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Cushing's Patient Advocate

Corcept Therapeutics
Menlo Park, CA
Start date
Sep 15, 2023

Job Details

At Corcept Therapeutics, we believe the potential impact of cortisol modulation on the future of health has long gone overlooked. That is why for twenty-five years we have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, driven by fiercely independent science, open collaboration and the curiosity to follow the data wherever it leads.

Our company is committed to building a culture that values diverse perspectives and the unique contributions of every employee. Our vibrant community is made up of over 300 people—medical practitioners, scientists, and industry professionals—all with the shared goal of advancing the science of cortisol modulation to treat serious disease.

Our work has uncovered over 1000 proprietary selective cortisol modulators, including our marketed product, Korlym® (mifepristone), the first treatment available for those living with Cushing’s syndrome, a life-threatening condition caused by excess cortisol activity. Today, we have a unique opportunity to revolutionize the treatment of severe endocrine, oncology, metabolism and neurology disorders and aim to deliver better outcomes for the people affected by them.

The Patient Advocate will provide support and education to Korlym patients who have opted in to our program. You will closely collaborate with our internal teams and specialty pharmacy in support and further development of Corcept’s dedication to excellence within our patient-centered approach.  

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establish relationships with patients who have Cushing’s Syndrome and are being treated with Korlym to provide information and disease state education. Refer patients to HCP or specialty pharmacy when medical advice is needed or requested. 
  • Work closely with internal teams and specialty pharmacy to ensure excellent patient support.
  • Document patient case notes and follow procedures around protecting PHI and document retention
  • Report product adverse events to Corcept medical information hotline
  • Provide support and resources to individuals in the Cushing’s patient community who sign up for Cushing’s Connection
  • Maintain the highest standards of scientific, clinical, and technical expertise in Cushing’s Syndrome  

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • A positive, compassionate, caring attitude for patients suffering from a rare disease
  • Good listener with the ability to communicate scientific and medical information clearly
  • Ability to connect with a diverse group of individuals and develop rapport quickly
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to consistently and accurately document pertinent information in secure database; proficient with reporting
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred
  • Ability to travel  (approximately 4 times per year for 3-4 days at a time)  

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Direct patient support experience such as nursing, diabetic educator or medical social work
  • 4-year degree and minimum of 5 years' experience in an healthcare environment 
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry and the therapeutic area of endocrinology is desired  

The pay range that the Company reasonably expects to pay for this position is $165,500 - $194,700; the pay ultimately offered may vary based on legitimate considerations, including job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and education.  An annual cash bonus and equity grants may be provided as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other wellness benefits, dependent on the position offered. 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

Corcept appreciates the commitment and hard work of all our team members as we strive to discover and develop novel treatments for patients with serious unmet medical needs.

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Corcept is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Corcept is leading the discovery and development of drugs that modulate the effects of cortisol.
Cortisol dysregulation plays an important role in a variety of endocrine, metabolic, oncologic, psychiatric, and ophthalmologic diseases.  Corcept leads the field in the research and development of selective glucocorticoid receptor (GR) antagonists, having discovered more than 500 proprietary molecules since being founded in 1998.
Corcept is committed to improving patient lives through the discovery and development of drugs that address serious unmet medical needs related to excess cortisol activity.  To support this mission, Corcept collaborates with numerous basic scientists and clinical researchers to find better ways to improve patient lives.
Through our collaborations with researchers around the world, more than 30 studies are underway to investigate the potential benefits GR antagonists may have in the treatment of serious and life-threatening diseases driven by cortisol dysregulation.

Stock Symbol: CORT

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149 Commonwealth Drive
Menlo Park

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