Executive Director/VP, Medical Affairs

Mirum focuses on finding and developing drugs for difficult to treat liver diseases.  Our lead program is focused on two severe liver diseases in children, Alagille Syndrome and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC).  Both conditions can result in severe itching, liver damage and a need for liver transplant.  Based on a wealth of data from clinical trials spanning multiple years and involving more than one hundred patients, we believe our approach can address the underlying cause of symptoms and liver damage.  Our goal is to give families their lives back.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Medical Affairs leader will be responsible for building the Medical Affairs function for the launch of maralixibat and developing strategic and tactical plans including medical information services, research, and field operations to support the development and preparation for the launch of Mirum’s rare disease products.

 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create the medical affairs strategy and execute globally.
  • Build a high performing multi-national medical science liaison (MSL) team to help execute corporate goals.
  • Facilitate clinical presentations in a clear and effective manner to various healthcare professional and scientific audiences.
  • Drive strategic development of medical materials to facilitate a successful product launch in conjunction with commercial and clinical colleagues.
  • Play a key role in the development of, and participate in, regional advisory boards, patient advocacy forums, and medical education programs, and represent the company at meetings and conferences.
  • Develop education and training materials.
  • Lead and facilitate appropriate legal, medical and regulatory review of medical affairs materials.
  • Ensure consistent and accurate medical communications by providing KOLs with education.
  • Manage lifecycle of the compound through unmet medical needs assessment and post-marketing activities and research studies, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for post marketing strategic clinical initiatives through IIS and sponsored studies (i.e. Phase IV).
  • Maintains clinical and technical expertise in the therapeutic area through review of the scientific literature and attendance at key scientific meetings.
  • Responsible and accountable for overall medical affairs budget including financial management, forecasting, and long-range planning.
  • Partner with MSLs to align the medical objectives and training/education of medical field team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced science degree required (such as, MD, Ph.D., Pharm.D. MA or equivalent).
  • Hepatology experience preferred.
  • 15+ years successful medical affairs experience especially around building a new team.
  • Able to think strategically and get into the tactical responsibilities of the function as needed.
  • Strong track record of hiring and developing talent.
  • Excellent communication skills required, including ability to create new materials for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel nationally/internationally as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with and provide medical input to influence commercial and clinical development programs.
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex analysis.
  • Team orientated and ability to work collaboratively towards common objectives.
  • Proven problem-solving skills so issues are addressed and answered quickly.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This is a high growth, fast paced small, international organization. The ability to be productive and successful in this type of work environment is critical.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally is required, it is anticipated that this will be 30-50% of work time.

Please submit your resume to careers@mirumpharma.com

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