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Trevena is driven by a group of passionate and talented experts who are committed to developing and delivering innovative medicines that meet the critical needs of patients. At Trevena we believe in our science and in the people that make it possible. Every employee is critical to our success, and we strive to make sure that every voice is heard. The company’s goals, challenges, and successes are clearly outlined, and we work as one team to make the organization successful. Every employee has an opportunity to impact Trevena’s success and to benefit personally from that success as a shareholder of the company.

At Trevena, we have built a great team who are committed to groundbreaking science and to each other. We involve all key team members in hiring decisions and are delighted that the culture of passion, commitment, and fun stays strong as the company continues to grow.

PURPOSE

Reporting to the Vice President, Scientific Operations, the Director/Senior Director of Drug Development will strategically design and execute nonclinical studies to support compound advancement from early-stage discovery through clinical development. The candidate will independently lead research efforts that support target validation, compound characterization and/or pharmacology as well as contributing both strategically and scientifically to project teams. This role will identify appropriate academic/government collaborators or contract research organizations (CRO), develop protocols, manage the conduct of nonclinical pharmacokinetic, metabolism and toxicology studies. The Director/Senior Director of Drug Development will finalize study reports and prepare study summaries for inclusion in regulatory documents (IND, investigator’s brochure, annual report, NDA, etc.).

Specifically, the Director/Senior Director of Drug Development will:

  1. Use strong scientific skills and background to independently plan and execute on drug discovery activities.
  2. Provide strong knowledge of GPCR biology and various GPCR-mediated diseases, including neuropathic pain.
  3. Interpret experiment results and solve technical problems.
  4. Actively challenge the scientific thinking at Trevena by presenting new research, technologies, potential targets, and areas of research.
  5. Establish and foster professional relationships with KOLs and academic institutions.
  6. Cultivate scientific culture and generating ideas for new drug discovery programs.
  7. Conduct nonclinical toxicology, safety pharmacology and DMPK studies.
  8. Oversee analytical and bioanalytical method development and validation to support GLP nonclinical studies.
  9. Design and manage nonclinical studies according to applicable regulatory guidelines.
  10. Write nonclinical study summaries for internal and external communications, including regulatory submissions.
  11. Work with clinical and CMC colleagues to perform stage-appropriate nonclinical studies.
  12. Assure appropriate characterization, in vitro biology, and in vivo pharmacology of research compounds to allow a smooth transition from R&D to nonclinical and clinical development.
  13. Provide nonclinical expertise to project teams and to partnering/diligence discussions.
  14. Participate in meetings with regulatory authorities.
  15. Raise and clearly communicate critical issues and their impact to the appropriate stakeholders in a manner that results in resolution and allows others to do the same.
  16. Observes all Trevena policies, SOPs and safety guidelines.
  17. Other duties, as necessary.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Up to 10% domestic/international travel.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. BS in pharmaceutical development-related science required, MS or PhD preferred.
  2. Minimum 10 years experience in drug discovery research and/or development.
  3. Experience developing drugs that target the central nervous system preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. Experience developing novel CNS therapeutics, from drug discovery through clinical development.
  2. Ability to independently design and execute research project activities.
  3. Demonstrated project leadership experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.
  4. Understanding of good laboratory practice (GLP) and the nonclinical development process.
  5. Ability to identify and engage KOL’s in multiple scientific/disease indications.
  6. Experience managing nonclinical activities through academic collaborations and utilization of contract research organizations (CROs).
  7. Ability to effectively manage an external nonclinical team with high attention to details, completing work within approved budgets and timelines.
  8. Demonstrated ability to independently solve problems in a rapidly changing environment.
  9. Experience identifying and interacting with drug development consultants.
  10. Proven track record of successful IND and/or NDA filings.
  11. Experience with interdisciplinary development teams.
  12. Ability to communicate data and results clearly and concisely utilizing strong writing and presentation skills.
  13. Ability to inspire others to collaborate effectively.
Director/Senior Director, Drug Development: Apply Now

SUMMARY

The Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has primary responsibility for implementing the Company’s field-based approach to formulary access for the company’s lead product, OLINVYK.  In addition, the HEMS Liaison engages in peer-peer scientific and health economic discussions with relevant health care decision makers (HCDMs) at designated hospital systems, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care networks.  The HE/MS Liaison is the primary representative of the Medical Affairs department for delivering scientific communications and exploring post market Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) opportunities with KOLs, academic institutions and other scientific organizations.  Additionally – the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has responsibility for direct oversight and operational management of the East or West field medical organization. 

Specifically, the Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will be able to successfully accomplish the following responsibilities:

  1. Provide scientific data presentations to formulary committees and other key HCDMs of the health economic model and associated clinical data and serve as the field-based face of the organization to address questions about these data.
  2. Work with various Medical Operations colleagues to assist in the design and development of communication materials to enable robust discussions of the health economic model and the value proposition for the lead product, OLINVYK, to assigned HCDMs and key health care systems.
  3. Possess extensive knowledge of health economic model design and analysis and be able to present complex ideas in a straightforward and understandable manner to HCDMs. Possess a deep understanding of cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models.
  4. Understand the content and format of product dossiers, such as the AMCP dossier, and other scientific materials, and their appropriate use to achieve formulary access. Possess a deep understanding of the landscape to ensure regulatory compliance and integrity in all interactions with HCDMs and their institutions.
  5. Understand the hospital reimbursement environment and the processes associated with formulary access and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. Seek input from relevant HCDMs on potential demonstration projects of interest.
  6. Identify needs, initiate, and lead diverse strategic operational initiatives and re-challenge existing ones to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Maintain appropriate documentation of project plans including timelines, milestones, and spending to budget.
  7. Collaborate with peer company colleagues in Medical Affairs, Quantitative Sciences, Nonclinical Development, CMC/Manufacturing, Business Development, and Commercial Affairs, as required, to advance potential clinical development collaborations for the lead product, OLINVYK, at key academic institutions and assist in appropriately directing these opportunities to the Company’s Investigator-Initiated Studies program.
  8. Establish and foster professional relationships with KOLs and other academic scientists, and related business partners, consultants, and vendors.
  9. Foster a collaborative, motivating, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset. Take the initiative in solving problems, not simply identifying them.
  10. Ensure high-quality operational execution with equal emphases on successful interpersonal communication, respect and engagement with colleagues, and scientific and strategic excellence.
  11. Observe compliance with all Trevena policies, SOPs, and safety guidelines.
  12. The Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will also have responsibility for directly supervising the East or West field-based Health Economics Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison team, including:
    1. Working with each HE/MSL to prioritize accounts and KOL contacts to set objectives that assure progress toward agreed upon goals of formulary acceptances and KOL interactions.
    2. Evaluating and providing input into each HE/MSL’s weekly activity; working with the Head Field Health Economics and Medical Science to provide weekly reports on agreed upon metrics, formulary review progress, and Medical Voice of the Customer.
    3. Providing management and quality oversight of HE/MSL customer interactions; assessing each HE/MSL’s level of understanding and ability to present the scientific and health economic data to customers through scheduled “ride-alongs” / Zoom call attendance; providing feedback and discussing additional, or any re-training, needs with the Head, Field Health Economics and Medical Science.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Up to 75% domestic travel.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. MD, PhD, PharmD or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  2. Minimum 3 years of experience in Medical Science Liaison role, with emphasis on Health Economics outcomes research strongly preferred.
  3. Minimum 3 years of experience in an MSL role with primary emphasis on/knowledge of P&T committee processes.
  4. Hospital experience is strongly preferred.
  5. Expertise in neuroscience development and/or opioids and pain management is strongly preferred.
  6. It is also strongly preferred that the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Sales Liaison have at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. A high level of integrity and respect for others, and a strong sense of enjoyment in seeing their team succeed.
  2. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to clearly communicate results, plans, issues, and risks.
  3. Strong attention to detail.
  4. Extensive knowledge of health care economics and the hospital reimbursement environment.
  5. Capable of triaging projects in a sophisticated manner, with the ability to identify multiple potential courses of action and describe related risks of each to non-technical audiences.
  6. Experienced team leadership and project management skills strongly preferred.
  7. Ability to operate within a rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a sense of humor, and inspiring others to collaborate effectively.
Senior Director or Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison – South Central US: Apply Now

SUMMARY

The Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has primary responsibility for implementing the Company’s field-based approach to formulary access for the company’s lead product, OLINVYK.  In addition, the HEMS Liaison engages in peer-peer scientific and health economic discussions with relevant health care decision makers (HCDMs) at designated hospital systems, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care networks.  The HE/MS Liaison is the primary representative of the Medical Affairs department for delivering scientific communications and exploring post market Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) opportunities with KOLs, academic institutions and other scientific organizations.  Additionally – the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has responsibility for direct oversight and operational management of the East or West field medical organization. 

Specifically, the Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will be able to successfully accomplish the following responsibilities:

  1. Provide scientific data presentations to formulary committees and other key HCDMs of the health economic model and associated clinical data and serve as the field-based face of the organization to address questions about these data.
  2. Work with various Medical Operations colleagues to assist in the design and development of communication materials to enable robust discussions of the health economic model and the value proposition for the lead product, OLINVYK, to assigned HCDMs and key health care systems.
  3. Possess extensive knowledge of health economic model design and analysis and be able to present complex ideas in a straightforward and understandable manner to HCDMs. Possess a deep understanding of cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models.
  4. Understand the content and format of product dossiers, such as the AMCP dossier, and other scientific materials, and their appropriate use to achieve formulary access. Possess a deep understanding of the landscape to ensure regulatory compliance and integrity in all interactions with HCDMs and their institutions.
  5. Understand the hospital reimbursement environment and the processes associated with formulary access and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. Seek input from relevant HCDMs on potential demonstration projects of interest.
  6. Identify needs, initiate, and lead diverse strategic operational initiatives and re-challenge existing ones to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Maintain appropriate documentation of project plans including timelines, milestones, and spending to budget.
  7. Collaborate with peer company colleagues in Medical Affairs, Quantitative Sciences, Nonclinical Development, CMC/Manufacturing, Business Development, and Commercial Affairs, as required, to advance potential clinical development collaborations for the lead product, OLINVYK, at key academic institutions and assist in appropriately directing these opportunities to the Company’s Investigator-Initiated Studies program.
  8. Establish and foster professional relationships with KOLs and other academic scientists, and related business partners, consultants, and vendors.
  9. Foster a collaborative, motivating, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset. Take the initiative in solving problems, not simply identifying them.
  10. Ensure high-quality operational execution with equal emphases on successful interpersonal communication, respect and engagement with colleagues, and scientific and strategic excellence.
  11. Observe compliance with all Trevena policies, SOPs, and safety guidelines.
  12. The Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will also have responsibility for directly supervising the East or West field-based Health Economics Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison team, including:
    1. Working with each HE/MSL to prioritize accounts and KOL contacts to set objectives that assure progress toward agreed upon goals of formulary acceptances and KOL interactions.
    2. Evaluating and providing input into each HE/MSL’s weekly activity; working with the Head Field Health Economics and Medical Science to provide weekly reports on agreed upon metrics, formulary review progress, and Medical Voice of the Customer.
    3. Providing management and quality oversight of HE/MSL customer interactions; assessing each HE/MSL’s level of understanding and ability to present the scientific and health economic data to customers through scheduled “ride-alongs” / Zoom call attendance; providing feedback and discussing additional, or any re-training, needs with the Head, Field Health Economics and Medical Science.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Up to 75% domestic travel.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. MD, PhD, PharmD or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  2. Minimum 3 years of experience in Medical Science Liaison role, with emphasis on Health Economics outcomes research strongly preferred.
  3. Minimum 3 years of experience in an MSL role with primary emphasis on/knowledge of P&T committee processes.
  4. Hospital experience is strongly preferred.
  5. Expertise in neuroscience development and/or opioids and pain management is strongly preferred.
  6. It is also strongly preferred that the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Sales Liaison have at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. A high level of integrity and respect for others, and a strong sense of enjoyment in seeing their team succeed.
  2. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to clearly communicate results, plans, issues, and risks.
  3. Strong attention to detail.
  4. Extensive knowledge of health care economics and the hospital reimbursement environment.
  5. Capable of triaging projects in a sophisticated manner, with the ability to identify multiple potential courses of action and describe related risks of each to non-technical audiences.
  6. Experienced team leadership and project management skills strongly preferred.
  7. Ability to operate within a rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a sense of humor, and inspiring others to collaborate effectively.
Senior Director or Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison – North Central US: Apply Now

SUMMARY

The Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has primary responsibility for implementing the Company’s field-based approach to formulary access for the company’s lead product, OLINVYK.  In addition, the HEMS Liaison engages in peer-peer scientific and health economic discussions with relevant health care decision makers (HCDMs) at designated hospital systems, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care networks.  The HE/MS Liaison is the primary representative of the Medical Affairs department for delivering scientific communications and exploring post market Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) opportunities with KOLs, academic institutions and other scientific organizations.  Additionally – the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has responsibility for direct oversight and operational management of the East or West field medical organization. 

Specifically, the Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will be able to successfully accomplish the following responsibilities:

  1. Provide scientific data presentations to formulary committees and other key HCDMs of the health economic model and associated clinical data and serve as the field-based face of the organization to address questions about these data.
  2. Work with various Medical Operations colleagues to assist in the design and development of communication materials to enable robust discussions of the health economic model and the value proposition for the lead product, OLINVYK, to assigned HCDMs and key health care systems.
  3. Possess extensive knowledge of health economic model design and analysis and be able to present complex ideas in a straightforward and understandable manner to HCDMs. Possess a deep understanding of cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models.
  4. Understand the content and format of product dossiers, such as the AMCP dossier, and other scientific materials, and their appropriate use to achieve formulary access. Possess a deep understanding of the landscape to ensure regulatory compliance and integrity in all interactions with HCDMs and their institutions.
  5. Understand the hospital reimbursement environment and the processes associated with formulary access and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. Seek input from relevant HCDMs on potential demonstration projects of interest.
  6. Identify needs, initiate, and lead diverse strategic operational initiatives and re-challenge existing ones to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Maintain appropriate documentation of project plans including timelines, milestones, and spending to budget.
  7. Collaborate with peer company colleagues in Medical Affairs, Quantitative Sciences, Nonclinical Development, CMC/Manufacturing, Business Development, and Commercial Affairs, as required, to advance potential clinical development collaborations for the lead product, OLINVYK, at key academic institutions and assist in appropriately directing these opportunities to the Company’s Investigator-Initiated Studies program.
  8. Establish and foster professional relationships with KOLs and other academic scientists, and related business partners, consultants, and vendors.
  9. Foster a collaborative, motivating, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset. Take the initiative in solving problems, not simply identifying them.
  10. Ensure high-quality operational execution with equal emphases on successful interpersonal communication, respect and engagement with colleagues, and scientific and strategic excellence.
  11. Observe compliance with all Trevena policies, SOPs, and safety guidelines.
  12. The Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will also have responsibility for directly supervising the East or West field-based Health Economics Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison team, including:
    1. Working with each HE/MSL to prioritize accounts and KOL contacts to set objectives that assure progress toward agreed upon goals of formulary acceptances and KOL interactions.
    2. Evaluating and providing input into each HE/MSL’s weekly activity; working with the Head Field Health Economics and Medical Science to provide weekly reports on agreed upon metrics, formulary review progress, and Medical Voice of the Customer.
    3. Providing management and quality oversight of HE/MSL customer interactions; assessing each HE/MSL’s level of understanding and ability to present the scientific and health economic data to customers through scheduled “ride-alongs” / Zoom call attendance; providing feedback and discussing additional, or any re-training, needs with the Head, Field Health Economics and Medical Science.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Up to 75% domestic travel.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. MD, PhD, PharmD or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  2. Minimum 3 years of experience in Medical Science Liaison role, with emphasis on Health Economics outcomes research strongly preferred.
  3. Minimum 3 years of experience in an MSL role with primary emphasis on/knowledge of P&T committee processes.
  4. Hospital experience is strongly preferred.
  5. Expertise in neuroscience development and/or opioids and pain management is strongly preferred.
  6. It is also strongly preferred that the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Sales Liaison have at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. A high level of integrity and respect for others, and a strong sense of enjoyment in seeing their team succeed.
  2. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to clearly communicate results, plans, issues, and risks.
  3. Strong attention to detail.
  4. Extensive knowledge of health care economics and the hospital reimbursement environment.
  5. Capable of triaging projects in a sophisticated manner, with the ability to identify multiple potential courses of action and describe related risks of each to non-technical audiences.
  6. Experienced team leadership and project management skills strongly preferred.
  7. Ability to operate within a rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a sense of humor, and inspiring others to collaborate effectively.
Senior Director or Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison – Great Lakes US: Apply Now

SUMMARY

The Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has primary responsibility for implementing the Company’s field-based approach to formulary access for the company’s lead product, OLINVYK.  In addition, the HEMS Liaison engages in peer-peer scientific and health economic discussions with relevant health care decision makers (HCDMs) at designated hospital systems, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care networks.  The HE/MS Liaison is the primary representative of the Medical Affairs department for delivering scientific communications and exploring post market Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) opportunities with KOLs, academic institutions and other scientific organizations.  Additionally – the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has responsibility for direct oversight and operational management of the East field medical organization. 

Specifically, the Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will be able to successfully accomplish the following responsibilities:

  1. Provide scientific data presentations to formulary committees and other key HCDMs of the health economic model and associated clinical data and serve as the field-based face of the organization to address questions about these data.
  2. Work with various Medical Operations colleagues to assist in the design and development of communication materials to enable robust discussions of the health economic model and the value proposition for the lead product, OLINVYK, to assigned HCDMs and key health care systems.
  3. Possess extensive knowledge of health economic model design and analysis and be able to present complex ideas in a straightforward and understandable manner to HCDMs. Possess a deep understanding of cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models.
  4. Understand the content and format of product dossiers, such as the AMCP dossier, and other scientific materials, and their appropriate use to achieve formulary access. Possess a deep understanding of the landscape to ensure regulatory compliance and integrity in all interactions with HCDMs and their institutions.
  5. Understand the hospital reimbursement environment and the processes associated with formulary access and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. Seek input from relevant HCDMs on potential demonstration projects of interest.
  6. Identify needs, initiate, and lead diverse strategic operational initiatives and re-challenge existing ones to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Maintain appropriate documentation of project plans including timelines, milestones, and spending to budget.
  7. Collaborate with peer company colleagues in Medical Affairs, Quantitative Sciences, Nonclinical Development, CMC/Manufacturing, Business Development, and Commercial Affairs, as required, to advance potential clinical development collaborations for the lead product, OLINVYK, at key academic institutions and assist in appropriately directing these opportunities to the Company’s Investigator-Initiated Studies program.
  8. Establish and foster professional relationships with KOLs and other academic scientists, and related business partners, consultants, and vendors.
  9. Foster a collaborative, motivating, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset. Take the initiative in solving problems, not simply identifying them.
  10. Ensure high-quality operational execution with equal emphases on successful interpersonal communication, respect and engagement with colleagues, and scientific and strategic excellence.
  11. Observe compliance with all Trevena policies, SOPs, and safety guidelines.
  12. The Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will also have responsibility for directly supervising the East field-based Health Economics Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison team, including:
    1. Working with each HE/MSL to prioritize accounts and KOL contacts to set objectives that assure progress toward agreed upon goals of formulary acceptances and KOL interactions.
    2. Evaluating and providing input into each HE/MSL’s weekly activity; working with the Head Field Health Economics and Medical Science to provide weekly reports on agreed upon metrics, formulary review progress, and Medical Voice of the Customer.
    3. Providing management and quality oversight of HE/MSL customer interactions; assessing each HE/MSL’s level of understanding and ability to present the scientific and health economic data to customers through scheduled “ride-alongs” / Zoom call attendance; providing feedback and discussing additional, or any re-training, needs with the Head, Field Health Economics and Medical Science.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Up to 75% domestic travel.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. MD, PhD, PharmD or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  2. Minimum 3 years of experience in Medical Science Liaison role, with emphasis on Health Economics outcomes research strongly preferred.
  3. Minimum 3 years of experience in an MSL role with primary emphasis on/knowledge of P&T committee processes.
  4. Hospital experience is strongly preferred.
  5. Expertise in neuroscience development and/or opioids and pain management is strongly preferred.
  6. It is also strongly preferred that the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Sales Liaison have at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. A high level of integrity and respect for others, and a strong sense of enjoyment in seeing their team succeed.
  2. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to clearly communicate results, plans, issues, and risks.
  3. Strong attention to detail.
  4. Extensive knowledge of health care economics and the hospital reimbursement environment.
  5. Capable of triaging projects in a sophisticated manner, with the ability to identify multiple potential courses of action and describe related risks of each to non-technical audiences.
  6. Experienced team leadership and project management skills strongly preferred.
  7. Ability to operate within a rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a sense of humor, and inspiring others to collaborate effectively.
Senior Director or Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison – Northeast US: Apply Now

SUMMARY

The Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has primary responsibility for implementing the Company’s field-based approach to formulary access for the company’s lead product, OLINVYK.  In addition, the HEMS Liaison engages in peer-peer scientific and health economic discussions with relevant health care decision makers (HCDMs) at designated hospital systems, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care networks.  The HE/MS Liaison is the primary representative of the Medical Affairs department for delivering scientific communications and exploring post market Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) opportunities with KOLs, academic institutions and other scientific organizations.  Additionally – the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison has responsibility for direct oversight and operational management of the West field medical organization. 

Specifically, the Senior Director/Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will be able to successfully accomplish the following responsibilities:

  1. Provide scientific data presentations to formulary committees and other key HCDMs of the health economic model and associated clinical data and serve as the field-based face of the organization to address questions about these data.
  2. Work with various Medical Operations colleagues to assist in the design and development of communication materials to enable robust discussions of the health economic model and the value proposition for the lead product, OLINVYK, to assigned HCDMs and key health care systems.
  3. Possess extensive knowledge of health economic model design and analysis and be able to present complex ideas in a straightforward and understandable manner to HCDMs. Possess a deep understanding of cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models.
  4. Understand the content and format of product dossiers, such as the AMCP dossier, and other scientific materials, and their appropriate use to achieve formulary access. Possess a deep understanding of the landscape to ensure regulatory compliance and integrity in all interactions with HCDMs and their institutions.
  5. Understand the hospital reimbursement environment and the processes associated with formulary access and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. Seek input from relevant HCDMs on potential demonstration projects of interest.
  6. Identify needs, initiate, and lead diverse strategic operational initiatives and re-challenge existing ones to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Maintain appropriate documentation of project plans including timelines, milestones, and spending to budget.
  7. Collaborate with peer company colleagues in Medical Affairs, Quantitative Sciences, Nonclinical Development, CMC/Manufacturing, Business Development, and Commercial Affairs, as required, to advance potential clinical development collaborations for the lead product, OLINVYK, at key academic institutions and assist in appropriately directing these opportunities to the Company’s Investigator-Initiated Studies program.
  8. Establish and foster professional relationships with KOLs and other academic scientists, and related business partners, consultants, and vendors.
  9. Foster a collaborative, motivating, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset. Take the initiative in solving problems, not simply identifying them.
  10. Ensure high-quality operational execution with equal emphases on successful interpersonal communication, respect and engagement with colleagues, and scientific and strategic excellence.
  11. Observe compliance with all Trevena policies, SOPs, and safety guidelines.
  12. The Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Science Liaison will also have responsibility for directly supervising the West field-based Health Economics Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison team, including:
    1. Working with each HE/MSL to prioritize accounts and KOL contacts to set objectives that assure progress toward agreed upon goals of formulary acceptances and KOL interactions.
    2. Evaluating and providing input into each HE/MSL’s weekly activity; working with the Head Field Health Economics and Medical Science to provide weekly reports on agreed upon metrics, formulary review progress, and Medical Voice of the Customer.
    3. Providing management and quality oversight of HE/MSL customer interactions; assessing each HE/MSL’s level of understanding and ability to present the scientific and health economic data to customers through scheduled “ride-alongs” / Zoom call attendance; providing feedback and discussing additional, or any re-training, needs with the Head, Field Health Economics and Medical Science.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Up to 75% domestic travel.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. MD, PhD, PharmD or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  2. Minimum 3 years of experience in Medical Science Liaison role, with emphasis on Health Economics outcomes research strongly preferred.
  3. Minimum 3 years of experience in an MSL role with primary emphasis on/knowledge of P&T committee processes.
  4. Hospital experience is strongly preferred.
  5. Expertise in neuroscience development and/or opioids and pain management is strongly preferred.
  6. It is also strongly preferred that the Senior Director Health Economics and Medical Sales Liaison have at least 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. A high level of integrity and respect for others, and a strong sense of enjoyment in seeing their team succeed.
  2. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to clearly communicate results, plans, issues, and risks.
  3. Strong attention to detail.
  4. Extensive knowledge of health care economics and the hospital reimbursement environment.
  5. Capable of triaging projects in a sophisticated manner, with the ability to identify multiple potential courses of action and describe related risks of each to non-technical audiences.
  6. Experienced team leadership and project management skills strongly preferred.
  7. Ability to operate within a rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a sense of humor, and inspiring others to collaborate effectively.
Senior Director or Director Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison – Northwest US: Apply Now

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Vice President, Medical Research has responsibility for the medical leadership and strategic direction of medical research activities ensuring operational excellence, integrity, and continual improvement.

Specifically the Vice President, Medical Research will be able to successfully accomplish the following responsibilities:

  1. Directly supervise and provide management oversight of the Clinical Operations team, and provide medical leadership in collaboration with the Vice President, Quantitative Sciences and Clinical Development.
  2. Work with the Chief Medical Officer to develop appropriate project plans for all development candidates. Communicate plans effectively to Clinical Operations team members, and also report project progress as requested to Senior Management and Board of Directors.  Design appropriate budgets to accomplish project plans, and delegate team members accordingly.
  3. Organize the various functional leaders within the Clinical Operations team to effectively identify project goals, and to provide operational leadership to help the team to complete tasks on time and on budget.
  4. Identify needs, initiate and lead diverse strategic operational initiatives and re-challenge existing ones to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Maintain appropriate documentation of project plans including timelines, milestones and spending to budget.
  5. Collaborate with peer company colleagues in Medical Affairs, Quantitative Sciences, Nonclinical Development, CMC/Manufacturing, Business Development, and Commercial Affairs, and provide necessary work to complete cross-functional goals as required, ensuring an effective program of priority setting, budgeting and resource deployment across collaborating departments.
  6. Manage and oversee financial and budgetary aspects of Clinical Operations.
  7. Establish and foster professional relationships with study investigators, academic scientists, other business partners, consultants and vendors ensuring that vendor responsibilities are met, including performance, compliance and reporting.
  8. Possess extensive knowledge of drug development programs across all phases, clinical trials methodology, regulatory requirements for effective clinical trial management, clinical operations, and project management skills.
  9. Foster a collaborative, motivating, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset and develop high-performing clinical trial management teams. Take the initiative in solving problems, not simply identifying them.
  10. Ensure high-quality operational execution with equal emphases on successful interpersonal communication, respect and engagement with colleagues, and scientific and strategic excellence.
  11. Ensure that all studies meet regulatory requirements and are conducted to GCP standards globally.
  12. Lead interactions with regulatory authorities and serve as the expert voice of Clinical Development on behalf of the company when necessary.
  13. Observe compliance with all Trevena policies, SOPs and safety guidelines.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Up to 30% domestic/international travel.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. MD or PhD or PharmD degree.
  2. At least 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.
  3. Expertise in neuroscience development is strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. A high level of integrity and respect for others, and a strong sense of enjoyment in seeing their team succeed.
  2. Capable of triaging projects in a sophisticated manner, with the ability to identify multiple potential courses of action and describe related risks of each to non-technical audiences.
  3. Experienced team leadership and project management skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to formulate tactical and strategic recommendations to executive leadership.
  5. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to clearly communicate results, plans, issues, and risks.
  6. Strong attention to detail.
  7. Extensive knowledge of clinical trial methodology.
  8. Ability to operate within a rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a sense of humor, and inspiring others to collaborate effectively.
Vice President, Medical Research: Apply Now

Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, the Vice President of Institutional Accounts will lead the field teams responsible for all aspects of commercial execution of OLINVYK, Trevena's first product launch.  The VP will be integral in leading the national sales and account teams to continue to drive OLINVYK performance, execute key brand objectives, and provide US commercial leadership for the approved indications of OLINVYK.  The VP will collaborate with executive leadership, medical affairs, and other key functional areas in the assessment of sales expansion and opportunities into new markets.  The leader will also play a role in the strategic assessment and commercial pull-through of customer contracts where needed. 

Specifically, the Vice President of Institutional Accounts will:

  1. Focus the organization on execution and delivery, for meeting or exceeding sales goals.
  2. Shape a team to take initiative to adapt to a dynamic and increasingly competitive market and to implement creative solutions.
  3. Improve the performance of individuals and the bench strength of the team through effective recruiting, coaching and promotion of team members.
  4. Reinforce the company’s compliance with regulatory agencies, public policies, and company policies and procedures.
  5. Prepare and deliver presentations to project teams, stakeholders and senior leadership.
  6. Observe all Trevena policies, SOPs and safety guidelines.
  7. Other responsibilities, as necessary.  

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS 

Up to 25% domestic  travel. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred.
  • Significant tenure and experience iin the industry (15+ years) or biotechnology experience including developing market strategies, executing tactics, and responsibility for revenues.
  • Experience leading teams of sales and market access professionals at specialty focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.
  • Market access experience including contracting strategy and execution preferred.
  • Strong Hospital and Institutional Account experience preferred. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. Ability to identify market opportunities, strategically assess customer needs, and build/execute specific, segmented
  2. Ability to understand, interpret and communicate commercial and competitive implications of complex technical, clinical, and regulatory
  3. Ability to deliver state of the business updates and overall strategic direction to senior leadership as well as the sales and account teams.
  4. Ability to translate marketing strategies into field tactics and provide strong oversight and management of execution.
  5. Demonstrated ability to build, develop and motivate a team as evidenced by effective hiring, coaching and mentoring of direct reports.
  6. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth
  7. Comfortable managing multiple competing
Vice President, Institutional Accounts: Apply Now