VP, Global Medical Affairs – Molecular Biology & Analytics

Job title: VP, Global Medical Affairs – Molecular Biology & Analytics

Company: BioMérieux

Location: Marcy-l’Étoile, Rhône

Job Description: A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 45 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network.
Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.

Global Medical Affairs VP Molecular Biology & Analytics

We are seeking a Medical Doctor for Global Medical Affairs VP Molecular Biology & Analytics who’s main mission is to lead the development and coordination of the following activities which provide all of the medical support to several departments and functions globally for bioMérieux.

Representation and Education

  • Provide medical and scientific (microbiology, research, clinical laboratory experience) support to Commercial Operations;
  • Advise, coordinate and assist with interactions with Key Opinion Leaders, subject matter experts, clinicians, lab personnel, healthcare administrators, public health personnel, and other healthcare providers
  • Assist with content, communications and organization of symposia at scientific meetings;
  • Coordinate and support Molecular Biology assay and platform education in company programs.

Evidence Generation

  • Coordinate and manage bioMérieux-initiated research (BIR) and investigator-initiated research (IIR) in the Peri- and Post-Launch Studies (PPLS) program, , including health outcomes and economics research (HEOR).
  • Assist in preparation of research and funding grants submitted by the company.
  • Critically review, analyze, comment on, and manage proposed real-world studies in the PPLS.

R&D and Product Lifecycle Management

  • Support product development, internal and external innovation and product lifecycle management as a consultant to R&D programs and to Business Development group to ensure that all relevant medical needs and requirements are addressed
  • Provide medical expertise in the assessment and resolution of regulatory and quality issues.

Reporting to Chief Medical Officer, Executive VP, your main focus will be on all Molecular Biology based tests and platforms (nucleic acid extraction & amplification, genotypic characterization of pathogens, sequencing-based microbial identification and characterization, etc.) as well as on “big data” and other complex analytics:

What will be your main accountabilities ?

  • Provide medical expertise in support of company molecular biology and sequencing-based initiatives, as well as “big data” and large analytics projects.
  • Provide oversight and assist in the development and management of scientific and expert advisory boards and clinical relationships, and provide technical expertise to the company including Marketing, R&D, Business Development.
  • Drive the global people strategy with an emphasis on attraction, retention, and building a diverse and inclusive funnel of future leaders.
  • Create an organization that increases functional core competencies, scientific/technical rigor, productivity, and business impact.
  • Assist in the training of bioMérieux Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), Clinical Implementation Managers (CIMs) and Medical Advisors
  • Assist in creation and coordination of external medical education in Molecular Biology as well as in Sequencing and “big data” and analytics
  • Help determine medical value of existing products and new product opportunities.
  • Serve as scientific and medical consultant to program teams to enhance development of appropriate product requirements .
  • Validate and/or expand product claims by interacting with Regulator Affairs, Clinical Affairs, R&D and Marketing.
  • Support RA/QA in product risk assessments.
  • Determine the impact of test results on clinical decision making and patient safety.
  • Help define, in coordination with the product programs and Marketing, the need for medical and economic outcome PPLS to demonstrate clinical and economic value of products and solutions, and then implement and coordinate such real-world studies
  • Assist team in providing medical references for the company
  • Attend congresses and other scientific meetings, sharing information and networking with relevant stakeholders both internal and external to the company.
  • Assist in the planning and participate in company-sponsored scientific symposium

Who are you ?

  • MD or PhD in Medical Microbiology or Clinical Microbiology


  • MD in Infectious Diseases


  • MD/PhD in a combination of the above fields
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in the fields of molecular biology and/or sequencing, some of which may overlap with relevant experience listed above
  • Knowledge of and experience in the operations of a clinical microbiology laboratory, current competitive testing methods, laboratory regulations (CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, CLSI, EUCAST, other national and international bodies, etc) is required.
  • Knowledge of “big data” methods of analysis and or Artificial Intelligence would be considered advantageous
  • Experience in industry is highly advantageous but not required.
  • High level ability to research, edit and write scientific papers, research protocols and grant submissions
  • Proven ability as a strategic leader that effectively prioritizes and leads/drives transformational change in a complex, large-scale matrix organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a global (cross cultural) team environment
  • Demonstrates strong conceptual thinking skills, quantitative and qualitative analytical and problem-solving skills, with strong business acumen.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and at least one other major language

Travel 25-50% of time, national and international
Location: France ( Lyon area) or USA : Salt Lake City UT (preferred) but there is flexibility with respect to other USA locations such as Durham NC, St. Louis MO. Other USA locations might be considered.

bioMérieux welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.


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