Patient Liaison

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The Medical/Patient Liaison will be tasked to increase recruitment rate and retention in miRagen’s clinical trials. The incumbent will be the company’s face with the disease community and will establish and maintain relationships and motivation with clinical center investigators, coordinators, and study staff. S/He will work closely with the Medical and Operations team, and the Contract Research Organization. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Establish relationships with investigators and coordinators while facilitating patient pre-screening effectively lowering the barriers for recruitment.
  • Maintain investigator and study staff engagement throughout the study via data presentations, calls, follow-up visits, etc.
  • Form relationships with all disease associated foundations that cover the disease(s) under the study.
  • Present miRagen’s programs at patient-focused foundation/group meetings in the US and Europe, as well as other areas where miRagen’s studies are conducted.
  • Engage patient foundation leaders and collaborate in developing patient education and awareness of miRagen’s clinical trials and outreach activities.
  • Develop and maintain clinical trial websites, including periodic reports and newsletters for the duration of the trial
  • Increase the company’s online visibility, assuring miRagen’s trials appear on any web search
  • Act as the company’s patient liaison; answer all patient inquiries and maintain a database of interested patients for recruitment center referrals.
  • Incorporate compliance and ethical decision-making into all aspects of work and solicit appropriate counsel on new proposed activities. 
  • Act as the company’s medical liaison; triage and address investigator’s concerns.
  • Travel required: ~ 40 %

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's level degree from an accredited institution in health sciences with ten (10) or more years of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience.  Expertise in the Rare Disease space is a plus.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated success leading field based medical and patient affairs management.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodologies and ICH/GCP guidelines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with internal partners, key opinion leaders, health authorities, and other external stakeholders.
  • Perform all Company business in accordance with all regulations (e.g. EEO FDA, OSHA, PDMA, etc.) and Company policies and procedures.
  • Proven ability to exhibit high ethical and professional standards.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage shifting priorities while maintaining accuracy and quality.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Domestic and international travel required (approximately 40%)

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