uniQure

Director, Medical Science Liaisons - Lexington

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Active since 30-10-2018 Job category Science, research & development
Location Lexington Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Competitive
uniQure is dedicated to bringing innovative therapies or unmet medical needs to patients. In doing so each function in uniQure is directly or indirectly responsible for the lives of patients. This responsibility should be part of our day-to-day working lives by (i) living up to high quality standards and (ii) by recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

The Director, Medical Science Liaisons, will be a key member of the Global Medical Affairs team and responsible for building a US-based team to support successful execution of late-stage development and launch of uniQure’s hemophilia gene therapy. Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) will be the primary field-based scientific expert responsible for scientific exchange with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), education of health care providers, and other key stakeholders on uniQure gene therapy products, disease states of interest, and clinical research support. The MSL functions as a regional medical and scientific resource who supports the changing needs of healthcare professionals.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and oversee best-in-class field medical team to support launch of highly specialized gene therapy medications in the US
  • Establish infrastructure and key performance indicators for the field medical team in collaboration with Sr Director, GMA to demonstrate value to senior leadership
  • In partnership with in-house Medical Affairs partners, develop and provide training on field medical materials for team use
  • Identify, establish and maintain collaborative relationships with key experts, investigators and institutions
  • Lead efforts to educate specialists, general practitioners, and other key medical audiences about gene therapy and hemophilia
  • Provide medical educational support to payers, service providers, patient advocacy groups, and other key stakeholders as requested
  • Participate in medical congresses, scientific advisory boards, regional events and patient advocacy meetings as appropriate to gather relevant information and support educational opportunities
  • Maintain business and clinical knowledge of the haemophilia treatment landscape including current treatment strategies, current and pending competitors, and new therapeutic developments
  • Collaborate with clinical team and CRA's to coordinate and optimize educational and research support for sites/investigators participating in uniQure’s clinical trials
  • Support Health Economics and Outcomes Research in the field with health care decision makers
  • Document and forward reports of adverse events according to uniQure’s policy to ensure the safe and effective use of uniQure products.
  • Contribute to the development and feedback on literature searches, slide kits, and scientific presentations to various external customers in alignment with TA strategic plans
  • Respond to unsolicited requests regarding interest in uniQure products and provides research/educational support requests through appropriate internal processes
  • Identify and communicate key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to appropriate departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational and commercialized products.
  • Maintain clinical expertise through comprehensive education including attendance at relevant symposia, scientific workshops, and review of key journals. Participation in required internal training, presentations and journal clubs
  • Adheres to regulatory and compliance guidelines and company policies in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information to include responses to unsolicited requests for medical information

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced scientific or clinical degree (e.g. PharmD, PhD). Preference will be given to those with a background in hemophilia
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an MSL desired; rare disease and/or biotech experience preferred
  • Ability to operate autonomously; independently arranging frequent meetings with external stakeholders and manage moderate to heavy administrative duties including travel and calendar management
  • Ability to interpret and translate data and complex scientific concepts into clinically relevant messages
  • Clear understanding of medical practice, healthcare systems and clinical decision making guidelines as they impact patient care
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills required
  • Travel 60% or greater, including domestic and international travel as needed
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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Biotechnology
Region United States
Keywords Medical Affairs

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Name Jennifer Wagner

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