Associate Director, Medical Information

Bannockburn, IL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science, starting with our proprietary gene therapy for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, a Novartis company, is dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product is a proprietary gene therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of pediatric patients with SMA. In addition to developing a treatment for SMA, AveXis also plans to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

The Associate Director of Medical Information reports to the Senior Director of Global Medical Information and oversees the provision of technical and medical information with high quality customer service, researches and prepares responses for escalated medical inquiries as well as Scientific Response Documents related to multiple or assigned therapeutic areas.


  • Supports all medical information deliverables.
  • Supports the development of Medical Information content (e.g. SRLs, FAQs, Medical and Promotional Review content, and Literature Searches). Ensures that content allows for scientific exchange (non-promotional, truthful, and fair and balanced).
  • Supports vendor management and holds vendor accountable to pre-defined time, cost, and quality deliverables.
  • Supports system to manage medical inquiries to Field Based Medical and Commercial teams.
  • Authors insight reports based on medical inquiries received.
  • Collaborates with pharmacovigilance and product supply to ensure timely processing of potential safety and product compliant issues.
  • Supports compliance of corporate policies and procedures, as well as, US healthcare laws and regulations.


  • MD, PhD or PharmD required.
  • 5 - 10 years' experience in medical information; or equivalent experience; Neurology experience preferred.
  • Proven track record of successful medical information in prior biopharmaceutical companies; ideally in a small company environment; can easily point to examples including applying IT solutions fulfill medical information requests and manage medical information capabilities.
  • Occasional travel (up to 30%) for conferences and meetings.
  • Successful experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Fit with AveXis culture and values.
  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward all customers and coworkers.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of AveXis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.