Associate Director of Medical Affairs, Molecular Diagnostics (3922)

Organization
QIAGEN
Job Location
Job Description

Responsible for directing medical and scientific affairs activities in molecular diagnostics (MDx) with a focus on infectious diseases/Women's Health/Next Generation Sequencing & Bioinformatics/ Personalized healthcare & Oncology. This position will report directly to the Director of Medical Affairs and ultimately to the Chief Medical Officer. Responsibilities include the support of launch readiness and post-launch market penetration of QIAGEN products lines, with additional responsibilities supporting global medical affairs and corporate goals and objectives.

Primary responsibilities of the position
Support sales and marketing to prepare product launch
• Review of labeling and promotional material as needed to ensure medical and scientific aspects are true and accurate
• Liaise with commercial operations to provide scientific and medical expertise as needed
• Conduct effective clinical and scientific presentations for internal and external education strategy on QIAGEN products and technologies
• Assist with clinical validation, trials management and external QIAGEN and Investigator Initiated studies
• Contribute to the review of clinical data and reports for regulatory submissions of new products under scrutiny for regulatory approval.
• Implement early adopter program (EAP) for products to be launched
• Identify beta testing and EAP sites and in collaboration with regional sales and marketing teams
• Engage sites, define study protocol and monitor product evaluations to successful completion
• Review and summarize data, assist in the preparation of health technology assessment and Health Economic and Outcomes research reports.
• Generate scientific awareness pre- and post-launch
• Coordinate with regional marketing for presentations at national and international meetings to increase QIAGEN portfolio visibility
•Assist in writing and review of white papers, abstracts and manuscripts for peer-review publication
• Consolidate QIAGEN external network of excellence
• Leverage thought leader relationships by aligning their expertise with QIAGEN needs
• Facilitate collaborative relationships with thought leaders internally as advisors, consultant, investigators, expert guest speakers and business development partners.
• Report back to QIAGEN through appropriate channels key market trends and competitive position
• Medical and scientific referent in MDx
• Maintain high standards proficiencies with medical best practices, therapeutic guidelines, and scientific literature pertaining to assigned QIAGEN portfolio and technology
• Regularly collect and interpret insights in the medical diagnostics environment and provide constant feedback to director of medical affairs regarding competitive intelligence

Requirements

• PhD, MD, PharmD or DO is required. Academic background in clinical diagnostic testing; molecular diagnostics, sequencing technology, oncology and/or infectious disease
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the biotechnology industry with emphasis in MDx
• Background consisting of cross-functional roles in medical and scientific affairs, coordination of ideas and strategies with research and development and sales/marketing.
•Must deliver concise and cogent technical presentations with ability to maintain high ethical standards in order to gain trust and approval of audience.
• Must keep accurate records of interactions to yield informative intelligence and materials to update field strategies and tactics.
• Work with small teams on a regional and national level to coordinate and service successful implementation of strategies and objectives.
• Proven and demonstrated ability to understand process and disseminate complex scientific material to key personnel in presentations and discussions.
• History of presenting scientific data at conferences, symposiums and society meetings as well as record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Thorough understanding of package inserts, marketing materials and related corporate documents to ensure adherence to FDA and corporate compliance guidelines.
• Consistent track record of high-level achievement in research and business areas with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels and departments.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple assignments, deliver activities and results with excellent attention to detail. Superior time management skills and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong interpersonal, teamwork, organizational and workload planning skills.
• Able to communicate technical concepts both verbally and written with clarity and accuracy.
• Proficient use of Microsoft applications, ie. Powerpoint, Word and Excel.
• Comfortable using multiple media outlets to engage a team or customers via webinars, conference calls or video conferences

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online www.qiagen.com/careers

About Our Organization

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows. QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of March 31, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,300 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at www.qiagen.com.

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