The Associate Medical Director, Oncology, AMR at Illumina, Inc. will be responsible for leadership and execution of Oncology Medical Affairs activities in AMR primarily focused on United States. Illumina is committed to bringing best in class sequencing solutions for cancer patients with a portfolio of increasingly comprehensive testing through laboratory developed tests and In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) which improve treatment decisions for oncology patients. Localization of high quality, standardized sequencing on Illumina’s growing portfolio of clinical sequencing platforms (MySeqDx®, NextSeqDx®) together with an increased menu of CE IVD marked tests developed by Illumina or Illumina partners will allow regional and local labs to bring precision medicine to patients across the globe. Success will require excellent and innovative medical support for development and commercialization of next-generation based tests including the facilitation of information sharing within, across, and outside of medical affairs, engaging the internal Illumina teams and providing input as a subject matter expert during strategy, product development, and supporting partnerships, working with KOLs and centers of excellence to educate and develop in country evidence in support of adoption and reimbursement. This individual will support the development and validation activities within AMR and provide regional input into strategic prioritization of investigator-initiated studies that contributing to the development and commercialization of Illumina products. This person will partner and align with regional and country-specific commercial activities while providing peer-to-peer medical support during the adoption of Illumina sequencing platforms. This includes scientific exchange in a fair-balanced manner and providing medical information/education to healthcare professionals and medical thought leaders in oncology. Primary focus will be United States.
This position requires a health care professional with established personal and scientific creditability in Oncology to interact with thought leaders and centers of excellence. This also requires the ability to develop and support investigator-initiated trials, strong scientific presentation skills, and a passion for bringing precision medicine into Oncology care.
Develop and execute national Medical Affairs strategies for Oncology in AMR supporting the adoption and reimbursement of Illumina based sequencing platforms and clinical tests including country-specific plans as needed.
Develop and execute plans in alignment with Global and AMR Medical Affairs strategy as well as regional market access and commercial strategies.
Cultivate strategic scientific partnerships/relationships with Oncology thought leaders (local, regional, and national), academic institutions, professional societies, compendia/guideline entities, and other relevant organizations.
Provide clinical support for developmental and validation activities occurring in AMR including those specific to direct in vitro diagnostic tests and strategic partner assays.
Act as primary contact for in-region investigators interested in developing and performing studies with the company’s commercially available assays
Provide clinical support for in-region advisory boards
Provide support and oversight to the implementation of a medical information response system
Provide clinical presentations and information in response to unsolicited questions (as appropriate) in academic, community, and healthcare provider setting in both group and one-on-one situations.
Provide Scientific and Medical updates/presentations for in-region reimbursement discussions.
Provide medical support at medical congresses in AMR
Provide medical support for appropriate educational initiatives in AMR by overseeing the country-specific adaptation of Illumina peer-to-peer medical education materials.
Desired Skills & Experience
Medical degree preferred (e.g. MD (or equivalent), RN, PA, CGC), PhD holders will be considered with sufficient clinical experience
At least 5-10 years of clinical experience in a prioritized medical field (Oncology, Reproductive Health, Rare Disease, Infectious Disease, or Cardiology) with a minimum of 5 years in a Medical Affair role within Industry.
Expertise and experience in molecular diagnostics preferred.
Preferably an established network of physicians involved in AMR
Ability to travel at least 30%.
Excellent English (written, oral) mandatory.
Excellent oral and presentation communication skills
Ability to independently deliver quality results in a timely manner
Management of additional in country Medical Affairs personnel on an as needed basis
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