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AX-7173 Medical Director UK – Sleep

AXESS Ltd Published: 22nd November 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Ref:AX 7173



Leading biopharmaceutical company – a great opportunity to launch and build a new Sleep Franchise.



  • International biopharmaceutical company
  • Experiencing consistent growth with exciting pipeline
  • Launch and build new franchise

Excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and narcolepsy has a significant impact on patients’ health, putting them at risk of dangerous situations (e.g. while driving) and can affect their general mood, causing depression. It can also impact on relationships and activities of normal daily living. Despite this high unmet need, sleep medicine is a relatively under-developed and under-recognised area in the UK, with the management of patients limited to a small number of specialist centres.



Reporting to the overall Medical Director for UK/Ireland, the Medical Director Sleep, is responsible for the development and delivery of the UK/Ire Medical Affairs strategy and programs that support the successful development and commercialisation of a portfolio of products in the sleep medicine franchise.

The incumbent will be responsible for building and leading the Sleep Medical Affairs department. He/she will be positioned as the Medical expert lead to both internal and external audiences.

The role will demand strong leadership qualities, high levels of cross functional collaboration and the ability to influence across all levels of the organisation. The incumbent will need to balance the requirement for strong strategic thinking with a need to execute in a fast moving, organisation.



A scientific background – MD, Pharmacist, PhD ideally

Strong Medical Affairs experience in launch, early access and HTA submissions

CNS experience  - sleep therapy area experience would be an advantage

Experience with building strong relationships with patient association networks / groups

The vision to build a strong strategy combined with the energy and willingness to deliver it

Excellent networking and relationship building skills



Bonus, Shares, Car Allowance, Private Health, Equity etc



For a confidential discussion please telephone Beth Thomas-Stonier at AXESS Limited on 020 8560 2300.

To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE.



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