Vara - Clinical Research Director

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do

Better breast cancer screening should be a universal offering to every woman in the world. Vara’s AI-powered software platform, created with screening radiologists in Germany, mitigates much of the human subjectivity associated with reading mammography results—and reduces the repetitive work screening physicians are routinely subjected to—we’re making breast cancer screening more effective, more measurable, and more accessible for everyone, everywhere. By democratising access to early screening around the world, we deliver measurable impact backed by clinical evidence. We are partnering globally, to deliver breast cancer screening where it is needed most.

As the first company from Europe’s leading AI venture studio Merantix, Vara has grown since 2018 to become a 30-member international team. Our diverse team consists of highly motivated and ambitious entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and technology experts. 

Further information can be found on our website:
Your role
  • Lead planning, implementation, and execution of radiological mammography-based research projects, post-market surveillance, and prospective clinical studies (currently running studies and design of new ones)
  • Project management, support, and organization of our clinical research partnerships; correspond with clinical staff at academic partners and CROs
  • Collaborate on validation of algorithm safety and assessment of impact in clinical practice (e.g. new screening programs, different countries), develop guidelines for breast cancer screening program-related issues or management, especially in our new markets where screening doesn’t exist yet
  • Support the regulatory team with respect to clinical evaluation and post-market surveillance
  • Active involvement in Vara’s strategy development
  • Build relationships among the clinical/scientific community and with external experts to establish Vara as a strong player in the community
  • Active participation in key conferences: speaker/presentation opportunities
  • Liaison with the machine learning, medical, and product management teams internally
Your profile
  • MD or Ph.D. in epidemiology, radiology, medical physics, or a related field, experience with clinical research, strongly preferred in the domain of breast cancer
  • Experience with medical/scientific writing and publishing
  • Interest and basic understanding of artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Experience with statistical data analysis, ideally with screening data
  • A strategic approach, high organizational skills, and an independent working style
  • Entrepreneurial drive, willingness to take responsibility, high ambition, and the ability to achieve goals collaboratively
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English (preferably also in German, though no hard requirement), eager to build strong relationships and fun in joint research
What we offer
  • Work flexibly
    In-office? Out of office? Somewhere in between? Whatever you prefer.
  • Team Culture
    We host regular team nights and events to foster company culture and cohesion.
  • Have time to relax
    Enjoy your vacation allowance and take the time you need to recharge - we won’t micromanage your time.
  • Connect at our AI Campus
    Meet some truly exceptional humans at the AI campus — home to countless inspiring startups, events, and opportunities to broaden your horizons.
  • Competitive salary
    We regularly benchmark salaries within the tech and healthcare industry.
  • Develop your career
    Dedicate yourself to impactful projects and have regular, meaningful career development sessions with your manager.
About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.

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