Associate Director, Field Medical Affairs – Australia & New
Zealand Our culture is entrepreneurial, inclusive and caring. We're
passionate about our work. And we embrace a pioneering spirit. Join
us as we strive to develop innovative therapies with the power to
give people with genetic diseases freedom for life.
The Mission of the MSL Team and the Associate Director, Field
Medical Affairs is to be the trusted scientific partners in
the field for external experts and decision-makers. They will
engage in scientific exchanges, accelerate data dissemination, and
facilitate further AVROBIO engagement as appropriate. They will
enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of
our products in the therapeutic area and gather new patient and HCP
insights. They will support cross-functional partners on
clinical development, launch and commercial stage activities.
Associate Director, Field Medical Affairs– Australia & New
Zealand Region will be responsible for
Providing non-promotional scientific, educational, and research
support for the lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) portfolio
Developing and maintaining relationships with key LSD experts
and treatment centers
Building a well-informed advocacy base
Act as a conduit for providing accurate and updated clinical,
scientific and medical information to LSD Experts, health care
professionals, treatments decision-makers and other members of the
scientific, provider and payer community (private insurance,
payers, medical groups, government agencies, and health systems
with drug formularies), in compliance with all relevant company
This role will be based in Australia, coverage of the territory
will include Australia and New Zealand and require a minimum of
Aug 18 2020
Be the trusted scientific partner to key external experts by
conducting timely, appropriate and frequent scientific exchanges to
enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of
Execute on stakeholder engagement plans to gather data, develop
and share medical insights that contribute to the enhancement of
AVROBIO’s key medical messages, plans, and future research.
Partner with Clinical Development colleagues to drive clinical
trial and overall clinical development success, including
identifying principle investigators and advisors, enhancing
clinical trial enrollment and appropriately communicating clinical
Keep abreast of medical and scientific developments in the LSD
field to help identify and critically assess research opportunities
and to play a supportive role in the execution of evidence
Recognize, record and share insights that deepen our
understanding of the needs of patients, consumers, regulators,
payers, and healthcare providers and proactively contribute towards
identifying unmet needs.
Maintain effective and appropriate communication among internal
stakeholders (Medical Affairs colleagues, Clinical Development and
Commercial Operations) while maintaining full compliance with
relevant company, industry, legal and regulatory requirements
Uses strong knowledge of relevant diseases and disease
management protocols, healthcare environment and competitors to
articulate the medical and scientific value of our products with
Establishes robust, long-term peer relationships with Key
Opinion Leaders and other stakeholder partners
Engages with appropriate stakeholders to understand the state of
healthcare policies and guidelines as they relate to clinical
practices at different levels within responsible region.
Uses defined systems to map, identify, profile, and prioritizes
stakeholders in line with the therapeutic area medical plan and
looks for opportunities to collaborate and build a value-based
partnership addressing the HCPs therapeutic goals.
Effectively utilizes the Scientific Engagement Model to plan
territory and individual stakeholder (Key Opinion Leaders, payers,
HCP, etc.) medical strategy and engagement interaction plans
consistent with the Field Base Medical Activity Plan and medical
Effectively utilizes the Scientific Engagement Model for
attending and establishing an AVROBIO Medical presence at relevant
scientific congresses, symposia as directed.
Organizes educational meetings or local scientific advisory
boards when requested.
Support speakers training to ensure continued scientific support
in the field.
Responds to unsolicited request for medical information
associated with our development programs and disease state
Gathers data and generates insights from stakeholder
interactions and provides feedback to the organization.
Recognize and collect feedback/reactions from multiple data
sources and various stakeholders.
Record/report insights and information appropriately, using
available mechanisms and tools.
Critically and routinely evaluate and discern from the
information gained from published studies, and stakeholder
interactions to develop key insights that deepen our understanding
of the market’s needs and opinions of external stakeholders and
therefore contribute to the enhancement of AVROBIO’s scientific
messages, plans, strategy, systems, and product development.
Maintain awareness of and assesses emerging evidence in the
disease area to educate and enhance discussions with key
Distribute relevant scientific and medical information and key
external insights to internal stakeholders when requested.
Collaborate, as directed, with Commercial Operations, Business
Development, Regulatory, etc. to facilitate diligence reviews,
medical and safety evaluation, product positioning, lifecycle
evidence planning, and compliance needs.
Contribute to the creation of material for internal and external
stakeholders where applicable, following internal policies, and
Federal and National Policies as applicable.
Minimum Requirements/ Qualifications A minimum of 5+ years
experience as an MSL, with 10+ years biotech/pharma/relevant health
care experience overall. Experience in lysosomal storage
diseases (or broadly metabolic genetics), rare diseases, and cell
or gene therapy strongly preferred.
Advanced degree in a technical, scientific, or medical field
(MD, Ph.D., Pharm D.) preferred, or other relevant life science
degree (RN/MS) with healthcare specialty required.
Clear understanding of the medical practice, clinical
decision-making and healthcare systems related to patient care.
Demonstrated ability to address educational and research needs
through delivery of scientific/evidenced-based data.
Demonstrated ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams and
manage a significant volume of projects.
Exemplary communication and presentation skills.
Actively listens to others and is adept at confidently stating
expert opinion while respecting the positions of others - can exert
diplomacy while standing firm on a position.
Utilizes effective, professional communications to cultivate
strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues,
flexible in own approach to people and situations.
Demonstrates effective leadership skills (by example and through
accomplishments), steps forward to handle challenges within scope
Deep understanding and knowledge of local regulations and codes
of practice for the pharmaceutical industry, particularly as they
apply to the non-promotional activities of this role .
Demonstrates scientific expertise - stays abreast of data,
treatment trends, and new information in the profession and ability
to articulate therapeutic knowledge and translate expert feedback
into appropriate insights.
Knowledge of relevant healthcare systems, the evolving medical
landscape, regulatory and payer environment, public health and
AVROBIO, Inc., a leader in lentiviral-based gene therapies, is a
clinical-stage company developing disruptive therapies that have
the potential to transform patients’ lives with a single dose. The
Company is focused on the development of its gene therapy
candidate, AVR?RD?01, in Fabry disease, as well as additional gene
therapy programs in other lysosomal storage disorders including
Gaucher disease, Cystinosis and Pompe disease. AVROBIO’s lentiviral
platform has broad potential for other rare and non-rare genetic
diseases. AVROBIO is headquartered in Cambridge, MA and has offices
in Toronto, ON.