Associate Director, Hematology

Cerus Corporation Concord , CA 94519

Posted 3 months ago

Summary & Scope of Position:

Lead development studies to support the INTERCEPT Platelet and Plasma platforms with focus on registration studies with external collaborators. Be a technical expert and key member of the Development team in the areas of plasma.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage laboratory team to support registration studies to meet corporate timelines.

  • Interface with cross functional team leaders at Cerus.

  • May act as Study Director or Principal Investigator for internal or external Cerus registration studies.

  • Reduce and analyze highly complex data and present it to maximize clarity and impact.

  • Serve as a technical expert on project teams, including contribution of ideas, development and execution of plans, and timely reporting of the results.

  • Serve as technical expert on external collaborations and studies; including meeting with customers and other external parties as a representative of the company in area of expertise.

  • Work cross functionally with Clinical, Regulatory, Quality and Biostatistics departments.

  • Write protocols and study reports.

  • Maintain leading edge knowledge in primary field of expertise.

  • Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and attendance at scientific meetings.

  • Write and submit abstracts to national and international conferences.

  • Present internally and at scientific conferences and contribute to scientific publications.

  • Support regulatory submissions to global health authorities.

  • Supervise, manage, and/or provide guidance to other personnel.

  • Train and mentor research associates, assistant scientists or scientists.

  • Identify patentable inventions.

  • Perform other related duties and support other projects as required.


  • Ph.D., with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience or Master's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 10 years of experience.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interface at all levels including management (encompasses verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)

  • Working knowledge of blood bank practices.

  • Familiarity with GLP/GMP regulations & record keeping.

  • Ability and presence to interface effectively at all levels; including customers, business partners, management and employees globally.

  • Ability to work on complex problems in which analysis is required to determine appropriate course.

  • Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.

  • Solid experience with related computer software.

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