International Medical Affairs Director - Rare Diseases

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Director, VP & Physician
  3. United Kingdom
London, England
Posting date: 21 Jan 2020

A leading biotechnology company is seeking to recruit an International Medical Affairs Director to their office in London. The company is known for their work in developing therapeutics that treat rare genetic diseases, some of which affect as few as 1000 people worldwide. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic global business and support its commercial presence across Europe, along with other regions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing regional medical leadership to the Lysosomal Storage Disorder (LSD) franchise with a focus on mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) IVA, VI and Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLN) type 2.
  • Interface externally with healthcare professionals, clinical investigators, regulatory agencies amongst others as well as with internal departments providing medical insights and supporting the product development strategy, post marketing commitments and independent research programme.
  • Able to acquire rapidly in-depth knowledge of LSD as well as associated topics.
  • Representing the department and the company at key internal and external activities and events.
  • Providing input on other cross-functional activities and initiatives, from marketing to government affairs, market access, regulatory and other departments, aligning with colleagues across matrix/functions pro-actively.
  • Represent the company at scientific, clinical and business development meetings.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree (M.D. / Ph.D., or both) in Medicine and/or a medical sciences field. Current Medical Registration / Revalidation desirable, but not required.
  • English and one other language preferred.
  • Strong industry experience, especially in Medical Affairs (5+ years).
  • Previous experience in orphan diseases is desirable but not required.
  • Knowledgeable and current in GCP guidelines and compliance rules
    in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Clinical trial and publication experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrate excellent medical affairs skills and ideally have working
    knowledge in the therapy area.
  • Willingness to travel (also internationally).
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good time management, client-focused and strong attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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