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Director/Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Company: CRISPR Therapeutics
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewCRISPR Therapeutics -is a leading gene editing company focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases using its proprietary CRISPR/Cas9 platform. CRISPR/Cas9 is a revolutionary gene editing technology that allows for precise, directed changes to genomic DNA. -CRISPR Therapeutics -has established a portfolio of therapeutic programs across a broad range of disease areas including hemoglobinopathies, oncology, regenerative medicine and rare diseases. To accelerate and expand its efforts, -CRISPR Therapeutics -has established strategic partnerships with leading companies including -Bayer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals -and -ViaCyte, Inc. -CRISPR Therapeutics AG -is headquartered in -Zug, -Switzerland, with its wholly-owned -U.S. -subsidiary, -CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc., and R&D operations in -Boston, -Massachusetts -and -San Francisco, California, and business offices in -London, -United Kingdom.Position SummaryThe Director/Senior Director of Medical Affairs for Leukemia and Lymphoma will report to the Executive Director of Medical Affairs. He/she will provide scientific and medical affairs leadership in support of compounds in various stages of clinical development. -This individual will aid with the design and implementation of disease as well as product specific medical plans and scientific platforms, working in conjunction with their cross-functional peers in early development, translational medicine, and commercial. They will -lead and coordinate the development of medical affairs program goals and strategies and translate them into appropriate tactics to improve patient outcomes, and access to medicines. -Additionally, the Director/Senior Director will be responsible for content and execution of advisory boards, analysis of insights generated and utilizing that data to create/update open data questions required for product specific development plans. He/she will assist in the evaluation and support of investigator-initiated trials (IITs) and early access programs. -The Director/Senior Director -builds trust with the external scientific community via peer-to-peer engagement with scientific leaders, research and educational collaborations and publications. He/she will serve as a therapeutic area expert in scientific, strategic, and tactical discussions and presentations with internal colleagues, external stakeholders, health care providers (HCPs) and payor organizations. -He/she will support the accurate and timely provision of medical information when requested. - This is a strategic as well as a tactical position with project-specific and future management-specific responsibilities.ResponsibilitiesLeadership responsibilities:

  • Represent Medical Affairs in cross functional teams/meetings including, but not limited to Project Teams, Clinical Sub-teams, and medical sub teams
  • Lead Medical affairs cross-functional sub team meetings
  • Lead advisory boards and steering committee meetings (as needed)
  • Perform and/or coordinate research and analytics to provide recommendations to support decisions regarding life cycle management, clinical research, and internal planning
  • Development of open data questions and evidence generation plans, with cross-functional peers, to support potential IIT programs, data generation and product life cycle management
  • Represent company at professional meetings, congresses, and local symposia
  • Identify, select, and manage future team members, external collaborations, vendors, profile organizations, and researchers with appropriate expertiseDeliverable responsibilities:
    • Generate disease strategy and tactical plans appropriate for stage of disease specific pipeline products
    • Partner with cross-functional departments on development of communication and publication strategy to address data disclosures, gap analysis, and key messages
    • Work with internal and external stakeholders to build, refine, and update a comprehensive scientific platform
    • Provide scientific and clinical leadership to the following (including but not limited to):
      • Abstracts, posters, slides, manuscripts in disease area
      • Educational materials in disease area including slides, webcasts, etc.
      • Cooperative group proposals and CR&D study concepts
      • IIT concept submissions
      • Commercial Brand Plans, Integrated Disease Plans
      • Scientific educational grant requests
      • Patient advocacy grant requests in collaboration with cross-functional partners
      • Regulatory submission documents
      • Track priority Medical Affairs tactics and performance to goals/budget
      • Engage/interact with key internal -stakeholders including Clinical Research and Development, -Biostatistics, Translational Development, Regulatory Affairs, Project Leadership, Marketing and Market Access and key external stakeholders including
      • Respond to medical information requests in an accurate, compliant, and timely mannerMinimum Qualifications
        • MD/DO/PhD/PharmD with at least 5 years of clinical or industry experience, previous Medical Affairs experience preferred
        • Excellent analytical skills and solid experience in translating medical/clinical information into tactical activities and/or strategic plans
        • Proficiency in scientific and clinical data review and interpretation
        • Strong matrix leadership skills in cross-functional teams
        • Strong organization skills
        • Superior people skills
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations to large groups, facilitation of interactive discussions, and 1:1 discussion with thought leaders; demonstration of these activities within a virtual environment is a plus
        • Experience creating and managing to a corporate budget
        • Regular travel will be required (approx 20%)Preferred Qualifications
          • Expertise in oncology, hematology, or cardiovascular disease statesCompetencies
            • Collaborative - Openness, One Team
            • Undaunted - Fearless, Can-do attitude
            • Results Orientation - Delivering progress toward our mission. Sense of urgency in solving problems.
            • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Proactive. Ownership mindset.CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law.

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