Assoc Dir, Medical Affairs
Chicago , Illinois
February 03, 2017

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest

The Associate director, US Hematology Medical Affairs, plays a key role within the US organization, leading medical activities associated with key brands such as Vonvendi, FEIBA and Obizur with opportunities to work also with pipeline products. Strategic development and oversight of tactical implementation, spanning internal MA activities as well as for the field medical team, is critical to our success and will be an important component of this role. In serving as a cross-functional partner to commercial, regulatory, legal, patient-access etc., there is a broad opportunity to impact patients and the business. A more detailed list of responsibilities can be provided if necessary at this point.

  • Training/Previous work experience
  • Doctoral level training required (MD, PhD, Pharm.D. or equivalent)
  • Good understanding of critical processes in R&D in pharmaceutical environment (e.g. drug development and approval, clinical trials and investigator-initiated trial processes)
  • In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations in the US
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience and leadership expertise in Medical Affairs preferred

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A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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