Global Medical Affairs Lead, Hereditary Angioedema

Our client is a biotechnology company. They have asked us to assist them in a search for a Global Medical Affairs Lead, Hereditary Angioedema.  

Major tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Develops and executes an MA strategic plan for HAE clinical programs aligned with corporate objectives in collaboration with MAT colleagues.
  • Contributes and collaborates with Clinical Development and Clinical Operations teams on the planning and execution of clinical trials supporting the HAE program.
  • Defines and prioritizes evidence gaps and implements an evidence generation strategy to address the needs of key stakeholders (patients, physicians, payers).
  • Serves as a clinical lead for clinical studies (interventional and observational) and in conjunction with Clinical Operations and Medical Writing, writes protocols, conducts clinical trials and reviews clinical study results.
  • Leads development of the program communication strategy, and oversees the execution of the associated medical communication plan (in collaboration with the Head of Medical Communications).
  • Leads development of the program publication strategy (in collaboration with the Director, Medical Writing/Publications), and writes abstracts, manuscripts and scientific presentations.
  • Contributes to the global market access strategy and product value propositions.
  • Identifies advisors and drives the planning of scientific advisory boards and other insight generation activities.
  • Supports the creation and delivery of scientific content for program level training internally and externally.
  • Fosters close professional and scientific relationships with medical thought leaders and clinical investigators.
  • Supports the development of congress plans in collaboration with the Head of Medical Communications and coordinates associated medical activities.
  • Contributes to discussions with leadership team colleagues and ensures that MA perspectives are provided across all stages of drug development and incorporated in integrated project plans.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant SOPs, ICH, GCP and other national and international regulatory requirements.
We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • An MD, PharmD, PhD or equivalent is required. An MD is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting is required. 3 years in Medical Affairs with rare disease experience is preferred.
  • Successful history of product launch is required.
  • Must have demonstrable experience in successfully leading cross-functional matrix teams.
  • A history of developing and managing clinical studies (interventional and/or observational) is required.
  • Requires the ability to critically analyze research design, methods, and outcome measures.
  • Must be capable of managing shifting priorities in a rapidly changing and environment.
  • Must be a team player willing to work collaboratively across the organization.
  • Requires the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and competently present written materials and presentations.
  • Strong strategic thinking and a track record for operational excellence are required.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills in building and developing teams.
  • strength in strategic planning and tactical plan development and execution is required.
  • Must have appropriate knowledge of pharma guidelines and regulations and be able to apply compliance knowledge to Medical Affairs activities.
  • Up to 40% travel is required.
If interested, please apply directly to this job posting. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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