RETAINED SEARCH: Medical Affairs Leader | Rare Diseases Specialty Biopharma | Head #1 Portfolio Product

Cornerstone Search Group
November 14, 2017
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RETAINED SEARCH: Medical Affairs Leader | Top Rare/Orphan Diseases Specialty Pharma/Biotech | Lead Strategy Team for #1 Product in Portfolio

Summary of Position & Opportunity:

You will direct and manage the Medical Affairs team leading and executing the medical strategies for the #1 product within this Rare Diseases Specialty Pharma/Biopharma’s portfolio consisting of multiple FDA approved rare disease and orphan drugs. This is a challenging and rewarding position working with important products/drugs that is also a highly-visible position too: the position reports directly to the Head of Medical Affairs and is N-1 from reporting to the President. This #1 product also has a strong patent runway for its initial approval, and it is in development for multiple important additional indications too.

Great position & visibility that offers a chance to make significant contributions, work with a great manager, enjoy great culture (relaxed, collaborative), great product (important rare disease product with a strong patent runway), great location and more.

Confidentiality: All inquiries, submissions & communications are treated as confidential information

Location: San Francisco, California

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance is available for qualifying candidates

Attractive Features about this Unique Opportunity and Position include:

  • Rare/Orphan Diseases: Join a proven Rare/Orphan Diseases Specialty Pharma/Biotech Company
  • Visibility: report directly to the Head of Medical Affairs, and N-1 from reporting to the President
  • Impact: Lead the Medical Affairs strategy for the #1 Product/Asset within the Rare Disease Portfolio
  • Advancement: Very attractive career growth and advancement opportunity
  • Leadership: Direct and manage a Medical Affairs Team, focused on Strategy, including MDs and PhDs
  • Culture: Enjoy a challenging and rewarding position within a relaxed and collaborative working environment


  • Education: MD or PhD or PharmD
  • Medical Affairs: proven track of launching a new product/indication, or growing an existing product/brand
  • Management: proven track record of directly managing professionals
  • Leadership: proven track record of developing strategic plans and managing the execution of the same
  • Therapeutic Areas/Products: experience with rare and/or orphan disease drugs, or drugs distributed through specialty pharmacies, or drugs treating major cardiovascular indications
  • Communication skills: strong communication skills (oral, writing and presentation skills)
  • KOL communications: proven track record of effectively communicating and interacting with KOLs
  • Conferences, Congresses: willingness to attend major relevant conferences, congresses, etc.


Cliff Miras | Managing Partner

Cornerstone Search Group, LLC

Life Sciences Executive Search Specialists


Phone: 973-656-0220 x711



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