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Scholar Rock


Posted on: 15 June 2024





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Director Senior Director of Field Medical Affairs

Scholar Rock is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and delivers life-changing therapies for people with serious diseases that have high unmet need. As a global leader in the biology of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) superfamily of cell proteins and named for the visual resemblance of a scholar rock to protein structures, the clinical-stage company is focused on advancing innovative treatments where protein growth factors are fundamental. Over the past decade, the company has created a pipeline with the potential to advance the standard of care for neuromuscular disease, cardiometabolic disorders, cancer, and other conditions where growth factor-targeted drugs can play a transformational role.


Scholar Rock is the only company to show clinical proof of concept for a muscle-targeted treatment in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This commitment to unlocking fundamentally different therapeutic approaches is powered by broad application of a proprietary platform, which has developed novel monoclonal antibodies to modulate protein growth factors with extraordinary selectivity. By harnessing cutting-edge science in disease spaces that are historically under-addressed through traditional therapies, Scholar Rock works every day to create new possibilities for patients. Learn more about the company’s approach at ScholarRock.com and follow @ScholarRock and on LinkedIn.

Summary of Position:

The Director/Senior Director of Field Medical Affairs will be responsible for leading and supporting the US MSL team. The Director/Senior Director will develop the MSL strategic and tactical scientific engagement plans in alignment with the US and Global Medical and program strategy. She/He will oversee the effective execution of the field medical plan and key MSL initiatives including KOL engagement, near-term product launches, clinical development and clinical operations studies site support, scientific congress coverage, investigator initiated initiatives, data dissemination, and insights gathering. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with a strategic and innovative style combined with a flexible, hands-on nature that works with a high sense of urgency.


Position Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs leadership team to provide input to overall medical affairs strategy.
  • Develop and ensure execution of the field medical plan.
  • Manage and mentor the field based MSL team and develop qualitative and quantitative reports from field insights with external stakeholders.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities and projects.
  • In collaboration with Medical Communications and Medical Directors, develop, review, and revise MSL training materials and facilitate MSL team training.
  • Expand the professional competencies and capabilities of the individual MSLs and team.
  • Ensure each MSL territory plan is fit for purpose, up to date, and actionable.
  • Build and foster scientific/medical relationships and partnerships with US external stakeholders.
  • Drive overall MSL KOL engagement efforts to enhance depth of knowledge of science that is critical to the company.
  • Facilitate efforts to enhance understanding of development plan.
  • In alignment with the overall medical plan including communication strategy and plan, lead the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to effectively communicate complex scientific education.
  • Effectively deliver medical and scientific presentations to diverse audiences, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, payers, and staff. 

Candidate Requirements:
  • PharmD, PhD, MD/DO, DPTs, or equivalent required
  • Field Medical leadership experience required and prior launch experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry is critical.
  • Strong scientific and clinical acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, organizational and project management abilities are required.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment and partner effectively across geographic areas and cross-functional groups is essential.
  • Experience in at least one “start-up” biopharma company is desirable.
  • Flexible and able to work on multiple projects with aggressive timelines, in a small, growing biopharmaceutical company.
  • Must be passionate about making a difference with the highest integrity; committed to ethics and scientific standards.
  • Ability to work independently yet engage in collaborative decision making to complete tasks in a timely fashion, and function in a rapid-paced environment.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, taking self-directed initiative to solve complex and challenging problems.
  • This position is remote (field-based) with domestic travel > 50%. 


Scholar Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

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