Director, Ophthalmology- Medical Affairs

Tarrytown, NY, United States
May 26, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Our medical affairs physicians and scientists are experts on our medicines and form a valuable part of our global development organization. We serve as an important liaison between Regeneron and the scientific and healthcare community. Medical Affairs is organized in an optimally aligned matrix structure for delivery of therapeutic and functional area expertise.

The Medical Director supports the development of medical strategy, planning & execution of assigned medical affairs activities related to the EYLEA franchise at Regeneron. This hire will provide scientific and/or medical leadership and support by thoroughly understanding ophthalmology and serving as a key scientific/ medical resource.

The Medical Director will work in a multifunctional, matrix organization, working closely with colleagues within the medical affairs group (including field medical, medical operations, medical education, medical information, HEOR, publication management and medical statistics), as well as those research & development, commercial, access & reimbursement, and patient advocacy. He/she will also collaborate with external collaborators such as health care practitioners, research groups, payers and alliance partners.

  • Maintains deep scientific and medical knowledge of relevant therapeutic/disease areas as well as an understanding of patient and physician interactions and clinical decision making and impact
  • Leads conceptualization, development, execution, presentation and publication of secondary analyses in collaboration with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Statistics, other Medical Directors, and clinical development & commercial teams.
  • Supports strategic development and tactical execution of medical deliverables aligned with overarching business strategy. Lends professional medical expertise to Commercial, Sales, Marketing and Legal functions on marketed products and drugs currently in approval process.
  • Participates in the advisory function of Medical Affairs and related commercialization strategies.
  • Provides strategic direction and scientific and medical support for publications and presentations as needed, working closely with the Publication Manager
  • Establishes/maintains appropriate professional relationships with key medical experts, researchers and academic institutions within pertinent medical/scientific community
  • Participates in the Regeneron Copy Review Committee (RCRC) with review of externally facing materials
  • Provides Medical Affairs support at medical meetings and conferences
  • Supports the medical affairs department in fulfilling additional core functions as needed.


Qualifications and skills
  • Doctorate degree required (MD, OD preferred)
  • 5+ years' experience in relevant therapeutic area required
  • Knowledge of regulatory and commercial requirements preferred.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills, effective organizational skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, leadership, and team building skills.
  • Experience and success in working in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent medical communication skills
  • Must be able to clearly demonstrate a thorough understanding of the healthcare environment including all external stakeholders
  • Must be able to demonstrate understanding of medical affairs accountabilities for evidence generation, external engagement and internal advice; direct experience preferred
  • Must demonstrate disease area expertise and appropriate medical and/or clinical experience
  • Ability to travel occasionally (approx. 30%)

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Outstanding work ethic and integrity, including high ethical and scientific standards
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives.
  • Comes up with new and unique ideas that move the science forward and add value. Deals with scientific concepts and complexity comfortably
  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Has broad knowledge and perspective and is future oriented.
  • Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Makes these decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment, analytic, and conflict management skills, demonstrated by ability to lead teams.
  • Ability to work independently and engage in collaborative decision making, to complete tasks in a timely fashion, and function in a fast-paced and rapidly expanding environment. Must be a practical thinker, able to identify simple, realizable solutions
  • Demonstrated matrix leadership qualities; clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.