Medical Director, Uro-Oncology
As a privately-owned, specialty healthcare company, Ferring focuses on developing life-changing innovations that help people live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.
With the recent FDA approval of Adstiladrin® (nadofaragene firadenovec-vncg), Ferring is building a commercial and medical Uro-Oncology team. We are looking for candidates who share our passion and dedication to help people live better lives. Adstiladrin®, a novel adenovirus vector-based gene therapy is the first gene therapy approved by the FDA for bladder cancer. Our team comprises passionate, driven, and collaborative individuals who are united in their commitment to deliver a new standard of care to patients, living with high-grade, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer with or without papillary tumors, who are unresponsive to BCG – an area of critical unmet need.
This role provides therapeutic area medical/scientific expertise and leads the overall US medical strategy, including execution of tactics for the development and/or acquisition of additional products, expansion of current indications, and pre-launch, launch and post-launch of products, the incumbent will provide medical/scientific oversight of entire therapeutic area portfolio.
This is your opportunity to play an important role in making available to patients a novel product that has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of bladder cancer.
Ferring US is Great Places to Work® Certified. At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.
Create, develop and execute the Medical Plan/Strategy for uro-oncology.
Partner with Commercial Operations, Global Clinical Operations and Global Clinical Development for strategic alignment and life-cycle management.
Provide strategic direction, medical plan, and effective budget allocation across uro-oncology therapeutic area.
Lead medical launch planning for new uro-oncology therapeutics and ensure efficient and effective execution of plan.
Participate in multidisciplinary projects to support commercialization, including attending Legal, Medical, and Regulatory (LMR) meetings to review material for scientific accuracy.
Provide scientific/medical consultation to the commercial team to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards.
Represent US medical scientific affairs in global meetings within the uro-oncology therapeutic area franchise, ensure US alignment with global strategy.
Provide scientific and clinical advice relevant to uro-oncology to internal stakeholders across multiple functional including Marketing and Sales, Health Economics, Medical Information, and the Medical Science Liaisons.
Maintain a high level of technical expertise in evaluation and interpretation of medical and scientific literature and extrapolate data for medical and commercial initiatives in the field.
Establish relationships and share insights from engagement with Thought Leaders, healthcare providers, medical/professional societies, payers and patient advocacy groups. Present to formulary committees and payers as needed.
Maintain respectful, productive, and active affiliations within medical/scientific societies and academic teaching facilities.
Continue to grow and maintain a large network of key opinion leaders, clinicians, scientists, academics relevant to uro-oncology.
Contribute scientific, clinical, and experiential insights to Investigator-Initiated Trial, Medical Education Grant, and Contributions review processes.
Identify needs and determine content, speakers, focus for advisory boards, training events, and regional, national, and international meetings as required.
Develop topics and compile data for educational presentations and slide kits.
Present healthcare professionals and decision makers with accurate, unbiased, balanced and timely answers to unsolicited requests for information about Ferring uro-oncology products.
Partner with Scientific Communications to develop publication strategies, lead the writing, presentation, and publication of data from Ferring clinical trials and topics relevant to uro-oncology.
Manage, generate and disseminate clinical and non-clinical data that supports the medical strategy and results in high quality publications.
Provide clinical support for activities related to health economics and patient related outcomes as well as market access/payers strategies.
Develop post-marketing clinical development plans including the design and management of clinical studies (Phase IV) and provide medical expertise in management of IITs.
Continuously review the competitive position of projects and products including competitor actions to share insights and provide guidance from Medical Affairs.
Support Business Development and lead medical due diligence activities for new product licensing and acquisitions.
Provide input to clinical trial design (e.g. alignment to standard of care, evolving trends, relevance of clinical endpoints).
Contribute medical/scientific expertise in medical or marketing educational initiatives, responding reactively to off-label product-based questions and to the objective representation of data, product positioning, on-label promotion and the legal/medical/regulatory review process.
MD, DO with minimum 10 years of pharmaceutical industry and experience directly relevant to urology and/or uro-oncology (e.g. clinical, research) required.
Urologist (MD/DO) with sub specialization in oncology preferred.
Licensed physician with advanced training in the urology area (Board certified or board eligible) strongly preferred.
Experience in participation in commercial product launches preferred.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of clinical trial methodology and regulatory requirements.
Strong project management skills and ability to work effectively and lead cross functional teams.
Active affiliations/reputation in medical/ scientific societies and academic teaching facilities.
Demonstrated ability to engage KOLs and lead Advisory Committees from professional contacts.
Ability to work well with others, influence with and without authority, and establish consensus and compliance.
Collaborative and proactive, with a hands-on, roll-up-the sleeves attitude.
Travel 30-50%, both domestic and international.
Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Ferring offers a competitive total compensation package inclusive of but not limited to the following benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation policy, paid holidays, sick days, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, flexible savings accounts, short-term disability, long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance.