Medical Director UK & IRE

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Posted 4 months ago
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At Amarin, you’ll make a difference.
Our vision is to one day reach the moment when heart disease is no longer the #1 cause of death in Europe. Bold, we know. But it’s what drives us every single day. Knowing that because of what we do, someone, somewhere is less likely to have a heart attack or stroke. That’s making a real difference if you ask us.
Even though we’ve been around for a while, in Europe, we’re starting from scratch. Building the organization, setting up the processes, educating people, delivering therapies. And we’re doing it in record time. In today’s life science industry, that’s unique. Some might even say “once-in-a-lifetime”.
So if you’re looking for a company where you’ll be at the start of an amazing journey, a company that’s introducing a new era in cardiovascular care in Europe based on groundbreaking science, a company where you can really apply your experience, are empowered to innovate, where hard work is rewarded, and above all where you can make a true difference in people’s lives, Welcome!
But let’s be perfectly clear, given our current start-up phase, the pressure is high. Resilience, flexibility, results-oriented and accountability aren’t vague notions here. We expect a lot from each other – and so we should. After all, patients count on us.
And at Amarin, we also count on each other. Teamwork and collaboration are essential. We support each other, challenge each other and help each other. Across all functions and countries. We focus on moving forward, aren’t afraid of mistakes and leaders are just a (video) call away. Because we know that together, we achieve more. Working with some of the brightest in the industry, each as knowledgeable, determined and committed to our vision as the next, you’ll achieve more too.
Position Description- Medical Director UK & Ireland
Reporting to the the EU Head of Medical Affairs, the (UK & Ireland) Medical Director will be contributing to the development and the execution of a medical affairs strategy for the successful commercial launch of Icosapent Ethyl VAZKEPA © over the next 1-3yrs. The UK & Ireland Medical Director will contribute to the country’s strategic direction, and collaborate with Commercial, Market Access, Policy, Pricing and local market teams. The role will support key business objectives for the country. The incumbent will develop medical affairs plans, SL/KOL and scientific societies engagement plans and contribute to commercial launch plan strategies for Vazkepa across all channels.
The Medical Director will be responsible for final review approval of promotional and non-promotional materials.
Amarin is a fast-paced work environment, and employees must be adaptable to continuous change. The company culture is that of perseverance and accountability which often require employees to be flexible with their time in order to achieve success. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a commercial launch in a growing entrepreneurial-minded team-oriented environment, where sales performance and territory ownership are paramount.
Primary Objectives/Responsibilities
  • Oversee the development of medical affairs strategy and activities for key country stakeholders to prepare and conduct stakeholder engagement and contribute to access negotiations and a successful launch focusing on
    • Country objectives and business plan aligned with marketing and commercial
    • Partnerships with KOL and scientific societies including scientific congress/conference strategy and planning, advisory boards.
    • Increased awareness of Icosapent Ethyl’ data through data generation and CME initiatives primarily in the Country
    • Hire, onboard, and manage MSL and medical advisor positions at country level in close collaboration with Human Resources department
  • Working closely with colleagues in the organization to build and implement optimal medical affairs plans that are aligned and consistent across Europe
  • Develop, communicate and ensure the effective local implementation of medical affairs plans for ICOSAPENT ETHYL to ensure its pricing, reimbursement HTA and access targets are met in the UK and Ireland
  • Collaborate with access colleagues and external partners in the development of real-world evidence and economic models and/or analyses by contributing to health economics and epidemiology analyses and dossier
  • Contribute to develop and manage systems and processes necessary to help meet the needs of medical affairs functions across the UK and Ireland
  • Coordinate local medical team activities targeting development of networks and up-to-date knowledge maintenance of scientific societies, hospitals and centers of excellence across the country to build and maintain a solid understanding of external dynamics and trends in guidelines, medical practice, and science
  • Knowledge of APBI codes, solid promotional marketing experience and budgeting
  • Work closely with marketing, and commercial sales for a launched product already being promoted in the field
  • Contribute to the selection of appropriate agency/consulting services and coordinate their efforts to support the market access and launch success
Minimum of 10 years of medical affairs experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry across the country or the region; 3-5yrs as an in country Medical Director
  • Previous Biotech or pharmaceutical product launch experience required; Cardio-Metabolic medical affairs experience is preferred. (Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipids)
  • Extensive experience with local scientific societies, SL/KOL interactions and CME activities
  • Knowledge and ability to build epidemiologic and RWE studies in collaboration with external partners and internal colleagues
  • Solid knowledge of pertinent regulatory compliance regulations and requirements
  • Knowledge of healthcare systems and reimbursement methods, including health technology assessments is highly desirable
  • Must have and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills with strong analytical and organizational abilities.
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, result oriented and is a team player and produces results.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other related programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and writing skills; contracting and negotiation
  • Perseverance & drive, organizational agility, project management skills
  • Ability to lead and influence in a matrix environment
  • Business acumen, planning, priority setting
  • Highly autonomous and entrepreneurial
  • Remote working capability
MD degree preferred, with medical practice experience or in a Cholesterol/metabolism Research Clinic as part of academic training
Organizational Values:
  • Integrity
  • Operational Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment to Quality

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
Amarin Corporation
Amarin Corporation

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Amarin is an innovative pharmaceutical company leading a new paradigm in cardiovascular disease management. We are committed to increasing the scientific understanding of the cardiovascular risk that persists beyond traditional therapies and advancing the treatment of that risk for patients worldwide. Amarin has offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey in the United States, Dublin in Ireland, Zug in Switzerland, and other countries in Europe as well as commercial partners and suppliers around the world. For more information, visit See our Community Guidelines:
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