Associate Director/ Director, Regional Field Medical Director

Job Title: Associate Director / Director, Regional Field Medical Director

Reports To: National Director, Field Medical

Functional Area: Clinical – Medical Affairs

Position Location: Remote – Field Based

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

About Tourmaline Bio, Inc.

We are a nimble, driven, and accomplished team of entrepreneurs, physicians, and industry experts with a mission to thoughtfully develop transformative medicines that dramatically improve the lives of patients with life-altering immune and inflammatory diseases. Our core values help drive this mission and are the foundation of our company culture: we have a passion for our mission; we believe respect and inclusion are core to the success of our team; we overcome obstacles to deliver results for patients; and we push the envelope.

Our lead program has completed multiple Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials.  We launched our first clinical trial in Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) in Q3 2023 and plan to initiate additional clinical trials in 2024, one of which is expected to be in cardiovascular disease.  More information about Tourmaline can be found at www.tourmalinebio.com.

General Responsibilities:

The Regional Field Medical Director serves as a trusted scientific expert and partner.  The Regional Field Medical Director will have scientific exchange of medical and clinical information about Tourmaline’s disease areas of interest, clinical trial program and product candidate information as appropriate with key opinion leaders, researchers, academic institutions, community group practices, healthcare professionals (including allied healthcare members), advocacy groups, payers, and professional organizations.   The Regional Field Medical Director also develops a complete understanding of national, regional, and local experts and stakeholders in specific therapeutic categories and the healthcare environment in which they work.  The Regional Field Medical Director is responsible for management of field medical functioning within a region or territory and the role will report to the National Director, Field Medical.

Responsibilities:

  • Completes core training curriculum and basic Regional Field Medical Director and Therapeutic Area (TA) certification.  Completes recertification where applicable.
  • Achieves and maintain robust depth of knowledge within the Tourmaline TA(s).
  • Attends, participates in and reports on local, regional, and national medical conferences and other meetings of value.
  • Coordinates team coverage of major regional or national meetings including program evaluation, required attendance and coordination of high-quality meeting reports.
  • Establishes and maintains robust long-term relationships with KOLs and other key stakeholders.
  • Impactful proactive and reactive engagement, as appropriate, with KOLs, HCPs, research sites, associations, societies, and other key stakeholders according to defined engagement plans.
  • Actively seeks future stakeholders and emerging KOLs and groups in alignment with local health care system and medical strategy.
  • Responsible and accountable for driving medical strategy by translating the medical affairs strategic plan into implementable stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Participation in advisory boards or other Tourmaline programs.  Provides coordination or support before, during and after the meeting.
  • Delivers educational presentations to external audiences, stakeholders, and customers groups as appropriate.
  • Proactive identification of educational opportunities within assigned territory.
  • Responsible for timely, accurate, specific, and balanced responses to medical inquiries in collaboration with medical information and communications policies.
  • Adheres to Tourmaline policy, SOP and FDA guidance for distribution of scientific information.
  • Adheres to all appropriate SOP and compliance policies and guidelines.
  • Prepares and presents data to internal audiences including Medical Affairs and commercial partners as requested.
  • Responsible for supporting research projects aligned with medical and brand strategy. including facilitating investigator-initiated research (IIR), collaborative research programs and research site identification.
  • Responsible for supporting clinical trial team and engaging with appropriate stakeholders for Tourmaline sponsored clinical trials. Support with trial awareness, education, site support, data collection, feasibility and initiation visits, and other study support as appropriate in close collaboration with the Clinical Trial Liaisons (CTLs).
  • Responsible and accountable for generating relevant HCP and stakeholder insights that deepen understanding of patients, HCPs, consumers, or treatment landscape. Documents and communicates observations and insights accordingly within system and eventually to internal stakeholders to inform, refine, and enhance tactics and strategy.
  • Reports new compound development information and potential collaborations when appropriate or requested in line with corporate strategy.
  • Compliantly supports active strategic partnership and collaboration with territory cross-functional stakeholders, including commercial colleagues.
  • Compliantly supports speaker training as appropriate.
  • Presentations to internal audiences including corporate, Medical Affairs and/or internal commercial partners.
  • Leads project teams or task forces as appropriate.
  • Provides independent strategic thought and initiative in the preparation and completion of a variety of tasks, projects, and reports.
  • Anticipates obstacles and difficulties that may arise and resolves them in a collaborative manner.
  • Has budgetary responsibility.
  • Contributes to the development, review, and approval of materials to be used by field based medical teams as requested.

Education:

  • Advanced degree (i.e., MD, DO, PharmD, PhD, NP/PA or equivalent) required.
  • Therapeutic expertise in Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Immunology, Endocrinology, or other related fields is a plus.

Experience and Attributes:

  • The applicant should have 2 or more years of experience and a relevant degree and background.
  • Demonstrated accountability to continuous learning and growth (key data, RFMD role, Soft Skills, Personal Development).
  • Uses autonomy as needed in the preparation and completion of tasks, projects, and reports.
  • Must have a demonstrated track record of being fully independent operating in a field-based territory.
  • Prior drug launch experience is strongly preferred.
  • Relevant clinical practice experience within a therapeutic area of interest (i.e., Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Immunology, Endocrinology) is a plus.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work hard in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.
  • Work in a highly regulated environment with a high level of integrity, compliance, ethics, and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks from multiple parties and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • A good team player with solid record of collaboration within and across functional areas.
  • Ability to interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms for the collection/development of field reports, slide content, strategy/review, and dissemination of medical information.
  • Sound computer skills including applications for word processing, producing slide materials, working with spreadsheets, and other pharma platforms such as CRM (i.e. – Veeva or equivalent), MLR review, insight gathering/processing and KOL interaction is required.
  • The ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and successfully.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • This is a field-based position. The employee is required to set up a home-based office within their defined territory.
  • Travel (approx. 60+%), locally, within the US and occasional international travel as required. Periodic travel to the Tourmaline office in New York is required. Regular travel to meetings with key stakeholders (KOL’s, HCPs, Advocacy, Payers, etc.) and congress meetings is required.  Physical attendance at other company, project, and team meetings / trainings may be required.

Base Salary Range: $176,000 – $257,000 based on candidate professional experience level.

Note:

This job description is written as a guideline to inform a current or prospective Tourmaline employee of what is or will be generally expected in a given position. The description is not intended to be all-encompassing or limiting in any manner.  Duties and responsibilities other than those listed above may be included as needed.

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Tourmaline Bio, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other protected characteristics under applicable law.