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Culture & Careers

A visionary and experienced team focused on the mission

How can we use our shared experiences and expertise to fundamentally change the care paradigm for neurodegenerative disease, starting with MS?

By creating a place where doing our best work is possible.

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We are creating a new paradigm for precision care management

We are breaking new ground, so we bring in people who are excited by the challenge. We run at problems. The most commonly heard phrase in meetings is “We’ll figure it out.” We know we can bring our skills and experiences to creating and delivering solutions that will improve outcomes for everyone involved.

Our culture is one of growth and support

Giving people interesting challenges to solve requires giving them the tools and support to do the work, and from that comes personal and professional growth. Best of all, we really like each other—and enjoy collaborating every day. No one wants to be the one to let the team down, so we share our work and learn from each other. And we laugh a lot.

We are in our Learn and Adapt phase.

We are getting feedback from providers and patients. We quickly incorporate these learnings into our solutions to make them even better. Openness and agility are key. To keep up with the pace of learning, we trust everyone to do their best work.

  • FOCUSED
  • VISIONARY
  • EMPOWERING
  • TENACIOUS
  • AGILE
  • COLLABORATIVE

Life at Octave

Lindsay

“It is a privilege to be a part of the Octave team where I am inspired daily by the incredible bright minds, passionate and fun individuals surrounding me, whom all have a unified mission – to ultimately improve outcomes for patients with multiple sclerosis.”

Lindsay Gibson
Senior Director & Head of Sales
Indiana

Fatima

“I love working cross functionally and collaborating with incredibly talented colleagues, from whom I keep learning.”

Fatima Rubio Da Costa
Lead Data Scientist – Patient Insights
California

Michael

“The spirit of creativity and innovation at Octave is how we’re able to transform ideas into action quickly, and keep evolving our cloud based solutions”

Michael Towbin
Director, Cloud Operations
Washington

Deanna

“It is incredible to be part of the Octave team, I have no doubt in my mind we are going to change the world of how we care for those living with MS.”

Deanna Power
MS Certified nurse care partner
California

Join our growing team.

Octave combines deep data with profound empathy to supercharge our comprehensive approach to improving outcomes in neurodegenerative diseases, starting with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Our team of data scientists, engineers, and clinicians are bringing their A-game to creating the next generation of clinical care solutions. We enjoy coming to work each day to move the mission forward using the latest tools and techniques. 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 collaborative dynamic environment. If you are looking for the next big challenge that will allow you to apply everything you know to a problem worth solving, Octave is the place for you.

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. There is a world-class gym 100 feet away with a pool, and the office is close to many commute options. Our team is a balance of remote and local employees: whatever it takes to move the mission forward.

The best way to apply is through our posts on LinkedIn. Alternatively, you can send your resume to [email protected].

Open Positions

Clinical Lab Assistant

About the job

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.

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MRI QC Analyst

About the job

When Octave was created, we started our journey with one question: “What are the gaps in care for Multiple Sclerosis patients and providers, and how can we help solve this problem?” For the first time, we brought together biological, imaging, and clinical insights to clarify the path forward for the treatment and management of MS- for the individual patient and beyond. As a company, we are committed to employing our innovative technology to assess multiple dimensions of the MS patient, enabling a new paradigm of care through our MS Precision Care solution, complementing the art of medicine with new multi-modality care insights.

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 that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs.

Job Description:

The MRI QC Analyst will perform image import and quality control of image data to prepare it for analysis using Octave’s image processing pipelines. This role will ensure that each patient receives the best MS MRI report possible. 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform QC of image data (brain and spine) to ensure adherence with imaging parameters and image quality
  • Generate and report image and output data anomalies
  • Create functional and usability test plans; log defects and report results. Assist in troubleshooting
  • Maintain and continuously improve the quality of the test coverage and processes
  • Provide support to cross-functional team members and provide troubleshooting
  • Establish and maintain thorough and accurate documentation of all work, including the development of standard operating procedures
  • Support and manage data processing for peer-reviewed scientific publications

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and can perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored startup environment
  • Very comfortable learning technical/scientific concepts quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good sense of humor, team oriented
  • Comfortable asking for help, strong communication for blockers
  • Strong work ethic with a drive to get things done – able to roll with changing circumstances and priorities based on business needs
  • Resourceful, hands on, and results oriented

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Neurology and/or MS experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in MR image acquisition and technology
  • Experience in a research-related field, familiarity with neuroimaging preferred
  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy

About Us

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. World class gym 100 feet away with a pool. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans as well as a 401k plan.

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Sr. Product Marketing Manager

About the job

Octave is a purpose-driven company that aims to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, starting with Multiple Sclerosis. Our team of data scientists, clinicians, technologists, and marketeers are bringing their A-game to creating the next generation of clinical care solutions.

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 comprehensive solution of MS specific imaging technologies, novel biomarkers, apps, and sensors/wearables provide the data that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs.

Job Description

Octave is looking for individuals that are passionate and motivated by our mission and the neuroscience space to join our growing, commercial marketing team. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of an organization on the ground level. The Product Marketing Manager role will be responsible for creating and activating GTM strategies to drive the product’s awareness and adoption in the market. You will build strong, compelling product collateral (ex: white papers, sales training, customer presentations, etc) to enable flawless launch execution as well as define and conduct appropriate market research with our product team. The Product Marketing Manager will also serve as an expert on the product’s buying audiences and their needs, serving as a common source of insight about markets, buyers and product across Marketing, Sales, and Commercial Operations.

At Octave, you will have the chance to build a career with an organization that defines its culture by putting people first, while solving some of the most pressing healthcare challenges our society faces. The Product Marketing Manager will report directly to the Head of Marketing and perform the following:

Essential Responsibilities

● Work closely with the product management, sales, and marketing team on GTM strategy creation and execution, marketing collateral and assets, and product launch activities

● Develop the value propositions for products by audience and personas. Conduct market and customer research to continuously evolve our understanding of the customer, the competition, and market trends

● Work extensively with the marketing and sales teams on customer engagement and enablement activities

● Partner with the Digital Marketing Mgr to drive the positioning, messaging, and storytelling of the product across multiple channels & campaigns

● Create and iterate on highly effective marketing collateral, sales enablement tools, and training materials

● Analyzes marketing metrics to assess commercial heath of product lines and develop and execute marketing recommendations to optimize in-market performance

● Attend and help create the design/execution of essential local trade shows, industry conferences and networking events

● Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, tech environment while managing different stakeholders and vendors

Characteristics and Qualifications Preferred

● You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and can perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored startup environment

● 8+ years of demonstrated success in Product Marketing or Marketing (especially launching B2B/B2C products) in the digital health(remote-monitoring)/healthcare industry

● Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate between scientific and non-scientific contributors, between cross-functional teams and senior leadership

● Comfortable learning technical/scientific concepts quickly

● Bachelor’s degree required – BA/BS in Marketing, Business, or equivalent; MBA preferred

● Neurology and/or MS experience strongly preferred

● Strong presentation skills

● Good sense of humor, Team oriented with a low ego or no ego

● Strong work ethic with a drive to get things done – able to roll with changing circumstances and priorities based on business needs

● Resourceful, hands on, fearless and results oriented

About Us

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. World class gym 100 feet away with a pool. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans as well as a 401k plan.

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Data Engineer

Summary: 

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 and positive impact to people’s lives. As a team, we constantly learn together and seek new solutions, operating in areas that are unknown. We share a common mission and build our flywheel from the diverse backgrounds of our collaborators. Data is crucial to Octave’s focus of enhancing patient outcomes, improving population health, and reduce healthcare cost. Patients and their providers rely on our platform’s pipelines to deliver accurate and normalized critical data elements that are ready for advance modeling. Octave’s data science and analytic teams depend on skilled data engineers to partner with them in shaping data models that surface meaningful clinical insights from complex datasets. A reliable data platform is integral to every aspect of Octave and the efforts of the teams dedicated to improving patient’s lives. Join us and contribute to elevating our precision medicine experience by bringing your data operations expertise and dedication to improving healthcare delivery.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for the development of a highly complex Data & Analytics Platform that requires in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architecture domains such as Cloud, Global Edge, Big Data technologies and modern open-source technology stacks

· Ensure data science teams have tools and data structures that support various ML and DataOps efforts

· Manage, maintain, and monitor ETL pipelines

· Set up the development of data platforms that are service-oriented with reusable components across the Octave digital platform

· Helping the business understand what value can be derived from data, and contributing to data acquisition strategy in order to deliver business needs

Qualities:

· Passion for Data Engineering, pioneering data technologies and architecture.

· Sense of ownership/accountability for the success of the company. Can-do attitude

· Record of large-scale data integration and supporting a business’ structured and unstructured data needs

· Comfortable in cross functional and interdisciplinary teams

· Mange context switching as priorities and objectives shift

· Participate in scoping of Data Engineering sprints and milestones

· Understand complex business problems and provide software solutions

Preferred Experience:

· Extensive experience in Cloud technologies, specifically with AWS services

· 5+ years experience in the architecture of highly scalable “big data” lakes and warehouses

· 2+ years experience in a regulated industry, ideally healthcare or medical, dealing with PII and/or PHI.

· AWS certifications in big data services and/or data engineering

· In-depth knowledge of:

• Transactional SQL, data integrity and other RDBMS considerations

• Integration, discovery and availability of document stores (NoSQL) such as AWS DynamoDB, MongoDB

• Data warehousing, (DataBricks, Snowflake, S3, AWS RDS)

• Suitable supporting coding languages (Python, Java, C++, C, Golang, etc)

• Cloud tools for data architectures

• Direct experience with compliance to ISO 13485, 62304, 27000, GDPR, HIPAA, FDA 510K, SaMD, 21 CFR part 11, or other industry related regulations/standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

• A minimum of 3 years of experience in Data Architecture and Engineering

• Experience (2+ years) and passion to work in a fast-paced, agile engineering environment and start-up (50+ employee size).

• ETL pipeline management (dbt, Glue Jobs, Step Functions, Airflow, Talend,…)

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 can be fully remote or hybrid depending on your preferences.

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LIMs Specialist

About the job

When Octave was created, we started our journey with one question: “What are the gaps in care for Multiple Sclerosis patients and providers, and how can we help solve this problem?” For the first time, we brought together biological, imaging, and clinical insights to clarify the path forward for the treatment and management of MS- for the individual patient and beyond. As a company, we are committed to employing our innovative technology to assess multiple dimensions of the MS patient, enabling a new paradigm of care through our MS Precision Care solution, complementing the art of medicine with new multi-modality care insights.

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 that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs.

We are a tight knit and welcoming community. With our constantly evolving priorities, we are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who can roll up their sleeves and help out wherever they can. We enjoy coming to work each day to move the mission forward, but also respect our personal lives and needs. There is balance. Come help build a clinical technology platform that is both meaningful and impactful.

 

The LIMS Specialist provides support for all administrative functions involving the use and maintenance of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) e.g., LabVantage, including system configuration, troubleshooting issues or bugs submitted by users, managing assets within LIMS, user access, authoring SOP’s, and ensuring cGMP compliance in the LIMS business processes. The LIMS Specialist must understand database structure, auditing functions, report query configuration, as well as facilitate and support improvements to the business processes. This position will also assist with implementing enhancements or new systems, integration of equipment & software with LabVantage, and the verification and validation of these improvements.

 

Responsibilities:

 Maintaining the currently released LIMS system in the production environment ensuring system performs its intended functions accurately and reliably.

● Follow configuration management and promotion processes between environments (dev, val, prod) to keep instances in sync as required.

 Support laboratory with technical issues when using LIMS software

● Diagnose system problems and develop/coordinate resolutions

● Provide end-to-end support for tickets requiring system change (requirements gathering, documentation updates, development, system configuration, validation protocol to validation execution)

● Assist in cross-functional investigations or assessments in support of change controls, CAPA/investigations or other compliance activities as it relates to LIMS

● Author and collaborate on SOPs, Deviations, CAPAs, and Change Controls as necessary

● Train users on effective use of LIMS software and create documentation and training materials as needed

● Assist with the implementation of enhancements or new systems

● Assist laboratory personnel in configuring software tools for new assays and sample management workflows

● Assist in validation activities as it relates to LIMS; may include development and validation of interfaces, new features, or system integrations

● Build relationships with laboratory staff to facilitate iterative development of tools and constructive feedback loops that improve the data collection process

● Participate in inspection preparation activities as needed

● Performing a variety of laboratory and administrative tasks to support the functions of the Octave laboratory.

● Complying 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’s Degree in Chemistry, or Biology (or closely related degree)

● Previous experience performing LIMS administration-related activities (Development, Validation, Maintenance)

● Compliance experience in a regulated environment (GMP/GLP/CAP/CLIA)

Skills

 2+ years of relevant experience working in biotech with laboratory data and LIMS systems

● Strong attention to detail and orientation to process

● Clear and patient communication with internal customers

● Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a range of stakeholders with different data needs

● Documenting stakeholder needs around instrument generated data (lab instrument / automation to LIMS integration)

● Familiarity with writing SQL queries against relational databases in a LIMS system

● Demonstrates initiative; ability to undertake additional responsibilities and respond to situations as they arise with little or no supervision

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

● Strong understanding of and adherence to good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance.

● Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.

● Must have experience with laboratory testing methods and equipment

● Knowledge of LabVantage software is a plus

● Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving abilities

 

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. Meta). 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 medical, dental, and vision plans. World class gym 100 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options.

 

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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Project Manager, Clinical Operations

About the job

When Octave was created, we started our journey with one question: “What are the gaps in care for Multiple Sclerosis patients and providers, and how can we help solve this problem?” For the first time, we brought together biological, imaging, and clinical insights to clarify the path forward for the treatment and management of MS- for the individual patient and beyond. As a company, we are committed to employing our innovative technology to assess multiple dimensions of the MS patient, enabling a new paradigm of care through our MS Precision Care solution, complementing the art of medicine with new multi-modality care insights.

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 that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs.

Job Description:

As Project Manager, Clinical Operations, you will have the unique opportunity to play an integral role in the adoption and commercialization of a world class personalized medicine program, changing outcomes for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. In this role, you will be working with innovative clinics and neurologists to develop relationships, map out workflows, onboard, operationalize and scale the adoption of the Octave Solution. The Project Manager, Clinical Operations must be a team player who is ready to jump in and ‘wear many hats.’

· Work alongside the sales team to understand a clinic’s unique needs and spearhead the customization of the adoption process

· Managing the onboarding of new clinics and ongoing clinic operational needs:

o Understanding, developing, communicating and building workflows

o Supporting sales in researching and identifying Imaging Center options in the area

o Supporting sales in researching and identifying lab solutions in the area, including, but not limited to, mobile phlebotomy, local, regional and national labs

· Support and partner with the sales team to manage long-term relationship with clinic and physicians

o Following up on clinic needs and requests

o Kit inventory and management

o Resolving any issues with samples, shipments, tracking and report delivery

· Build customized presentation decks and analyze necessary data points to draw inferences from new clinics and translate learnings into actionable insights

· Maintain a single source of truth for all clinics by keeping meticulous records for cross-team transparency

· Heavier travel in the first year to establish partnerships (2 day trips, 2-3x/month) with less travel required afterwards

Characteristics and Qualifications Preferred:

· Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clinics/projects at different stages of implementation lifecycle. Your organizational skills need to be top notch and your ability to juggle multiple balls is absolutely imperative

· Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while managing rapidly changing priorities

· At least 2-3 years of experience in an onboarding/customer success/account management/implementation role, ideally in the healthcare or health-tech industry

o Lab or MRI/Imaging Center experience is preferred

· Is not afraid to ask questions or make suggestions to improve a process or customer experience

· You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and can perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored startup environment

· Experience with a CRM (ideally Salesforce) and other tools for tracking customer communication, knowledge management and support tickets

· Can leverage Google Suite to share best practices and data/insights

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.

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Senior Director of Market Access

About the job

The Senior Director, Market Access is responsible for the market access strategy, budgeting, tactical planning, pricing, and access solutions for a novel blood based molecular laboratory test recently launched in the US. The role is accountable for the overall market access launch plan including strategy for pricing, payer reimbursement, and payer contracting.This role is a strategic leadership position within the Commercial team that will oversee and be accountable for US market access, pricing and reimbursement strategies. This role provides strategic market access leadership, building strong relationships and effective collaboration. In doing so, this role will help to shape key strategic decisions, such as but not limited to Clinical Development and Integrated Evidence Generation Plans, to ensure that strategic plans fully meet the needs of market access. This position is initially an individual contributor role that is intended to grow into a team management role over time.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Head up Market Access marketing operations for self funded employers, commercial and government payers
  • Provide critical leadership in launching and leading an overall market access strategy, product positioning, managed care launch, market research, medical advisory board participation, and pricing research as a US expert in payer and pricing/contracting HEOR strategies
  • Ensure payer coverage of all Octave products within assigned geography
  • Execute the market access strategic plan for all product launches
  • Map the payer landscape and plan for payer meetings
  • Assess the Medicare and Commercial payer landscape for coverage
  • Understand the CMS requirements and implications for new novel laboratory tests
  • Lead development of dossier, HTA and other requirements for CMS and other payers as required.
  • Be responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of the payer value generation and tender and/or direct purchase strategies, working in concert with marketing, sales, government/policy and medical affairs experts to create holistic strategies.
  • Map payer environment and communicate to internal stakeholders and senior management relevant information regarding the current and future reimbursement landscape of payers across regions.
  • Evaluating threats and opportunities in key markets rising out of legislation, policies and regulation as well as competitive market access moves and proactively develop strategies and plans to address the evolving reimbursement environment.
  • Deliver evidence planning to expand reimbursement to adjacent patient segments and new markets.
  • Provide input into clinical program design (reimbursement impact)
  • Guide core teams to ensure decisions to generate clinical and Real-World Evidence are taken early enough to support reimbursement and market adoption.
  • Be responsible for integrating pricing, payer research and health-economic to develop the optimal value strategy.
  • Champion real-world evidence generation and peer reviewed publication strategy to support and enhance clinical data.
  • Take budgetary responsibility for defining and managing the market access discretionary budgets, ensuring that spending is managed effectively throughout the year and to plan.
  • As the contracting pipeline grows, develop and manage a national Market Access team.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A Masters’ Degree in a relevant discipline is preferred (e.g. Ph.D., Pharm D, MD, or M.Sc. in Health Economics, Public Health or Health Policy) or MBA.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the molecular diagnostics, pharmaceutical and/or laboratory services industry focused on payer policy/coverage/contracting.
  • A track record focus in health economics, Payer Access is required. Relevant expertise with market analysis / pricing / budgeting. Deep understanding of Health Economics, meta-analyses, clinical utility, decision impact studies, retrospective and prospective data generation activities, clinical trial methodologies, relative effectiveness and all other ingredients of an optimal value proposition and professional Health-Tech-Assessment dossier development and price & reimbursement submissions are required.
  • Expert level knowledge of the US reimbursement landscape for both commercial and government payers. Expert in US market access dynamics and reimbursement complexities.
  • Track record successfully negotiating access for molecular diagnostics products in competitive therapeutic areas in the US
  • Track record of successful market access launch for molecular Dx product
  • Experience with imaging and MRI coverage options
  • Possesses strong ‘executive presence’ and excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to successfully work across functional and geographic boundaries, is required.Ability to travel up to 50% or as dictated by business needs.
  • Deep appreciation of science and ability to translate scientific information into strategy is required.
  • An ability to manage multiple demands and priorities on time, influence without authority, gain alignment and drive decision making is required.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with a strong track record of producing results in a matrix-based environment are required.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to think strategically is required.
  • Creativity and the ability to listen to payers to help overcome barriers.
  • Develop value and evidence strategy and plans to share risk with payers for early adoption agreements.
  • Operate in compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies that govern the conduct of Octave activities

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

About Us

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. World class gym 100 feet away with a pool. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans as well as a 401k plan

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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Data Analyst

About the job

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

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.

As a team, we constantly learn together and seek new solutions, operating in areas that are unknown. We share a common mission and build our flywheel from the diverse backgrounds of our collaborators.

We are currently seeking a data analyst that is able to contribute to the effort developing & maintaining analytics pipelines, doing queries & building dashboards, and interfacing with stakeholders. Ideally this team member is comfortable interfacing with clinical stakeholders to help QC & iterate on data models, which includes the code side (SQL or pySpark) and the research side.

Technical Skills:

Required

  • Moderate SQL or pySpark
  • 2+ years Experience with Big Data Platforms
  • 2+ years working experience in a delivery or implementation role within the Data and Analytics space
  • Data visualization/dashboarding experience (we use redash & databricks notebooks)
  • Interest in leveraging data analytics to solve complex real-world problems in the neurodegenerative care space
  • Interest in business/product/clinical details, interfacing closely with product stakeholders
  • Interested in solving unstructured questions at scale with a combination of data analysis, research (e.g. clinical standards), and engagement with stakeholders.

Preferred

  • Moderate Python
  • Advanced SQL or pySpark
  • Experience with DBT
  • Experience in healthcare industry
  • Experience delivering production projects at scale
  • Experience with medical claims analysis
  • Has used Asana + Confluence + Miro or similar stack; comfortable maintaining project board, requirements docs, creating flowcharts, google sheets, etc.
  • Worked closely with product stakeholders to deliver on data solutions
  • Prior working experience with: data management processes, data warehouse/data lake architecture, data modeling, ETL Tools
  • Experience with version control software & processes

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. World class gym 100 feet away with pool. Close to many commute options, including a free shuttle service with many convenient routes. We also offer lunch once a week that you can pre-select from a large menu. This role can be fully remote or hybrid based on your preference.

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Partner Success Manager

When Octave was created, we started our journey with one question: “What are the gaps in care for Multiple Sclerosis patients and providers, and how can we help solve this problem?” For the first time, we brought together biological, imaging, and clinical insights to clarify the path forward for the treatment and management of MS- for the individual patient and beyond. As a company, we are committed to employing our innovative technology to assess multiple dimensions of the MS patient, enabling a new paradigm of care through our MS Precision Care solution, complementing the art of medicine with new multi-modality care insights.

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 that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs.

Job Description:

As a Partner Success Manager, you will have the unique opportunity to play an integral role in the adoption and commercialization of a world class personalized medicine program, changing outcomes for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. In this role, you will be working with innovative clinics and neurologists to develop relationships, map out workflows, onboard, operationalize and scale the adoption of the Octave Solution. The Partner Success Manager must be a team player who is ready to jump in and ‘wear many hats.’

· Work alongside the sales team to understand a clinic’s unique needs and spearhead the customization of the adoption process

· Managing the onboarding of new clinics and ongoing clinic operational needs:

o Understanding, developing, communicating and building workflows

o Supporting sales in researching and identifying Imaging Center options in the area

o Supporting sales in researching and identifying lab solutions in the area, including, but not limited to, mobile phlebotomy, local, regional and national labs

· Support and partner with the sales team to manage long-term relationship with clinic and physicians

o Following up on clinic needs and requests

o Kit inventory and management

o Resolving any issues with samples, shipments, tracking and report delivery

· Build customized presentation decks and analyze necessary data points to draw inferences from new clinics and translate learnings into actionable insights

· Maintain a single source of truth for all clinics by keeping meticulous records for cross-team transparency

· Heavier travel in the first year to establish partnerships (2 day trips, 2-3x/month) with less travel required afterwards

Characteristics and Qualifications Preferred:

· Ability to simultaneously manage multiple clinics/projects at different stages of implementation lifecycle. Your organizational skills need to be top notch and your ability to juggle multiple balls is absolutely imperative

· Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while managing rapidly changing priorities

· At least 2-3 years of experience in an onboarding/customer success/account management/implementation role, ideally in the healthcare or health-tech industry

· Lab or MRI/Imaging Center experience is preferred

· Is not afraid to ask questions or make suggestions to improve a process or customer experience

· You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and can perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored startup environment

· Experience with a CRM (ideally Salesforce) and other tools for tracking customer communication, knowledge management and support tickets

· Can leverage Google Suite to share best practices and data/insights

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.

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Neuroradiologist – Clinical MS Specialist

Octave is a purpose-driven company that aims to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, starting with Multiple Sclerosis. Using a combination of human expertise and innovative technology, we partner with people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) to understand and act upon the complexities and subtleties they deal with every day. Our comprehensive solution of MS specific imaging technologies, novel biomarkers, apps, and sensors/wearables provide the data that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs.

 

The MRI Insights program uses the best of technology to extract clinically valuable data from MRIs of the brain and spine to deliver an objective, quantitative, trustworthy, and actionable MRI report. The Neuroradiologist – Clinical MS Specialist will be responsible for the clinical interpretation of brain and spine MRIs, incorporating standardized and advanced imaging sequences, as well as quantitative and evidence-based data, to formulate insightful reports to improve quality of care and positively impact patient outcomes.

 

Description of the Role:

● Primary responsibility is to interpret radiological images of the brain and spine using advanced imaging sequences and quantitative measures from cutting-edge imaging algorithms to provide exquisite patient care

● Use Neuroradiology expertise to advise and build relationships with MS Specialty Clinicians

● Become licensed to practice in multiple states with assistance from a licensing company sponsored by Octave

● Provide feedback and medical insights to improve Octave tools and solutions

● Collaborate with a team of successful entrepreneurs, scientists and clinicians dedicated to providing the highest quality care to patients with MS

● Opportunity to interact with leaders in medicine and industry, participate in research, and present at national conferences as desired

● Full time preferred, Part-time available, Remote available

Qualifications & Experience:

● MD, DO, or MD/PhD

● You are a Board-Certified Radiologist with 1+ year of Neuroradiology fellowship training and a Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology

● You have experience with interpreting the imaging of neurodegenerative disorders including Multiple Sclerosis

● You can or can quickly learn to integrate quantitative and AI software tools in your clinical interpretations

● You have excellent writing and presentation skills

● You are proactive, responsive, an excellent communicator and a team player

● You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility

 

About Us:

Octave is focused on bringing innovation and added value to the Multiple Sclerosis space. We build our teams with charismatic, passionate people who strive for excellence in everything they do – leveraging historic experiences and a desire to learn to aid our mission – To power the art of medicine with scientific insights to change the paradigm of care in multiple sclerosis (MS).

 

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. World class gym 100 feet away with a pool. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans as well as a 401k plan. Close to many commute options. Remote work available.

 

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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Neuroscience Account Executive

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

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 that feed into structured analytical data models aimed at improving care management decisions to create better patient outcomes at lower costs.

 

Job Description

Octave Bioscience is looking for top sales talent – pioneering individuals that will pave the way with the Octave Solution focused on improving measurement, management, and outcomes of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Incredible opportunity to be a part of an organization on the ground level. As a Neuroscience Account Executive, you will actively develop and grow the business within the focused market of neurology and ‘Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence.’ This is not just another sales job, rather a unique opportunity to be launching a cutting-edge care management platform that will undeniably disrupt the market. At Octave Bioscience, you will have the chance to build a career with an organization that defines its culture by putting people first. The Neuroscience Account Executive will report directly to the Head of Sales and perform the following job duties in this field-based role:

● Identify, develop, and manage commercial relationships with key opinion leaders in neurology and specifically those who manage Multiple Sclerosis, particularly those clinicians at Centers of Excellence as well as other key healthcare professionals

● Identify and capitalize on commercial opportunities for growth within a specific geography – including the traditional out-patient practices, institutions, physician groups, local MS chapters, etc.

● Manage full lifecycle of the product sales process, including new business development and lead generation via programs and other initiatives

● Collaborate with the marketing, medical, product and customer success teams on the sales cycle progression, key learnings, and innovative ideas that surface

● Develop and implement account strategies and sales plans to achieve and/or exceed quota targets.

● Anticipate and mitigate prospect/client challenges through proactive engagement methodologies.

● Attend local trade shows, industry conferences and networking events

● Stay current on industry and marketplace trends in the areas of neurology, multiple sclerosis, and care management platforms.

 

Characteristics and Qualifications Preferred

● You are a passionate and self-driven individual who projects trust and credibility and can perform strategically as well as navigate a fast-paced and unexplored startup environment

● Bachelor’s degree required

● 5+ years of neurology / diagnostic sales / specialty pharmaceuticals / imaging sales experience. A breadth of experience across these disciplines is highly desirable

● Neurology and/or MS experience strongly preferred

● Proven track record of success as demonstrated by consistent high ranking over 3+ years, achievement awards, etc.

● Salesforce.com or similar CRM experience required

● Demonstrated experience in developing and managing commercial relationships with physicians, physician practices, patient advocacy groups and key opinion leaders

● Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with all levels/layers, internally and externally

● Strong presentation skills

● An excellent listener

● Good sense of humor

● Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills

● Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and work effectively under tight timelines and schedules

● Ability to understand and present technical and/or scientific concepts and material clearly and effectively

● Good sense of workflow issues, particularly those impacting physicians

● 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

● Demonstrated flexibility, innovation, and self-motivation

● Product launch experience preferred

● Valid Driver’s License

● Ability to travel within a large territory as needed based on business demands requiring a reasonable percentage of travel time

 

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

About Us:

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. World class gym 100 feet away with a pool. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans as well as a 401k plan

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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Nurse Care Partner

Nurse Care Partner Job Description

Octave combines data and technology with profound empathy to care for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We offer a precision care solution that combines an MS Disease Activity blood test, enhanced MRI Insights, and Clinical Insights. Most of what people with MS (PwMS) experience happens outside of the clinic visit. We developed a Clinical Insights Program to capture this experience and provide support in between clinic visits. The program allows us to partner with Neurology Clinics across the country to ensure that the information that the patient needs to share with the clinic is being conveniently and accurately collected and clearly communicated. 

The Clinical Insights Program introduces new technology via a personalized phone application and other wearable devices to capture data and provide clarity for the treatment of people living with MS. We are changing the paradigm of MS care in a positive way. 

The Nurse Care Partner (NCP) will directly interact with PwMS using video calls and chat messaging via the App and under the guidance of the Neurology Clinic’s standard of practice. He/She will conduct a baseline assessment of PwMS and track any changes over time. The NCP will serve as a resource for PwMS by educating and by helping to answer questions and to address concerns that may arise. Overall, the NCP’s goal is to support PwMS through their MS care journey. The NCP will also directly interact with the clinics to offer real time feedback, report the progress of PwMS, and provide a comprehensive clinical insights report for the provider. This position will require a balance of clinical knowledge, healthcare navigational skills, and empathy for those people living with MS. The NCP will be an advocate for the overall Clinical Insights program.

Job requirements:

● 4 years clinical experience (Multiple Sclerosis/Neurology preferred)

● Graduation from accredited nursing program

● Current RN license in good standing within the United States

● Unrestricted to obtain nursing license or practice in any state

● Full-time position (Remote work and work hours may be flexible)

● Industry experience outside of a clinic is beneficial but not required

Qualifications preferred:

● Effective user and advocate of technology and computer-based software and documentation systems

● Certification in Multiple Sclerosis

● Knowledge of MS Disease Modifying Treatments

● Strong organizational skills

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Comfortable interacting with Advanced Care Providers

● Excellent problem-solving skills

● Able to multitask and can readily assimilate new information

● Team player

 

About Us:

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. World class gym 100 feet away with a pool. We offer a choice of health, dental, and vision plans as well as a 401k plan

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

To apply please email [email protected]

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