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Alexion Pharmaceuticals US Medical Communications Lead in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

The US Medical Communications Lead (MCL) will work with US Medical Affairs (USMA) and Therapeutic Area Medical Teams and Leadership to establish a sound US Strategic Communication plan for Koselugo. This will include but is not limited to: Scientific Materials, Congress Planning, Training, and Insight Reporting for Koselgu. This role will interface with cross-functional partners to ensure that the US Strategic Communication plan is structured to deliver on USMA Strategies.

The MCL responsibilities encompass activities that help drive the vision and purpose of the USMA department. The MCL will have ownership and oversight of the end-to-end process of submitting Scientific Materials to the Medical Review Committee in line with Koselugo strategy. The MCL will be key point of contact for MSL/Medical activities at Tier 1 Congresses, including: cross-functional planning, insight collection, reporting, and KPI tracking. MCL will align with Global Medical Training to deliver US new hire training, and where necessary design and/or implement advanced content or professional skills training. MCL will serve as a leader and facilitator for USMA training provided at live and virtual meetings (e.g. AKF). The MCL will advance harmonization of Koselugo Insight and KPI reporting. The MCL will be an active member of the Medical Excellence team and will both lead and guide innovative projects to benefit USMA. Where applicable, the MCL will also serve as a key member on Launch teams.

You will be responsible for:

  • Work with US Medial Affairs Leadership and TA Head to define the TA Strategic Communication Plan

  • Track and report key milestone metrics and KPIs to the Strategic Communication Plan

  • Work with TA leadership team to develop the TA Scientific Platform and translate into impactful tactics

  • Work with TA Head, Medical Directors, Global Medical Training and other leadership to develop a training strategy and content development

  • Work with TA Leadership Team to identify knowledge gaps in a systematic way (i.e. Annual unmet needs workshop)

  • Maintain Scientific Material database and establish a routine approach for keeping materials current (including MSL decks and training decks).

  • Develop Monitoring cycle of the material data base for expirations and update materials in a timely manner

  • Maintain inventory of all materials in alignment with global inventories to avoid duplicative materials and reviews

  • Manage vendor to upload all materials to review tool and insure citations are complete

  • Own review process with Medical Review Committee and prioritization of materials (escalating as needed)and act as proponent for all materials

  • Define and Maintain training roadmap for field team in alignment with Global Training and HR (process should include leadership soft skills)

  • Develop new learning approaches to current business needs, including interactive, distance and virtual learning

  • Point of contact for legal and regulatory on review process/SOP changes and communication/training of those changes to the team

  • Onboard all new US Medical Affairs employees on Scientific content within the Therapeutic Area

  • Vendor management of slide deck creation when needed

  • MSL training and distribution plan for new Med Info materials

  • Develop Launch readiness training plan

  • Maintain MSL new hire mentorship program and monitor for success

  • Participates in MSL candidate presentations

  • Annual Kickoff Forum(AKF) planning and alignment with TA Leads and Global TA Leads on training requests for MSLs

  • Work with Corporate Communications and Global Medical Information to ensure the availability of a current corporate deck including a current pipeline slide

  • Align with Global US Medical Affairs on national and international congress coverage

  • Provide strategic congress coverage plan for all USMA employees and senior leadership in conjunction with TA leadership, Medical Directors and MSLs

  • Run congress debrief meetings onsite aligned with global for senior leadership rapid reporting

  • Produce full congress insights report aligned with global or in conjunction with global

    You will need to have:

  • PharmD/MD/PhD

  • 5 + years relevant pharma/biotech industry experience

  • Training or Teaching-Related Experience, including experience with distance learning preferred

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • Previous MSL experience preferred

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles

  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Exceptional facilitation skills, and the ability to stand and deliver training as well as coordinate outside resources

  • Strong computer skills

  • Demonstrates strong teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Experience writing assessment questions preferred

  • Approximately 30% travel required.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at:

Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.

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