Head of US Medical Affairs

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 23, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Join bluebird bio's enthusiastic and collaborative team and contribute to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach. As a leader within the Medical Affairs organization, the candidate will function as the Head of US Medical Affairs. In conjunction with members of the Global Medical Affairs team and the Head of European Medical Affairs, the Head of US Medical Affairs will be responsible for developing and implementing the Medical Affairs strategic and tactical plans for the United States.

In this leadership position within bluebird, you will play an active role in supporting key regulatory, commercialization, safety, and reimbursement initiatives. You will have the chance to continue the build and lead the US Medical Affairs organization to provide healthcare providers, payers, and other stakeholders the information and tools required to safely and effectively bring bluebird bio's products to appropriate patients.

About the role:
  • Lead US Medical strategy and operations for all programs and assure high-quality achievement of corporate goals
  • Oversee and evolve the US Medical and Field Teams
  • Provide support for regional clinical development, commercial, market access, government affairs, and patient advocacy activities as needed
  • Coordinate the development and management of regional post-marketing clinical trials, REMS, ISTs, and registries, including determination of merit, oversight of study design, execution, data analysis, and communication
  • Provide Medical expertise to the US and Global Commercial organization as needed to assist in the development and execution of compliant commercial activities
  • Partner with the US Commercial organization in supporting effective payer/reimbursement relations and outcomes research
  • Represent medical affairs at cross-functional US meetings pertaining to clinical development, regulatory, and commercialization
  • Expected travel 30-40%

About you:
  • Doctorate degree (PharmD, MD, DO, PhD) with at least 8 years of previous Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Medical Affairs/MSL experience required; experience in rare disease
  • Demonstrated success in fostering effective relationships with KOLs, played a key role in developing effective medical communications, guiding product strategy and life cycle management, and managing and training others
  • Experience leading and developing direct reports at various levels
  • Experience with commercialization of innovative and/or orphan disease therapies;
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific and medical information to both internal and external customers
  • Confidence and credibility to partner as peers with commercial counterparts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are imperative. Ability to anticipate and adapt to change; strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with partners, investigators, contractors, consultants, and team members across functions
  • Ability to communicate well with health care professionals. Ability to establish strong relationships with peer groups, professional organizations, and other outside parties
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself