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Director, Medical Affairs

Location São Paulo, Brazil

Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class or best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

This position will provide scientific and medical support for commercial operations in Brazil. The individual will coordinate regional participation in investigator and company-sponsored studies of marketed products, will establish relationships internally with BioMarin medical and clinical departments.
Externally, strategic collaborations will be formed with key opinion leaders (KOLs), physicians in the region, and with other healthcare professionals as required. This individual will contribute to the generation and refinement of marketing initiatives and deliverables and provide scientific review for materials produced. Professionally represents the company to outside customers including physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Responsibilities will also include providing scientific and medical training to MSLs and commercial teams in the region.

• Establish a rapport with the physicians and key opinion leaders by acting as a scientific resource and providing a variety of programs and services.
• Analyze and interpret medical literature to compose comprehensive, balanced, medically accurate documents that can be used in internal and external trainings and to respond to unsolicited requests from external customers concerning the use of BioMarin’ s products
• Provide timely medical review and approval of promotional pieces and sales training materials. Ensure that promotional pieces are compliant to the Lat Am PRB S.O.P. as well as regional compliance policies.
• Participate in regulatory, product labeling and marketing teams.
• Develop strong productive relationships with cross functional team members to foster development of medically accurate, innovative, high quality communications that support company strategies
• Support to strategic planning and execution on publications generated in Latin America
• Being involved in the procedures and process that involves Latin America Regulatory, marketing, and commercial partners.
• Responsible for representing BioMarin at scientific, clinical and business development meetings.
• Direct medical writing activities associated with Medical Affairs to ensure accurate execution of, product related slide decks, standard response letters, FAQs as well as corporate abstracts, posters, oral presentation and manuscripts when appropriate.
• Serve as medical and technical resource for clinical issues raised by internal and external collaborators, investigators, consultants, patients and contract resources
• Interact in collaborations with strategic partners

Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this position will support Medical affairs in Brazil. Other neighbor markets can also be important in collaboration with other Medical managers from Latin America as BMRN´s operations develop in the region. Great influence on internal and external business environment.

PhD or MD (Neuropediatrician, pediatrician, neurologist or Geneticist - preferred)

• 6 or more years in pharma industry is desirable.
• Experience in multi-national organization or clinical trials
• Must be able to travel 50-60% of time
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills either in Spanish (desirable) and English (must), superior organization, problem solving, and time management skills
Ability to critically evaluate scientific literature knowledge of current promotion compliance regulations

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   

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São Paulo


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