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CRISPR Therapeutics Scientific Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Summary

The Scientific Director for Leukemia and Lymphoma will report to the VP, Head of Medical Affairs. He/she will provide scientific and medical affairs leadership in support of compounds in various stages of clinical development. This individual will aid with the design and implementation of disease as well as product specific medical plans, working in conjunction with their cross-functional peers in early development, translational medicine, and commercial. He/She will lead and coordinate the development of medical affairs program goals and strategies and translate them into appropriate tactics to improve patient outcomes, and access to medicines. Additionally, the Scientific Director will be responsible for content and execution of advisory boards, analysis of insights generated and utilizing that data to create/update open data questions required for product specific development plans. He/she will assist in the evaluation and support of investigator-initiated trials (IITs) and early access programs. The Scientific Director builds trust with the external scientific community via peer-to-peer engagement with scientific leaders, research and educational collaborations and publications. He/she will serve as a therapeutic area expert in scientific, strategic, and tactical discussions and presentations with internal colleagues, external stakeholders, health care providers (HCPs) and payor organizations. This is a strategic as well as a tactical position with project-specific and future management-specific responsibilities.


Leadership responsibilities:

  • Represent Medical Affairs in cross functional teams/meetings including, but not limited to Project Teams, Clinical Sub-teams, and Medical sub teams

  • Lead Medical affairs cross-functional sub team meetings

  • Lead advisory boards and steering committee meetings (as needed)

  • Perform and/or coordinate research and analytics to provide recommendations to support decisions regarding life cycle management, clinical research, and internal planning

  • Development of open data questions and evidence generation plans, with cross-functional peers, to support potential IIT programs, data generation and product life cycle management

  • Represent company at professional meetings, congresses, and local symposia

  • Identify, select, and manage future team members, external collaborations, vendors, profile organizations, and researchers with appropriate expertise

Deliverable responsibilities:

  • Generate disease strategy and tactical plans appropriate for stage of disease specific pipeline products

  • Partner with cross-functional departments on development of communication and publication strategy to address data disclosures, gap analysis, and key messages

  • Provide scientific and clinical leadership to the following (including but not limited to):

  • Abstracts, posters, slides, manuscripts in disease area

  • Educational materials in disease area including slides, webcasts, etc.

  • Cooperative group proposals and CR&D study concepts

  • IIT concept submissions

  • Commercial Brand Plans, Integrated Disease Plans

  • Scientific educational grant requests

  • Patient advocacy grant requests in collaboration with cross-functional partners

  • Regulatory submission documents

  • Track priority Medical Affairs tactics and performance to goals/budget

  • Engage/interact with key internal stakeholders including: Clinical Research and Development, Biostatistics, Translational Development, Regulatory Affairs, Project Leadership, Marketing and Market Access and key external stakeholders including: Investigators, KOLs, HCPs, Steering committees, Advocacy groups and Cooperative groups

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD/DO/PhD/PharmD with at least 7 years of clinical or industry experience, previous Medical Affairs experience preferred

  • Excellent analytical skills and solid experience in translating medical/clinical information into tactical activities and/or strategic plans

  • Proficiency in scientific and clinical data review and interpretation

  • Strong matrix leadership skills in cross-functional teams

  • Strong organization skills

  • Superior people skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations to large groups, facilitation of interactive discussions, and 1:1 discussion with thought leaders; demonstration of these activities within a virtual environment is a plus

  • Experience creating and managing to a corporate budget

  • Regular travel will be required (approx 20%)

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