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Medical Affairs Ocular Lead

Date: Apr 14, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Spark Therapeutics

Join the Spark Team


We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable – until now.


We don’t follow footsteps. We create the path.


To expand the scope of Medical Strategy-Ophthalmology, by developing strategies and operational plans to deliver needed information from internal and external stakeholders to ocular medical affairs leadership to shape Spark’s Ophthalmology impact. To identify and develop new areas of support to marketed ophthalmic product(s) and support identification of potential additions to the ocular pipeline at all levels of development and refer to the appropriate internal stakeholders for further review. To lead in certain aspects of strategic planning, as designed by the ophthalmology leader.  Ultimately to further Spark’s commitment and dedication to being a leader in ocular gene therapy and to maintain Spark’s leadership role in the US.  



80 %

  • Attend pertinent medical/scientific conference and engage scientific/ medical KOLs on specific needs of ophthalmic strategy and Spark.
  • Provide conference presentations on ocular/scientific topics as needed
  • Advisory boards, symposium, workshops: At the need/discretion of ophthalmology leader, to lead, assist and/or support organization, planning, and implementation of pertinent advisory boards and conference symposiums
  • Lead efforts for development of non-peer reviewed and secondary publications
  • Liaise with MSL team for field information dissemination to pertinent internal stakeholders.
  • Lead efforts to resolve questions posed to or developed by medical affairs pertaining to the ocular sciences, or medical sciences and present conclusions to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Pipeline potential: Interact with key scientific and clinician scientist KOLs for potential new indications, pre-clinical, or in clinical development and refer them to appropriate internal stakeholders.
  • Lead the Investigator Initiated Studies- Ophthalmology annual grant program when implemented



  • Liaise with internal stakeholders on topics of interest for the ocular medical team



  • Other duties as assigned



  • MD or DO with background in ophthalmology or ocular related sciences
  • Several years of industry related experience; preferably in medical affairs, clinical development, non-clinical studies
  • Travel: up to 30% domestic and 5-10% international



  • Must have a good command of written and verbal communication, ability to interact with scientists and clinicians.
  • Effective verbal communications to all levels of stakeholders; patients, ocular scientist, HCPs, others in the ocular community.
  • Should be able to take leadership roles, while also working collaboratively within a team to meet common objectives.



Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia