Medical Director, DMD Gene Therapy, US Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, MD

New York City, New York
Sep 28, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Medical Director will provide leadership and expertise and will play a critical role as an integral member of the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Gene Therapy (GTx) cross-functional US launch team. He/she will work with US Medical Team Lead to drive key internal and external Medical initiatives such as establishing KOL relationships, conducting advisory boards, Review Committee and product and therapeutic area training. He/she will provide therapeutic area/product expertise in DMD/GTx and understand patients and physicians point of view.  Working closely with Global Medical Affairs and cross-functional colleagues, he/she supports the US Medical Affairs plan and helps support successful product development, medical launch and commercialization.


  • Supports the development and execution of US medical strategies and tactics in support of DMD GTx
  • Promotional material development and review through RC support of medical content review, specifically around field force training modules and other launch critical needs
  • Within RC, partner with legal, regulatory and marketing colleagues to ensure compliant, accurate and high quality content of all promotional and sales training materials
  • Serves as Medical Affairs reviewer for MRC (Medical Review Committee)
  • Serves as Medical Lead for all Media / PR and Market Research activities in the US
  • Customer insights, helping in planning and execution of Advisory Boards to gather expert advice on medical planning
  • Partner cross-functionally with FMDs and other customer facing roles to gather critical feedback to help integrate into strategy development and execution
  • Work with marketing and training group on appropriate timelines and expectations for Sales Training.  Support training needs through partnership in developing materials and provide expert medical presentations and education.  Support development of training modules
  • Partner with MI colleagues to provide expert input into Medical Letters and ensure updates as needed
  • Applies clinical knowledge as required


•             Medical degree (M.D.)

•             5+ years in Medical Affairs experience preferred

•             Knowledge and experience in Neurology is preferred

•             Understanding of the drug development process

•             Knowledge of health care economics and its impact on medical decision making

•             Strong analytical skills

•             Professional demeanor & excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with external customers /internal colleagues

•             Customer-oriented approach and ability to work in cross-functional teams

•             Proven strategic thinking skills and ability to interpret and implement strategic directions

•             Ability to manage multiple tasks and deal effectively with deadlines

•             Creativity, resourcefulness, high energy and flexibility 

•             Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

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