Personalis is a rapidly growing cancer genomics company transforming the development of next-generation therapies by providing more comprehensive molecular data about each patient’s cancer and immune response.  Our ImmunoID NeXT Platform is enabling the development of next generation therapeutics and diagnostics.  Located in Menlo Park, CA we are seeking a talented and highly motivated Director, Scientific and Medical Content to join our team.  


The successful candidate will be responsible for driving strategic abstract/publication planning and medical content generation for the Medical Affairs, reporting to the Senior Director, Scientific and Medical Affairs.  As part of this role the candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the commercial sales/marketing teams as well as the Clinical development and business development teams to ensure that all scientific and medical/clinical content is accurate and supports the strategic scientific and clinical objectives of the company.  


  • Develop and drive publication strategy, planning and execution for pipeline research and diagnostic products
  • Develop and/or review scientific/clinical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations developed by internal writers or external collaborators to ensure scientific and medical accuracy
  • Production of high-quality slides decks and other written material company-wide to support the clinical and diagnostic goals of the company 
  • Work cross-functionally to create training materials and conduct training on clinical Dx applications (CDx when applicable) for sales, Business Development, Medical Affairs
  • Working closely with marketing and business development teams, lead the scientific/medical communications and abstract planning for medical and scientific conferences
  • Assist with review and approval process of key scientific and medical content through the medical review committee
  • Create SOPs and processes for internal and external functions of Medical Affairs group
  • Development of key publications and scientific communications tied to clinical strategy
  • Strategic and tactical planning, execution of publications, and scientific communications 
  • Expert in interpreting and writing up clinical data, including experience with writing clinical protocols
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Business Development for planning and execution of booth activities at clinical meetings 


  • Advanced degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) in molecular cancer genomics
  • Technical and clinical writing expertise within the field of cancer NGS 
  • A minimum of 4-6 years’ industry experience in Medical Affairs or medical communications at a diagnostic company or medical communications agency
  • Successful track record of supporting or driving publication strategy development and execution, including preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, posters, white papers, and core slide decks
  • Managing the submission process as well as managing external reviews and revisions for external publications
  • Familiarity with Good Publication Practice, ICMJE and GPPE guidelines and other applicable industry guidelines. Prefer candidates with CMPP certification
  • Expert in interpreting and writing up clinical data, including experience with writing clinical protocols
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to details, and ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable to work across geographies with cross-functional teams; a self-starter with ability to get up to speed quickly 
  • Ideal candidate would be local to headquarters in Menlo Park, but candidates geographically located within the US will be considered depending on experience
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight timelines


Personalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities.  Personalis offers a competitive compensation package. 



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