Medical Science Liaison/Senior Medical Science Liaison, Germany
About Audentes Therapeutics
Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BOLD) is a biotechnology company committed to the development and commercialization of innovative new gene therapy treatments for people with serious rare diseases. We believe gene therapy technology has tremendous potential as a treatment approach for many genetic diseases. We currently have four programs in development for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM), Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, CASQ2-related Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT) and Pompe disease. We are a focused, experienced and passionate team driven by the goal of improving the lives of patients.
Audentes takes pride in strong, global relationships with the patient, research, and medical communities, and we take equal pride in carefully selecting our colleagues. If you believe you match what we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you. Our compensation philosophy embodies what you'd expect from an innovative life sciences employer competing for the best talent available.
Listed below is a current opening for which we are seeking smart, driven, experienced, and just plain nice people to join us in realizing Audentes' mission.
Reporting to the Field Director, Global Clinical Engagement and Medical Sciences, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a remote employee that will help drive success of Audentes gene therapy programs by engaging and developing relationships with key decision-makers and medical experts in Germany to: 1) facilitate program success by uncovering where patients are being treated, understanding the diagnostic and treatment journey for patients, characterizing the treatment landscape, educating physicians about gene therapy and our clinical trials, identifying potential clinical trial and referral centers and partnering cross-functionally to successfully execute clinical trials, 2) conduct fair and balanced scientific exchange with health care practitioners in clinics and at medical congresses, including capturing clinical and scientific insights to help inform clinical development programs and gather information about the competitive landscape, and 3) as needed, and in partnership with Patient Advocacy, identify and engage local patient advocacy organizations and diagnostic testing labs to educate about our programs and identify treating physicians.
The MSL team is critical at this exciting stage for our company as we continue to bring innovative gene therapy science into clinical trials for patients with severe, rare diseases with an unmet need. MSLs, as the global field medical face of Audentes, are essential to collaborating with, and incorporating the perspective of, external experts in our development programs. Thus we are looking for highly scientific, collaborative, dynamic and caring individuals to join our growing MSL team.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Find physicians treating patients with the rare diseases for which we are developing therapies
Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key medical experts in the region
Serve as scientific resource to disease experts and medical community with up-to-date relevant medical information and product information
Enhance clinical trial enrollment through identifying PIs, educating about protocols and facilitating relationships between PIs and Clinical Operations, and assisting with clinical trial activities as needed
Provide insights on the rapidly evolving academic and competitive gene therapy space to support strategic decision making
Respond to requests for medical information in the region; ensure that an accurate and fair-balanced response is provided consistent with company compliance training
Gather clinical insights and information about the population and treatment landscape for each disease state with timely communication to and alignment with internal partners, including core and subteams, to facilitate successful design and implementation of clinical programs
Work with Medical Affairs colleagues on initiatives including publications, investigator sponsored research, advisory boards, symposia, and resources
Serve as a scientific resource at key medical and scientific conferences, and liaise with patient advocacy groups and diagnostic labs as needed
Engage payers and physicians to provide medical input on health economics outcomes research
Develop expertise and in depth understanding of gene therapy, disease states, products, competitors, marketplace, related medical areas and regulatory guidelines to be able to effectively present clinical data to inform physicians, payers and internal partners
Required Education, Skills and Experience
PhD/ PharmD/MD with 5+ years MSL experience (MSL), or 10+ years experience with significant leadership and/or cross-functional experience, e.g., Clinical Development, Managed Markets, in house Medical Affairs (Sr MSL)
Successful track record of finding patients for clinical trials and program planning
Gene therapy, rare genetic disease, neuromuscular, metabolic, pediatric and/or hepatology therapeutic area background(s)
Passion to help build a new MSL team working at the forefront of gene therapy
Self-starter with experience building a territory from scratch, including identifying treating physicians, understanding population and treatment landscapes, and developing strong relationships
Success working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
Outstanding written and verbal communication, listening, and presentation skills to be able to effectively communicate medical information, answer highly technical questions and bring detailed questions and information back to internal teams
Proven ability to create materials, including reports and presentations
Track record of effective internal cross-functional collaboration
Clinical and Commercial stage experience, including pre and post launch
History of delivering/adapting to nimbleness of an early clinical stage company
Willingness to travel up to 60% to 70% within Germany; some international travel at times
 Title commensurate with experience
Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.