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Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Senior Manager, North America Medical in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Overview

Rhythm is a global, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the care of people living with rare melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway diseases. Working at Rhythm means that you are part of a team that’s passionate about transforming the lives of people living with hyperphagia (pathological, insatiable hunger) and severe obesity caused by rare MC4R pathway diseases. We recognize the courage it takes for patients and their caregivers to begin their journey of advocacy to find the answers they need. Their courage inspires us to challenge convention, ask bold questions and seek answers for them. Every day, we strive for excellence through our willingness to adapt, learn, and our tenacity to overcome barriers, together.

Opportunity Overview

As a Senior Manager in North America Medical Affairs, you will contribute to the execution of the Medical Affairs strategy and tactics, assist with content development, KOL education programs , and support our cross-functional field teams for North America.  You will be part of a small, dynamic team and report to the Medical Director, North America.  You will thrive in this role if you are a self-starter and a highly collaborate individual who cares to have impact on patients in rare disease space.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Partner with Medical Director to execute a highly efficient, integrated medical strategy for Rare Obesity in the North America region, with a priority focus on Bardet Biedl Syndrome (BBS).

  • Work in close collaboration with Field Medical, Global Medical Affairs, Commercial, Customer Engagement, and other cross-functional partners to ensure engagement strategy, positioning and scientific educational initiatives are consistently aligned with Rhythm’s strategy and KOL knowledge needs.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional field teams to identify gaps and provide North America strategic input for the development of disease state and product specific educational and messaging opportunities in internal and external-facing materials and initiatives.

  • Coordinate medical content development, advisory boards, LMR submissions and external vendor activity to ensure timely delivery of medical materials and initiatives.

  • Coordinate integration of medical content from abstracts, manuscripts for publications, and other documents into messaging in field materials as required ensuring alignment with North America strategic objectives.

  • Work closely with functional groups to provide medical expertise, including field medical, area development managers, commercial and patient advocacy.

  • Foster strong relationships with internal stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve and evolve educational and training content.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced degree, doctorate level (PharmD or Ph.D.) preferred

  • 4+ years of relevant Medical Communications, Medical Affairs or related experience; title will be commensurate with experience

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Experience in rare disease, biotech/pharmaceutical industry preferred

  • Highly organized and able to manage supporting multiple initiatives

  • A curious learner who is focused on patient outcomes and values collaboration and advancing scientific understanding

  • Team player willing to roll up sleeves and bring expertise to other departments as needed

    This role is based out of our corporate office in Boston, Massachusetts. Rhythm operates in a hybrid-work model. Candidates applying must be willing and able to be in the Boston office in coordination with their department and business needs. This role may involve some travel.

    More about Rhythm

Rhythm is a global, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of obesity. This is a key biological pathway that regulates weight and hunger. A central element of Rhythm’s mission is to improve the understanding of these diseases and develop management strategies for patients who have no treatment options available to them. Rhythm was founded in 2008 and is based in Boston, MA. The company’s clinical development program is currently focused on several rare MC4R pathway diseases . For healthcare professionals, visit for more information. For those who may be affected or would like to learn more, visit for more information.


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