Oncology Diagnostic Liaison Northeast

Commercial Bothell, United States


Position at Seagen

Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen’s dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we are able to reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us! 


The Oncology Diagnostic Liaison has a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact in patient lives.  Under general direction of the Seagen Commercial Diagnostics Leader, he/she will plan and execute all aspects of the organization’s Pathology / Diagnostic Market and Access strategy. This position will have a great deal of autonomy and the candidate must be self-driven to deliver results. The primary responsibility for this role will be to liaise with pathology groups, diagnostic groups, and key stakeholders of reference laboratories to build a core diagnostic foundation for our current and future pipeline products. The Oncology Diagnostic Liaison will report to the Commercial Diagnostics Leader. 
Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Under the general direction of the Seagen Commercial Diagnostics Leader, plan and execute all aspects of the organization’s Pathology / Diagnostic Market and access strategy for the assigned region 
  • Develop key messaging and education tactics within the assigned region to positively impact pathology targets 
  • Be the primary liaison with regional pathology groups, diagnostic groups and key stakeholders of reference laboratories and key institutional accounts to build and maintain a core diagnostic foundation for current and future pipeline products 
  • Educate pathologists on new therapy driven emerging biomarkers of interest and utility of said biomarkers (pre and post approval) 
  • Proactively and independently establish laboratory relationships and connections within the regional pathology and oncologist community to increase understanding of ordering the right test, at the right time, with the right key protocols in place for better patient identification and diagnosis. 
  • Attend diagnostic advisory boards and pathology related congresses as needed to network, influence, and generally increase awareness and understanding of diagnostic testing in relation to the therapeutic products offered by Seagen 
  • Actively monitor the latest developments within the therapeutic area and be able to effectively discuss all aspects of the patient biopsy, tissue journey, and the technical challenges along the tumor and patient diagnosis. 
  • Frequent travel is required 


  • 5+ years of experience and demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of the Diagnostic and Hematopathology Marketplace 
  • Experience working with and training pathologists on new emerging data and information concerning accurate IHC testing and reporting 
  • Must have deep laboratory experience or an understanding of the flow of work within an academic / community institution, as well as national/regional reference labs 
  • Must be able to develop and execute a territory/regional plan of action to impact pathology targets and drive education with key messaging within assigned territory/region 
  • Must have experience presenting and articulating educational and complex information to key stakeholders / decision makers, including but not limited to pathologists, oncologists, lab techs, c-suite executives, etc. 
  • Understanding of testing methodologies with IHC, FLOW, FISH, PCR, and NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) preferred 
  • Pharmaceutical experience in oncology preferred 
  • A basic understanding of hospital EMRs flow of work and Laboratory LIS preferred 
  • Passionate about making a difference for oncology patients 
  • Ability to think creatively, convert ideas into action, and act with a sense of urgency 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Embraces cross-functional collaboration with all internal and external customers 
  • Embraces critical thinking and different opinions to arrive at optimum solutions 
  • Embraces and fosters high level of focus, discipline, character, integrity, and leadership 
  • Strong knowledge of information technology necessary to operate effectively with company systems and programs 
  • Must have a reliable mode of transportation and a clean driving record 
  • This is a field-based position and frequent travel is required 


  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree preferred 


As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit www.seagen.com.  

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Seagen requires that all newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.