Director/Sr. Director, Medical Affairs - Redwood City, CA | Biospace
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Director/Sr. Director, Medical Affairs

PaxVax, Inc.

Redwood City, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

The Director/Sr. Director of Medical Affairs is responsible for medical affairs plans with a focus on US products. Additional responsibilities include Medical Affairs launch planning for a new cholera vaccine and responding to scientific and medical questions regarding licensed vaccines and complying with regulatory pharmacovigilance reporting requirements.  This role will liaise with Commercial stakeholders to support company product and disease-specific related communication with external stakeholders, health departments and advisory bodies, key opinion leaders and medical practitioners.  


•   Implement medical affairs strategic plan with focus on US products
•   Ensure completeness of pharmacovigilance reporting and processes
•   Increase the awareness of disease and vaccination (for Typhoid and Cholera, others as portfolio grows) at national and international levels among medical providers, opinion leaders, scientific organizations, and general public
•   Build product related publication planning and execution capability and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
•   Be present at key congresses and drive scientific mandate through symposia and KOL engagement
•   Provide medical support to Market Access, Government Affairs and Public Policy initiatives
•   Provide scientific input to R&D organization for products in development
•   Build strong relationships with local relevant scientific organizations and opinion leaders
•   Develop and maintain (i.e. update) medical information and training materials, and educate internal associates on product, disease state, scientific and policy topics
•   Respond to scientific and medical inquiries


•   Advanced degree in Medicine or equivalent experience in Medical Affairs role
•   Infectious diseases or Vaccines experience preferred
•   Motivated individual who enjoys working on a fast-paced team
•   Minimum 5 years relevant industry experience with global products
•   English working language, additional languages a plus

Technical Skills and Knowledge:
•   The successful candidate must have significant experience with hands-on clinical trial and medical affairs activities as well as pharmacovigilance reporting
•   Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills (demonstrated proficiency with scientific publications and presentations)
•   Advanced proficiency with PowerPoint and Office Suite Programs
•   Infectious Diseases expertise
•   Demonstrated experience with Clinical Development including product registration
•   Demonstrated experience with product life-cycle management and Medical Affairs

•   Must be able to travel up to 30%