Senior Medical Affairs Director

Location California
Discipline: Medical & Pharmacovigilance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salary: $300,000 - $350,000 Per annum + Bonus, stock and benefits
Contact name: Stuart Gilboy

Contact email:
Contact phone: 16179821238
Job ref: ​21583
Published: 18 days ago
Expiry date: 30 May 2021

Location: San Francisco, California

A commercial stage biotech in San Francisco, California is advancing an excellent pipeline of novel therapies in various immunological rare diseases. They are looking for an experienced Medical Affairs physician to drive their pipeline forward and prepare for further launches and oversee lifecycle management of current products.

Reporting to the VP of Medical Affairs, the Senior Medical Affairs Director provides specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities that span: health-care professional/provider interactions, generation of clinical and scientific data which may also include health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and educational initiatives (e.g., medical education, payer value dossier) safeguarding patient safety. Works closely with commercial teams to provide strategic medical input into core brand strategies and supports medical/marketing activities and market access.

The Senior Medical Affairs Director provides scientific and technical support for assigned products; delivers scientific presentations; develops and maintains professional and credible relationships with hematology and hematology/oncology key opinion leaders and develops new relationships in emerging areas for the company; provides strategic and tactical guidance to field MSLs, as well as relevant in-house training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable and responsible for development and execution of the Medical Affairs Plan (in conjunction with the Head of Medical Affairs

  • Initiates, expands upon and maintains peer-to-peer KOL relationships aligned with therapeutic areas of interest, and in collaboration with the medical science field team

  • Provides medical input and review for all clinical projects initiated in or supported by medical affairs including proposals submitted for investigator sponsored research

  • Interacts with and coordinates appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal stakeholders (i.e., commercial, clinical operations, discovery, statistics, regulatory, etc.) as they relate to on-going medical affairs projects; represents the medical function on cross-functional integrated teams, such as those required for launch planning

  • Acquires public knowledge of present and future competitor products and how they impact the internal medical and commercial strategy

  • Utilizing advisory boards, conference attendance, and other means of gathering information, identifies data gaps that will inform the Investigator-Sponsored Research program and other medical affairs initiatives

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree or equivalent (D.O. or non-US equivalent of M.D. meet requirements) with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment highly preferred; alternative post-graduate degrees including Ph.D. and PharmD allowed based on appropriate experience

  • Prior pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience in medical affairs; experience conducting HEOR studies a plus

  • Therapeutic experience in hematology, hematology/oncology, autoimmune diseases, respiratory diseases or related areas essential

  • Medical science background with a strong understanding of clinical research and clinical trial design and management

For more information on this role, the company and the benefits associated with this role please forward an up-to-date resume to

Salary: $300,000 - $350,000 Per annum + Bonus, stock and benefits