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Director – Medical Communications

Posted on 5/22/2024

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

501-1,000 employees

Develops RNAi-based therapies for gene targeting



Pasadena, CA, USA

Healthcare Administration & Support
Physicians & Surgeons
Medical, Clinical & Veterinary
Required Skills
  • Doctorate degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) required, combined with research experience.
  • At least three years’ experience in Medical Communications, primarily in biotech/pharma industry in cardiometabolic indications, with a clear understanding of clinical trials, drug development, regulatory, and commercialization processes.
  • Experience in cardiometabolic therapeutic area, preferably with a focus on dyslipidemias.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking with innovative problem-solving and building alignment capabilities.
  • Ability to clearly elucidate complex scientific and medical concepts via written and oral communication; detail oriented and data driven.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a matrixed, team-based environment, with strong organizational and time management capabilities.
  • Exceptional project management skills, ensuring on-time and budget-compliant deliverables.
  • Proven ability to manage compliance requirements for medical education activities.
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced, team-based environment.
  • Lead scientific communications capabilities by developing creative and innovative resources and educational content to effectively communicate scientific rationale, data, protocols and other relevant information to encourage scientific exchange, ensuring compliance with industry requirements.
  • Partner closely with field medical personnel to ensure resources meet the needs for external engagement and seek feedback on a regular basis for improvements and updates.
  • Drive congress participation by Arrowhead by developing booth resources and effective conference coverage.
  • Lead the Medical, Legal, and Regulatory review at Arrowhead.
  • Implement new capabilities such as Medical Information in a timely manner.
  • Cultivate strong cross-functional relationships, providing expert medical input as needed, and advance MedCom capabilities by collaborating with colleagues in departments including but not limited to Program Management, Clinical Development, Biostatistics, Regulatory, Legal, and Commercial.
  • Develop strategies for independent medical education activities and manage external vendors for content planning and execution as well as contractual aspects of external medical education activities, including congress symposia.
  • Manage annual budget and allocation of resources, including contracts, SOWs, and that invoices are submitted accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Become an expert in the current treatment landscape for the cardiometabolic platform, including Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS), Severe Hypertriglyceridemia (SHTG), Mixed Dyslipidemia (MD), and Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH).
  • Stay up to date through horizon scanning and literature awareness, identifying and evaluating scientific gaps and opportunities to broaden data in the cardiometabolic space.
  • Understand current state of the art and new developments in RNA interference.
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals


Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals specializes in developing RNAi-based therapies using their TRiM platform, which leverages various RNA chemistries for tissue-specific targeting, enabling rapid and durable knockdown of disease-causing genes. The TRiM platform also utilizes ligand-mediated delivery, offering potential advantages such as simplified manufacturing, reduced costs, and improved safety.

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Pasadena, California



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6 month growth


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