Position Description

Associate Director Medical Affairs UKI (Remote)
Location United Kingdom
Requisition ID 1857
# of openings 1
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Associate Director Medical Affairs UKI



Amicus Therapeutics is a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases.



Associate Director Medical Affairs UKI responsibilities in Pompe disease and Fabry disease:

•            Develop and implement comprehensive local Medical Affairs strategy and plan, including medical activities of investigational products in Pompe. Mapping and updating the Pompe patient pathway(s) will be key.

•            For new products and indications: Function as Medical operational lead in Market Access proceedings and support local HTA activities and reimbursement negotiations in close collaboration with Market Access, Regulatory Affairs, Program Management, Global Medical Affairs and local functions

•            Represent Medical in Brand Teams to develop and implement cross-functional brand strategy with a focus on Pompe disease

•            Systematically identify and develop scientific collaboration and exchange in Pompe disease, while maintaining scientific collaboration and exchange in Fabry disease

•            Serve as a central Amicus Medical Affairs representative for key stakeholders, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating collaborations aligning with Amicus’ strategic goals

•            Manage local Medical Affairs budget

•            Development and implementation of national key medical events such as medical standalone meetings or symposia in close collaboration with key stakeholders

•            Initiate and support high impact medical education activities including digital and virtual options

•            Make an intelligent interpretation of key relevant scientific data, identify unmet medical, educational, and research needs within the medical community

•            Provide medical input direction to the development of impactful scientific and medical education messages and materials

•            Provide medical input to the production of key promotional material ensuring  medical relevance and accuracy

•            Spend time in the field (face-to-face and virtual) to provide appropriate and timely medical support

•            Maintain knowledge of the respective therapeutic area, stay current on leading edge medicines and development efforts, attend appropriate national and international meetings and congresses to gather intelligence conduct routine literature searches, and communicate regularly to assure that the entire Medical Team benefits

•            Represent a reliable, trusted, resource of accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge

•            Stay current of local laws and guidelines, codes of practices and Amicus policies relevant to Medical Affairs activity

•            Ensure Compliance with current regulations and guidance of HCP interactions by developing and adapting according internal procedures

•            Serve as main contact for audits in Medical activities and responsibilities

•            Seek clarification from management and/or Compliance & Legal when uncertain whether a proposed activity could violate Amicus policy or the law

The ADMA role entails not only deep scientific understanding and customer expertise, but also requires the ability to understand and effectively utilize scientific and operational resources in order to address the customer needs as well as internal requirements. It also requires profound project management, coordination and organization skills.



The ideal candidate demonstrates strong scientific knowledge, medical leadership attitude, is a persuasive communicator of science and has an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to work collaboratively across a growing organization.

Educational Requirements

•            Medically qualified and GMC registered Physician or Pharmacist with UK registration

Professional Work Experience

•            Significant Medical Affairs experience with field experience, within biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry and a record of significant accomplishment

•          AD/Senior Medical Advisor, AD/Senior Medical Manager, or similar with thorough understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry

•            Good knowledge of national regulatory guidelines (Medicines Act and the Human Medicines Regulations, ABPI /IPHA) Code of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures, and experience of their implementation within the business environment

•            Track record as a final medical signatory

•            Proven knowledge of medical affairs including clinical trial design, management, analysis, and reporting, including GCP

•            Experience of at least one product launch, preferably in rare disease

•            Ability to manage all aspects of Medical Affairs responsibilities on country level

•            Demonstrated ability to evaluate medical/scientific literature accurately and effectively, and develop effective medical and communication strategies

•            Strong business acumen; has working knowledge of the multi-disciplinary functions involved in a company's drug development process, e.g. research, development, clinical operations, biostatistics, regulatory, commercial

•            Excellent verbal/written communication and listening skills

•            Proven planning and organizational skills; excellent communication skills

•            Proven ability to collaborate and make connections with both internal and external stakeholders

•            Stellar interpersonal skills, customer focus and emotional intelligence in developing and maintaining professional relationships

•            Thrives in a team environment

•            Proven self-starter who is solution focused and positive when presented with challenges

•            Ability to manage a demanding schedule, and adapt and be flexible as needed with evolving priorities

•            Clear alignment with Amicus Core Values

•            Fluent in written and spoken English



•           UK and Ireland

•           Home or office based

•           Willingness to travel (nationally and internationally) at least 40% time



We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.  Our unique experiences, backgrounds and range of cultural perspectives enrich how we approach opportunities, pushing ideas as far and as fast as possible with patients always our top priority. Employee expertise, intelligence, and creativity drives our innovation, and our passion and commitment to excellence.  Our “Three Pillars of DEI” are interwoven into our Amicus culture and expands one person, one word, and one act at a time. For our employees, these three pillars are a touchstone for inspiration, guidance, and encouragement.


Amicus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will judge all applicants based on their qualifications for the job, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, disability status or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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