UK Medical Director - Rare Disease

UK Medical Director - Rare Disease

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire, England

  • Sector:

    Medical Affairs

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  • Salary:

    £95000 - £125000 per annum + benefits package

  • Contact:

    Oliver Gould

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

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Country Medical Director - Rare Disease

Pharma-Partners is recruiting a senior leadership position for a small, growing biotechnology business who specialise in Rare Diseases. They have both recently approved products to be launched and a strong pipeline across therapeutic areas with multiple molecules in Phases I-III.

Reporting into the General Manager this role takes the lead on all local Medical Affairs strategy and is accountable for line managing a sizeable medical team including 7 first-line reports and 8 second-line. The Medical Director is responsible for being the medical expert providing leadership to internal and external stakeholders, aligning all activities in line with regulatory and legal frameworks, and establishing a close working relationship with global teams.

This is a critical business hire with their first-in-class monoclonal antibody to be launched imminently.


  • Lead and manage the Medical Affairs function for the UK

Develop medical strategy and effectively execute plans

  • Internal and external expert for all product related queries
  • Management of compliance for promotional materials in line with regulations such as the ABPI Code of Practice, including supporting other departments with compliance adherence
  • Align plans in collaboration with business partners in global and EU teams Be the scientific and medical expert for the business within the therapy area
  • Ensuring strong relationships are maintained with external stakeholders such as HCPs, KOLs, as well as regulatory bodies such as the MHRA and NICE


  • GMC registered Physician or GPhC registered Pharmacist
  • Significant experience in medical affairs
  • Must be an ABPI Final Medical Signatory
  • Experience of line managing a team within medical affairs
  • Product launch experience beneficial
  • Therapeutic experience in Rare Disease, Immunology, Inflammation, Haematology, Oncology, or CNS strongly preferred but not essential
  • Good knowledge of the NHS with a proven track record of collaborating with KOLs and analysing scientific and clinical data to support medical strategy
  • Strong leadership skills
  • A good communicator, with tangible experience of working collaboratively with non-medical departments in a fast-paced commercial environment

Salary and benefits:

  • A competitive basic salary plus benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate