Executive Medical Director

Intellia Therapeutics Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 weeks ago

At Intellia, we are revolutionizing medicine by harnessing the power of genome editing to develop potential cures. We bring new hope for people living with conditions including cancer, genetic disorders, viral infections, inflammatory disorders and many more.


The (Senior) Medical Director will be acting as clinical development leader overseeing activities for ATTR program or other assigned projects, including providing strategic leadership for clinical research and data generations and product launch in US. S/he will also be responsible for the development and execution of clinical research studies and medical plans supporting assigned projects and aligning them with overall business goals. A significant portion of time will be externally-facing, and the (Senior) Medical Director will provide therapeutic area/product expertise in rare disease and oncology. The successful candidate will understand principles of medical judgement, as well as physician concerns, and patient perspectives around new CRISPR-mediated medicines. Working closely with the VP, clinical development and cross-functional colleagues, s/he ensures that the Clinical development plan is in line with brand strategies and helps support successful product development, medical launch, and commercialization.


  • Lead the development and execution of US medical strategies and tactics for assigned clinical research projects, publication planning, and advisory boards.

  • Lead clinical safety assessment for assigned projects.

  • Interface with relevant functions (e.g. discovery, preclinical development, regulatory, clinical operations, etc.) to design and execute clinical development plans for assigned projects.

  • Leads data generation/analyses and ensures medical and scientific accuracy of manuscripts and abstracts/posters.

  • Plans publication strategy.

  • Provides medical leadership and input on labeling and regulatory interactions.

  • Provides medical education and training to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support activities related to safety evaluations and reporting requirements.

  • Provide medical information on existing and emerging data, in response to questions from internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provides medical leadership and support for in-line Commercial Development activities including promotional message development and product training for the salesforce in preparation for US launch.

  • Lead the development, presentation, and execution of medical operating plans and strategies.

  • Applies clinical knowledge as required.


  • Doctoral degree (M.D.) or foreign equivalent.

  • Completed post-graduate medical education and is US board certified (or foreign equivalent) in a medical specialty in gene therapy or metabolic disease strongly preferred.

  • Significant industry and research experience, minimum of 3-4 years (5-7 years for senior medical director) of experience in clinical and/or health services research; preferably in industry setting.

  • Knowledge and experience in gene therapy, rare disease, and oncology preferred.

  • Understanding of the drug development process.

  • Knowledge of health care economics and its impact on medical decision making.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with external customers/internal colleagues.

  • Customer-oriented approach and ability to work in cross-functional teams.

  • Proven strategic thinking skills and ability to interpret and implement strategic directions.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deal effectively with deadlines.

  • Creativity, resourcefulness, high energy, and flexibility.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Networking and negotiation skills.

  • Strong business acumen.

What Intellia Stands For?

At Intellia, our mission is to develop potentially curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threating diseases.

We push boundaries. We are focused on positively disrupting health care treatment of patients with genomic diseases. The values we live by and drivers we look for are:

  • One is respect for individuals; our unique qualities and strengths; our own ways to understand, learn and improve. One is our single-minded determination to excel; to succeed together. One is you and us trusting and counting on every single one of us.

  • Explore because we seek new ways to tackle disease. Explore with unbounded mindsfree from assumptions, open to ideas. Explore by staying curious, by pushing boundaries, overcoming obstacles. Explore means thinking of new ways.

  • Disrupt by thinking courageouslyand creating a better future. Disrupt by defying conformity; interrogating the status quo; questioning our momentum. Disrupt with challenging thoughtswith that breed of skepticism that shows you have better solutions.

  • Deliver with your focus on the objective and your determination to complete the task. Deliver by advancing relentlessly and by maintaining high standardseven when nobody is watching. Deliver by staying accountable and pulling your weight. Deliver because patients are counting on us to make the promise reality. Get it done.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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