Head of Medical Affairs
Reporting to:
Maneesh Jain, CEO
820 Dubuque Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 (partially remote can be considered)
Company Summary:
Mirvie is shaping the future of pregnancy health by predicting unexpected complications before they happen for the well-being of millions of moms and babies. Complications such as preterm birth, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, affect 1 in 5 pregnancies, with large economic costs and lifelong health consequences for mom and baby. Our ground-breaking RNA platform is first to predict unexpected complications months before symptoms appear by revealing the underlying biology of each pregnancy. This breakthrough opens a new window into pregnancy health, allowing women to act and their doctors to intervene before unexpected complications become a crisis. Detection of early disease, at the individual level, also promises more equitable care than the use of broad sociodemographic factors that often result in bias. The idea for Mirvie was sparked by the personal experience of one of the founders whose daughter was born prematurely. Our team of world-class scientists and entrepreneurs has brought to market category-first, noninvasive tests used by millions. As a women’s health organization, Mirvie’s team shares a common purpose: to create a world where every pregnancy is as healthy as possible for both mom and baby. The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.
Position Summary:
The Head of Medical Affairs will take an active role in commercial strategic planning and develop and execute Mirvie’s medical communications and engagement plan so that it 1) aligns well with the company’s commercial strategy and functional needs (e.g., regulatory affairs), 2) meets the informational and educational needs of healthcare providers, payers, advocacy groups, and pregnant people, 3) drives awareness of and advocacy for Mirvie’s products and services, and 4) coordinates effectively with the company’s Chief Medical Advisor who is responsible for clinical research, clinical development and informing product development. This position will initially report to the Chief Executive Officer.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide indication area expertise (e.g., Ob/Gyn) for the company’s overall vision, strategy, and direction
  • Be accountable for leading, developing, and executing Mirvie’s Medical Affairs strategy
  • Develop and execute engagement/outreach strategy for key opinion leaders, scientific congress, advocacy groups, and/or medical centers of excellence
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with regional and national KOLs, and especially with prominent community and academic Ob/Gyns and MFMs
  • Plan, design, and manage medical advisory boards
  • Develop and drive execution of publication strategy and planning, CME education, symposia, and congress planning
  • Develop high quality and effective medical and scientific messages, data, and content used in communicating with medical and scientific stakeholders (e.g., training materials, medical information response letters, educational materials, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, symposia, educational and promotional materials) and collaborate closely with other cross-functional areas to ensure alignment on medical content
  • Select and oversee vendors used in the design of clinical content
  • Inform clinical evidence generation activities including real-world evidence
  • Represent Mirvie at medical meetings, advisory boards, outreach meetings
  • Help Commercial to drive clinical market development activities
  • Establish policies and procedures for key Medical Affairs activities, ensuring compliance with principles of scientific engagement, external laws, and regulations
  • Contribute to the development of Target Product Profiles by serving as a surrogate voice of the medical professional
  • Create and approve social media communications and content with Ob/Gyn and pregnant people
  • As Mirvie scales, build, manage and lead a best-in-class, high-performance team of medical science liaison experts and medical writers and establish world-class processes for the Medical Affairs function
Qualifications and Experience:
  • MD required, board certified/eligible in Ob/Gyn, Perinatology preferred
  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in medical affairs in a diagnostics or pharmaceutical Clinical Development setting in women’s health
  • Prior medical affairs experience across the product lifecycle from pre-launch, launch, and post-launch phases
  • Experience in genomics, diagnostics, cfDNA-based applications, or similar applied medical fields strongly preferred
  • Passion for advancing prenatal care
  • Broad network of long standing KOL relationships in women’s health
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of audiences including at national/international scientific congresses
  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal skills
  • Track record of innovative thinking in medical affairs
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully lead the ideation and development of a plan, move to action, and execution
  • Willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong understanding of relevant regulations and a commitment to compliance
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Slack, Asana, and Adobe
  • Ability to travel approximately 30%
  • Results orientation: You thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth, and occasionally ambiguous environment. You have a strong drive to exceed goals you set for yourself and are unflinching in your willingness to take ownership of problems and make decisions in order to move forward. You excel at defining clear objectives and priorities, establishing appropriate milestones, consistently achieving those objectives and milestones, and managing times of crisis with thoughtful contingency plans and calm action. You love rolling up your sleeves and doing the work required for success
  • Leadership: You have demonstrated the ability to build, develop, and motivate teams (both your own and cross-functional). You provide clarity in vision and thought on the direction of your function and the overall company with action and insights that are fact-based/data-driven. You support an inclusive culture and actively listen and consider a diversity of thought
  • Strategy: You are consistently able to articulate evolving priorities for the business, identify market opportunities and adapt short-term plans. This includes the ability to strategically assess market needs and build/execute specific, segmented medical affairs strategies to drive advocacy for Mirvie across a diverse set of customers. You have a passion for and success in developing medical affairs strategies that have measurable commercial impact
  • Influence: You influence without ownership, by 1) demonstrating thought leadership, functional competence, and confidence, 2) being personally accessible, likable, and empathetic, 3) being a good listener, 4) using fact-based/data-driven persuasion, passion, and persistence, and 5) tailoring your influence as appropriate to the audience and issue at stake. You gain the support and involvement of key internal constituencies and influence external constituencies that are important to Mirvie’s success. Generally speaking, you are excellent at influencing outcomes and shaping and facilitating productive dialogue across and outside Mirvie.
To apply, please send resume to: careers@mirvie.com