Medical Affairs Director Job at Exact Sciences in Paris (75)
Summary of Major Responsibilities
The Medical Director is responsible for all medical affairs activities in France and Belgium. Representing the medical affairs function, this individual manages research and educational medical objectives, while supporting commercial business and reimbursement objectives for the Oncotype DX portfolio of products, most notably, the Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay. Near-term business objectives include supporting commercial growth of the breast assay, while pursuing reimbursement in France and Belgium. The medical director plays a key role in providing medical information and education through scientific exchange in a fair-balanced manner to medical oncology, surgeon, and pathology Key Opinion Leaders, as well as other healthcare professionals in breast cancer. In time, the medical director may support other new product introductions in oncology. The role supports the company’s R&D and investigator-initiated studies in the development and commercialization of genomic assays that lead to improved treatment decisions for oncology patients. While the primary focus of the role is on France, the medical director may occasionally be relied upon to support broader international commercial and educational needs across Europe and/or in additional countries or regions, as needed.
This position requires professionals with established personal and scientific creditability to interact with thought leaders, government health authorities, and medical centers of excellence.
This role will be working from the regional company office located in Paris, France.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop a national Medical Affairs Strategic Plan for France; including plans for Key Opinion Leader engagement, Educational and Guideline Initiatives, Reimbursement Initiatives, and Strategic Studies that align with the Commercial Business Objectives set by the Country Manager.
- Support medical education, reimbursement needs, and physician customer support, as needed, to facilitate clinical utility of diagnostic assays, interpretation of results, and application of supporting literature in practice.
- Identify and engage international, national, and regional thought leaders in breast cancer within France and Belgium to conduct scientific discussions and understand insights related to molecular diagnostics in early breast cancer management, while also establishing and maintaining professional relationships with them.
- Act as primary contact for investigators interested in developing and performing studies with the company’s commercially available assays in breast cancer.
- Lead national and regional Advisory Boards when external advice is needed.
- Provide clinical presentations and information in academic, community, and healthcare provider setting in both group and one-on-one situations.
- Support regional reimbursement needs in submission of written dossiers, responses to health technology assessment requests, and clinical presentations to government health authorities.
- Ability to execute education and medical sales training plans in alignment with commercial plans of action.
- Assist in company-sponsored post-marketing research, investigator-initiated studies, and/or health economic outcomes research studies, as appropriate.
- Provide scientific and medical updates/presentations in local reimbursement discussions.
- Provide scientific support at oncology medical congresses.
- Provide scientific support for appropriate oncology educational initiatives.
- Assure compliance with relevant corporate policies and European, national, and regional regulatory requirements.
- Provide feedback and medical input to local commercial plans and strategies.
- Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
- Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
- Regular and reliable attendance.
- Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
- Ability to independently deliver quality results in a timely manner.
- Ability to travel, generally within France and Belgium, up to 50+% of time including overnight stays. Occasional travel to oncology medical conferences or other meetings throughout Europe.
- MD with professional licensure.
- 3+ years of medical affairs experience in pharma or biotech industry.
- 3+ years of diagnostic and therapeutic clinical medicine training and experience.
- Fluent in French and English; ability to speak, read, and write.
- Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
- Expertise in oncology; breast cancer in particular.
- Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices associated with conducting clinical research.
- Experience in conducting or supporting clinical research.
- Professional relationships with an established network of oncologists and surgeons involved in treating breast cancer in France.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- Temporarily due to COVID-19
Company: Exact Sciences
Company Location: Paris (75)