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Regional Medical Lead, APAC

Location Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

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 and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Position Description

The Regional Medical Lead, APAC is a member of the APAC Regional Medical Affairs team within the Global Medical Affairs organization. The overall purpose of Biomarin Global Medical Affairs is to drive Biomarin’s scientific agenda, through strategic medical plans and programs, to enhance patients’ lives through appropriate evidence-based use of our medicines in order optimise patient health outcomes in real-world integrated clinical care.

The primary purpose of the role is to lead and direct the medical activities in the assigned disease area and product portfolio across the region. The Regional Medical Lead is a key role within the region, representing all the regional medical affairs activities on the cross-functional Regional Launch/Brand Teams and on the Global Medical Affairs Program Teams. He/she will be responsible for the strategic direction and coordination of the medical plans and activities across the region for the assigned disease area.

This position is a key conduit for scientific interaction and exchange in a professional, fair-balanced manner and for provision of clinical/scientific support for cross-functional stakeholders. This position is responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders, including those involved in non-clinical and clinical research.

This position will be required to provide operational support for development and execution of clinical programs (including but not limited to post-marketing studies and external independent research requests), educational initiatives, regulatory and reimbursement activities.

The Regional medical Lead, APAC, may be required to take on additional responsibilities for assigned regional projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own and represent regional medical affairs plans for the assigned disease area at the regional level (Regional Launch/Brand Teams) and at the global level (Global Medical Affairs Program Teams)
  • As the regional medical affairs partner on the cross-functional Regional Launch/Brand Team, proactively drive scientific strategy in the co-development of regional brand and launch plans in line with regional priorities
  • Collaborate with the APAC country team/s to understand and inform country-specific strategic business priorities and assigned disease area priorities
  • Collaborate closely with the Global Medical Lead for the assigned disease area to ensure representation and championing of regional medical strategies and plans and needs within global plans and priorities
  • Proactively exchange with HCPs and patient organisations to generate and gather insights and understanding of the patient care pathways and medical needs across the region for assigned disease areas/products
  • Inform the translation and consolidation of country-specific insights into prioritized regional strategies in alignment with the Regional Launch/Brand Team
  • Develop and execute objective and impact-driven strategic medical plans and programs for the APAC region
  • Provide appropriate and compliant medical and scientific information to external medical specialists and healthcare professionals
  • Coordinate and/or support medical scientific and educational events, advisory boards and initiatives in APAC according to the medical plans and in collaboration with the APAC Medical Affairs
  • Deliver scientific presentations as needed
  • Assist in relation to external research and publication requests
  • Support various patient advocacy, regulatory and reimbursement activities as necessary
  • Ensure that all interactions and activities comply with BioMarin’s business guidance, policies, and SOPs


  • A medical degree or tertiary qualification in a medical or related scientific discipline is required (Masters or higher degree required)
  • Fluency in English language is required


  • At least 5 years of prior working experience in medical affairs in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry in a role requiring product/disease area expertise and responsibilities
  • Experience working at a regional level or higher is desirable
  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience within rare diseases is a plus
  • Field-based medical affairs/MSL experience is a plus

Key Skills

  • Ability to interpret and communicate scientific research, data and information
  • Strategic thinking
  • Self-initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and remotely within a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Business awareness and acumen
  • Ability to work effectively remotely and virtually

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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