VP, Medical Affairs

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The VP of Medical Affairs will be instrumental in creating and building the medical affairs function at Principia. This person should be a leader/ doer that is responsible for generating strategies, leading cross functional planning, implementing activities and ensuring processes are in place for launch preparation for rilzabrutinib (our lead BTKi drug candidate in immune mediated diseases). This role will oversee the medical communications (scientific narrative, publications, etc.), scientific advise (advisory boards, KOL advice, input) creation of materials to convey role of BTK in immunology, conduct of internal scientific summits, medical conference management, medical education and generation of internal repository/ library (key publications in the field and backgrounders) of key information. This role will work closely with clinical, communications, regulatory and commercial to understand current medical practice in the diseases of interest and what is needed to address the unmet needs from the clinical and health economics perspective. This is a key role that will report to the Chief Development Officer.

Leading the Medical Affairs function at Principia

- Will develop and implement key medical affairs strategies and activities to support the late stage development of our lead assets

- Develop and present operational plans to management

- Represent company externally, oversee medical affairs aspects of development and pre-launch needs

Run and build Medical Affairs Function

- In collaboration with the Senior leadership develop medical affairs vision, mission and department plan in alignment with related functions that will interface with the department (Clinical, Communications, Commercial)

- Work closely with clinical team, medical directors and clinical scientist

- Direct publication activities ensuring compliance with Good Publication Practices (GPP) and applicable regulations.

- Manage and develop the various medical affairs deliverables, including medical communications, conferences, KOL outreach, advisory boards, etc.

- Contribute to the organization as a subject matter expert and team member for program (team) leadership, in commercial partnerships and as part of business development teams.

- Identify data/ resource gaps and needs, perform project risk analysis, and implement solutions.

Senior Leadership Responsibilities

- Launch preparedness

- External facing leadership with KOLs

- Senior Leadership for strategic input


- Minimum of 15 years in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry in clinical operations

- Track record of setting and achieving goals (preferably within medical affairs function)

- Must have a medical background with a degree in Pharmacy, Nursing, MD or other allied health care

- Experience with building medical affairs infrastructure, managing direct reports, building teams and leveraging relationships with clinical

- Must have cross-functional management leadership experience

- Experience with prelaunch and diseases in immunology desired

- Line management experience, particularly with mentoring and developing field personnel

- Must like a dynamic, small, growth company environment

Principia Biopharma is an equal opportunity employer.
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