Our existing opportunities:

Cancer Research Scientist

Looking for a Cancer Research Scientist with a Passion to Make a Difference in Oncology

Are you driven to do something meaningful with your career? Beyond just discovering a unique pathway in academia or working on a new drug in industry that has a low chance to ultimately help patients? If you ever had a loved one impacted by cancer, you know that we are losing the war on cancer, partly because only few patients have driver mutations so that cancer treatment is still a hit or miss experiment. We are convinced that our platform can overcome these inherent limitations of genome-driven precision medicine, and that we will be able to help millions of cancer patients to get the most effective therapy, while eliminating unnecessary pain and excessive costs. All of us on the team have had loved ones touched by cancer, which is why all of us are all fully committed to make this work. This position is not for everybody. We’re a startup, charting new territory. We all work hard, long, and irregular hours, because we all depend on one another to transform our vision into reality. This won’t be a walk in the park, but if you hear a calling to make a real difference for cancer patients, and you believe to have the talent and skills to contribute, this position could be rewarding like no other. In other words, if you are up for the challenge and can make it work, your main reward will be to collaborate with a brilliant and world-class team, live up to your fullest potential, and work for a higher cause.

Responsibilities

Your primary role includes processing of patient biopsy samples, creating 3D organoid cell cultures, designing and performing experimental protocols, and thoroughly documenting, analyzing, presenting experiments, and ensuring compliance according to our standard operating procedures. And of course, we would be delighted, if you have experience microfluidics, confocal imaging, machine learning, or SBIR grant writing, or if you are creative and resourceful to find novel solutions that move all of us forward.

Qualifications

We prefer an advanced degree in molecular biology, biomedical engineering or a similar field, with several years of cell culture experience, which includes fluorescence staining, microscopy, and image analysis. Ideally, you would also bring additional experiences such as processing of primary patient tissue, organoid and 3D culture research, confocal microscopy, designing or using microfluidic and chip-like devices for cell-based assays, and grant writing. Most importantly, we are looking for a world-class candidate with significant curiosity and openness, conscientiousness and reliability, who adds to our high level of “talent density.” We want to be awed by your talent and skillset, and judgement, so that you can join our highly effective, self-organizing team that is fully committed to our mission and vision. Of course, you need to live in the area as our lab is located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

How to Apply

Please write a short but personalized cover letter to Dr. Apfel why you are interested in working with us. Please also attach a well-structured and formatted resume with your e-mail address, phone number, and your LinkedIn profile to info@sagemedic.com. Apply

Cancer Research Assistant

Looking for a Cancer Research Assistant with a Passion to Make a Difference in Oncology?

Are you driven to do something meaningful with your career? Beyond just discovering a unique pathway in academia or working on a new drug in industry that has a low chance to ultimately help patients? If you ever had a loved one impacted by cancer, you know that we are losing the war on cancer, partly because only few patients have driver mutations so that cancer treatment is still a hit or miss experiment. We are convinced that our platform can overcome these inherent limitations of genome-driven precision medicine, and that we will be able to help millions of cancer patients to get the most effective therapy, while eliminating unnecessary pain and excessive costs. All of us on the team have had loved ones touched by cancer, which is why all of us are all fully committed to make this work. This position is not for everybody. We’re a startup, charting new territory. We all work hard, long, and irregular hours, because we all depend on one another to transform our vision into reality. This won’t be a walk in the park, but if you hear a calling to make a real difference for cancer patients, and you believe to have the talent and skills to contribute, this position could be rewarding like no other.

Responsibilities

Your primary role includes processing of patient biopsy samples, creating 3D organoid cell cultures, designing and performing experimental protocols, and thoroughly documenting, analyzing, presenting experiments, and ensuring compliance according to our standard operating procedures.

Qualifications

You should have a BS or MS in molecular biology, biomedical engineering or a similar field, with several years of cell culture experience, fluorescent or confocal microscopy, ideally with additional experiences such as processing of primary patient tissue, organoid and 3D culture research. Most importantly, we are looking for a conscientious and reliable candidate with significant curiosity and openness, who adds to our high level of “talent density.” We want to be awed by your talent and skillset so that you can join our highly effective, self-organizing team that is fully committed to our mission and vision. Of course, you need to live in the area as our lab is located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

How to Apply

Please write a short but personalized cover letter to Dr. Apfel why you are interested in working with us. Please also attach a well-structured and formatted resume with your e-mail address, phone number, and your LinkedIn profile to info@sagemedic.com. Apply

Oncology Business Development Executive

Oncology Business Development Executive

SageMedic (SAGE) is dramatically changing the way how physicians can treat cancer patients and give hope to their families. Instead of hoping that a therapy will work for a specific patient and starting a new regimen if it does not work, SAGE makes it possible for physicians to know, in advance, whether a specific traditional and/or targeted cytotoxic therapy will be effective for an individual patient’s tumor. SAGE also provides a unique opportunity for pharma companies developing cancer therapies, by being able to predict a patient’s tumor response to a targeted therapy much more accuracy than traditional genomic approaches. Not only would this useful for lead compound selection, and thereby significantly increasing the chance to select a clinically effective compound. At a later stage SAGE would also empower pharma companies to demonstrate effectiveness to regulators faster and with fewer patients, speeding time to market for promising life-saving therapies. This business development opportunity allows you to help SageMedic transform the way that new cancer treatments are developed – and the way that existing cancer treatments are marketed, prescribed, and reimbursed. It allows you to show pharma customers how they can deliver personalized medicine in a way that we’ve all dreamed of doing, but have never before had the tools to make it possible. Your roles would be to meet with strategic marketing directors, therapeutic area VPs, program leaders and clinical research directors of those pharma companies to show them how SageMedic’s cancer drug screening platform can increase drug development efficacy, lowering costs, accelerate time-to-market and dramatically improve FDA success. You’ll show them how SageMedic equips caregivers to identify the most effective treatment for the millions of cancer patients where genomic testing fails. If you’re a leader with a proven track record bringing game-changing breakthroughs to potential customers and driving adoption, this is an opportunity to transform the industry and save patients and families the heartbreak, despair and uncertainty that have been part and parcel of a cancer diagnosis.

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be reporting directly to the CEO and work as part of a cross-functional team to refine the go-to-market strategy, pricing, and develop supporting materials to approach pharmaceutical companies. Goal is to build up a strong and solid channel partner strategy and to develop materials for channel partners to use when they present SAGE to their customers. And you’ll test those materials in pilot meetings you arrange with prospective pharma customers and channel partners. As the direct sales strategy, marketing materials and channel partner strategy get solidified, SAGE will rely on you to…
  • Identify viable customers and shepherd explorations from initial expressions of interest to proposal development to create collaborations and deals.
  • Build an initial pipeline of several seriously interested pharmaceutical companies within 3 months. Close at least 2 pharmaceutical collaborations within 6 months.
  • Within 6 months, close at least 3 channel-partner collaborations with potential drug development firms, contract research organizations or scientific equipment suppliers who bring SageMedic’s solutions into their key customers.
  • Achieve revenue objectives expected from pharma collaborations and channel partner collaborations.
  • Build a following of potential collaborators and champions and maintain a CRM so the company can leverage and build on that.

Qualifications to Achieve Results

  • At least 5 years of oncology business development experience that has led to successful deals selling innovative technologies or drug development methodologies to pharmaceutical corporations.
  • Proven experience as a key member of a multi-disciplinary multi-company multi-location project team driving adoption of new R&D technologies and paradigms, working with a mix of in-person, Zoom/video conferences, and collaboration tools.
  • Advanced degree in a scientific field that shows an aptitude to understand SAGE’s proprietary technology, development research and potential uses of SAGE’s solutions to accelerate and optimize oncology R&D.
  • Proven track record of developing new business, leading the internal deal process (from outreach, diligence, negotiation of term sheet through definitive agreement), and executing/closing a variety of business agreements.
  • Proven ability to cultivate strong business relationships and liaise with industry partners.
  • Rollodex of relationships within the drug development industry – for a running start at building a bizdev pipeline.

How to Apply

Please write a short but personalized cover letter to Dr. Apfel why you are interested in working with us. Please also attach a well-structured and formatted resume with your e-mail address, phone number, and your LinkedIn profile to info@sagemedic.com. Apply