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International Medical Affairs Lead / Director Galashiels United Kingdom, Chertsey United Kingdom,  

Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

International Medical Affairs Lead / Director  Bone Metabolism Chertsey, Surrey or Galashiels, Edinburgh As International Medical Affairs Lead for Bone Metabolism, you will have an incredible opportunity to lead the medical affairs activities that will improve the lives of patients with X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH) - a rare genetic disorder of phosphate metabolism. You will be responsible for the international launch of Burosumab, a fully humanised monoclonal antibody against the phosphaturic hormone - fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23). An application has been made for conditional approval in Europe and you will be integral in its success, which will change the lives of patients living with this disabling condition. You will be in a position to demonstrate true leadership; providing strategic direction to our European affiliates as well as liaising with Japanese colleagues to develop, coordinate and implement International Medical Affairs activities in support of the introduction of a first in class rare disease treatment. Our parent company, Kyowa Hakko Kirin (KHK), has a product pipeline that will lead to an expanded product portfolio that offers real prospects for continued personal development. Key Responsibilities will include: Representing Kyowa Kirin s medical interests in interactions with our US-based development partner, commercial teams and payer/market access partners. The launch and post launch medical communications strategy including MSL strategy, publications and congress activity. Engagement with key stakeholders including external experts and patient organisations. Provision of disease and product based education for internal and external customers. Develop and lead an Early Access programme. Lead and deliver a lifecycle management strategy; encompassing clinical development, investigator sponsored trial program and real world evidence generation. As the medical lead ensure the position of affiliate based colleagues is communicated to HQ based functions e.g. regulatory, QA and drug safety. To excel in this role you will be a pharmaceutical physician with significant industry experience and proven Medical Affairs experience across the EU. A background in rare diseases, including launch phase and development experience is desirable. A comprehensive understanding of Industry medical and financial governance norms, with particular reference to compliance, regulations and codes of scientific and Promotional Practice will be required. Crucially you will show an ability to influence international cross functional teams and stakeholders and have a can-do, roll your sleeves up and get the job done outlook. With our impressive continued growth and enviable product pipeline we would also be interested to connect with Medical Affairs professionals with Therapeutic Area expertise in Oncology / Oncology Support, who may also be interested in opportunities within our European affiliates.


Galashiels United KingdomChertsey United Kingdom

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