The VP, Medical Affairs, Europe and Switzerland is the leading country and regional medical position for Moderna, accountable for informing and delivering the Moderna Medical Affairs strategy related to Moderna’s licensed vaccines and candidate vaccines still in development. Initially, the role will be focused on launching a candidate vaccine against COVID-19 once sufficient safety and efficacy data have accured. Longer term, this individual will help build out the European Medical Affairs organization for Moderna. To fulfill these objectives, the person in this role will partner and work closely with numerous external and internal stakeholders across Moderna, foremost the Regional Managing Director and the Moderna leadership team, as well as regional and global colleagues within Medical Affairs and Research and Development.
The Head of Medical, Europe and Switzerland will be a key driver in establishing Moderna’s European presence and will contribute to developing the excellence and scientific leadership of Moderna’s Medical Affairs organization. S/he will be responsible for proactive and continuous assessment of the dynamics of the external and internal environment and, as needed based on this assessment, develop and implement strategic plans to establish and evolve local Medical Affairs teams and ways of working.
Here’s What You’ll Do:
Strategic development, execution and delivery of regional Medical Affairs plans for Infectious Disease (or each of the therapeutic areas), including tactical deliverables such as scientific exchange, support for clinical trials and real world evidence (when requested), post-licensure research, publication plans, investigator-initiated studies, and other knowledge transfer activities
Build and maintain a network of key scientific leaders in areas of relevance to the current and anticipated needs
Develop and/or foster relationships with external stakeholders to ensure that robust local insights from healthcare practitioners and patients are gathered into local, regional and/or global strategies, plans and tactics, enabling the generation of data that are needed by payers, physicians and patients to properly understand and value our innovative medicines and vaccines
Successfully and productively interface with key external stakeholders, insurers/government leaders, selected professional societies, medical-scientific institutions and the broader scientific community to lead and execute the medical research and implementation strategy for Moderna’s innovative medicines, ensuring the medical community is appropriately engaged with the information they need to support patient care needs, e.g. scientific advisory boards, SL engagements, webinars and presentations
Shape the external environment in conjunction with policy to allow for scientific excellence and appropriate Medical Affairs activities
Create a roadmap for establishing future local and country medical teams, including process and systems to ensure that medical information requests (MIRs) from healthcare professionals are addressed and aligned with the global scientific response documents and training materials in a timely manner.
Ensure alignment of the regional Medical Affairs plans with global strategy and adherence to all relevant regulations and SOPs
Participate in outcomes research/health economics engagements with national payers, Health Technology Assessment or regulatory agencies, in coordination with Real-World Evidence, Market Access and Commercial colleagues
Compliant management of compassionate use requests, pre-licensure patient access programs, patient access/support programs and similar activities
Management of the approved operating administrative (i.e. salaries and travel) and life cycle management budget (i.e. Advisory boards, local data generation, etc.)
Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:
M.D. or equivalent degree from a recognized Medical School. Additional advanced degrees, entry on a Specialist Register (Pharmaceutical Medicine or a relevant clinical specialty) and a current license to practice are a strong plus
Minimum 10 years of experience in global pharmaceutical industry in Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs with demonstrated successful track record
Track record of successful leadership, including training and developing talent, creation of a high performing team
Demonstrated effective organizational skills, including ability to set goals and align priorities
Experience in vaccines is strongly preferred
Strong understanding of the compliance environment in which Medical Affairs functions
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Highly effective leadership, and a strong willingness to collaborate with other functions.
Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the body’s cells to produce intracellular, membrane or secreted proteins that can have a therapeutic or preventive benefit and have the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases. The company’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing Moderna the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca PLC and Merck & Co., Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, and BARDA. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To learn more, visit [...] Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.
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