Job description

Executive Director, Head of Medical Affairs - Europe

91 Park Drive, Milton Park, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RY, UK


Join a pioneering biotech with a collegial atmosphere and a passion for harnessing every individual’s unique set of skills in our fight against disease.

At Immunocore, we have a vision to transform the way we understand and treat the most challenging medical conditions of our time, including cancer, autoimmune disorders and infection. In January 2022, in the U.S., we launched the world’s first T-cell receptor therapy, built on a novel technology designed to overcome the limitations of our natural immune systems.

Joining us at the most exciting time in our history, you will be part of a team that values trust and innovation, and that cherishes different ways of thinking.

The Role:

The Executive Director, Medical Affairs Europe/RoW is a key role in the Immunocore medical affairs team and will be central in implementing the medical affairs plan in Europe and beyond for the launch of a first- in-class immunotherapy for a rare cancer.


Medical & Personal Leadership

  • Develops and maintains in a self-driven manner outstanding knowledge of immuno-oncology and relevant disease areas.
  • Develops and maintains in a self-driven manner outstanding knowledge of Immunocore products, competitor products, and other therapeutic options within therapeutic area.
  • Collaborates with cross functional team to ensure the best patient care.
  • Maintains an in-depth understanding of the medical strategy and broader Immunocore strategy to ensure their own) activities are coordinated with the team and aligned to strategy within Immunocore.
  • Maintains and develops synergistic relationships with KOLs to expand research, advisory, and educational partnership opportunities.
  • Works to the highest ethical compliance, ethics and safety standards adhering to all local regulations and laws.
  • Engages with cross-functional team to ensure (their own) activities are coordinated with the team and aligned to strategy within Immunocore.
  • Support the annual global strategic/operational planning process and lead development of EU strategic/operational plan and EU budget oversight.
  • Support the creation and implementation/optimision of processes related to externally sponsored research, medical information/call centre operations, field operations, insight gathering and processing and external medical communications.

Education/ Communication

  • Support development and execution of the Europe/RoW Medical Communications plan in close coordination with the Commercial organization and aligned to global medical affairs plans.
  • Input into a consistent, well-integrated publication strategy across the company that is also compliant with both internal and external regulations.
  • Establish scientific communication and collaboration with HCPs and academia.
  • Act as escalation point for European enquiries from the field and call centre following triage.
  • Take leadership where appropriate and engage with cross-functional team to ensure HCPs needs/issues are resolved with the goal of ensuring patients receive the best care.
  • Ensure that all interactions and activities adhere to corporate and healthcare compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information.
  • Support review committees for medical affairs input and review, partnering closely with Regulatory, Legal and Healthcare compliance.
  • Act as an educational resource to internal stakeholders, providing medical/ scientific knowledge, training, and support on Immunocore products.
  • Support Commercial business plans including product communications, and review of promotional materials and activities in Europe as part of LMR committee.
  • Provide Medical support for communication with payor and health Technology Assessment organizations and support lifecycle management activities for key.
  • Support and provide education to partners involved in the marketing/distribution of Immunocore medicines in geographies where Immunocore does not have a footprint.
  • Develop relationships and work collaboratively with patient organisations.

Insight Gatherings & Actions

  • Key role medical affairs insight gathering processes and operations including leading on working collaboratively towards innovative solutions for identified issues.


  • Manage the externally sponsored research process in Europe/RoW and in collaboration with the MSL team and other internal stakeholders guide the collation and discussion/review of ESR proposals and subsequent set-up and maintenance of approved studies.
  • Provide strategic medical input to support clinical development activities.
  • Support the implementation in EU of medical affairs clinical research aligned to the global LCM plan, including Phase 4 and Economic valuation and Health Outcomes Research studies.

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Medical or pharmacy degree.
  • Extensive medical affairs experience (5-10 years), gained in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Therapeutic area experience in Oncology and Immunotherapy preferred.
  • Knowledge of clinical research design and GCP in the oncology/immune oncology area.
  • Experience in the successful management of vendors and external teams in a matrix environment.
  • Demonstrable track record of working cross functionally on strategic planning.
  • Experience with medical support of successfully marketed biotechnology or pharmaceutical products preferred.
  • Expertise in establishing, coordinating, and chairing Advisory Boards with an established network of HCPs in Oncology.
  • Working knowledge of FDA, EMA, and other relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Experience developing/and or launching a new pharmaceutical product/biologic product preferred.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to effectively present complex medical information, including the ability to communicate with knowledgeable lay audiences.


  • Ability to travel 40% of the time.

Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We Value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Private medical and dental benefits.
  • 25 days Annual Leave and Bank Holidays
  • 4x Salary Life Insurance
  • 5% Pension Match
  • Income Protection
  • Parental Leave


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