National Medical Advisor, HPP

Job Location:

Toronto, ON, Canada

Job Description:

 

 

Medical Advisor - HPP (National Coverage)

 

Reports to: Director, Medical Affairs, HPP/LAL-D

Location: Field based (Canada)

 

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders. Alexion developed and commercializes Soliris® (eculizumab), the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two life-threatening ultra-rare disorders. Alexion is also establishing a premier global metabolic rare disease franchise, which includes Kanuma™ (sebelipase alfa) for patients with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), and Strensiq™ (asfotase alfa) for patients with hypophosphatasia (HPP). In addition, Alexion is advancing the most robust rare disease pipeline in the biotech industry, with highly innovative product candidates in multiple therapeutic areas. As the global leader in complement inhibition, the Company is strengthening and broadening its portfolio of complement inhibitors across diverse platforms, including evaluating potential indications for Soliris in additional severe and ultra-rare disorders. Further information about Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.

 

Position Summary

The National Medical Advisor is a field-based scientific expert that strategically supports the medical and scientific objectives of Alexion’s product/s across the product/s life cycle. He/she is a peer scientific expert who communicates accurate and applicable science to Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs). In addition, the Medical Advisor manages and maintains professional relationships with HCPs and identifies and facilitates collaboration opportunities with Alexion. The Medical Advisor combines strong business acumen and clinical expertise and serves as a peer-to-peer liaison internally and externally.  Cross functional collaboration and the fostering of strong relationships across the organization both locally and globally will be an important measure of success, demanding an individual with strong influencing skills, a collaborative approach and strategic business acumen.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain peer-to-peer collaborations and relationships with key medical experts in a relevant therapeutic area.
  • Collaborate with physicians on medical affairs initiatives including publications, local collaborative research initiatives, regional advisory boards, regional medical education opportunities, training and speaker development programs.
  • Serve as scientific peer-to-peer resource to disease experts in applicable therapeutic area. Support the medical community with up-to-date medical information, robust disease expertise and product information.
  • Communicate expert opinions and feedback on new data to Alexion Medical Affairs and therapeutic area franchises.
  • Provide medical and scientific input into the planning and execution of regional advisory boards and work with physician experts to review speaker presentations and provide medical references where requested.
  • Respond to unsolicited medical information requests, manage questions and liaise with headquarters personnel to ensure proper response has been provided and that data is fair and balanced.
  • Champion Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) proposals and serve as conduit for respective projects.
  • Support clinical initiatives including site identification, trial recruitment, local phase 4 execution, registry and presentation of final approved data.
  • Develop and implement regional medical strategy to increase disease awareness and ensure appropriate management.
  • Maintain compliance with all internal and external legal and regulatory guidelines.Assist Medical director in planning the overall national medical strategy.

 

Qualifications

  • MD, pharmD or PhD in biological sciences
  • Substantial experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry (5 years +)
  • Robust and current experience in relevant therapeutic areas relating to drugs in development, recently-launched and marketed biologics/ therapies.
  • Must be fluent in French and English - both written and verbal.
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Energetically embraces responsibilities, demonstrates ability to achieve goals
  • Has a strong personal initiative, and functions well as part of a cross-functional team
  • Exhibits excellent time management and able to work independently
  • Office is home based. Travel within region 3-4 days per week with 1-2 office days per week
  • Required travel to medical meetings, team meetings and other group meetings (will require some weekends –possible 6 /year).

 

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families

 

Toronto, Canada
 

 

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders. Alexion developed and commercializes Soliris® (eculizumab), the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two life-threatening ultra-rare disorders. As the global leader in complement inhibition, Alexion is strengthening and broadening its portfolio of complement inhibitors, including evaluating potential indications for eculizumab in additional severe and ultra-rare disorders. Alexion’s metabolic franchise includes two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare disorders, Strensiq® (asfotase alfa) to treat patients with hypophosphatasia (HPP) and Kanuma™ (sebelipase alfa) to treat patients with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). In addition, Alexion is advancing the most robust rare disease pipeline in the biotech industry, with highly innovative product candidates in multiple therapeutic areas.



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Contact: Alexion
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Posted:

January 2, 2018
UID: 59649570

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