Immunomedics, Inc.

Director, Patient Advocacy

US-NJ-Morris Plains
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1019
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical

Overview

We are seeking an Associate Director/Director, Patient Advocacy to develop, implement, and lead our patient advocacy function.

Responsibilities

  • Engage and establish partnerships with key patient-centric advocacy stakeholders and professional organizations in relevant geographical areas.  Serve as primary point of contact to foster strong, compliant, productive, and value-added alliances with these groups.
  • Acquire feedback and perspective from patients, families, medical professionals, policy makers, and others within the patient support community.  Gained insight will be applied to business decisions related to addressing patient needs and providing impactful solutions and services that will support them.  Champion the patient perspective to aid with enhancing their experience.
  • Determine opportunities and needs for advocacy engagement.  Create strategic and operational patient advocacy plans in collaboration with internal cross-functional teams and applicable thought leaders.
  • Based on a clear understanding of and empathy for the patient experience, design and create processes, systems, solutions, and tools that will contribute to the effectiveness and success of the patient advocacy plans.
  • Determine compelling ways of increasing awareness about clinical studies (both company and investigator-sponsored) through patient advocacy organizations and other internal and external partnerships
  • Create a message that reflects Immunomedics' commitment to patients, their caregivers, and advocacy groups.  Collaboratively develop an effective communication plan.
  • Ensure programs are aligned to meet strategic goals and the needs of our patients while being compliant with local, regional, national, and global regulatory guidelines as applicable.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a relevant scientific or clinical discipline with at least 7-10 years of progressive work experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or clinical research setting with direct responsibility for patient advocacy engagement.  Advance degree preferred.
  • Strong desire to improve the lives of patients, their caregivers, and families.  Possess compassion and empathy coupled with a high degree of integrity and accountability.
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills with a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse groups of people and audiences.
  • Prior experience either working with or working for patient advocacy organizations and related groups.  Must have a broad network of established relationships with oncology advocacy groups, specifically those that support breast cancer patients.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.  Adept at creating and communicating a clear vision and purpose to internal and external (existing and prospective) stakeholders, effectively aligning resources and motivating the "team" to achieve goals and create partnership-style relationships.
  • Should have experience with clinical, medical, and commercial teams with ability to influence business and corporate strategy from a patient and human perspective.
  • Must be proficient in areas of relationship and network management, event planning, industry standards and regulations, coupled with a strong awareness of emerging trends around patient-centered research and technology, patient experience, and patient-reported outcomes.
  • Expertise with online and offline strategies, tools, and techniques for research, engagement, collaboration, and feedback.
  • Able to summarize complex medical and scientific concepts using layman's terms to successfully communicate to target patient/advocate audience.
  • Solid understanding of the applicable regulatory environment and industry standards.
  • Demonstrated technical, organizational, project management, and negotiation capabilities.  Must be a self-starter with excellent ability to implement and execute.
  • Prior experience in oncology and autoimmune diseases.

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