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ICON Clinical Research Manager, Scientific Affairs in Portland, Oregon

Manager, Scientific Affairs

Home Based

The Manager, Scientific Affairs plays a role in establishing and maintaining partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech clinical drug development programs. As such, this individual will participate in customer facing meetings to provide technical and scientific support to ascertain customer needs for assay development, validation, clinical trial testing and CDx strategy as needed.


  • Provide scientific support for client oriented business development and related contractual activities as a subject matter expert on related technologies and methods for oncology biomarker analysis and clinical diagnostics.

  • Act as technical writer and editor for development project and clinical trial proposal documents

  • Act as a technical writer and editor for product marketing collateral * Define and assess current oncology drug classes, biomarkers and technology platforms. Evaluate oncology diagnostic assay market trends and opportunities for strategic planning purposes

  • Perform competitor analysis; provide updates on products and services offered by commercial laboratories who operate in oncology biomarker assay development, clinical trial testing and companion diagnostics development

  • Act as liaison between internal business development and assay development teams on a project specific basis

  • Partner to implement the strategic product development plan and in the development and of product requirements for proposed new products and services. Involves close interaction with development leads, product development teams, and key customers.

  • Provide support for IP assessment

  • Participate in company presentations to clients

  • Develop and edit scientific content for marketing material and project proposals

  • Evaluate potential strategic partners and markets with respect to platforms, chemistries, biomarkers and applications

  • Manage database to track oncology drug pipelines, trials and associated biomarkers

  • Maintain knowledge of related industry news and trends

  • Identify new opportunities to collaborate in clinical biomarker studies with both industry and academic partners

  • Analyze the competitive landscape for and current and potential new product/services

  • Maintain the product portfolio roadmap

  • Define user/client personas for individual products and services

  • Write product requirements and user scenarios


  • At least 8 years' experience in a related position/field

  • Bachelors degree required, Masters plus preferred

Benefits of Working in ICON

ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a great career. We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart.

Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment