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Senior Medical Science Manager, South Italy

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Be a hero for our rare disease patients
At Ultragenyx, we fundamentally believe that taking real impactful action to care for the needs of patients and our people is always the right thing to do. To achieve this goal, our vision is to lead the future of rare disease medicine. For us, this means going where other biopharma companies won’t go – challenging the status quo and creating a new model that advances our field so more patients and caregivers can benefit from life-changing treatments. We do this by following the science, applying a novel rapid development approach, making innovative medicines at fair and reasonable prices, and creating a collaborative ecosystem to reach patients in ways that are most meaningful for them. 
Our commitment and care for patients extends to our people, so culture is an essential cornerstone for Ultragenyx. We remain continuously focused on creating a supportive and inclusive environment of profound learning and growth – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where we would be proud for our family, friends and children to work.
If you want to have a meaningful impact, do the best work of your career, and grow a lot, both professionally and personally, come join our team.

Position Summary:

ultraimpact – Make a difference for those who need it most

As Senior Medical Science Manager (Sr.MSM) covering Southern Central Italy, you cooperate closely with our field-based team of scientists, who function as an extension of our Global Medical Affairs organization. You are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development, as well as key medical organizations including treatment centers of excellence and established societies and associations. You provide medical information through scientific exchange in a fair balanced manner and provide clinical/scientific support to the company. Your services are field-based, and you possess established professional personal and scientific credibility to interact with thought leaders and centers of excellence. You will support Ultragenyx products in development and commercialized brands in Italy as your primary responsibility.


Work Model: 

Field: Officially documented as working as a member of the Ultragenyx field team, generally interacting with third parties on behalf of Ultragenyx.


  • Identify Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), and establish and maintain scientific relationships with KOLs;
  • Act as primary liaison to HCPs interested in developing and performing investigator-initiated research
  • Develop and execute territory plans in alignment with regional and national plans
  • Provide clinical presentations and information in response to unsolicited questions (as appropriate) in academic, community, and healthcare provider settings, as well as provide scientific and medical information updates and scientific support at medical congresses
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Operations organization to enhance patient enrolment in company sponsored clinical trials by identifying appropriate clinical trial sites and interacting with investigators in ongoing studies; establish effective diagnostic network to facilitate diagnosis of patients affected by the diseases of interest, by acting as a liaison between primary referral HCPs, KOLs and diagnostic labs
  • Perform activities to increase awareness of the rare diseases of Ultragenyx interest
  • Provide timely feedback/information on emerging clinical/scientific teams and opportunities to internal stakeholders and provide scientific support for appropriate educational initiatives
  • Support local Market Access and P&R discussions, as appropriate


  • Advanced degree in clinical specialty required (MD, PhD, PharmD) and commensurate experience
  • Required: 3-5 years of industry experience
  • Rare disease experience is preferred, particularly in metabolic and genetic disorders
  • Demonstrated experience effectively presenting clinical/scientific information required
  • Expert understanding of the health care delivery system in Italy and its impact on patient care and Regional medical care
  • Languages: Fluent in Italian (written and verbal skills at least C1 level). Proficiency of English language skills to allow efficient scientific reading in the disease area and to communicate internally on an international level
  • Approximately 50-60% travel is required; overnight travel is required as needed #LI-CK1  #LI-Remote
Full Time employees across the globe enjoy a range of benefits, including, but not limited to:
·         Generous vacation time and public holidays observed by the company
·         Volunteer days
·         Long term incentive and Employee stock purchase plans or equivalent offerings
·         Employee wellbeing benefits
·         Fitness reimbursement
·         Tuition sponsoring
·         Professional development plans
* Benefits vary by region and country

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status, and any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for all protected statuses or classifications protected by applicable law, including individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, and based on sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, you may contact Talent Acquisition by emailing us at

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