Medical Lead - DACH Region

CSL Vifor
Munich, Germany
Start date
11 Nov 2022
Closing date
11 Dec 2022

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Medical Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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About You

At Vifor Pharma, we have an opportunity for an experienced medical affairs professional to join our global medical affairs team for our rare diseases business unit in Germany covering the DACH region.

As a Medical Lead for disease, the incumbent would lead a team of MSLs. In addition, you will ensure the development of the medical affairs strategy of the rare disease drugs portfolio and operationalization of this strategy in region DACH

This position reports to our Global Medical Affairs function based in Switzerland but you will ensure close collaboration with our German affiliate.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide medical affairs leadership for the rare disease drug therapeutic area in DACH
  • Ensure the development and execution of the DACH medical plan in support of best clinical practices and overall objectives aligned with Global
  • Medical Affairs plans and brand strategic plan (developed jointly with Medical, Marketing and Market Access)
  • Provide medical leadership, insight and strategy to all medical activities, collaborating across functions
  • Lead the implementation of medical affairs practices to assess new indications, the treating community, patient pathways, identifying patients for clinical research and to develop a thorough understanding of the disease area
  • Support and advise cross-functional teams to ensure patient-focused activities at all times
  • Initiate and support medical affairs activities, such as KOL engagement (advisory boards, professional organizations), medical education, medical publications and new data generation including investigator initiated research
  • Medical leadership of early access programs in DACH region including liaison with KOL experts and program design, implementation and analysis

We would like to welcome the following experience and skills for the role:

  • Medical (M.D.) or Scientific education (Ph.D., Pharm. D.)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Medical Affairs or Clinical Development)
  • Medical experience with Orphan Drugs/specialized technologies
  • Previous direct experience with health technology applications and management of early access programs in DACH
  • Previous experience in dealing with G-BA and/or AMNOG
  • Demonstrated availability to accurately and effectively evaluate medical scientific literature. Knowledge of study design and conduct
  • Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders
  • Understanding of medical aspects of therapeutic area along with willingness to develop in-depth expertise
  • Experience of working with commercial and market access teams as well a strong focus on patient centricity and safety
  • Professional level in German and English, both in oral and in written communications
  • Excellent user of Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

About Us


We are looking for new people to join an international team of more than 2,700 talented people, operating in over 100 countries to support our Vision of becoming global leader in our three therapeutic areas:






We are a global leading expert in iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia.

We are proud of a broad portfolio to help nephrology patients suffering from kidney disease.

Our expertise in both these areas are helping cardio-renal patients.

We innovate internally, but we also partner with the best companies externally. We are also a unique pharmaceutical company, as we have direct access to Fresenius Medical Care clinics via our joint company. Fresenius Medical Care has access to more than 329,000 patients in its global network of over 3,900 dialysis clinics.


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