Senior Director, Medical Affairs @ Replimune

  • TypeFull Time
  • SeniorityLeadership
  • RoleNon-Clinical
  • SectorNon-Clinical
  • LocationUK

This function will serve as a regional medical expert and w ill be responsible for leading medical affairs initiatives in Europe. This will be fulfilled mainly through providing strategic oversight and leadership of efforts to build excellent working relationships with key opinion leaders, clinical sites, and internal stakeholders. Additional responsibilities include collection and internal dissemination of competitive intelligence, supporting portfolio expansion, and driving key pre-launch, launch, and post-marketing initiatives.

This is a European field based position.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic input, guidance, and oversight to medical affairs initiatives in Europe, with appropriate consideration of both relevant external regulations as well and internal Replimune policies, processes and practices
  • Build, develop and manage European medical affairs field medical teams, including Replimune employees and contracted employees; initially these resources may be limited and will expand as business needs and budget considerations allow
  • Identify key national and regional oncology thought leaders and priority customers, build and maintain advocacy with these individuals, and function as their primary scientific contact with Replimune.
  • Participate in the collection and exchange of scientific/technical information important to Replimune development efforts (serve as a field-based extension of the in-house clinical team).
  • Assist in the management of relationships between key opinion leaders and corporate product teams.
  • Accumulate key competitive information to aid the clinical and marketing teams in product/brand development.
  • Identify, initiate, coordinate, evaluate and monitor investigator-sponsored studies intended to support the clinical and scientific strategy of Replimune products.
  • Help develop and manage to timelines publication plans of investigator-sponsored studies.
  • Assist in the identification, evaluation and engagement of potential investigators for Replimune corporate trials.
  • Assist the clinical trials team, as needed, in the ongoing support and communication with investigators on Replimune corporate trials.
  • Education of priority customers on research and development projects.
  • Develop key advocates as speakers to support Replimune products and strategies.
  • Assist in the development of, and participate in, regional advisory boards and medical education programs
  • Contribute scientific and clinical expertise to the development and execution of commercial educational activities.
  • Provide clinical resources for programs supporting sales/sales training and marketing efforts and professional services.
  • Represent Replimune at major oncology meetings and conferences, including meetings of the NCI Cooperative research groups.
  • Maintain clinical and technical expertise in the area of oncology through review of the scientific literature and attendance at key scientific meetings.
  • Serves as a leader for field based medical teams (MSLs) including:
  • Serves as role model to team members:
  • Leads EU field medical efforts

Qualifications

Educational requirements:

  • Advanced degree in medical science (MD, PharmD, or PhD) is strongly preferred. Candidates without an advanced degree are required to have at least 7 years of industry MSL experience in the therapeutic area, and 8 – 12 years overall related experience.

Experience and skill requirement:

  • 10+ years of industry experience and previous leadership experience in the therapeutic area of interest required
  • Patient care clinical experience in the therapeutic area (including sub-specialty) preferred
  • Team building experience (with direct reports) is a preferable trait
  • Strong project leadership and management history required.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and priorities.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to compile and disseminate information to others in a cohesive fashion to assure a clear understanding of project status and direction.
  • Solid understanding of drug development and life-cycle development of a product.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with thought leaders and to establish trust through the consistent demonstration of scientific expertise and satisfactory follow-through to requests from thought-leaders; the ability to work effectively with key decision makers, both within and outside the Company.
  • Excellent communicator, skilled at diplomacy and capable of effectively combining science and relationship building.
  • Ability to understand and translate external customer and/or internal client needs into effective decisions and to drive results and strive for continuous improvement with high performance in the face of adversity a must.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.

This position is field based, located in Europe.