Sr Director Medical Affairs (MD) Neurology

San Diego, CA, US
Oct 13, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Other Locations:US- CA- San Diego- Science Park


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


The Senior Director will provide medical/scientific and operational expertise into the planning and execution of the medical support activities of Celgene compounds for Neurology globally, with special focus on the US.


Provides expert opinion on the current trends in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, existing and emerging treatment options as well as unmet medical needs in the therapeutic area to inform key medical and business decisions.

Build mutually valuable partnerships within the medical community through the execution of the Global Medical Affairs program, with direct responsibility for the US.

Develop strong relationships with US key opinion leaders, key professional societies and organizations in collaboration with global medical affairs and clinical colleagues through scientific dialogue pertinent to Celgene I&I interest.

Participate in and support clinical and medical affairs strategies in conjunction with global medical affairs and marketing colleagues and with US commercial counterparts. Provide ongoing and interactive technical and medical expertise to execute on these strategies.

Provide expertise into the phase 3b/4 development plan for the USA and globally.

Participate in and support the global Publication Plan.

Participate in formal scientific review of submitted Investigator Initiated Trials and related medical affairs activities (e.g. registry/database projects, epidemiological surveys etc.), with special focus on US submissions. Provide timely and interactive feedback to achieve optimal study designs and to ensure adequate study progress.

Provide medical support to the global medical affairs organization, with direct support of the US organization including developing and delivering training curriculum and content.

Lead and Participate in US advisory meetings with opinion leaders.

Actively participate on US promotional review committees to ensure content is medically appropriate and compliant with internal and external requirements.

  • M.D., D.O., PhD or equivalent degree, preferably with experience in the areas of Neurology
  • US Board Certified Neurologist preferred
  • Sr. Director (10+ years) in the pharma/biopharma industry and a minimum 3 years of experience in the therapeutic area is required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong formal presentation skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with both external physicians/scientists and numerous in-house support groups
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity, represent the company's high ethics, moral behavior, and professionalism
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to maintain scientific excellence within timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain scientific credibility while executing the Medical Affairs plan, and to communicate scientific results and effectively respond to data queries from customers and/or consultants
  • Strong scientific analytical skills
  • Knowledge of scientific methods, research design and medical practices and procedures that would be acquired through research, clinical experience or clinical research studies
  • Basic knowledge and appropriate application of biostatistics
  • Ability to travel (frequent travel will be required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Power Point and Outlook

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.