On January 11, 2021, we announced our intent to separate our severe genetic disease and oncology businesses into differentiated and independent publicly traded companies. We will retain focus on severe genetic disease (SGD) and will launch our oncology business (“Oncology Newco”) as a new entity, with the completed transition expected by the end of 2021.



At bluebird, only two things matter - patients and our people. When you join the nest, you're not just landing a new gig, you become a part of a flock that's soaring to new heights. We’re 1100+ doers, thinkers and collaborators across the globe with a strong sense of our values and our purpose. Our innovation and sustainability are rooted in the diversity of our teams and results are achieved through cooperation and the incorporation of multiple points of view. This is personal and we approach every challenge with radical care. The time is now to rise up and recode the science, the systems, and the status quo.


Are you passionate about bringing pioneering therapies to patients with rare diseases, identifying and evaluating gaps in evidence and leading data generation initiatives? Do you enjoy applying your medical and scientific background as the “medical voice” of the company with external stakeholders? If that is you, then check out this role and its ability to make an impact throughout the organization and the severe genetic disease medical community!


Within medical affairs, you will function as the Global Medical Lead (Director/Senior Director) for bluebird bio’s sickle cell disease gene therapy with multiple regulatory approvals and launches expected globally in the next few years. You will be responsible for developing and implementing the Global medical affairs strategic and tactical plan for the lentiglobin for sickle cell disease therapy product platform. More specifically, you will lead the medical strategy for the Strategic Integrated Product Plan, ensure that there is a data generation/RWE generation plan (including registry development) to answer key questions from KOLs and help ensure that the US and EU medical teams have the key global materials to help them prepare for possible approvals and launches in their respective regions. Furthermore, you will also serve as a medical/scientific connection between bluebird bio and key external stakeholders to further medical/scientific exchange and as an internal medical/scientific consultant.



As a Global Medical Affairs bird reporting to our VP, Medical Affairs, you will be instrumental in creating and driving the medical strategy for our gene therapy lentiglobin for SCD. To do this, you will collaborate with US and EU medical directors and the Real World Evidence and Scientific Communication Teams (along with cross-functional partners) by:

  • Providing disease state and product specific expertise for the review of internally and externally facing materials and publications
  • Delivering disease state and product specific presentations both internally and externally
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key external stakeholders through scientific exchange and education
  • Leading lifecycle management initiatives including real world evidence plans, post-hoc analyses, and phase IV research activities
  • Reviewing and oversee investigator initiative research proposals and scientific research agreements
  • Assessing nominations of potential collaborators to participate in company-sponsored activities (e.g. speaker, investigator, consultant)
  • Working cross-functionally with colleagues across patient advocacy, sales, marketing, market access, government affairs, and clinical development to establish ongoing collaborative internal relationships and develop global strategic & tactical plans
  • Representing medical affairs at cross-functional meetings pertaining to clinical development, regulatory, and commercialization
  • Supporting cross-functional colleagues, including government affairs and market access, for various stakeholder engagement activities
  • Serving as medical monitor for product registry



You’re the bird we’re looking for if you possess a/an:

  • Doctorate degree (MD greatly preferred; PhD, PharmD, DO considered) with 5+ years of relevant experience required;
  • Drug development/industry/clinical background in hematology/hemoglobinopathies and/or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation strongly preferred; industry experience working in Medical Affairs as a Medical Director is required.
  • Strong technical/analytical skills to identify and solve problems;
  • Proven ability to work with a high level of integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to anticipate and adapt to change;
  • Strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with partners, investigators, contractors, consultants, and team members across functions;
  • Ability to work independently, yet engage in collaborative decision making, to complete tasks in a timely fashion, and function in a rapid-paced environment;
  • Availability for US and International travel

All our birds embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture:  b colorful, b cooperative, b yourself.

bluebird bio is deeply committed to fostering an environment where diversity and inclusion are not only valued, but prioritized. We believe a diverse and inclusive community empowers us to act courageously, care deeply, and dream boldly to impact people in big ways.  Diverse viewpoints bring diverse capabilities which strengthen our focus and fuel our growth.

bluebird is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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