Medical Advisor, EU

Location: Maidenhead, England
Department: Medical Affairs EU

Company Overview

Zogenix is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing transformative therapies to improve the lives of patients and their families living with rare diseases. Zogenix has its headquarters in Emeryville, San Francisco, and its European head office in Maidenhead, UK.

We are currently looking to hire a Medical Advisor, EU, which will be working on the Zogenix product for the treatment of developmental epileptic encephalopathies, fenfluramine. The Medical Advisor, EU reports to the Senior Scientific Director, Medical Affairs, Europe and works in close collaboration with the European Medical Director, country Medical Directors and other relevant functions. The Medical Advisor, EU will work in a small and dedicated team bringing effective collaborative skills through great communication skills and a positive creative spirit. They will be responsible for selected key projects at the European level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in generating and executing the Regional Evidence Generation Plan, including data mining strategy as well as strategy for generating new evidence
  • Continuously develop understanding of optimal disease management throughout the natural history of the disease to maintain knowledge as subject matter expert and promote new ideas or ways of thinking
  • Support Medical and Scientific training programs, including training materials, data presentations etc.
  • Understand and engage in the scientific evolution, anticipate future trends and provide input in to the future strategy for the product. Maintain and further develop a strong international scientific network.
  • Support initiatives including Scientific Communication Platform
  • Support congress/symposia activities, including symposia planning, liaison with communications agencies, review of slides and liaison with presenting faculty
  • Work with key internal and external scientific and clinical experts to support the company’s position in the area
  • Cross-functional working with Medical Directors, Market Access Managers and other relevant stakeholders within Europe
  • Support the development and operations of a Medical Communication plan for educational programs, scientific communications and congress plan.
  • Support commercial functions in the development of activities and materials for commercialisation
  • Participate in review and approval according to ABPI and other relevant codes
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • M.D. , Pharm. D, or higher qualification in Life Sciences. Preferably PhD
  • 6+years of experience within Medical Affairs (incl ph IV). Clinical Development and/or Health Economy/epidemiology, preferably on supranational level.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership of complex and/or cross-functional projects.
  • Relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, ideally with an expertise in neurology/neuroscience/epilepsy
  • Good understanding of the scientific foundation for the continued development and commercialisation of pharmaceutical entities. Demonstrated experience in developing post marketing evidence generation strategies in European.
  • Interpretation and communication of data in clear language
  • Proven flexibility and adaptability with cultural astuteness and sensitivity
  • High ethical standards and able to work with transparency and Openness
  • Sound organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A good level of knowledge of the EFPIA and ABPI Codes of Practice, ideally with experience of reviewing promotional and non-promotional materials.
  • Final ABPI signatory desirable but not necessary
  • Excellent communication skills and sound organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with excellent judgment and ability to work in a team environment
  • Proven ability to work across a cross functional matrix
  • Self-starter with “can do” attitude
  • Basic knowledge of budget and account management
  • Able to travel to domestic and international meetings and conferences
  • Fluency in English is required.