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Director, Clinical & Medical Affairs

Location: 

London, GB


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

This position is responsible for providing clinical support for Emergent BioSolutions’ medical countermeasure products and for the development/implementation of activities with key opinion leaders (KOL)/external experts (EE) to drive important projects within Medical Affairs. This position is located in Reading, PA. 

 

Essential Functions

  • Leads efforts in recognizing and integrating substantive relationships with KOLs/EEs in specific therapeutic areas of interest to Emergent BioSolutions, fosters the identification of key opportunities for scientific growth and medical evidence for the support and/or expansion of current approved therapies, and executes joint initiatives such as research, publication planning, and advisory board meetings.
  • Provides scientific scrutiny of initiatives (i.e., publications, educational programs, and advisory boards) for assigned therapeutic areas and products to ensure information to healthcare providers, scientific advisors, and government stakeholders is accurate, detailed, and balanced. This includes, but is not limited to, serving as a medical reviewer for advertising/promotional deliverables to insure medical/scientific accuracy.
  • Provides clinical training and leadership in proactive medical communications for company commercial representatives; (e.g., teleconferences and clinical presentations) on therapeutic area disease states, Emergent’s products, and important relevant medical topics.
  • Develops and manages educational deliverables to support Emergent BioSolutions’ products (e.g., advisory boards/roundtable meetings with KOLs/EEs, disease state backgrounders).
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Director, Medical Affairs to prepare and manage the Medical Affairs budget.
  • Maintains comprehensive medical/scientific knowledge of assigned therapeutic areas,disease states, and evolving clinical issues related to Emergent BioSolutions’ products, through literature surveillance and attendance at advisory boards and key medical/scientific congresses.
  • Facilitates clinical presentations in a clear and effective manner to various healthcare professional/scientific audiences.
  • Represents the medical/scientific perspective during respective cross-functional brand planning strategy meetings.
  • Represents the Medical Affairs department at key medical/scientific congresses.
  • Responds to medical queries regarding use of Emergent BioSolutions’ products from healthcare professionals and government stakeholders in domestic and international markets.
  • Undertakes ad hoc medical affairs projects as assigned by the Sr. Director, Medical Affairs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

Education, Experience & Skills
Education Requirements:

  • MSc degree required; PharmD or PhD degree preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in medical affairs or clinical support activities.
  • Experience in medical affairs activities tied to KOL/EE engagement.
  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Strong patient and customer focus in daily activities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interface with individuals at all levels, both within Emergent BioSolutions and in the medical/scientific community.
    • Strong awareness of compliance guidelines regarding advertising/promotional practices and interactions with healthcare professionals and government stakeholders.
    • Maintains high level of productivity and innovation.
    • Establishes appropriate priorities to achieve timely completion of assignments, while keeping expenditures within budget.
    • Ability to work remotely.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • The physical/mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual would encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 


Travel requirements: Driving or flying to meetings. Up to 40%, including overnight and some weekends.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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ABOUT EMERGENT

Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.

WE BELIEVE IN OUR VALUES

  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.