Medical Director/Scientific Director, Medical Affairs- Neuroscience

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 21, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Provides specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional/provider interactions (Prescribers & Payers); generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value); educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines and value proposition); safeguarding patient safety (risk minimization activities / safety surveillance activities).

Main Responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with affiliate medical departments, Marketing, Regulatory, Clinical and other functional areas, provides leadership, oversight and support for assigned products/projects.
  • Establishes and approves scientific methods for hypotheses, rational, design of affiliate protocols and their reports.
  • Initiates medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
  • Provide scientific/medical education to investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease specific information. Keeps abreast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource.
  • Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and accountable for complying with those requirements. Serves as the scientific team interface for key regulatory discussions.
  • May assist medical/scientific leader for projects within an area or across several areas.
  • Lead development and execution of scientifically accurate medical education programs, advisories, and symposia.
  • May assist with the scientific review, development, execution and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.
  • Initiate research projects and drive them to completion, resulting in high quality publications.
  • May lead cross functional sub teams responsible for discrete projects within the therapeutic area (individual publications or study collaborations).


  • Advanced education (e.g., PharmD, Ph.D., MD) highly preferred. Residency or/+ post doc highly preferred.
  • Typically, 10 yrs experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent; substantial understanding of relevant therapeutic area required.
  • Management and leadership experience at project level, experience with strategic initiatives/issues.
  • Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional team environment. International experiences a plus.
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.
  • Ability to run a clinical study or medical affairs team independently with little supervision.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
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