Associate/Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs - Biomarkers & Companion Diagnostics

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 07, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Associate or Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs (GMA), Biomarkers & Companion Diagnostics (CDx) assists the GMA Lead for Biomarkers & CDx in developing scope and plans for strategic initiatives within the Oncology Therapeutic Area. The role serves as a resident expert in biomarkers and companion diagnostics by staying abreast of the external landscape and incorporating expertise into internal actionable plans. This individual will be responsible for leading cross-disciplinary teams across AbbVie Oncology R&D and also for taking individual action to accomplish Medical objectives. The role also drives Medical Affairs tactics to support the overall portfolio and business strategies.

Major Responsibilities
  • The Associate or Scientific Director (depending on experience) works with the GMA lead to carry out the following responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain internal and external relationships to facilitate Medical activities
  • Apply experience and expertise of Oncology technical, scientific and medical knowledge to Medical plans and tactics
  • Keeps abreast of technical, scientific and medical information through attendance of selected Scientific Congresses, literature and other sources of relevant information and acts as a therapeutic area expert in biomarkers and companion diagnostics.Promptly alerts Oncology GMA team, ADTs, Field Medical and other relevant staff of the most critical new information
  • Provides scientific/ medical education to TA staff, Medical Field staff, ADT and CST team members related to therapeutic area, biomarker, diagnostic and disease-specific information
  • In cooperation with cross-functional and in-function colleagues, provides leadership, oversight and support for assigned initiatives with a clear plan and drives execution of the right tactics to completion on time
  • Maintains a repository for non-published information such as posters, slides, congress debriefs, trip reports, and analyses as a resource for the TA
  • Works interactively with disease experts, scientists, pathologists, project teams in both Discovery and Pipeline Development, as well as experts external to AbbVie, to identify relevant questions and topics to be addressed in Field Medical, Congress Booth or other relevant materials
  • Responsible for understanding regulatory and OEC requirements and works to continuously achieve the highest levels of compliance
  • No direct supervisory responsibility. Effectively guide scientific personnel within the matrixed Oncology Therapeutic Area.

  • Advanced education (e.g. M.D., Ph.D., PharmD., PA, NP)
  • Residence and/ or postdoc or industry experience in Oncology also highly preferred to ensure that incumbent has necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to do the job
  • 8+ years of experience (for Associate Director) or 10+ years of experience (for Scientific Director) in the pharmaceutical or diagnostic industry with professional responsibility driving completion of strategic initiatives and tactical plans with a collaborative approach
  • Demonstrated success to leading cross-functional teams to achieve business strategic goals.
  • Strong understanding of Medical Affairs and Oncology with recent pharmaceutical industry experience in the field
  • Extensive experience interacting internally and externally to support Oncology TA strategy
  • Experience with CDx development and Immuno-Oncology is desired
  • Highly organized and demonstrate a passion for driving to achieve objectives and goals
  • Prevent effective verbal and written communication skills are essential

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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