Senior Director/ VP, Medical Affairs
Full time position
Axovant develops transformative gene therapies for patients with life-altering neurologic conditions.
Our mission is to identify, develop, and bring to market high-impact therapies that have the potential to improve the lives of patients with neurological disorders. Our team is made up of leading scientific experts who are passionate about treating neurological conditions and easing the burden of these life-changing disorders for both patients and caregivers. Our team is motivated by the promise of novel drug development and is driven to find more efficient and effective ways to conduct scientific and clinical evaluations that rapidly deliver impactful medicines to patients in need.
Our leadership team has a track record bringing innovative new neurotherapeutic treatments to a global market, and along with our seasoned board of directors, is fully committed to the responsible pursuit of transformative therapies for some of the world's most difficult conditions.
Sr. Director/VP will lead all Medical Affairs activities for Axovant’s portfolio reporting to the Chief R&D Officer. The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background and passion for Medical Affairs with a proven track record of success in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. This experience should include pre-launch and product launch planning and execution, medical science liaison engagement, team building, developing strong working relationships with key thought leaders, medical communications and support of colleagues in internal departmental functions. This candidate will thrive in a patient-oriented, dynamic and fast-paced team environment, be well-organized and able to develop project strategies and directly execute project details. Ability to be flexible and contribute to the development team efforts as needed is an essential attribute.
• Develop and implement the Medical Affairs strategies for the gene therapy programs, maintaining the highest level of patient orientation, scientific principles and industry compliance
• Direct and manage vendors and consultants supporting Medical Affairs activities
• Manage the Medical-Legal-Regulatory (MLR) review process
• Actively collaborate with cross-functional projects amongst key stakeholders including Clinical Development, Patient Advocacy and other departments to develop product specific MA strategies.
• Plan and execute MA activities supporting the product specific strategies including KTL engagement, conference planning, advisory boards, publication planning, generation of standard response letters, HEOR analysis, and scientific support of marketing initiatives.
• Facilitate interactions with thought leaders and our advocacy partner (professional and patient organizations) including scientific collaborations, speaker training, advisory boards, and regional/national/international conferences.
• Identify, develop and maintain relationships with KTLs within the Parkinson’s disease, GM1 & 2 gangliosidoses community
• Provide strategic support of publication planning and participate on publication team to provide medical and scientific oversight to publication and scientific presentations
• Participate in cross-functional teams to represent medical affairs strategy and tactics
• Serve as scientific/clinical knowledge expert for company products and related therapeutic area(s) to internal stakeholders
• Stay up to date on new data and developments in the field, and key publications of interest
• Ph.D., PharmD, MD,
• 5 - 7 years of Medical Affairs experience within Neurology, rare disease and/or gene therapy experience highly desirable.
• Previous MSL and patient advocacy experience highly desirable
• Willingness to building a team from the ground up and “roll up your sleeves” and get the medical affairs work done.
• Strong sense of urgency and demonstrated leadership
• Strong understanding of drug development and commercialization concepts
• Strong therapeutic area knowledge, development of strategic plans, publication planning, KTL development, experience with Phase I-IV research, cross-functional collaboration
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
• Cross-functional collaboration and the ability to successfully develop and lead high-functioning teams
• Must possess patient orientation with highest ethical standards and have the knowledge and ability to comply with
This is an exciting time to join the field of gene therapy in general, and to become a part of Axovant Gene Therapies’ fast-growing dedicated team. Axovant Gene Therapies is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: AXGT). We offer an exciting, meaningful and collaborative fast-paced environment with a foundation of sound and rigorous science. Competitive compensation and benefits package can be expected.
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