. Environmental health and safety requirements also apply.
You may be required to travel for up to 5-10% of your time.
The Anticipated Base Salary Range: $145,000-$167,000
In addition to your base pay, our total rewards program consists of a discretionary annual target bonus, stock options, ESPP, and 401k match. We also provide top-notch health insurance plans for employees (and their families) to include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance, 20 days of PTO, 10 paid holidays, and a winter company shutdown.
The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience and education. Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Crinetics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws
Vaccination requirement:
Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, Crinetics requires that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated and have received the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.