Crinetics Approach

Director/Senior Director, Medical Affairs & Patient Advocacy

Crinetics is seeking a highly motivated Director/Senior Director, Medical Affairs who will report to the Chief Medical Officer. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a team building a strong scientific presence in the medical and patient communities in support of the company’s effort to discover and develop small molecule therapeutics for rare endocrine disorders and endocrine-related tumors. The candidate will develop a vision and mission for medical affairs and patient advocacy within the company. This individual will contribute to maintaining a consistent and coherent voice as part of the Crinetics’ overarching communications strategies to the medical and patient community. This is a unique opportunity to work with a proven and well-funded drug discovery and development team in a small company environment in the heart of San Diego’s biotechnology community.


These may include but are not limited to:
Medical Affairs Plan:

  • Contribute to the development of a medical affairs plan establishing a clear strategy, defined timeline and impactful deliverables
  • Manage resources and budget relevant to medical affairs and patient advocacy
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to build and maintain collaborative, long-term partnerships with scientific, clinical and patient advocacy key opinion leaders globally

Lead external scientific communications strategy:

  • Create and implement an annual publication plan, incorporating scientific platform, abstracts, posters/presentations, manuscripts and literature surveillance/library management
  • Contribute to the development of tailored therapeutic area-driven advocacy partnerships that include educational programs, advisory boards, patient speaker engagement, clinical trial awareness, policy advocacy, etc.
  • Develop and drive strategies across teams as it relates to patient groups, including but not limited to social medial, company website, digital/mobile technology, seminars and support group meetings

Congress Planning:

  • Develop and execute a global congress plan, incorporating attendee logistics, KOL engagement, scientific presentations, and scientific/ competitive intelligence

Advisory Board Meetings:

  • Organize and manage advisory boards meetings, both in the US and ex-US
  • Vendor Management: Manage external vendors supporting medical affairs activities, providing clear direction and ensuring timely completion of key deliverables

Grant Requests:

  • Coordinate grant review and execution process


  • Develop relevant procedures (SOPs) and ensure appropriate Crinetics staff are aware, trained and compliant in the execution of their activities
  • Support medical/legal/regulatory review of medical and externally facing materials, as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following capabilities and characteristics:

  • PhD, PharmD or MD, with at least 8 years of relevant pharmaceutical/ biotech experience, including medical communications/publication planning and execution
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership
  • High degree of professionalism, maturity, empathy, and confidentiality
  • Outgoing, good bedside manner, ability to relate to patients and caregivers, relationship builder, dynamic team player, scientific/medical credibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to present medical/scientific information in a clear and concise manner to all levels of the organization
  • Understating and experience in new forms of patient/consumer interactions such as social media and patient online communities is desirable
  • Ability to function well, both independently and within a team setting, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment


Travel may be required up to 30% of your time

About Crinetics

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( is a rare endocrine and endocrine-related tumor therapeutics company. Crinetics’ benefit package includes health insurance, stock options, 401K, ESPP, and paid time off, and the company provides a pet-friendly work environment. To apply, please email CV with an optional cover letter to