Head of Medical Affairs

£130000 - £135000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  1. Medical, Medical Communication

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Hobson Prior are looking for a Head of Medical Affairs to join a top biotechnology organisation on a permanent basis in Stevenage. Our client concentrates on developing pioneering gene therapies to enable people living with chronic diseases live a better life.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible to manage the European Medical team and lead European Medical strategy and operations for all programs and assure high-quality achievement of corporate goals.
  • Accountable to provide support for the development and management of regional post-marketing clinical trials, REMS, Investigator Sponsored Research, and registries, including determination of merit, oversight of study design, execution, data analysis, and communication.
  • In partnership with European counterparts, provide support for regional clinical development, commercial, market access, government affairs, and patient advocacy activities as needed.
  • Provide Medical expertise to the European Commercial organization as needed to assist in the development and execution of compliant commercial activities.
  • Co-operating with the European Commercial organisation in supporting effective payer/reimbursement relations and outcomes research.
  • Represent medical affairs at cross-functional European meetings related to clinical development, regulatory, and commercialisation.
  • Represent Medical Affairs at key internal meetings. Communicate decisions to Medical Affairs Leadership Team and ensure strategic feedback from MALT into decisions at various work streams.
  • Any other assigned tasks.

Key Skills:

  • Proactive, collaborative, efficient, clear, and open working style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities.


  • MD or equivalent required.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years in pharmaceutical industry with focus on Medical Affairs.
  • Minimum 5 years of Medical Affairs management experience in a matrixed organization leading a post-approval medical team.
  • Have demonstrated success in fostering effective relationships with KOLs, played a key role in developing effective medical communications, guiding product strategy and life cycle management, and managing and training others.
  • Experience with commercialization of innovative and/or orphan disease therapies; rare disease experience desired.
  • Ability to travel 30-40% of the time.

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