Director/Senior Director, EU Regulatory Strategy

Development – Regulatory Affairs /
Full-Time /
Scholar Rock is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and delivers life-changing therapies for people with serious diseases that have high unmet need. As a global leader in the biology of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) superfamily of cell proteins and named for the visual resemblance of a scholar rock to protein structures, the clinical-stage company is focused on advancing innovative treatments where protein growth factors are fundamental. Over the past decade, the company has created a pipeline with the potential to advance the standard of care for neuromuscular disease, cardiometabolic disorders, cancer, and other conditions where growth factor-targeted drugs can play a transformational role.
Scholar Rock is the only company to show clinical proof of concept for a muscle-targeted treatment in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This commitment to unlocking fundamentally different therapeutic approaches is powered by broad application of a proprietary platform, which has developed novel monoclonal antibodies to modulate protein growth factors with extraordinary selectivity. By harnessing cutting-edge science in disease spaces that are historically under-addressed through traditional therapies, Scholar Rock works every day to create new possibilities for patients. Learn more about the company’s approach at and follow @ScholarRock and on LinkedIn.

Summary of Position:

The Director/Senior Director, EU Regulatory Strategy, reporting to the Head of Regulatory, is responsible for the development and implementation of the EU regulatory strategy and plan for assigned clinical and/or pipeline programs. As a subject matter expert, this individual will represent regulatory affairs at the appropriate program team, highlighting risks and opportunities to inform program strategy and plan. The successful candidate will lead interactions with the regulatory authorities, directing the preparation and submission of regulatory submissions.

Position Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a thought leader on regulatory affairs, defining European regulatory strategy and plan to maximize regulatory success
    • Provide strategic and operational input to program team to achieve program objectives while ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory requirements
    • Lead MAA review, including response to List of Issues and EU-SmPC negotiations
    • Develop regulatory roadmap to inform and guide agency engagement strategy; partner with key stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive regulatory engagement plan
    • Serve as point of contact with EMA leading and managing regulatory interactions, building trusted relationships with regulatory authorities
    • Lead cross-functional effort to ensure timely submission of key regulatory documents (e.g., MAA module 1, briefing documents, DSUR)
    • Lead response to EU CTR questions to support clinical trials in EU5
    • Ensure program team members and cross-functional stakeholders are informed of internal and external events that may impact regulatory success
    • Identify regulatory risks and opportunities and work with key stakeholders to develop solutions
    • Provide regulatory input and support for business development activities
    • Partner with global market access and medical affairs colleagues to support interactions with joint regulatory/health agency/HTA bodies on product specific value evidence topics, as applicable
    • Ensure strong representation of regulatory voice at key governance bodies and teams (e.g., PRC, program teams, clinical development teams, study teams)
    • Maintain currency of EU regulatory requirements and approvals to inform regulatory strategies and drive proactive plans to ensure compliance
    • Monitor and analyze global and country specific regulatory landscape to assess potential impact on the program; collaborate with teams to ensure compliance
    • Provide support to local regulatory experts
    • Provide regulatory support for cross-functional activities (e.g., SOPs, business development, clinical labeling, disclosure) as needed

Candidate Requirements:

    • Education in life sciences required
    • 7+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry with deep understanding of EU regulatory requirements
    • Demonstrated experience of leading successful engagement with EMA
    • Expertise and experience with biologics (particularly monoclonal antibody therapeutics) and rare diseases strongly preferred but not required
    • Demonstrated reputation as a well-respected, dynamic team leader with strong leadership and people management skills
    • Strong written, verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills
    • Capable of managing shifting priorities in a rapidly changing and environment
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (~10%)
Scholar Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees