Associate Medical Director Breast Cancer, Europe

Medical Affairs Zug, Switzerland


Description

Position Summary:

The Associate Medical Director EU will function as a scientific and medical resource for the Medical Affairs Department at Seagen as well as other groups across the company. He/she will work together with the Medical Director, Breast Cancer, Europe, to effectively develop the brand specific EU Medical Affairs strategy and manage the cross-functional EU Medical Affairs plan. This person will be responsible for providing medical expertise and leadership to the EU Medical Affairs and commercial teams and have responsibility for execution of specific projects. The role will interface with multiple internal functions including medical information, medical communication, medical affairs operations, field medical science liaisons (MSLs), commercial (marketing, sales, managed markets), health outcomes, regulatory, clinical development and safety as well as external partners and physicians in the community.


Principal Responsibilities:

Specific duties are outlined below but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute a medical strategy for the utilization of data generated by Seagen preclinical and clinical studies in breast cancer (BC)
  • Work with the Medical Director and other colleagues to serve on project teams as the Medical Affairs representative and medical expert
  • Participate in cross-functional medical affairs teams with the goal of developing and implementing integrated medical strategies for BC and other Seagen products
  • Provide Medical guidance and support to the regional and affiliate value access strategy
  • Actively support the development and execution of Health related outcome research in line with the European and global medical plans
  • Collaborate with the field-based medical MSL team and support reactive material development to address healthcare provider questions
  • Collaborate with Medical Information specialists on the development of medical information letters and documents
  • Provide appropriate medical input for Medical Affairs activities
  • Provide literature reviews and summaries to support Medical Affairs and access-related activities
  • Help identify and effectively interact with thought leaders to engage in scientific exchange to meet the needs of patients and advance the field of oncology
  • Lead and coordinate deliver in a timely manner assigned projects and related medical aspects
  • Ensure appropriate close coordination with Commercial and Marketing teams to compliantly support their efforts
  • Assist as needed in the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations for scientific meetings

Other Competencies:

  • Demonstrated passion for helping patients with cancer and for advancing the science of oncology, as well as other therapeutic areas identified
  • Strong leadership presence and the ability to work effectively with other clinical and scientific leaders
  • Collaborative style both internally and with external thought leaders, medical professionals, and partners
  • A team player; works well in a team environment both as a leader and a contributor
  • Open, engaging and transparent.  Comfortable with conflict and able to push back when needed
  • Global perspective and mindset; ability to work effectively with colleagues from a myriad of cultures, backgrounds, and geographies

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years previous experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • 2+ years previous medical affairs experience
  • Experience and understanding of drug development
  • Experience with reimbursement processes in Europe
  • Proven experience with the generation of real world evidence in Europe
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Good communication skills, fluent in English
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Proven track record of working effectively in diverse teams involving multi-functional disciplines
  • Business and customer oriented
  • Analytic and synthetic capacity
  • Ability to understand and simplify scientific concepts
  • Ability to work in an international matrix organization
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills; able to address the scientific and non-scientific community as target audiences
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Team spirit and teamwork ability
  • 2+ years previous medical affairs experience
  • Experience and understanding of drug development
  • Experience with reimbursement processes in Europe
  • Proven experience with the generation of real world evidence in Europe
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Good communication skills, fluent in English
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Proven track record of working effectively in diverse teams involving multi-functional disciplines
  • Business and customer oriented
  • Analytic and synthetic capacity
  • Ability to understand and simplify scientific concepts
  • Ability to work in an international matrix organization
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills; able to address the scientific and non-scientific community as target audiences
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Team spirit and teamwork ability

 Education:

  • PhD or Medical degree with oncology background (ideally ABIM-certified) preferred
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