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Director, Medical Affairs Strategy

Vir Biotechnology

Vir Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Vir Biotechnology, Inc. is an immunology company focused on powering the immune system to transform lives by treating and preventing infectious diseases and other serious conditions, including viral-associated diseases. Vir has assembled two technology platforms that are designed to modulate the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Its current clinical development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting hepatitis delta and hepatitis B viruses and human immunodeficiency virus. Vir has several preclinical candidates in its pipeline, including those targeting influenza A and B, COVID-19, RSV/MPV and HPV.

We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our mission. We are committed to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. We are proud to be the first company to be ranked at the top of the Deloitte Fast 500 list two years in a row (2023 & 2022)!

The Opportunity

Vir Biotechnology is looking for a Director, Medical Affairs Strategy (Hepatitis B Virus functional cure focus). You will manage the global medical affairs strategic plans, including publication strategy, communication strategy, disease awareness, and asset strategy across Vir's HBV functional cure pipeline. Collaboration with the Vir's Hepatitis Delta Medical Affairs Lead is also required. You will develop and implement frameworks, methodologies, and best practices to increase organizational impact and patient centricity. You will report to the Head of Medical Affairs.

This is an onsite position in our San Francisco, CA office.

What You'll Do

  • Lead annual medical planning for asset(s); Work with extended medical affairs functions to inform and implement overall medical strategy for assets in pipeline.
  • Guide collaboration with teams to provide support, medical review and medical expertise advice.
  • Collaborate with medical and clinical operations departments to coordinate the planning, execution, and management of clinical trial activities across medical affairs functions.
  • Lead the medical affairs strategy congress activity planning in collaboration with team members and compiling of congress reports including critical competitive intelligence.
  • Provide strategic guidance for the generation of medical insights, real-world evidence, and health outcomes research to support product value propositions.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with important opinion leaders, medical societies, and other external partners to gather insights and inform medical strategies.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry codes of conduct in the execution of medical affairs activities.
  • Represent Vir at scientific conferences, advisory boards, and other external events as a medical expert and thought leader.
  • Stay up to date with scientific advancements, competitor activities, and industry trends to inform strategic decision-making.

Who You Are and What You Bring

  • Scientific or medical degree (Pharm D, PhD, MD) required.
  • 10+ years of medical affairs or clinical development background in hepatitis and immunology.
  • Biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience with understanding of drug development and medical affairs function.
  • Interpret and articulate clinical/HEOR data and the impact on development programs.
  • Understanding of compliance and regulatory requirements for industry medical affairs, R&D and commercial work.
  • This role includes travel internationally to conferences and meetings, including occasional weekend travel.



Who We Are and What We Offer

The expected salary range for this position is $194,500.00 to $284,000.00. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors.

Vir's compensation and benefits are aligned with the current market and determined by your experience and qualifications. All full-time employees receive a package that includes: compensation, bonus and equity and many other Vir benefits and perks such as: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, non-accrual paid time off, company shut down for holidays, commuter benefits, child care reimbursement, education reimbursement, 401K match and lunch for all onsite employees!

Vir Biotechnology (“Vir”) is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions at Vir are based on legitimate, non-discriminatory business requirements, job duties and individual qualifications. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, parental status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or any other legally protected characteristic.

This commitment extends to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, compensation, appraisal systems, promotions, training and career development programs. Vir also strongly commits to providing employees with a work environment free of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

Vir Human Resources leads recruitment and employment for Vir. Unsolicited resumes sent to Vir from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Vir and do not obligate Vir to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. We ask that external recruiters and/or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

For hires based in the United States, Vir Biotechnology, Inc., participates in E-Verify.

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