Scientific Director, Medical Affairs- Gastroenterology

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Dec 02, 2018
Ref
1808106
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Participates in cross-functional teams to generate, deliver and interpret high-quality clinical data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy. Drives strategic planning and conduct of phase 3b/4 and observational research. Responsible for development and scientific pull through of key medical strategies into communications across multiple channels. responsible for performing detailed and accurate review of complex advertising and promotional materials while ensuring the highest level of clinical and business competency of the medical teams in support of organizational and franchise goals. Functions in a medical/scientific leadership role within Gastroenterology supporting on-market products, new indications/disease states, competitive intelligence and pipeline products. Maintains current therapeutic expertise necessary to serve as scientific, medical, and clinical expert to field medical teams/affiliates, TA teams, brand teams and R&D partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the design and implementation of one or more clinical development programs in support of an overall Product Development Plan, based on strong medical and scientific principles, knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements, AbbVie's customers, markets, business operations and emerging issues. Oversees project-related education of investigators, study site personnel and AbbVie study staff.
  • May oversee the work of Associate or Assistant Scientific Directors and of Clinical Scientists working on the same or related programs.
  • Provides in-house clinical expertise for the molecule and disease, coordinating appropriate scientific activities with internal stakeholders as they relate to ongoing clinical projects. May participate in due diligence or other business development activity. As required by program needs, contributes in partnership with Discovery colleagues to design and implementation of translational strategies.
  • Identifies Insight Trends: Address educational scientific gaps identified through the gathering of feedback from multiple field sources, compile and summarize to provide relevant insights. Communicate trends to the broader therapeutic team.
  • Translates integrated brand plan into medical tactics and core communication topics: Responsible for designing a strategically aligned tactical plan, as appropriate for on market products, and pipeline products including new indications/disease states.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts Ad Boards and educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines, and value proposition)
  • Promotional Material Review: Responsible for performing the accurate and detailed medical review of complex advertising and promotional materials for assigned therapeutic area(s) within Medical Affairs. Provides timely and accurate reviews of promotional materials in accordance with established policies and practice standards, including regulatory guidelines to meet customer needs.
  • Drives, owns or actively contributes to medical and brand functional planning including: medical education, EE engagements; and provides strategic medical input into core brand/product strategies. Works with TA Lead to ensure external communication strategies and tactics align with both TA and Commercial Strategies


  • Scientific degree; advanced degree (e.g., MS, PhD, MD/DO, PharmD, NP, MSN) preferred.
  • 3-5+ years of clinical, scientific/research, medical affairs or industry related experience or equivalent required demonstrating strong leadership competencies and proven team-building skills with ability to lead in a global matrixed environment. Substantial understanding of relevant therapeutic area required.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial design, results and methodology, regulatory and compliance requirements governing development of promotional and non-promotional materials is desirable.
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global scientific and business strategy.
  • Ability to independently evaluate risk and implement strategies that are compliant with applicable regulatory standards pertinent to the promotion of pharmaceutical products
  • Demonstrated analytical, conceptual and administrative skills. Excellent communication skills (written and presentation).
  • Flexibility and adaptability to organizational change and market demands. Ability to work in a fast-paced corporate environment. High sense of urgency and commitment to excellence in the successful achievement of objectives.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities and ability to demonstrate good business judgment.
  • Strong Project Management and Teamwork skills to address project risks and issues.
  • Ability to influence without direct authority to effectively deliver cross-functional projects
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support a global scientific and business strategy.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.


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