Director, Government Affairs

05 May, 2020


Director, Government Affairs

Grail Healthcare
Washington, DC

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer. The company is located in Menlo Park, California. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

Reporting to the Senior Director of Government Affairs and Alliance Development, and working in collaboration with the Senior Director of Coverage and Reimbursement, the Director of Government Affairs will play an integral role in developing and implementing coordinated federal advocacy strategies with federal policy makers and officials on issues that impact GRAIL.

You Will:

    • Be responsible for maintaining, cultivating, and engaging relationships that include U.S. Government officials, Members of Congress, and relevant Committee staff to create value-add opportunities that raise the company’s visibility in Washington, DC and promote GRAIL’s interests in the public policy arena.
    • Monitor legislation and identify and flag substantive policy and political opportunities and risks to the company’s business.
    • Interact with legislative consultants as appropriate to ensure pull through of federal government affairs strategies.
    • Engage industry trade associations to promote alignment on company positions.
    • Possess a deep understanding of the company’s product, technology, methodology and patient population and can communicate and translate them enthusiastically and appropriately to a variety of audiences.

Your Background Should Include:

    • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of experience in the federal legislative arena.
    • Substantive experience with the federal legislative process for healthcare policy and interplay with executive branch policymaking; strong understanding of the political context in which the diagnostics industry operates; working understanding of health insurance, including federal health care coverage programs.
    • Strong network of relationships in Congress, and with key industry trade associations that shape the federal political and policy environment.
    • Proven ability to forecast short and long-term implications of policy changes and political trends.
    • Innovative, energetic, entrepreneurial and resourceful; diplomatic, intuitive, inquisitive and mature; willing to offer opinions, suggestions, and judgments that are supported by sound logic.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job posted: 2020-06-05