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Field Medical Scientific Associate Director - Rare Blood Disorders - Midwest Region

Company: Principia Biopharma Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Mission of Sanofi's MSL Team and the Field Medical Scientific Associate Director (FMSAD), Rare Blood Disorders is to be the trusted scientific partner in the field for external experts and decision-makers; engaging in mutual scientific exchange with Healthcare Professionals to accelerate data dissemination as well as provide product training support & leadership for a given product/work stream. Sanofi's Field-Based Medical teams enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products in the therapeutic area and gather new insights by bringing cutting edge scientific exchange today that accelerates medical innovation tomorrow.

The FMSAD, Rare Blood Disorders, is a field based role and will also serve as product lead and provide comprehensive medical and scientific information in connection with Sanofi Genzyme Hemophilia products with an emphasis on fitusiran and BIVV001. The FMSAD will support Sanofi's commitment to build strong relationships with healthcare professionals. The FMSAD will strategically support our collaborations with these key external stakeholders and is an expert in Hemophilia, fitusiran, & BIVV001. The FMSAD champions these external perspectives across internal functional groups and develops innovative strategies for the Field Medical team to meet the dynamic needs of the external community. In partnership with multiple internal stakeholders, the FMSAD will aid in developing short and long-term strategies to integrate and advance the communication and needs of the hemophilia community and in particular as it pertains to fitusiran & BIVV001. The product lead assists in providing medical leadership and expertise to sales, marketing, legal and regulatory functions for marketed products and drug in development and ensure strategic and cross functional alignment across the organization to achieve the medical mission of supporting safe and appropriate use of a particular brand. As product lead they will support the review and approval of materials going through medical material review committee. This individual will be a member Hemophilia MSL team and will also maintain field medical roles and responsibilities 25% of the time within a particular US geographical area.

Core Responsibilities:

The FMSAD role main objectives are to:

  • Act as the clinical and scientific resource/expert to the Field Based Medical team for information pertaining to Fitusiran and siRNA to ensure awareness and understanding.
  • Driving education on a balanced coagulation cascade/the role of thrombin generation in coagulation/assay/lab.

  • Driving education on siRNA therapeutic platform and restoring sufficient thrombin generation.

  • Serving as a lab assay expert and facilitating scientific exchange with lab directors and laboratory staff at Hemophilia Treatment Centers.

  • Serving as a safety and coagulation expert in the setting of hemophilia.

  • Act as the clinical and scientific resource/expert to the Field Based Medical team for information pertaining to BIVV001 and the importance of Factor in Hemophilia

  • Manage current MSL resources related to fitusiran, BIVV001, and hemophilia portfolio

  • Work with vendor to create material to be used for internal and external stakeholders related to fitusiran, BIVV001 & hemophilia portfolio.
  • Develop resources for DSAs, SEPs, journal clubs, Advisory Boards and proactive/reactive materials for MSL use with external stakeholders.

  • Work with Medical Directors and Global Scientific Communications to adapt Global resources to fit US needs.

  • Submit and Champion Field Medical Resources through MMRC.

  • Be the strategic training partner for Fitusiran & BIVV001, working with FMSAD of Training to facilitate training related to fitusiran, BIVV001, disease state topics as well as product certification for MSL team.

  • Strategically evaluates published studies and discerns key insights that deepen the MSL teams' understanding of the therapeutic area unmet needs and offers enhancement of the scientific messages and strategic plans.

  • Takes scientific data and translates it into clinical discussion points that support business objectives and medical strategy.
  • Use innovative approaches to increase opportunities and create strategies to uncover insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of patients, consumers, regulators, payers, and healthcare providers and proactively identify unmet needs.

  • Gather, share, and review medical insights that contribute to enhancement of Sanofi's key medical messages, plans and future research. Identifies actionable insights that are aligned with medical strategy, communicate them to the leadership, and execute changes that affect the field.
  • Supporting and partnering with the CSU as fitusiran/BIVV001 lead and share regional insights that have significant impact on clinical trial design.

  • Be a strategic partner who drives collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders (Medical Affairs, Commercial Operations, Marketing, etc.) while maintaining full compliance with relevant company, industry, legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Assist Field Based Medical with developing solutions when faced with unique scientific challenges.

  • Effortlessly establish robust, long-term peer relationships with thought leaders and other stakeholder partners.

  • Provide regular updates on MSL team calls regarding any ongoing strategy development related to the MSL team

  • Serve to support congress lead for fitusiran & BIVV001.

  • Work with Encompass meetings/vendor for SEP process

  • Organizes MSL led educational meetings or medical advisory boards related to Fitusiran & BIVV001

Preferred Skills/Knowledge for FMSAD position includes:

  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills, and team player behavior.

  • Comfort and experience presenting before groups.

  • Demonstrated pharmaceutical industry knowledge.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proven problem solving ability.

  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills.

  • Takes a strategic approach to plans and prioritizes responsibilities.

  • Embodies deep therapeutic competency - stays abreast in the profession and ability to translate therapeutic insights.

  • Maintains highest level of proficiency in digital tools and a proactive platforms across the MSL function.

  • Proven ability to consistently meet project deadlines while maintaining field responsibilities.

  • Hemophilia background/experience desired with the ability to interpret and convert data into relevant, enduring materials for the MSL team.

  • Strategic and collaborative mindset that supports relevant inclusion of Global/Franchise priorities.

  • Budget management experience and the ability to track and manage vendor support.

  • Has completed Veeva Vault PromoMats training and certification, has managed Product Team material submissions, and has gained an understanding of the submission process and negotiation of resource approval by MMRC.

  • Demonstrate high level of strategic thinking related to stakeholder mapping and engagement planning.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD) preferred, or other relevant life sciences degree (RN/NP/MS) with Healthcare Specialty required.

  • More than 5 years of experience in medical affairs.

  • 5+ years in relevant clinical or research practice.

  • Minimum of 3 years MSL experience.

  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record and ability to pass a complete background check.

  • Driving a company car in a safe manner to daily meetings and appointments is required.

  • Responsible for operating the motor vehicle using safe driving practices, knowledge of and compliance with all company policies, and obeying all traffic laws.

Job Location is Flexible - US Remote

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

Keywords: Principia Biopharma Inc., Chicago , Field Medical Scientific Associate Director - Rare Blood Disorders - Midwest Region, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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