Associate Director/Director, Clinical Science

South San Francisco, California /
Development – Clinical Development /
Full Time
/ On-site
IDEAYA Biosciences (NASDAQ: IDYA) is a public, clinical-stage synthetic lethality-focused precision medicine oncology company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for patient populations selected using DNA sequencing and other molecular diagnostics. Our approach integrates extensive capabilities in identifying and validating translational biomarkers with small molecule drug discovery to select patient populations most likely to benefit from the therapies we are developing. We are applying these capabilities across multiple classes of precision medicine, including direct targeting of oncogenic pathways and synthetic lethality – which represents an emerging class of precision medicine targets. We believe this diversified approach will enable us to deliver the right medicine to the right patient to drive a more robust clinical response.
IDEAYA has an industry leading platform and pipeline in Synthetic Lethality. IDEAYA has established strategic collaborations with Amgen and Pfizer supporting its pipeline programs, and also has wholly-owned or controlled clinical and preclinical programs.
When you're at IDEAYA, you will be in the midst of brilliant minds working on precision medicine therapies to help cancer patients. We are passionate and committed about being on the forefront of oncology medicine, which means we all have a high internal drive that is at the very core of every person at IDEAYA. We are inquisitive, ask deep questions, and are data-driven innovators who like to collaborate and use team work to move science forward. For more information, please see

Position Summary:
IDEAYA Biosciences is seeking a South San Francisco based experienced, motivated, outgoing Clinical Scientist. Reporting to the VP, Head of Clinical Oncology and/or Senior Director of Clinical Science, the Director/Associate Director will work closely with the clinical leaders providing medico-scientific expertise to one or more clinical projects.

What you'll do:

    • Typical activities may include but will not necessarily be limited to:
    • With the clinical leader and clinical scientist mentor, writing clinical development concepts and plans for molecules at all stages of development
    • Writing initial and or later drafts of protocol synopses, protocols and protocol amendments
    • Writing/reviewing informed consent forms and reviewing/adjudicating site-specific ICF requests
    • Partnering with Clinical Operations on site selection, start-up and communication
    • Writing or updating clinical sections of investigator brochures and leading the team that writes the initial brochure and subsequent annual updates
    • Writing/reviewing clinical/safety sections of NDAs/MAAs
    • Representing the medical (clinical) function on one or more clinical study teams, with functional support from the clinical leader
    • Serving as a member of the clinical sub team
    • Reviewing and interpreting data listings including safety data and serious adverse events
    • Assisting with or serving as primary author of clinical study reports and associated publications
    • Creating clinical study- or program-related slide decks for internal and external use
    • Training of colleagues, CRO and study site staff on the therapeutic area, molecule and protocols as appropriate
    • Organizing and participating in opinion leader advisory boards
    • Contributing to or performing therapeutic area/indication research and competitor analysis
    • Building and maintaining opinion leader/investigator networks
    • Support Health Authority (HA) interaction, accountable for providing responses to HA inspection observations and internal audits
    • Support HA updates and submissions

    • Additional study level activities include presentation of study results to internal and external committees or advisory boards, presentation of data at international scientific meetings and publication of study results in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to study level activities, the Director/Associate Director will participate in program level activities including authoring/reviewing safety and efficacy summaries, clinical overviews, investigator brochures, risk management plans, periodic safety updates and clinical sections of product labels.


    • Bachelor’s degree and strong knowledge of clinical oncology gained through previous clinical development experience are required. Training and experience in immuno-oncology desired
    • Postgraduate qualification in clinical oncology (e.g., Master’s degree) would be welcomed as would MD, Nurse Practitioner’s License, PharmD or PhD
    • Experience in clinical trials
    • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Willingness to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment
      Candidates with a background in closely related functions (e.g., clinical operations, regulatory affairs, biometrics), having represented their function at project/clinical team level, would also be considered. Fluency in English is required.

Personal Qualities:

    • The successful candidate will be a confident person keen to take responsibility for assigned activities working under the guidance of a manager and the clinical leader of the program.

The salary range for this position at the Associate Director level is between $186,200 and $207,544.  The salary range is an estimate and may vary based on the Company’s compensation practices.
The salary range for this position at the Director level is between $224,370 and $265,000.  The salary range is an estimate and may vary based on the Company’s compensation practices.

The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law. This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities, with partial work-from-home flexibility,  and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law). Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law. The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

Along with our highly collaborative and inclusive environment, IDEAYA offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes (but is not limited to) medical/dental/vision coverage (100% company paid for employees and 90% company paid for dependents), retirement benefits, ESPP and wellness programs. All full-time employees will also be eligible for an annual bonus and equity refresh.

IDEAYA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, IDEAYA does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets.

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