Posted to MedZilla on 7/25/2017


Netherlands, Medical Lead TTR, BENELUX ME_YD_12767-MZ


ProClinical is currently seeking a Medical Lead TTR for a growing biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics based on RNA interference, or RNAi. The Medical Affairs Lead is a scientific and clinical expert that strategically drives the medical and scientific company programs for Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. This Medical Lead position will be primarily accountable to lead local medical activities and collaborate with other internal teams to ensure the successful deployment of our treatments. This is a permanent role to be based in the Benelux region.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage scientific thought leaders and develop both strategic and tactical execution plans.
  • Maintain current partnership with tier 1 key opinion leaders and Identify and map Tier 2-3.
  • Conduct and implement a comprehensive disease awareness tactical plan.
  • Collaborate with health care professionals to identify opportunities for the development of algorithms and guidelines to facilitate early diagnosis.
  • Provide in-depth drug and disease state information to health care providers in the respective geography building reassurance and confidence based on strong evidence.
  • Serve as a thought partner and resource to health care professionals, professional organizations, and disease state advocacy groups. Support the efforts of patient groups.
  • Provide medical and scientific input into the planning and execution of advisory boards and work with physician experts to review speaker presentations and provide additional medical background where requested.
  • Support the market access team with evidence on the burden of illness and relevant clinical trial data.
  • Provide educational meeting support at scientific congresses.
  • Coordinate and certify required medical, legal, and regulatory review and approval of all field documents for distribution or presentation.
  • Where required, play the internal and external role of senior-most medical affairs representative in the affiliate, e.g. in compliance topics, legal disputes, local regulatory and pharmacovigilance obligations.
  • Requires 30-40% travel.
  • Contribute to build the organization.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MD strongly preferred; PhD or Phar.D. also considered.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and self-driven.
  • Willingness to travel and work in the field as required.
  • Prior experience with launch planning.
  • Prior managerial experience preferred.
  • Proven experience working across the Belgian and Dutch markets.
  • Proven basic science and/or clinical background to enable engagement of Health Care. Professionals in a scientifically meaningful exchange.
  • Prior experience in rare disease strongly preferred.
  • Experience in medical education and KOL management.
  • Effective communication of evidence based scientific information.
  • Driven to work collaboratively and cross-functionally.
  • Skilled in Decision-making and taking accountability.
  • Research, clinical, scientific publication experience.
  • Exposure to and understanding of market access issues.
  • Hard-working, energetic and passionate about making a meaningful difference for patients and their caregivers.
  • Superb understanding of regulatory and pharmaco-vigilance requirements.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including building strong working relationships, and managing and resolving conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment; strongly team oriented.
  • Superb communication skills; oral and written, including presentation skills.
  • An unwavering commitment to upholding the highest ethical, legal, regulatory and scientific standards.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience working in medical affairs. Additional clinical or other relevant experience preferred.

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