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Medical Affairs Manager, BA Metabolic Disease


medical affairs manager, ba metabolic disease

alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company that combines groundbreaking science with a steadfast commitment to meeting the needs of patients living with severe, life-threatening and often ultra-rare diseases. alexion scientists are among the first in the world to unlock the therapeutic potential of inhibiting terminal complement, a group of proteins that play an important role in the body's immune response and can destroy healthy tissue in certain patients. alexion discovered and developed soliris® (eculizumab), a first-in-class terminal complement inhibitor. today, soliris is approved in more than 40 countries as a treatment for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (pnh), and in the united states and european union as a treatment for patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (ahus). alexion is working urgently to investigate soliris and additional product candidates as treatments for patients with other rare and severe diseases. further information about alexion pharmaceuticals, inc. can be found at www.alexionpharma.com   

alexion nordics is a fast growing organisation with an ongoing expansion of its presence in the region.  5 years after the successful launch of soliris in pnh, the company is now planning its next major launch in the area of metabolic disease pertaining to genetic deficiencies/ inborn errors of metabolism. to meet the increased need for medical expertise, alexion is appointing a new medical affairs manager with responsibility for this new and highly specialized medical field.

we offer
joining alexion at this exiting stage of development will give you the opportunity to create impact and make a difference for patients with severe and often untreated serious conditions. in your role you will manage the flow of information between the region and the european headquarters in switzerland. you will be the scientific expert internally as well as towards the medical community. one of your key roles will be to identify and develop key opinion leader support. among your internal responsibilities will be to provide training and education. you will provide scientific and medical leadership and support to all functions within the territory to ensure achievement of regional objectives and to further secure the alexion global medical affairs mission to maximize patient outcomes by setting and continuously advancing the evidence-based medical standard of care.the role requires substantial travelling in the nordic region as well as internationally.

qualifications
you must possess:
• m.d. or phd in life science
• min. 4 years in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry with biological drugs  
• strong ability to evaluate and create strategies based on medical/scientific literature
• ability to implement medical affairs tools to improve patient care and outcome

it is furthermore advantageous with:
• background /experience with genetic deficiencies
• orphan diseases knowledge/experience
• experience of early and late clinical development

personal characteristics
you are a strong team player, ideally with a team leader experience and ability to adapt to a multicultural environment. you demonstrate a high level of energy and enthusiasm and ability cope with high levels of stress.

for more information, please contact arne nordström at k2 search ab. phone 070-69 89 200. your application will be handled with strict confidentiality. submit your application as soon as possible.

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