Director, Medical Affairs/Medical Director - Insomnia (US)


Philadelphia Area - Radnor, PA, PA, US

The purpose of Idorsia is to discover, develop and bring more, innovative medicines to patients. We have more ideas; we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.  In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into a leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.


Headquartered near Basel, Switzerland, the US Commercial Operations & Clinical Development teams are based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Idorsia is committed to meet the changing needs of healthcare professionals, patients and their families.  The core of what we do is to bring creative solutions to the market based on our science and data.


Reporting to the US Medical Affairs Head, the Medical Director - Daridorexant is responsible for executing medical affairs strategy for insomnia in the US, driving activities that will lead to a successful launch in the US in 2022.


Specific accountabilities include:


  • A core member of the US Medical Affairs Team, to drive implementation of Medical Affairs strategies and plans for insomnia.
  • Communicate it in a compelling manner the medical value of the asset, inside and outside Idorsia, such that it generates excitement and enthusiasm.
  • Responsible for contributing to the medical communications platform and the evidence generation plan.
  • Will actively be building, developing and maintaining effective relationships with the relevant US Key Opinion Leaders, while leading US Advisory Board activities.
  • Participate on all levels cross-functional collaboration with US Marketing, Drug Safety, US Market Access, and Medical Information.
  • Provide guidance to and engagement with US MSL teams for insight generation and external engagement.


Candidate Profile:

The US Medical Director, Daridorexant will be an experienced medical affairs professional with a strong, successful track record in broad/primary care commercialization and, specifically, product launch strategy and execution.

The successful candidate will have the agility to operate in a dynamic, science-driven environment and build bridges into new functional areas.




  • MD required; minimum 8-year experience in the pharmaceutical industry predominantly in the medical affairs function; track record of successful product launch
  • Experience in CNS and, ideally insomnia
  • Experience in a medical affairs role at country level, regionally and/or globally
  • Experience in the US pharmaceutical market
  • Marketing and commercially savvy and robust understanding of regulatory space


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity and inclusion to achieve business success. We are committed to fostering respect, fairness and equal opportunities for all job applicants and all our employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.


Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you will be informed in greater detail in due course.


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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia