Sr. Director/Director Medical Affairs, Achondroplasia
Our company is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating, and have few if any, treatment options. Our company will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.
This position is responsible for providing regional medical leadership to achondroplasia in North America. This individual will be a key member of the team charged with creating a product-based franchise around an experimental drug. This individual has a regional scope of responsibility in the Medical Affairs function and is expected to excel at aligning with colleagues across matrix/functions proactively.
This individual will interface externally with healthcare professionals, clinical investigators, regulatory agencies amongst others as well as with internal company’s departments providing medical insights and supporting the product development strategy. Within the latter ones, this person’s responsibility will also include providing input and collaborating on other cross-functional activities and initiatives, from Commercial (Brand Management, Market Access, Sales) Patient Advocacy, Regulatory, Clinical Sciences, and other departments, aligning with colleagues across matrix/functions proactively.
The person holding this position will be the scientific reference at the regional level, representing the department and the company at key internal and external activities and events.
Advanced Degree (M.D. or equivalent / Ph.D., or both) in Medicine and/or a medical sciences field. Board certification desirable, but not required. Experience in pediatrics highly desirable, either in pharmaceutical or clinical research or a clinical environment.
Very strong Medical Affairs experience is a must.