BRCA1, BRCA2 CLIA Reference Lab Seeks Medical Affairs Director

OPV Lifescience Partners opv.lsp at ix.netcom.com
Fri Feb 2 14:54:46 EST 1996


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OPV Lifescience Partners has been retained to identify and place the
Medical Director of a reference lab that is working on the cutting edge
of predisposition genetics. 

Please read the position description below and determine whether you
are or 
you know a qualified candidate for this position. 

We will be conducting this search over the next six weeks so your
prompt response is required.
All C.V. will be reviewed and appropriate candidates will be contacted.

Please email a cover letter and resume to opv.lsp at ix.netcom.com( no
attachments will be read) or fax us your resume at 415 674-1965.

We appreciate your time and cooperation.

*****Note: Do not contact our client directly as we are the exclusive
retained firm conducting this position search, any direct contact will
not have beneficial results*******


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POSITION DESCRIPTION
Medical Director


REPORTS TO:                     President,  Myriad Genetic Laboratories

RESPONSIBILITIES:         
The Medical Director will have responsibility for oversight of Myriad's
CLIA-licensed laboratory and its education department. Specifically the
Medical Director will be responsible for the results of Myriad's
genetic tests; explaining the benefits, educating physicians about the
data and providing insurers and government with information for
reimbursement considerations.

 	Responding, monitoring, and providing education to clients so as
to expand and support reference lab services.

 	Assuring that the company complies with all Federal, State and
Local regulations so as not to impede or delay service offerings. This
would include the Medical Director's name on the CLIA license. 

 	Working with Government, HMO and Insurance providers to obtain
reimbursement by showing the cost benefit of testing high risk
individuals.

 	Working with opinion leaders on ethical and  social issues
	regarding genetic testing.


EDUCATION:
Undergraduate degree in life science
An advanced degree: MD with pathology/oncology, 
knowledge of molecular genetics and clinical experience.


PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS:

 	Capable of working effectively with his/her peers and
subordinates, the research and medical community, customers and
suppliers, and regulatory agencies to achieve corporate goals.

 	Ability to explain and develop programs to justify use and
reimbursability of genetic testing services


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: 
The Medical Director will be working on the cutting edge of genetic
testing. The candidate must be able to show purpose and value to the
new technology while being able to help craft and formulate guidelines
for the technology.  The candidate must have the depth and experience
to work with a variety of third parties who will reimburse the testing
services. This is a quickly growing organization that will demand the
ability to grow and develop technology that represents a new paradigm
in disease detection.

 	Experience working with national accounts including managed care
(e.g., HMOs and PPOs), cancer centers, and physician professional
corporations, who would obtain services from reference labs, especially
esoteric labs. Government and third party payor reimbursement
experience.

 	Ten years of professional business experience in the diagnostics
or reference laboratory industry or pharmaceutical industry with at
least two years of  experience with education and reimbursement issues.

 	A technical understanding of genomics and diseases where
predisposition factors play a key role.

 	Sensitivity to the social and ethical issues which surround
disease predisposition testing.

 	Experience with CLIA Regulations and quality assurance/quality
control programs.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR PROFILE:

 	Highly energetic, results oriented and dedicated to achieving
established and personally defined goals.

 	Excellent interpersonal, motivational and communication skills.

 	Strong leadership skills; exhibit a strong presence and ability
to develop and command the respect of others.

 	Maturity to lead and resolve issues in a pressure driven
environment.

 	Technical capabilities to understand and incorporate the
technologies used in Myriad Labs testing into the factors for success,
entry barriers, reimbursement factors, and distribution dynamics.

 	Sensitivity to the social and ethical issues involved in disease 
	predisposition testing. 

 		Government and third party payor reimbursement experience.


LOCATION:            Salt Lake City, Utah

COMPENSATION: A compensation package to include a base salary in the
low  to mid one hundreds and relocation assistance based on the
candidate's situation.

OPPORTUNITY:    To build a leading company in the emerging field of
genetic testing that will work with cutting edge technology.  Myriad
Genetic Laboratories will make a significant change in predisposition
testing that will improve the quality of early diagnosis and treatment
for major diseases.  Improving the lives of countless numbers of people
will result in a sense of personal achievement.
	



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