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Genetic Diagnostic Liaison, Northeast
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Spark Therapeutics, Inc
Posted on May 7
The Genetic Diagnostic Liaison (GDL) is a field based commercial team member in the East Zone responsible for promotion of Spark Therapeutics approved products and patient identification. The core objective will be to establish deep diagnostic and product expertise in line with the overarching diagnostic & marketing strategy within the assigned Zone.
The GDL will drive product promotion and genotyping diagnostic efforts to successfully execute Spark’s genotyping programs through kit distribution, sample analysis, and clarity of results.
S/he will be responsible for educating and promoting Spark Therapeutic products & services to the relevant specialists and stakeholders, which may include: ophthalmologists, retina specialists, pediatric ophthalmologists, optometrists and others that manage patients who meet the product indication criteria within their assigned zone.
The GDL is responsible for establishing relationships with and educating identified genetic labs and fostering partnerships to support high quality assays and reporting.
The GDL will work in partnership with a Spark cross-functional team members that include Market Access, Patient Services, Medical Affairs, Marketing and Commercial Operations to achieve appropriate zone specific goals and functional objectives.
The GDL will also be responsible for executing market development programs by collaborating with key stakeholders within commercial operations. S/he will contribute to ongoing support of the Diagnostic and Marketing Strategy guiding regional implementation of the plan.
Develop broad target lists to find physicians with relevant patients and identify retina practices that have a patient need for genotyping
Promote Spark products and services
Understand retina practice population and connect with retina specialists to build awareness of Sparks genetic testing program
Develop and foster relationships with retinal specialists to identify patients to get genotyped and ensure patients meet criteria for genotyping
Lead discussion and educate on the importance of genotyping and disease awareness of IRD diseases
Deliver and implement speaker disease and diagnostic educational programs
Ensure ethical application of practices and processes for genotyping
Forward questions from retinal practices into medical information requests
Communicate with Zone team on relevant retinal practices
Build and establish genetic lab relationships
Liaison between Spark and genetic diagnostic lab
Improve insights by educating the importance of capturing specific data
Provide technical expertise/resources to refine and develop IRD gene panels
Facilitate improvement of reporting and interpretation of results
Provide expertise and guidance on best practices to refine test requisition forms
Identify and develop Genetic Testing Key Opinion Leaders(KOLs) through promotion and education
Utilize KOL network to promote best practices across diagnostic labs/HCPs
Speaker training on diagnostic promotional program
Provide direct field diagnostic training
Appropriately participate in patient advocacy, outreach and identification with local advocacy organizations
Attend conferences to deliver education on disease and diagnostics (genetic testing)
GDL will provide input and participate in cross-functional initiatives; Deliver high-quality Product/diagnostic education presentations in a variety of settings and to obtain valuable feedback and market intelligence to be incorporated into future presentations/strategic plans
Commercial and Scientific Acumen
Strategic thinking and operational capabilities
Concern for social responsibility
Persistence and resilience
Excellent communication and presentation skills
High ethical standards
BA/BS degree required; healthcare degree strongly preferred (MS, RN, PA, PharmD, PhD)
Generally has 10 years of pharma/biotech industry experience in a combination of sales, clinical/medical, marketing, and/or diagnostics with a proven track record in delivering against goals while working in high performing diverse teams required
Must possess strong Commercial and Scientific Acumen
Experience in working effectively with KOLs, labs and other key stakeholders
Prior experience in Rare or Ultra Rare diseased with strong patient focus
Demonstrated success in operating effectively in highly matrixed organizations where influencing skills are critical to day to day success
Experience in building strong and effective third party partnerships
Knowledge of ophthalmology and/or hematology strongly preferred
Must be able to travel extensively
WHO WE ARE:
Transforming Patient’s Lives. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.
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