Medical Director/Sr. Medical Director, Medical Affairs - Oncology & Hematology

Seattle, WA, United States
Jul 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Come join our Medical Affairs Team!

The Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology/Hematology, will function as a scientific and medical resource for the Medical Affairs department and the cross functional team at Omeros. Reporting directly to the Head of Medical Affairs, the Director's primary responsibilities will be to effectively develop strategic and tactical plans, manage the cross-functional medical affairs team and work collaboratively to implement and execute projects. This position will be responsible for providing medical expertise and leadership to internal departments, primarily the Medical Affairs and Commercial teams. The role will interface with multiple cross-functional teams including Medical Information, Medical Communication, Medical Affairs Operations, Field Medical Science Liaisons, Commercial (Marketing, Sales, Market Access), Health Outcomes, Regulatory, Clinical Development and Safety as well as external partners and Key Opinion Leaders and physicians in the community. The Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology/Hematology, will be a vital connector bridging together cross-functional teams from multiple departments at Omeros to help ensure the organization is reaching its corporate and brand goals and objectives.

Who is Omeros?

Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases, disorders of the central nervous system and immune-related diseases, including cancers. In addition to its commercial product OMIDRIA (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1%/0.3%, Omeros has multiple phase 3 and phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on complement-mediated disorders and substance abuse. Omeros also has a diverse group of preclinical programs including GPR174, a novel target in immuno-oncology that modulates a new cancer immunity axis recently discovered by Omeros. Small-molecule inhibitors of GPR174 are part of Omeros' proprietary G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and their corresponding compounds. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required:

  • Develop and execute strategy for the utilization of data generated from preclinical and clinical studies
  • Provide support as needed to Clinical Development and Clinical Operations to ensure successful execution of Omeros' clinical trials program
  • Support and coordinate with Preclinical and Clinical teams on strategic priorities
  • Serve on cross-functional teams as the Medical Affairs representative and scientific expert
  • Participate in cross-functional teams with the goal of developing and implementing integrated clinical and commercial strategies for Omeros products
  • Lead and coordinate assigned projects for the Medical Affairs team
  • Collaborate with the Field Medical Liaison team and support reactive material development to address their healthcare provider questions
  • Lead the strategy and collaborate with the Evidence Generation Lead/Team (HEOR and Market Access) in developing real world evidence in support of product reimbursement and life cycle
  • Cooperate with Medical Information Specialists (or equivalent) on the development of medical information letters and documents
  • Provide scientific and medical leadership as needed for publication planning and execution
  • Develops publication strategy and executes accordingly; acts as primary owner of publications as appropriate; review and edit publications, posters, and presentations
  • Serve as Medical Affairs reviewer for promotional materials and non-promotional scientific materials in the Promotional (PRC) and Medical Review Committee (MRC)
  • Help identify, effectively interact and forge strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL's) to engage in scientific exchange and collaboration
  • Establish and nurture strategic alliances and partnerships, as needed, with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate and closely coordinate with Commercial teams to compliantly support their marketing efforts
  • Provide disease state and compound education to internal Marketing and Sales personnel
  • Collaborates with and provides scientific and clinical support and training for internal departments which may include Sales, Medical Science Liaisons, Clinical Operations, Research, Legal/Policy, and Investor Relations
  • Externally, the same level of collaboration and support is required for audiences such as health care providers, patient advocates, formulary and clinical guidelines decision makers
  • Exhibit leadership skills within and outside of the organization (including people skills, mentoring, presentation skills, and professional interaction)
  • Support high-quality execution of corporate-wide initiatives
Experience and Education Required:

  • Advanced degree required - MD, PhD, PharmD;
  • Requires a minimum of 5+ years of experience of subspecialty training and/or clinical/extensive industry experience in oncology and hematology (preferred) or 8+ years of external pharmaceutical industry experience or equivalent previous experience working with Medical Affairs teams (level will depend on years of experience in these areas)
  • Experience and understanding of the drug development process
  • Must have experience and a history of successfully leading projects and people including training successful individuals, cross-functional teams, and departments
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including a strong leadership presence
  • Demonstrated proficiency in presenting clinical and non-clinical data to external audiences
  • Experience in strategic and tactical planning for a launch of marketed product(s)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders including the ability to tailor messages to both scientific and non-scientific audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills to quickly build rapport and credibility with key external stakeholders as well as internal stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of study methodology, study data reviews and analysis
  • Passion for educating health professionals to optimize the delivery of medical care, including the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals
  • Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to work well with management, peers, and subordinates fostering an effective team spirit
  • The ability to analyze, negotiate, and manage/measure work including effective problem solving and systems thinking skills
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Leadership skills (solutions oriented, coaching, counseling, etc.)
  • Strategic thinking and prioritizing capacity
  • Innovation and creativity
  • 40% overnight travel is required (US and international)
  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching and/or pushing, pulling, or lifting to 40 lbs.
  • May encounter prolonged periods of sitting
  • May work around hazardous material
Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000.