Sr. Medical Manager, SMA
vor 8 Tg.


The SMA Sr. Medical Manager is responsible for the medical-scientific contribution to the regional SMA medical strategy.

This is an important role regarding all medical scientific topics in the MENA region (MENA, Greece, Baltics, Iceland)

Job Description

The SMA Sr. Medical Manager is responsible for the medical-scientific contribution to the regional SMA medical strategy.

This is an important role regarding all medical scientific topics in the MENA region (MENA, Greece, Baltics, Iceland) like developing medical scientific presentations, one to one discussions with leading SMA experts, understanding the current status and identify opportunities for evolving Standards of care in SMA , facilitating implementation of the national SMA treatment guidelines developing regional medical education concept in collaboration with SMA medical scientific community, understanding the current National SMA disease registries, and facilitation of the harmonization of these registries , developing medical scientific projects and quality indicators.

The Sr MM will also be responsible for the implementation of the New Born Screening (NBS) and the Genetic Testing (GT) where applicable.

The Sr. MM will be working closely with the EU+ SMA cross functional team and our key international partners in each country to set up (where possible and appropriate) and execute compliant expanded access programs and named patient programs.

Specific aspect in this role is the collaboration and alignment with Biogen Partner Companies in the region. Together the Sr.

  • MM, and MSLs / MM from the Partner companies is responsible for the medical scientific support and the medical input to product strategy, for the core medical functions like;
  • Pharmacovigilance, Medical Information, medical training and facilitation of medical scientific projects.

    The Sr. MM should therefore have expertise in and knowledge of therapeutic area, patient-treatment trends, clinical trials and scientific activities within the SMA area and continuously update this expertise and knowledge.

    The Sr. MM should be able to translate highly complex medical scientific content to tactics and have medical operation expertise / skills or experience in managing complex Medical projects.

    This position is based in Zug and will require travels to the region (60%)

    Responsibilities :

  • Facilitate medical and scientific information exchange with the medical community on SMA and other orphan diseases
  • Generate systematically medical insights and provide key learnings to the IPM regional Medical teams on regular basis as appropriate
  • Develop and Deliver clinical and scientific presentations to regional healthcare audiences aligned with medical education programs
  • Facilitating harmonization / improvement of the current national SMA disease registry, NBS and GT
  • Support therapeutic experts in developing concepts and protocols for SRAs / IITs / in Biogen scientific area of interest (Teens and Adults)
  • Planning, preparation and execution of Regional SMA Advisory Boards (when needed)
  • Developing of the country specific medical tactical plan, including implementation of projects
  • Providing medical training and medical project support primarily to partner companies in the region including support to Market Access, PAG management, Marketing etc.
  • Visiting SMA Leading Experts. Supporting MI and PV process
  • Qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a medical role in industry
  • An insight and / or interest in Neuromuscular Disease and Pediatric neurology
  • Matrix management experience with the Regional Office and other key functions in Europe
  • Strong customer orientation, science based
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, scientific and non-scientific, throughout all levels and geographies of an organization, in English and a second language
  • Ideally, medical / scientific experience in rare diseases
  • Excellent Communication, Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety, Legal and compliance environment
  • Independent team worker
  • Flexible mind-set and see changes as mandatory
  • Good customer-relations and networking capacities
  • Pro-active self-starter
  • Willingness to travel
  • High energy level and able to deal with stress
  • Fluent in English
  • Education

  • Medical or scientific qualification (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D. preferred)
  • Mid-Senior Level

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