Medical Science Liaison UK (South of England)


Nov 18th, 2022
argenx is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is creating and developing a pipeline of differentiated antibody therapeutics. Our unique antibody engineering technologies combined with the complementary expertise of our people enabled us to build a clinical-stage portfolio of novel product candidates – tailored from discovery through development to address patient needs.
Zwijnaarde, Ghent - Belgium
argenx is a global immunology company developing antibody-based medicines for patients suffering from severe autoimmune diseases and cancer. By translating immunology breakthroughs into innovative drug candidates, argenx is building a world-class portfolio of first-in-class antibodies in both early and late clinical-stages of development. argenx is clinically evaluating potential medicines in neuroscience, hematology and autoimmune disorders along with advancing earlier stage assets within its therapeutic franchises. Our employees are self-disciplined, hardworking, curious, trustworthy, humble and truthful. They make choices according to what is best for the team, they live for opportunities to collaborate and make a difference, and they are the cornerstone of argenx.
For the expansion of our UK team, argenx is looking for an Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison, reporting to the Medical Director UK. Location flexible but within the South of England.
Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

The argenx Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) is a field-based medical and scientific expert on argenx’s scientific data, products and trials.
The MSL is responsible for engagement with medical stakeholders in healthcare settings across the UK, and with other relevant decision makers, patient groups, policy makers and government payors.
The MSL:
  • Is an internal and external expert in relevant disease areas and argenx products, including clinical data, real-world use, both current and future therapeutic indications and competitive environment.
  • Understands the management of relevant diseases, mapping the patient journey, identifying unmet medical needs, data gaps and areas of clinical collaboration.
  • Builds valued and trusted relationships with the healthcare community through external engagement, projects and other collaboration opportunities.
  • Actively contributes to cross-functional brand planning and development of innovative Medical Affairs Plans and MSL-led activities using their extensive knowledge of disease area, data and competitor environment.
  • Consistently represents and reflects argenx’ values as a science-driven, patient-centric organization.
  • Has an exceptional collaboration track-record with internal stakeholders
  • Works closely with the EMEA Regional and Medical Affairs team and cross-functionally with relevant EMEA colleagues and may also support activities and projects across the EMEA region.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Scientific, healthcare or medical degree (BSc, MS, PhD, PharmD, RN, MBBS, MBChB or equivalent).
  • Significant field-based experience in a biopharmaceutical industry in medical affairs
  • A strong understanding of the drug development process.
  • Robust knowledge of local regulations and practices related to industry interactions with UK healthcare professionals.
  • Scientific and/or clinical experience in neurology and/or rare diseases.
  • Has excellent communication skills: verbal, written and when giving presentations
  • Demonstrates the ability to build productive collaborations with UK medical experts and other relevant decision makers.
  • Has a strong track-record of developing and then delivering strategic and compliant UK field medical plans.
  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and ability to achieve results independently and to partner with colleagues across functions and geographies.
  • Is digitally savvy, when interacting with HCPs and when designing/ launching digital projects to support the healthcare community.
  • Has a positive mindset and approach to the importance of meaningful quantitative and qualitative value and impact measures.
  • Is, or has the potential to be an ABPI final signatory experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability for 50% travel nationally and occasional international travel.
  • A competitive salary package with benefits.
  • A work environment in a human-sized, dynamic, rapidly growing biotech company

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