Assistant Scientific Director, Medical Affairs (Solid Tumors)

Lake County, IL, US
Aug 03, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Provides specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities within the oncology, solid tumors therapeutic area 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:
  • Assist with the scientific review, development execution and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.
  • Plan, organize and execute medical, scientific and KOL related activities at US based Oncology congresses and symposia
  • Closely collaborate with the MSL director and MSLs in the field to gain and collect scientific insights. Lead analysis of such data and present to cross-functional stakeholders in GBM.
  • Be responsible for opinion leader development within the therapeutic area.
  • Assist in scientific education of 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 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.
  • Assist in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, advisories, and symposia.
  • May lead cross functional sub teams responsible for defined sub-projects within the therapeutic area (individual publications or study collaborations).
  • Initiate research projects within Abbvie and with external partners (in academia and Oncology community) and drive them to completion, resulting in high quality publications.
  • Works closely with sales, marketing and commercial teams to provide strategic medical input into core brand (product) strategies, and to support medical/marketing activities and market access.
  • Provide scientific and technical support for assigned products; deliver scientific presentations; develops and maintains professional and credible relationships with, key opinion leaders; actively participate in relevant Brand Teams and helps develop medical affairs strategies for assigned products; develop innovative research concepts for clinical data generation; provide relevant scientific and technical training.

  • Advanced education (e.g., PhD, PharmD, PA, NP) highly preferred
  • Experience in oncology solid tumors is highly preferred
  • Typically 6 yrs experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent; substantial understanding of relevant therapeutic area required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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