Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs (Oncology)

Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs (Oncology) provides specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional/provider interactions (Payers, Patients, Prescribers, and Providers); 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).

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • In cooperation with affiliate medical departments, Marketing, RA, 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 act as medical/scientific leader for projects within an area or across several area.
  • May assist in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, 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., PhD, PharmD, PA, NP) highly preferred. Residency or/+ post doc highly preferred.
• Typically 6 yrs experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent; substantial understanding of oncology 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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