Director of Strategic Partnerships and External Research

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Computer technology has had limited impact in healthcare. With recent advancements in AI, that’s about to fundamentally change. Tempus is a healthcare company at the forefront of that change.

Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians. Our data empowers researchers to better characterize and understand disease, and to drive better outcomes through precise, individualized care.

We built Tempus to collect, structure, and organize data from disparate sources to power innovation and discovery. And now we are looking for a Director of Strategic Partnerships and External Research to join our rapidly growing Medical Sciences team. This role would focus on establishing and building partnerships with external researchers while collaborating across all product/service lines (data, testing, & patient recruitment support).

Director of Strategic Partnerships and External Research-Medical Sciences

The Director of Strategic Partnerships and External Research is responsible for managing external engagement strategy and operations. The role will work with internal stakeholders to align internal strategies with external research opportunities that serve multiple business needs (real-world data, laboratory, therapies, and R&D initiatives). Secondary responsibilities include maintenance and development of internal tracking and coordination of disclosure strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Organize and tracking of new and ongoing external research projects for internal teams, weekly, and monthly meetings

  • Scientific review with internal SMEs and other medical science members to ensure research proposals have clear scientific intent/question and are achievable

  • Work with internal partners to identify project risks and resource provisioning 

  • Provide operational and high-level scientific support on areas of high need for ongoing or proposed research projects

  • Serve as a key point of contact in managing day-to-day focus on portfolio of external research projects being executed 

  • Understand the problems that external partners need to solve and work closely with internal Tempus teams to ensure how Tempus can assist in solving those problems

  • Assess need for engagement of Tempus subject matter experts across all product areas in coordination to review potential external research opportunities

  • Creation or co-creation of materials to support external research framework

  • Develop a clear understanding of all contracts relevant to research partnerships and work with Partner Operations team to ensure flawless execution

  • Proactively identify and raise issues; act as a point of internal and external escalation; develop and provide recommendations for resolutions

  • Maintains current system overseeing external insights collection from relevant disease areas 

Qualifications

  • Entrepreneurial business approach; thrives in a high growth, rapidly evolving business environment

  • Proactive mindset that can operationalize implementable solutions, and can help move both internal and external stakeholders to quickly solve problems

  • Understanding of translational research, discovery, and clinical development at research universities

  • Preferred advanced understanding of clinical or translational research, biology, or therapeutic interventions in Oncology

  • Proven ability to navigate multi-faceted client organizations with repeated success

  • Ability to set strategies/tactics that are aggressive, but realizable

  • Exceptional account management, articulation of issues and an ability to navigate a wide range of stakeholders to solve problems

Experience

  • At least 5+ years in clinical, translational, or basic science research preferably in oncology or molecular genetics

  • Preferably 3+ years working in operations or project management experience

  • Bachelor degree in a Science or Business discipline; Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MBA, or Healthcare certification) desired

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600 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60654

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