Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen’s dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we are able to reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us!
This is a unique opportunity to build something new and be involved in the whole spectrum of drug development. We are offering a role that is part of the UK and Ireland team where everyone’s contribution counts, with many opportunities to interact with colleagues across Europe and at our headquarters in Seattle, US.
The Medical Advisor reports into the Country Medical Director UK and Ireland. The position is based out of the London office, yet flexible working is part of the culture, as well as the possibility of travel to ensure we stay externally focused.
The Medical Advisor, UK and Ireland, will be responsible for the development and execution of the Medical Affairs strategy and activities by engaging and collaborating with the medical community and other external stakeholders as needed. As well as supporting marketing activities for Seagen products while ensuring adherence to all Seagen policies and procedures as well as local regulatory and legal requirements (compliance). Moreover, the Medical Advisor will collaborate closely with internal departments and colleagues in cross functional activities related to market access, clinical development, and launch and life cycle management of drug products to develop Seagen’s market position by engaging in scientific exchange and providing medical information and education on compounds and indications when relevant to external stakeholders, in compliance with applicable national laws, regulations and Seagen Policies.
The Advisor will represent Seagen and Seagen Medical Affairs by exchanging scientific information, supporting clinical trials, engaging in scientific collaboration and collecting medical input and insights for key projects.
- Be responsible for identifying and building relationships with HCPs, including Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and cooperative groups across the UK and Ireland
- Be responsible for interacting with patient advocacy groups and building durable relationships with them
- Be responsible for scientific discussions, including managing advisory boards, peer to peer educational meetings, scientific meetings and work with in-house and field partners to facilitate ongoing education/information/clinical data sharing (i.e., relevant new data, including data related to the safe use of Seagen products), customer insights, medical communications support) to optimise communications and coordinated activities across the organisation
- Where relevant and required, deliver scientific presentations and education externally, and internally within Seagen
- Build Seagen’s reputation and build Seagen’s medical network, especially but not limited to to breast cancer across the UK and Ireland
- Collect medical insights and provide medical input to form and adjust the cross-functional launch plan
- Act as a key liaison for all aspects in the support of investigator sponsored trials (ISTs) and Real World Evidence projects
- Execute conference strategy, including staffing of scientific booths at major conferences and national/regional clinical meetings. As part of the role as UK and Ireland medical representative, to attend medical and cross-functional brand team meetings, and Business Reviews, as appropriate
- As needed, collaborate with cross-functional partners within Medical Affairs and across other departments
- Support the development and implementation of the strategic Medical Engagement plan for breast cancer in close alignment with European Regional Medical Affairs
- Participate and contribute actively, as medical representative and content expert, in Disease Area Teams relative to upcoming launches, Life-Cycle Management and Marketing concepts, to support the team on scientific and clinical issues
- Identify key clinical and research issues from therapy area experts and communicate to appropriate departments within Region Europe to help shape company research, development, marketing plans and strategies
- Contribute to Global studies through Medical input for Clinical Development Plans, study protocols, choice of study centres, feasibility, commitment of recruiting measurements in alignment with Region Europe and Regional clinical operation teams
- To ensure the implementation and conduct of managed access programs as appropriate
- To write articles, publications, and congress reviews
- To keep up to date with the market and study (academic) environment regarding medical trends and clinical studies/trials. To share and disseminate medical information within the organization
- To stay abreast of relevant medical literature in a self-directed manner
- Provide clinical, scientific and medical support to support the Value/Market Access Team and the reimbursement-/value-dossier activities for new drugs
- Contribute to the planning and control of the Medical budget for project activities within the UK and Ireland
- Participate in the preparation of medical or development audits as necessary
- Support compliance in all interactions throughout the organization and maintain ongoing liaison with the Regional Compliance functions to ensure that all processes and activities are in line with internal and external policies tailored to the national requirements
- Where applicable, the Medical Advisor, will be responsible for promotional materials review and approval
Key performance indicators:
- Scientific engagement activities within the medical community across the area of responsibility
- Building a network of Healthcare practitioners in Oncology, esp. in Breast cancer,
- Building Seagen’s reputation in the oncology community
- Design and timely execution of Medical Engagement Plan
- Scientific collaborations e.g. support of global and local trials and real world evidence projects and Named Patient / Early Access Programs as applicable.
- Understand and identify healthcare decision makers, clarify clinical guidelines and map patient journeys
- Respond to unsolicited requests from HCPs for clinical, scientific or medical discussion regarding Seagen products.
- Engage in legitimate scientific exchange regarding Seagen pipeline, in order to help inform Seagen Medical strategy .
- Where applicable and deemed clinically relevant and important for the safe and effective on-label use of Seagen products, provide clinical data updates to external stakeholders
- Generate and report competitive insights
- Integral support to access planning and execution, including reimbursement dossiers follow up
- Forecast accuracy budget planning
- Appropriately qualified and registered physician or pharmacist
- Experience in oncology and preferably with an existing network in breast cancer
- Clinical or research experience in the area of oncology is a preference
- Experience of working in the private pharmaceutical industry in a Medical Affairs role (preferred)
- Proven track record regarding planning and organisational skills
- Candidate should have strong presentation/interaction and time management skills
- Experience in providing evidence-based scientific and clinical information to the medical community
- Strong medical and scientific writing skills
As a leading employer in our industry, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families.
Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment.