Vice President, Global Medical Affairs (Immunology)

Seattle, WA or Remote
Clinical Development – Medical Affairs /
Full time /
Alpine Immune Sciences is a leading clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing innovative, protein-based immunotherapies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Exciting challenges lie ahead—guided by our core values, we’ll meet these challenges. Join us!

Alpine is seeking a strategic, dynamic, and innovative Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Immunology.  At Alpine, we are developing drugs in Immunology, including auto-immune renal, hematologic and neurologic disease, and SLE. In collaboration with executive leadership, the Vice President, Global Medical Affairs will define medical affairs’ strategy and goals, develop and implement Medical Affairs plans, policies and procedures while maintaining excellence in standards and practice. He/she will advance collaborations with key opinion leaders and oversee plans for scientific engagement with health care practitioners and academic research centers. This instrumental role provides leadership and oversight for the following functions, including overall medical strategy, scientific communications, medical education, medical operations, and field medical affairs. The position will work closely with R&D, Clinical Development, Translational Medicine, and the Commercial department to provide medical affairs input to product development.
Duties and responsibilities:
Lead the current Medical Affairs group at Alpine Immune Sciences and assure high quality execution of medical affairs activities, including those in both the therapeutic area and product medical strategy across both the US and ex-US.
Accountable for review and approval of Medical Affairs Strategic Imperatives and Tactics including all outputs of Medical Affairs such as data generation strategies, publications, IITs, and field-based strategies. Ensure that Medical Affairs resources and activities are appropriately focused to deliver on corporate goals and objectives.
Ensure strong collaboration and optimal resource utilization between internal Alpine teams.
Facilitate scientific engagement across a broad range of stakeholders to gather insights and dissemination of information.
Leverages clinical knowledge, industry relationships, and experiences to understand standards of care, unmet needs and how our portfolio and innovations can help address those unmet needs. Congress, symposium, key medical society, and one on one peer engagement are key components.
Responsible for optimizing Global Medical Affairs policies, processes, vendor selection and management, staffing, and budget.
Responsible for setting departmental objectives, developing, and tracking key activities and communicating to executive leadership status of objectives.
Integral member of the Senior Leadership Team at Alpine Immune Sciences.
Attract, develop, and manage core talent and build medical affairs skills to help create a diverse, high performing medical organization.
MD, DO, with minimum of 15 years’ experience in biotech, pharma or related areas with at least 7 years of leadership experience.
Experience in Immunology is essential. Direct autoimmune industry experience specifically is preferred. 
Demonstrated success fostering close partnerships across functions (e.g., marketing, R&D, etc.) is required.
Domestic Travel of ~40% may be required. International travel may be asked.
Comprehensive knowledge of global medical affairs activities with in-depth knowledge of US, European and Asian requirements.
Experience in a pharmaceutical environment with strong knowledge of relevant compliance and regulatory environment.
Proven track record in the areas of medical strategy, product launches, field based MSL team development, medical communications and thought leader engagement.

Ability to lead, inspire and influence a global team, functioning in a matrix structure, through vision and strategy setting.
Self-reflective and aware of their own limitations, a great listener, open to feedback and self-improvement.
Demonstrated business acumen; excellent people management and leadership skills, able to manage complex technical organizations.
A proven ability to execute and get results through leading others whilst leading by example.
Demonstrated ability to build successful relationships and develop partnerships with key business partners and customers/investigators.
Strategic thinking and innovative mindset
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, forging relationships with various internal and external stakeholders
Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and cross-functional collaboration skills

At Alpine we engage equitable workplace strategies to ensure fair compensation. Actual compensation is dependent upon current market data, experience, and pay parity within our organization. This position is a Vice President level position, with a compensation range of $280,000 - $360,000. Note that there is a strong preference for candidates to be located on the west coast. We take care of our employees with a competitive benefits package that includes stock options, annual bonus, premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents, as well as life and disability benefits, FSA, and 401(k) plans. We believe quality time outside the office is vital to our employees’ satisfaction at work, so our flexible PTO plan of 160 hours, generous holiday time (generally 12 days), and parental benefits encourages team members to take time off so they can come back refreshed. Alpine team members enjoy competitive salaries and equity participation (stock options).

Alpinists share a passion for meaningful work and are committed to solving the most complex problems in immunology to create new therapies for patients. We believe in innovative thinking, collaboration, flexibility, bias for action, and healthy debate. To foster our team of outstanding scientists and business professionals, we provide a premier work environment with a state-of-the-art lab and office spaces with truly inspiring views, and an open design to facilitate teamwork.

Our treasured culture has been shaped by our diverse team who truly enjoys working and playing together. We nurture Alpine’s culture in many ways, including all-company social events and happy hours, lunch-and-learn and education opportunities, interest groups like book club and movie nights, peer-to-peer recognition programs, a robust wellness program to help support physical, mental, and emotional health, and more.

Alpine is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Alpine is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Our office and lab are located in the blossoming biotech neighborhood of Eastlake in Seattle. Alpinists enjoy the flexibility to work onsite, remotely, or a hybrid schedule, with evolving options as we prioritize keeping Alpinists safe and healthy. Onsite employees enjoy an open-office layout with comfortable huddle rooms and Zoom Room-enabled conference rooms, a spacious breakroom and kitchen with a coffee bar and snacks, and rooftop access to enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Union and Gas Works Park.

Exciting challenges lie ahead—guided by our core values, we’ll meet these challenges.  Join us!