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Senior Program Manager, Clinical Strategy Full-time

at Akoya Biosciences in Massachusetts (Published at 18-09-2019)

Title: Senior Program Manager, Clinical Strategy

Dept: Translational and Scientific Affairs

Location: Hopkinton, MA

About Akoya Biosciences, Inc.

Akoya Biosciences, Inc. headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with offices in Hopkinton, MA. and Bicester,

Oxfordshire (UK) is a well-funded and growing company with industry leading technologies for tissue

staining, imaging and analysis. Akoya?s innovative products combined with our strategic partnerships

have established the company as a leader in the field of precision medicine. Our partnerships with the

academic community and our customers have resulted in a robust pipeline of future products.

Position Summary

We are is seeking an experienced Senior Program Manager, Clinical Strategy to join our Translational

and Scientific Affairs team located in Hopkinton, MA. Akoya has developed a translational technology

that enables staining with up to eight antibodies utilizing our OPAL? technology to provide unparalleled

cellular/tissue imaging capabilities. The Senior Program manager will work with the VP, Translational

and Scientific Affairs, to develop, optimize and implement a clinical pathway for the Opal? technology

with our strategic partnerships. The successful candidate will manage several strategic collaborations

and partnerships, with a goal to help move the Phenoptics platform toward clinical applications. More

generally, a successful candidate will create a program template to be implemented to enter into

additional clinical partnerships. To this end, the Senior Program manager will perform strategic

assessments to support recruitment of these additional clinical sites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with leadership to help formulate and deliver on a clinical development program, including with

internal and external regulatory groups

  • Conduct strategic assessments and clinical due diligence of potential partners
  • Develop a partnership template that can be used across multiple new partners to facilitate

translational studies that lead to commercial test opportunities for Akoya

  • Work with VP, Translational and Scientific Affairs to establish new partnerships
  • Communicate effectively with clinical sites during all phases of program management
  • Oversee and manage existing strategic clinical partnerships with academia and industry
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders about technical needs for our platform and progress of work


  • Provide project updates, identifying key areas for improvement, feedback, milestones, timelines, etc.
  • Work with R&D to help them understand platform requirements
  • Coordinate with internal groups to obtain needed resources

Education Requirements

  • BA/BS in Life Science, Clinical, Laboratory, or related with 3-5 years of experience, MS/MBA with 1-

3 years of experience

1505 O?Brien Drive. Suite A1, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | 855.896.8401 | www.akoyabio.com | 68 Elm Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748


  • 3-5 years program/project/product management experience
  • 3-5 years clinical research, clinical trial management, preferably IVD or medical devices, experience
  • 1-3 years strategic health and disease-based assessments
  • Experience conducting clinical due diligence assessments of potential partners
  • Demonstrated ability of working independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize programs based on dynamic/fluid


  • Strong teamwork mentality, ability to work cross-functionally across all levels of the organization
  • Previous experience working in IVD/laboratory/clinical environment
  • Experience in managing relationships with academic and pharma partners


  • Domestic travel may be required up to 20% based on business needs

1505 O?Brien Drive. Suite A1, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | 855.896.8401 | www.akoyabio.com | 68 Elm Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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