Join our growing team.

We are looking for people who can think on their feet and thrive in a dynamic environment. We are a lean team, which will provide opportunities to work side by side with our senior leadership. Your impact will be felt immediately!  We enjoy coming to work each day to move the mission forward using the latest tools and techniques.  Join us and be part of a clinical technology platform that is both meaningful and impactful.

Vice President of Marketing

Octave combines deep data with profound empathy to supercharge our comprehensive approach to improving outcomes in neurodegenerative diseases, starting with MS.  Our team of data scientists, biologists, clinicians, and technologists are bringing their A-game to creating the next generation of clinical care solutions.

If you are at the point in your career where you have built marketing strategies and teams in the health space and think “I’ve got this” and if you are looking for the next big challenge that will allow you to take everything you know to a problem worth solving, Octave is the place for you.

Octave’s VP of Marketing will be responsible for developing a clear and compelling narrative around our comprehensive care management solution.  Improving outcomes for people living with MS creates value for all stakeholders. You will create the programs that share that value. The VP of Marketing will be responsible for building a world-class team of talented individuals. They will be responsible for translating an in-depth understanding of customer, competitive, and market trends and evolving industry dynamics into short and long-term marketing strategies and tactical plans.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of an overall short- and long-term Marketing plan and strategy, leveraging the voice of customer and input from the FUTURE field-based commercial team. Distill work done in market research and interactions with MDs into actionable product messaging and positioning
  • Create a clear value proposition; what is Octave and what does the platform do?
  • Put a high-level launch plan in place; Identify and implement new product launches and initiatives that support the company’s growth strategies.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of current and future competition and execute marketing strategies to effectively compete and achieve revenue and profit goals.
  • Determine the best strategies to build relationships with the entire ecosystem.
  • Lead and effectively manage the hiring, development, and motivation of a world-class Marketing team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Life Sciences discipline required. Advanced degree and/or MBA preferred.
  • Strategic Marketing Capability: The ability to translate complex product benefits into an actionable and go to market strategy.
    • Ability to translate product features into product positioning with a value proposition
    • Experience penetrating physician groups and centers of excellence with a new product
    • Experience marketing to Centers of excellence and KOLs.
    • Strong foundation in Marketing – a track record of designing strategic marketing processes, steps, objectives, metrics, and feedback loops for best market penetration.
    • Prior experience with services supporting CNS diseases a plus.
    • Prior experience with payers is a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and is able to perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored environment such as a start-up.
  • You have gone through the scaling process before and know what it’s like to go from 20 people to 100.
  • You have built and managed marketing teams, and you know how to elicit high performance from every team member.
  • Ability to clearly articulate decisions & the problems they are solving
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to grasp new ideas quickly
  • Team-oriented with a low ego or no ego
  • Strong work ethic with a drive to get things done
  • Resourceful, hands-on, fearless, and results-oriented
  • Mission-driven, passionate about the patient
  • Excellent communication skills, all levels and layers, internally and externally

We are doing great things that allow us to bring everything we know and all our experience to the mission.  We are smart, fun, and thrive on bringing out the best in each other. We have a balanced and flexible working environment. The Octave office is located in Menlo Park surrounded by life science innovators (e.g. Grail) and tech innovators (e.g Facebook). Our space is newly built to our specifications, open, with a vintage factory vibe, and well-appointed, with free drinks and snacks. For all non-lab related positions, we are working remotely during the public health crisis.  We hope to return to the office at some point because we enjoy working together. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans. World class gym 20 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options.

Octave combines deep data with profound empathy to supercharge our comprehensive approach to improving outcomes in neurodegenerative diseases, starting with MS.  Our team of data scientists, biologists, clinicians, and technologists are bringing their A-game to creating the next generation of clinical care solutions.

If you are at the point in your career where you have built product strategies and teams in the health space and think “I’ve got this” and if you are looking for the next big challenge that will allow you to take everything you know to a problem worth solving, Octave is the place for you.

Using human-tech services we partner with people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) to understand and act upon the complexities and subtleties they deal with every day.  Our platform of apps, sensors and wearables, cutting edge imaging technologies, and novel biomarkers provide the data for our nurses to partner with PwMS to empower them to live their lives with this disease just being one part, not the defining part.

The Head of Product – Patient Insights will believe in the power of this program and lead in its creation. They will go deep and broad to develop a data driven, mission focused program that will change lives for the better.

The role will be responsible for both building and leading a high-performing team, and also delivering a crisp data narrative around our customers and product usage. Success requires analytical savvy, problem-solving sophistication, a willingness to roll up your sleeves, and a dedication to making the highest impact possible. Empathy for the person living with a chronic disease is paramount.  We are looking for someone that can think on their feet and thrives in a dynamic environment. We are a lean team, which will provide you opportunities to work side by side with our senior leadership team. Your impact will be felt immediately!  We enjoy coming to work each day to move the mission forward using the latest tools and techniques.  Come help build a clinical technology platform that is both meaningful and impactful.

Description of the role:

  • Develops and champions the product vision for the customer, knowing that in healthcare the “customer” can be the patient, the physician, the payor or all three at once.
  • Laser focus on what creates value
  • Develops product roadmap with an understanding of how products and services will relieve pain points and get paid for taking into account evidence-based medicine/technology/legal/business/regulatory landscapes
  • Implements against this roadmap, always finds a way through, giving up is not an option
  • Integrates with the rest of the platform for a comprehensive solution
  • Adapts, creates, innovates, responds
  • Finds the right balance between engineering, design, UX and business goals ensuring the entire experience works well together
  • Communicates, communicates, communicates

Experience preferred:

  • You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and is able to perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored environment such as a start-up.
  • You have gone through the scaling process before and know what it’s like to go from 20 people to 100.
  • You have led product development for a major project, and you know how to relentlessly identify value-maximizing features and act quickly without full information.
  • You have built and managed your own product team, and you know how to elicit high performance from every team member.
  • Ability to clearly articulate decisions & the problems they are solving
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Experience with an iterative design process: incorporating feedback, launching quickly and testing hypotheses
  • Experience participating in and conducting usability studies
  • You have a basic understanding of the regulatory environment, FDA/sub-FDA routes, quality assurance, chronic management protocols etc.
  • Solid portfolio of work exemplifying beautifully designed product & customer experiences.
  • Strong familiarity with agile and latest product management tools and frameworks
  • Deep knowledge of multiple sclerosis disease management
  • MS, MBA or PhD
  • 8+ years experience creating digital product experiences across multiple platforms
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent user-centric design and product sense
  • Demonstrated track record of bringing order to chaos and leading without authority

You will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution right away defining and developing a 1.0 product. Collaborate closely with others like you who have a bias for action.

Use data to build usable products that will build trust and generate revenue. Balanced and flexible working environment. The Octave office is located in Menlo Park surrounded by life science innovators (e.g. Grail) and tech innovators (e.g Facebook). Our space is newly built to our specifications, open, with a vintage factory vibe, and well-appointed, with free drinks and snacks. For all non-lab related positions, we are working remotely during the public health crisis.  We hope to return to the office at some point because we enjoy working together. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans. World class gym 20 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options.

Summary:

Octave combines deep data with profound empathy to supercharge our comprehensive approach to improving outcomes in neurodegenerative diseases, starting with MS.  Our team of data scientists, biologists, clinicians, and technologists are bringing their A-game to creating the next generation of clinical care solutions.

To develop our quantitative capabilities, we are seeking a scientist to help deliver solutions across very diverse data sets. We are seeking a candidate with strong expertise in statistics, data analytics, and computational biology. The scientist will be primarily responsible for delivering actionable insights from our proteomic biomarker program with involvement in projects ranging from medical imaging to patient digital phenotyping, and other data collection sources to be defined. The ideal candidate should be data-driven with a strong biological foundation, as well as good collaboration, documentation, and communication skills. Our mission requires constant iteration of the company’s approach to both biology and data science as well as passion to work in a regulated healthcare environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Build predictive models across multiple areas of interest (biology, biomarkers, medical imaging, symptom reporting, wearables, x-omics, etc…)
  • Accountable for the development of data analytics tools, predictive models, emergent insight capabilities, and population health statistical models that make use of complementary and complex data sets.
  • Use statistical/scientific computer languages to draw actionable insights from large data sets
  • Generate data-driven hypotheses about underlying disease etiology in order to probe biological processes

Technical Skills:

  • Minimum:
    • Experience with biostatistical analysis of large scale proteomic and/or genomic data sets
    • Preparation and presentation of journal manuscripts, research papers, posters, at scientific and academic conferences
    • Experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning approaches, including but not limited to classification, regression, clustering models and other forms of anomaly detection/pattern recognition
    • Direct experience with coding in one or more languages: Python (preferred), R, MATLAB, etc.
    • Comfortable dealing with dimensionality reduction, cross validation, and optimization of small datasets with experimental uncertainty and statistical noise.
    • Experience interpreting biological statistics and translating them to clear relationships of clinical outcomes for medical and research stakeholders.
    • Self-driven and intellectually curious to solve challenging problems
    • Collaborate with multiple teams (internally and externally)
    • Strong team player willing to learn new platforms and tools
  • Preferred:
    • Statistical analysis plans for clinical study and trial design
    • Familiarity with brain neurophysiology, inflammatory processes, and the human immune system
    • Experience in modeling biochemical networks, especially at the cellular and protein level
    • Experience in visualization tools (e.g. Candela, Periscope, Spark, neo4j, D3, Google Chart, ggplot, Tableau, Looker…)
    • Experience in using warehousing, data lake and big data tools (e. g. Redshift, S3, DigitalOcean, Apache Spark, BigQuery, Hydra, Hadoop)

Qualifications

  • Minimum:
    • Master of Science in Computational Biology or in a related science, technology, engineering, or pure/applied math discipline
    • Experience and passion to work in a fast-paced agile engineering environment and start-up (10-40 employee size)
    • Dedication and perseverance to find insights and data-driven predictive solutions
  • Preferred:
    • A background in computational and/or systems biology
    • Experience working in the life science industry – assay development, therapeutic development, diagnostics, companion diagnostics
    • PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, computer science, statistical genetics, or a related field, with specific domain knowledge in neuroscience and/or neuroimmunology.
    • Or PhD in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, etc. combined with a very strong record of high-throughput data analysis, supported by publication in this area.
    • Direct experience with compliance to ISO 13485, 62304, 27000, GDPR, HIPAA, CLIA, FDA 510K, SaMD, 21 CFR part 11, or other industry related regulations/standards.

 

About Us:

Octave offers a balanced and flexible working environment. Our offices are located in Menlo Park, surrounded by life science innovators (e.g. Grail) and tech innovators (e.g Facebook). Our space is newly built to our specifications: open, with an old factory vibe, and is well-appointed, with free drinks and snacks. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans. World class gym 100 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options. Work is remote until further notice due to the current pandemic.

Octave Bioscience is developing a suite of novel measurement tools that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs. We are focusing our efforts on neurodegenerative disease, starting with multiple sclerosis (MS), to bring direct, positive impact to people’s lives. We have a CAP Accredited Laboratory and have developed a hybrid immunoassay-qPCR test for deployment as a Laboratory Developed Test.

 

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) will be responsible for performing moderate and high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, analyzing data, interpreting results, and complying with all applicable local, state, and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, be flexible with schedules, and work both independently and in a team environment to deliver high-quality results in the most efficient manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform moderate and high complexity laboratory tests according to approved policies and procedures for all phases of testing; pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytical.
  • Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are successfully tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Being proactive in identifying issues that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and working directly with the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or director to troubleshoot and implement process improvements.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Participating in instrument validations, proficiency testing and quality assurance activities.
  • Develop and/or revise laboratory documents including policies, procedures, and forms.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams responsible for securing CLIA certification, CAP accreditation, and state licensure for the Octave Clinical Laboratory, including compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.
  • Assisting the technical supervisor in method-verification studies and validation of laboratory-developed tests.
  • Participating in the monitoring of the inventory of clinical laboratory supplies and materials.
  • Providing direct and constant supervision of laboratory assistants.
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing clinical laboratory operations including maintaining confidentiality of personal health information (PHI).

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Clinical Science, or related field.
  • Must possess a current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Generalist) license.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a clinical laboratory setting; preferably with experience in a high complexity molecular testing environment.
  • Experience in immunoassay techniques preferred.
  • The ability to accurately pipette in plate-based assays.
  • Flexibility of work schedule to meet the needs of Octave’s Clinical Laboratory.

Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, such as word processing, data analysis, and laboratory information systems (LIMS).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding and adherence to good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Strong data analysis skills, ability to interpret and draw conclusions from vast amounts of data.
  • Detail-oriented and able to exercise independent judgment.

 

About Us:

Octave offers a balanced and flexible working environment. Our offices are located in Menlo Park, surrounded by life science innovators (e.g. Grail) and tech innovators (e.g. Facebook). Our space is newly built to our specifications: open, with an old factory vibe, and is well-appointed, with free drinks and snacks. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans. World class gym 100 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options.

Octave Bioscience is developing a suite of novel measurement tools that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs. We are focusing our efforts on neurodegenerative disease, starting with multiple sclerosis (MS), to bring direct, positive impact to people’s lives. We have a CAP Accredited Laboratory and have developed a hybrid immunoassay-qPCR test for deployment as a Laboratory Developed Test.

 

The Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) will be responsible for supporting Clinical Laboratory Scientists and Lab Management in the daily operations of Octave’s Clinical Lab. Primary duties will consist of sample receipt and accessioning into LIMS, data entry, customer service activities, prepping blood samples for analysis, performing maintenance on equipment,  general laboratory and administrative tasks and complying with all applicable local, state, and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires keeping meticulous and organized records, excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask and be flexible with schedules, and working both independently and in a team environment to deliver high-quality results in the most efficient manner.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Laboratory Assistants will be responsible for:

  • Receiving and accessioning samples.
  • Data entry and quality check of patient and sample information in the laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • Prepare and aliquot samples for testing.
  • Archiving and retrieving samples.
  • Post-accessioning quality checks of data entry and received documents.
  • Performing a variety of laboratory and administrative tasks to support the clinical laboratory staff in the CAP Accredited Octave Bioscience laboratory.
  • Performing laboratory duties under direct and constant supervision of a licensed CLS or the General Supervisor and/or designee, who provides specific instruction regarding how tasks are to be completed and defines the steps to be performed.
  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance tasks and setting up consumables in preparation for laboratory testing.
  • Participate in materials management activities including inventory tracking, ordering, receiving, unpacking, documentation and labeling of consumables and reagents, and stocking work areas.
  • Following established protocols and identifying issues that may affect assigned duties, correcting problems or escalating them as needed to a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Laboratory Supervisors, or the Lab Director.
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing clinical laboratory operations including maintaining confidentiality of personal health information (PHI).
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Life Sciences or related fields (Preferred)
  • Laboratory Experience: 2 year (Preferred) including but not limited to customer service, specimen processing, and laboratory assisting in a hospital or reference laboratory setting.
  • Experience with accurate data entry of sensitive information in a mid to high throughput setting.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, such as word processing, data analysis and laboratory information systems (LIMS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of and adherence to good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to provide timely feedback to laboratory management on process improvements to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

 

About Us:

Octave offers a balanced and flexible working environment. Our offices are located in Menlo Park, surrounded by life science innovators (e.g. Grail) and tech innovators (e.g. Facebook). Our space is newly built to our specifications: open, with an old factory vibe, and is well-appointed, with free drinks and snacks. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans. World class gym 100 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options.

Octave is developing a first of its kind platform for measuring and managing neurodegenerative diseases to better outcomes. We are starting with multiple sclerosis. Using human-tech services we will create and improve current measurement tools, including an enhanced MRI service, to bring advanced treatment of MS to the clinic.

The Neuroradiologist – MS Specialist will believe in the power of this program and lead in its creation. They will go deep and broad to develop a data driven, mission focused protocol that will change lives for the better.

The role will be responsible for both curating and reading cutting edge MRI protocols, and also delivering actionable clinical impressions using innovative technologies. Success requires analytical savvy, problem-solving sophistication, a willingness to roll up your sleeves and a dedication to making the highest impact possible. Empathy for the person living with a chronic disease is paramount.  We are looking for someone that can think on their feet and thrives in a dynamic environment. We are a lean team, which will provide you opportunities to work side by side with our senior leadership team. Your impact will be felt immediately!  We enjoy coming to work each day to move the mission forward using the latest tools and techniques.  Come help build a clinical technology platform that is both meaningful and impactful.

Description of the role:

  • Interpret radiological images of the brain and spine to provide exquisite patient care
  • Understand the lifecycle of an MRI image to identify customer pain points and areas of friction
  • Innovate and adapt the latest and greatest neuroimaging research into actionable, valuable clinical tools
  • Utilize cutting edge commercial and research technology to extract rich actionable data
  • Develop cutting edge imaging protocols and take into account evidence-based medicine/technology/legal/business/regulatory landscapes
  • Assist in the design of tools and solutions that support the goals and missions of our platform, providing feedback and medical insights
  • Collaborate with a team of successful entrepreneurs, scientists and clinicians dedicated to providing the highest quality care to customers, knowing that in healthcare the “customer” can be the patient, the physician, the payor or all three at once.
  • Interact with team members across Octave, sharing your medical expertise and finding ways to integrate with the rest of the platform for a comprehensive solution
  • Interact and develop impactful products with leading KOLs in medicine and industry
  • Adapt, create, innovate, respond
  • Act to build the best possible care platform
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Experience preferred:

  • You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and is able to perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored environment such as a start-up.
  • You are a Board-Certified Radiologist with demonstrable specialty training in Neuroradiology.
  • You have extensive experience with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders and are comfortable reading and discussing a variety of imaging protocols.
  • You are a lifelong learner with a passion and curiosity for neuroradiology
  • You have experiencing designing and conducting high quality biomedical research studies and are familiar with IRB protocols and peer-reviewed publication processes.
  • You are familiar with commercially available software and applications used in Brain and Spine MRI interpretations
  • You have experience with the practices and pitfalls of imaging sequences and algorithms
  • You have built and managed your own team, and you know how to elicit high performance from every team member.
  • You have the ability to clearly articulate decisions and the problems they are solving
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • You have a basic understanding of the regulatory environment, FDA/sub-FDA routes, quality assurance, chronic management protocols etc.
  • Deep knowledge of multiple sclerosis disease management
  • MD, DO, or MD/PhD
  • 8+ years of experience in Neuroradiology
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals
  • Demonstrated track record of bringing order to chaos and leading without authority

You will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution right away defining and developing a 1.0 product. Collaborate closely with others like you who have a bias for action.

Use data to build usable products that will build trust and generate revenue. Balanced and flexible working environment. The Octave office is located in Menlo Park surrounded by life science innovators (e.g. Grail) and tech innovators (e.g Facebook). Our space is newly built to our specifications, open, with a vintage factory vibe, and well-appointed, with free drinks and snacks. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans. World class gym 20 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options.

If you want to join our growing team, contact us or send us your resume with this form.