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Spero Therapeutics Senior Director, Scientific Communications in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About Us

Spero Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SPRO) is a multi-asset clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in Cambridge, Mass. We are highly committed to advancing novel treatment approaches for bacterial infections with a world-class team of biotechnological and biopharmaceutical experts. The company has a pipeline of novel and highly differentiated antibacterial and rare disease product candidates focused on the unmet needs of patients with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial infections. Spero’s lead product candidate, Tebipenem HBr, is an oral carbapenem currently being evaluated in a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections. Spero is also advancing SPR720, its oral antimicrobial agent in development for the treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease, a rare orphan disease. Spero’s third product candidate, SPR206, is an IV-administered agent being developed as an innovative option to treat MDR Gram-negative bacterial infections.

We sincerely believe that our novel product candidates will have meaningful impact on patient health and significant commercial applications for the treatment of MDR infections in both the hospital and community settings.

General Scope and Summary of Role

We are looking for an innovative and highly motivated individual who is passionate and knowledgeable about infectious disease to support the development and execution of key strategic initiatives in Medical Affairs for Spero’s lead program. You will work cross-functionally representing Medical Affairs as a medical and scientific expert, providing scientific and strategic insights to internal and external stakeholders.

What You’ll Do

  • Serve as the Medical Affairs subject matter expert for tebipenem HBr, as well as the competitive landscape and across the Spero pipeline

  • Formulate strategic plans and manage the execution and oversight of publications, Medical Affairs digital content, and medical congresses

  • Responsible for the development of all Medical Affairs medical and scientific training curricula and their supportive content

  • Provide training and SME expertise in the training of new Medical Affairs associates inclusive of the MSL team

  • Ensure Medical Affairs content is scientifically accurate and up-to-date with current literature

  • Provide scientific expertise in the review process of all tebipenem HBr publications and ensure external partner obligations are met; responsible for the overall management of Spero publications operations and execution

  • Represent tebipenem HBr, with potential to expand to responsibility to other SPR portfolio products, externally through advisory boards, conference presentations, and engagement with key stakeholders as appropriate and needed

  • Lead development, dissemination, and oversight of medical and scientific content for internal and external Medical Affairs initiatives including the Medical Affairs scientific platform and scientific narratives, as well as ensure these foundational materials are up-to-date with most recent data

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with internal colleagues to ensure alignment and execution of integrated strategic priorities

  • Serve on MLR review committee on an ad hoc basis

  • Serve as SME content reviewer and approver of all Medical Affairs produced materials, inclusive of SRDs, MSL training materials, MSL customer tools, and any other Medical Affairs generated material

  • Certify Field Medical Team on scientific knowledge base and ability to proficiently and expertly present scientific data and address scientific/medical inquiries on tebipenem to external stakeholder

    What You’ll Need

  • MD with focus in Infectious Disease, Critical Care, or Urology required

  • 10+ years clinical experience in Infectious Disease, Critical Care, or Urology

  • 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred

  • Proven track record of cross-functional team leadership and successful project management

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; proven track record of publication and/or scientific presentation preferred

  • Ability to partner with key internal stakeholders to understand Spero’s key objectives and to drive plans that meet and exceed our goals

  • Adaptable, solution-oriented and able to relate effectively with people at all levels of the organization

  • Strong scientific and clinical acumen

  • Current working knowledge of US legal, regulatory and compliance regulations and guidelines

  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant connections and integration points between Medical Affairs and stakeholders across the clinical, commercial, and market access functions

    By joining our committed and highly motivated team, you’ll experience a workplace culture that is inclusive, fair, challenging, supportive, and respectful. Spero’s culture is one that emphasizes “servant leadership,” or putting ego aside and working for the benefit of the team and our patients, and values our colleagues’ opinions and celebrates accomplishments in service of patients.

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