Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Director Clinical Imaging Strategy

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Director Clinical Imaging Strategy, are to: 


  • Be responsible for assigned development programs with regard to advising on appropriate use of imaging biomarkers and techniques and on the appropriate implementation in clinical trials (imaging acquisition and analysis techniques, imaging documents including charters, image collection, quality control and archiving) in cooperation with the Bayer Radiology Global Clinical Imaging Support (GCIS) team or external imaging CRO;
  • Serve as a member of the Global Program Team (GPT), when required;
  •  Provide relevant Oncology expertise to GPT when evaluating and developing translation and imaging strategies;
  • Act as thought partner to early research leaders, proactively following early projects prior to Lead Optimization, and taking an active role from Lead Optimization onwards, assembling resources for subsequent imaging activities on the project;
  • Ensure coordination of all aspects of imaging delivery in synchronization with the drug R&D process, informed by deep understanding of clinical development in Oncology and state-of-the-art imaging including use as a biomarker strategy;
  •  Own, source and develop imaging knowledge to support Bayer differentiation and registration strategy, when necessary;
  • Build and maintain network with academic institutions/diagnostic companies/imaging companies including CROs in Oncology;
  •  Work closely with Early Development Program Leaders/Global Development Leaders as well as Clinical Development Leads and the Radiology GCIS team to ensure imaging strategy has maximum success rate;
  • Provide via internal and external collaborations, the development of imaging tools to measure response/effectiveness of drug being developed;

Who you are

  •  Present to internal decision- making committees, act as a representative to GPT;
  • Be capable to independently evaluate, interpret and present results from imaging analyses and draw scientifically valid conclusions that support and enable decision making.



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Medical doctor (MD or MD/PhD) or imaging scientist (PhD) trained in radiology, nuclear medicine, imaging physics or image analysis;
  • Proven track record of research and/or clinical development (including oncology applications with emphasis on radiological and /or PET/SPECT imaging and biomarker use), including minimum of 2 years of industry experience;
  • Thorough understanding of imaging and clinical development in oncology; including experience with regulatory framework for biomarkers, and use of imaging for registration of Oncology products;
  • Experience interacting with imaging CROs;
  • Outstanding scientific reputation as evidenced by multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and as a speaker at  conferences;
  • Strong network in the academic and clinical community of imaging specialties (mandatory) and of Oncology (preferred);
  • Strong leadership skills, comfortable to marshal resources from different parts of the organization in the absence of formal reporting lines; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (fluency in English, oral and written), confident team player, assertive but willing to listen and to seek and learn from the views of others;
  • Strategic influencing skills with experience in stakeholder management at leadership team level; able to set and communicate a strategic vision.



Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: MA-Cambridge, NJ-Whippany
Functional Area: [sap_fa_16]
Entry Level: 5