Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs

United States
Our client is a research-based biopharmaceutical company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Designs and assesses clinical studies and projects initiated in the appropriate therapeutic area.
  • Participates in all clinical research and development activities for products under development.
  • Contributes to post approval responsibilities and produces data for label inclusion.
  • Participates in plan and implementation of clinical trial safety, product safety and risk management plans.
  • Performs routine and unplanned safety monitoring reports to regulatory agencies. Reviews, assesses and reports applicable.
  • Directs appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal stakeholders regarding medical affairs projects.
  • Consults with other corporations when working under licensing agreements and/or in the evaluation of new business development opportunities.
  • Contributed to scientific and/or medical education associated with therapeutic area or disease.
  • Acts as a therapeutic area resource by keeping well-informed of professional information and technology through conferences and medical literature.
  • Exercises judgment within well-defined practices and policies.
  • Influences in a matrixed environment, while not typically supervising employees. Works with some supervision and guidance.
  • Understands the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and is accountable for complying with those requirements.
  • Speaks for the medical role on cross-functional teams for medical affairs activities and may represents the company at external meetings.
  • Assists in the enhancement of scientifically correct marketing resources, education programs, advisories, and conferences.
  • Assists with medical affairs supported clinical research undertakings.
  • Within Medical Affairs, completes the medical review of multifaceted advertising and promotional resources.
  • Reviews promotional materials in agreement with policies and practice standards.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Advanced degree is required. Post doctorate experience highly preferred.
  • Providing input and direction to clinical research with appropriate supervision is required.
  • Must have at least 4 years of clinical trial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, or equivalent.
  • Strong experience in oncology/hematology is highly preferred.
  • Ability to supervise a clinical research program of moderate complexity with nominal supervision is required.
  • Requires ability to perform and bring out the best in others on a cross-functional global team.
  • Must have the capability to associate externally and internally to support an international scientific and business strategy.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.

If interested, please apply directly to this job posting. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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