Director Medical and Scientific Affairs (NIPT)

Director Medical and Scientific Affairs (NIPT)

QIAGEN

Hilden, Germany or Manchester, United Kingdom

Position Description

A great opportunity has arisen within the Molecular Diagnostics business area for the position of a Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs (NIPT). The successful candidate will be responsible for focal areas of Medical and Scientific Affairs activities as part of the Medical and Scientific Affairs team assuring, that these activities are aligned with QIAGEN corporate goals to provide the best sample preparation, assay and instrument solutions to fulfill unmet medical and clinical testing needs that improve health care.

The Director’s scope of primary activities will be NIPT and include other indications relevant for the portfolio including MDx assay, instrument and bioinformatics products and workflow/service solutions in the area of oncology.

This position will cover established products as well as new ones prior to launch. Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Drive medical value of QIAGEN MDx assays evidence based with a focus on medical decision making;
  • Demonstrate assay utility, and reveal novelty, and unmet needs;
  • Determine how changes in medical practices impact product scope, utility, and placement of QIAGEN’s assay pipeline;
  • Implement key medical and scientific core messages to support commercial activities at tradeshows, medical and scientific congresses, and in customer-facing field activities;
  • Provide due diligence and evaluate key scientific publications and technology that influences efficacy of molecular diagnostic products;
  • Assist in selection of stakeholders and patient groups for new prospective trials or observational cohorts;
  • Review analytic and clinical performance data for new products to be submitted for regulatory approval;
  • Collect scientific communication and intelligence at congresses, satellite symposia or conferences;
  • Generate presentation materials, publications, and guidance documents that communicate medical relevance of products;
  • Develop global KOLs, regional influencers and Advisory Boards;
  • Competitive intelligence (communication with experts, review of literature, etc.);
  • Assessment of medical need and scientific dossier to provide input in product design;
  • Review of product inserts, commercial literature and corporate documents to validate compliance with guidelines.

Position Requirements

  • MD or PhD degree in a related field with experience and demonstrated accomplishments in IVD product development and life cycle management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the process of clinical lab verification and validation procedures for new assays. Record of peer-review publication and demonstrated efficacy in medical and scientific affairs activities as they pertain to molecular diagnostic assays and instrumentation;
  • Significant accomplishments in academia and/or industry integrating diverse inputs from Clinical/Regulatory affairs, Scientific Affairs, Research & Development, and Sales/Marketing;
  • Successfully directed and led Medical Affairs activities, and medical product training programs within molecular diagnostics in the context of commercializing clinical diagnostic test kits and instrument/reagent systems;
  • Technical know-how regarding NGS and molecular diagnostics or related fields.

Personal Requirements

  • Ability to communicate both orally and written in English with a high degree of clarity and accuracy. Additional German language a plus;
  • Can do mentality with emotional intelligence and knowledge of clinical lab processes;
  • Experience facilitating and leading meetings that result in an environment that fosters imaginative, focal, and technical discussions leading to optimal decisions.

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