Medical Lead - Nephrology

7 days left

Glattbrugg, Switzerland
02 Jun 2021
02 Jul 2021
Medical Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About You
Vifor Pharma is seeking applications for an experienced Medical Director within global medical affairs for the Nephrology business unit. In this highly visible and strategic role you will be responsible for the medical affairs strategy for a key asset currently in development, working closely with a partner and senior management at Vifor.

You will have significant experience within medical affairs as a thought leader within Nephrology and have strong launch experience within Nephrology. Excellent internal and external stakeholder management will be required in order to ensure a successful launch for a product with multiple potential indications in the long term.


  • Contribute to the overall brand/ Nephrology therapy area strategy
  • Ensure development of Medical strategy for brand/ TA and compliant execution of key Medical tactics, including:
    • Providing in depth medical/scientific insights into the relevant disease areas
    • Development of Medical strategic imperatives and key tactics as part of cross-functional global brand/TA plan
    • Development and execution of the medical and scientific communication plan Medical Communication and Publication Plan
    • Development and review of educational programs and training materials for internal and external use
    • Development, review and approval of medical and scientific materials and programs, such as scientific symposia and advisory boards, educational tools, review and approval of marketing materials
    • Identifying, developing and maintaining effective engagement with external stakeholder (clinical and non-clinical) and professional organisations in close collaboration with regional and local medical teams
    • Contributing to clinical development activities and leading post-approval data generation, including company and investigator driven studies

  • Review and approval of medical and cross-functional materials, HCP and HCO engagements and Medical Information documents (e.g. GKIDs)
  • Provide Medical Affairs leadership
  • Lead Medical Affairs team for Nephrology asset

Experience Requirements

  • Medical Education (MD)
  • Medical specialization and/ or clinical / research experience in Internal Medicine, Nephrology or Cardiology
  • Minimum 6-10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with clinical study management and conduct
  • Experience with regulatory, safety and legal implications of Medical Affairs activities
  • Experience in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Development
  • Experience with of successful drug product launches (mandatory for pre-launch brand)
  • Highly networked in therapeutic area(s) relevant for the brand
  • Regional Medical TA responsibility
  • Track record of scientific and medical publications
  • Experience of working with commercial teams
  • Experience managing cross-functional projects and teams
  • Fluent English both written and oral

About Us
At Vifor Pharma, we use our skills, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit to offer innovative solutions in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies, so we can help patients around the world live better, healthier lives. This is why we come to work every day.
Are you empowered to create a better world, and be part of life changing work? As a global pharmaceutical company, we offer the chance to be part of a worldwide team, where passion and commitment are met with opportunities for professional and personal development. Learn more at .
What you can expect of us
As we work to support patients, we also take care for our employees' professional and personal growth and well-being. We show appreciation and recognition through attractive benefits that will enhance your life, develop you, empower you to grow, and create your own career journey with us.

  • Open, safe and inclusive culture that fosters creativity and unleashes individual potential, whether in laboratories, manufacturing sites, in the field, or offices
  • Learning opportunities that enhances your skill set focused on business and personal effectiveness, leadership and management skills, and much more
  • Flexible workplace environment, home office opportunities, competitive vacation entitlement
  • Attractive financial participation schemes, adapted regionally, that provide employees with additional security for every life situation, including: Pension plans, participation schemes, and savings plans
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