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Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs

Company: Rocket Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cranbury
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Work at ROCKET PHARMA and help cure rare diseases!Rocket Pharma is a fully integrated, clinical-stage company advancing gene therapies with curative potential for multiple rare childhood diseases. Rocket places enormous value on people and considers team member progress and well-being to be as important as the progress of its pipeline. We are looking for hands-on team players who enjoy collaborating with colleagues. We share a passion for seeking gene therapy cures for devastating diseases and making a difference for patients. This is an opportunity to become an integral part of a small, highly productive team and to help grow an entrepreneurial, scientifically driven organization that is increasingly recognized as a leading biotechnology innovator. In addition to a competitive compensation package featuring a generous 401K match and stock options, the position includes excellent health benefits.We are seeking a Vice President/Head of Global Medical Affairs, to oversee development of a global organization supporting Rocket s development and launch of innovative and transformative gene therapies for life-threatening blood, cardiovascular and immunologic disorders. Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the VP, Medical Affairs will be responsible for development of a medical affairs team that will partner with Rocket s clinical development and commercial teams to enable successful late-stage development, launch and life-cycle management across Rocket s multiple clinical- and registrational-stage gene therapy portfolio. The Medical Affairs organization will be a crucial resource for health-care providers at both generalist and specialist levels, and will play a key role in the establishment of centers-of-excellence partnered with Rocket for diagnosis and management of serious genetic disorders. The organization will also expand Rocket s network of global medical experts, and will facilitate a rapid and robust scientific advisory for the company regarding gene and cell therapy, rare diseases, and related development of innovative therapeutics.ResponsibilitiesEstablish and execute global Medical Affairs strategy across Rocket portfolio.Build a high-caliber Medical Affairs organization capable of navigating the challenges and complexity of gene therapy products in life-threatening disease areas.Provide functional and medical leadership for the Medical Affairs team.Establish key policies and procedures for Medical Affairs activities, in compliance with health authority and relevant scientific society guidelines.Partner with Clinical Development and Commercial colleagues to establish and support a network of Centers-of-Excellence for the delivery of Rocket s therapies, ongoing patient/family support, and outcomes assessment.Partner with Commercial to ensure successful product launch in North American, European and global markets, including optimal articulation of clinical and economic value- propositions.Establish multi-tiered medical education and outreach programs to facilitate disease-awareness and rapid diagnosis of rare disorders, and to facilitate awareness of therapeutic options in complex and difficult-to-treat diseases.Identify and engage relevant medical/scientific experts across all potential markets; grow Rocket s network of key scientific advisors and collaborators.Identify essential life-cycle development strategies for gene therapies within the Rocket portfolio, and collaborate with Clinical Development, Commercial and external experts to enable efficient, robust program management beyond initial approvals.Develop and execute comprehensive publication strategy, CME education programs, and ongoing scientific conference plan.RequirementsMD or comparable ex-US degree, subspecialty training in hematology, cardiology, immunology or other complex specialty preferred.At least 10-15 years experience in biotech/pharma with proven track record in new products launch in US and/or Europe with focus on complex specialties and therapeutic modalities. Experience in gene/cell therapies and clinical/academic experience, is preferred.Demonstrated record of medical strategy design and execution, and successful history of team building and leadership within fast-paced organizations.Demonstrated record of successful partnerships with leading scientific organizations and top-tier medical centers in North America and Europe.Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to tailor communications/presentations to broad range of audiences.Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with investigators, scientific experts, cross-disciplinary team members, health authority and advocacy representatives.Comprehensive knowledge of FDA, EMA, ICH and GCP guidelines and experience with health authority interactions.Commitment to transforming innovative science into effective and available medicines across multiple regions and therapeutic areas.A diverse workforce fosters innovation and strengthens Rocket s business. We ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment in the workplace on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, citizenship, status as a protected veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, and federal laws.Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment at Rocket Pharmaceuticals.

Keywords: Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Trenton , Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs, Healthcare , Cranbury, New Jersey

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