Due to expansion in our product portfolio, Vifor Pharma has a newly created role for a Medical Lead Orphan disease for UK/Ireland and Nordics.
The Medical Lead Renal Orphan Disease UK/Ireland and Nordics is responsible for contributing to the development of the medical affairs strategy of the renal orphan drugs portfolio and operationalization of this strategy. In addition to strategic and operational planning; leadership of all medical affairs activities for the targeted indications including support of reimbursement applications.
Provide medical affairs leadership for the Orphan drug therapeutic area
Ensure the development and execution of UK/I and Nordics medical plan in support of best clinical practices and overall objectives aligned with Global Medical Affairs plans and brand strategic plan (developed jointly Medical, Marketing and Market Access)
Lead the implementation of medical affairs practices to assess new indications, the treating community, patient pathways, identifying patients for clinical research and to develop a thorough understanding of the disease area
Support and advise cross-functional teams to ensure patient-focused activities at all times
Initiate and support medical affairs activities, such as KOL engagement (advisory boards, professional organisations), medical education, medical publications and new data generation including investigator initiated research
Support reimbursement applications through development of appropriate medical documents and provision of medical expertise with internal and external partners for HTA process.
Medical leadership of early access programs including liaison with KOL experts
Manage the field based medical affairs team to implement medical plan and deliver disease state education
Medical (M.D.) or Scientific education (Ph.D., Pharm. D.)
Significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Medical Affairs or Clinical Development)
Strong core Medical Affairs skills (study design, management and conduct of studies, study evaluation and interpretation, medical writing, expert panel conduct, symposium and workshop management, KOL management, presentation development, training skills)
Medical experience with Orphan Drugs/Rheumatology/Nephrology/Immunology
Previous direct experience with HTA applications and management of early access programmes
Demonstrated availability to accurately and effectively evaluate medical scientific literature. Knowledge of study design and conduct
Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders
Experience of working with commercial and market access teams as well a strong focus on patient centricity and safety
Experience with regulatory, safety and legal implications of Medical Affairs activities
If this opportunity is of interest to you, please apply by submitting your updated CV via our careers portal.