Director – Diagnostic Lead CEMEA / Amsterdam

Organisatie: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Locatie: Amsterdam
Functie: Director – Diagnostic Lead CEMEA
Vervaldatum: 09/04/2021
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Alnylam is the world’s leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.

Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,500 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazine’s Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020). Please visit for more information.

The Director, Diagnostic Lead CEMEA is a key member of the Value & Evidence Strategy group within the Global Medical Affairs team. The Diagnostic Lead CEMEA will be responsible for and will facilitate diagnostic initiatives to improve, expand, and standardize diagnostic tools critical to a patient’s diagnosis. A key function of this role will be to develop and build strong strategic partnerships with academic and clinical laboratories, enabling access to improved diagnostics and standardization of commercially available assays. This individual will work in partnership with Region and Country Medical Directors. They will be expected to build strong cross-functional relationships with colleagues in Medical Affairs including Patient Advocacy, Clinical, and Commercial, while maintaining full compliance with all relevant company, industry, legal, and regulatory requirements. Working with Diagnostic Opinion Leaders, the Diagnostic Lead will drive education and awareness of diagnostic pathways, the appropriate use of diagnostic tools, as well as the implementation and standardization of technologies, SOPs and assay validation.

This position reports to the Head of Global Diagnostics (GDx) and will be based in either Maidenhead or Amsterdam.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with Region and Country Medical Directors in the development of therapeutic area-specific medical diagnosis strategy, and successfully build and execute tactical plans
  • Lead the execution of sponsored testing programs in CEMEA (regions and countries)
  • Establish deep diagnostic expertise in specific disease states across Alnylam’s therapeutic areas
  • Act as internal scientific expert across the organization for these therapeutic areas; develop platforms/forums for proactively sharing scientific knowledge with the organization, regions, and affiliates
  • Actively collaborate and support Medical Affairs, Clinical, and Commercial organizations to increase awareness of accurate diagnostic tests.
  • Gain insights from diagnostic initiatives through advanced data analytics to understand disease pathways and outcomes
  • Coordinate the collection of data resulting from diagnostic programs, analyze these data, and share best practices for diagnostic programs across regions
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with experts within diagnostics industry
  • Partner with medical communications to develop educational content and programming to support diagnostics strategy and coordinate required medical, legal, and regulatory review and approval of all field documents for distribution or presentation.
  • Attend and/or lead Alnylam participation in relevant congresses/conferences.
  • Qualifications

    The Director/Associate Director, CEMEA Diagnostic Lead will be part of a very active team within a dynamic, fast-paced, high-profile biotechnology company. The successful candidate will possess the following capabilities and characteristics:

  • An MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in molecular diagnostics, genetic counseling, epidemiology, health services research a plus.
  • Demonstrated high-level technical and professional knowledge and skills in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Demonstrated ability of performing advanced data analytics
  • Experience in marketing and project management
  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to execute and deliver within timelines
  • Demonstrated reputation as a well-respected, dynamic team player
  • Travel will be required – 20%
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