Associate Medical/Scientific Director, Immunology

Lake County, IL, US
Nov 21, 2018
Science/R&D, Immunology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Global Medical Affairs (GMA) organization provides patients, healthcare providers and payers everywhere with the practical and clinically relevant information and solutions they need to use AbbVie products safely and effectively, throughout the product lifecycle and the patient's journey.


The GMA Associate Medical/Scientific Director:

  • Works together with the Global Medical Affairs Cross Rheumatology initiatives Director to deliver GMA activities enabling all activities for Cross-Rheumatology Initiatives & Integrated Communications across the Therapy Area.
  • With supervision, oversees the direction, planning, execution of Global Medical Affairs activities, this may include developing/execution of scientific exchange programmes, congress activities, and integrated multi channel communications.


  • In collaboration with Global Medical teams, Clinical Development, Commercial, Market Access, HEOR and other functional areas, provides leadership, oversight and support for cross rheumatology initiatives (e.g. scientific exchange, congresses, etc)
  • Supports the development and execution GMA activities at Global congresses, e.g. symposia, the scientific booth, the precon and other scientific activities
  • Supports the development and execution of key elements of GMA Rheumatology Scientific Exchange activities (e.g. the Open Rheum programme)
  • Supports (in conjunction with the GBTs) the integrated communication plans across assets and indications including digital and multi channel aspects of the GMA Rheumatology activities, e.g. Rheum Portal, UNITY, etc
  • Works closely with Global Medical and Brand Teams, cross-functional teams including area/affiliate medical teams, to provide strategic input into cross rheumatology strategy, and to drive GMA activities.
  • Provides scientific and technical support for the HUMIRA GBT; delivers scientific presentations; develops and maintains professional and credible relationships with key opinion leaders;
  • Ensure budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are met within programs' scientific activities.
  • Provides scientific/medical education to investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease specific information.
  • Initiates medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
  • Leads cross functional sub teams responsible for discrete projects within the specific therapeutic area
  • Delivers Medical Review of Cross Rheum projects and overflow from RA and SpA Team
  • Participates in opinion leader interactions related to the disease area(s); partners with Medical Affairs, Commercial and other functions in these activities as required, consistent with corporate policies.
  • Keeps abreast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a Immunology and specific therapeutic area resource.
  • Ensures adherence to Good Clinical Practices, pharmacovigilance standards, standard operating procedures and to all other quality standards in conducting research.

  • Hire will be at Associate Medical/Scientific Director level determined through assessment of experience and education.
  • Medical Doctorate (M.D.), PhD degree or equivalent (D.O. or non-US equivalent of M.D. meet requirements).
  • Completion of residency and/or fellowship or Immunology degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical trial or medical affairs experience in the pharmaceutical industry or academia or equivalent. 3+ years of experience is preferred.
  • Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional global/regional team environment. Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy. Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols. Expert knowledge in a relevant therapeutic specialty.
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.
  • Proven ability to run a clinical study or medical affairs cross-functional team independently with little supervision.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, data analysis and interpretation, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols.

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