Director/Associate Director Medical Diagnosis
Alnylam is the industry leader in the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a new class of innovative medicines with the potential to address the unmet needs of patients with debilitating diseases. Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality, and is now advancing a robust pipeline of investigational RNAi therapeutic medicines, including five programs in late-stage development. In 2018, Alnylam received approval for our first product, the first-ever RNAi therapeutic, by the FDA in the U.S. for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults and by the European Medicines Agency in the EU for the treatment of hATTR amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 or stage 2 polyneuropathy. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,200 people in 18 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work four years in a row (2015-2018) and a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland in 2019. Please visit www.alnylam.com for more information.
The Director/Associate Director for Medical Diagnosis is a key member of the Value &Evidence Strategy group within Medical Affairs team. Reporting to VP, Value & Evidence Strategy, Associate Director, Medical Diagnosis is responsible for the development, planning and execution of an integrated medical diagnosis program strategy within Alnylam's Medical Affairs organization. The primary role includes execution of Alnylam's testing programs (e.g. genetic testing program such as AlnylamACT) in partnership with Global and Country Medical Directors and evidence generation to accelerate diagnosis. This includes but not limited to the design and implementation of the program, managing partnership with vendors, and data analytics and publications. This individual is expected to build strong cross-functional relationships with colleagues in Patient Advocacy, Clinical, and Commercial, while maintaining full compliance with all relevant company, industry, legal, and regulatory requirements.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Partner with Global Medical Director Lead (GMAL) in the development of therapeutic area-specific medical diagnosis strategy, and successfully build and execute tactical plan
Lead the execution of Alnylam Act program, a free genetic testing program
Establish deep diagnostic expertise in specific disease areas across Alnylam therapeutic areas
Act as internal scientific expert across the organization for these therapeutic areas; develop platforms/forums for proactively sharing scientific knowledge with the organization, regions, and affiliates
Actively collaborates and supports Medical Affairs, Clinical, and Commercial organizations to increase awareness of accurate diagnostic tests.
Gain insights from diagnostic initiatives through advanced data analytics to understand disease pathways and outcomes
Coordinate the collection of data resulting from diagnostic programs, analyze these data, and share best practices for diagnostic programs across regions
Establish and maintain strong relationships with experts within diagnostics industry
Partners with medical communications to develop educational content and programming to support diagnostics strategy and coordinate required medical, legal, and regulatory review and approval of all field documents for distribution or presentation.
Attend and/or lead Alnylam participation in relevant congresses/conferences.
The Director/Associate Director, Medical Diagnosis will be part of a very active team within a dynamic, fast-paced, high-profile biotechnology company. The successful candidate will possess the following capabilities and characteristics.
An advanced degree in genetics, Pharm.D., PhD required
Experience in genetic testing options, counseling, epidemiology, health services research a plus.
The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of experience
Demonstrated ability of performing advanced data analytics
High degree of professionalism, maturity, and confidentiality
Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
Ability to execute and deliver within timelines
Demonstrated reputation as a well-respected, dynamic team player
Travel will be required 20%.
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