Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs Immunology

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Jul 18, 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.

The Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Immunology and Inflammation, will assume a medical leadership role in the strategic planning and execution of global and US medical affairs activities supporting the life cycle management for dupilumab with a focus on respiratory programs. He/she will ensure that the strategic long term and annual conceptualization and execution of Medical Affairs plans are appropriately aligned with corporate strategies. The Senior Medical Director will plan and strategically provide medical support and scientific expertise to core business strategy, marketing, and business development plans. He/she will collaborate and take medical leadership within cross-functional teams of medical, commercial and corporate professionals, to provide medical/scientific expertise to commercial and legal functions. The Senior Medical Director will remain informed on pertinent medical and scientific therapeutic areas through familiarity with current literature and attendance at medical society meetings and professional associations. He/she will establish and maintain professional relationships with key medical experts in the field of asthma, atopic dermatitis, and other immunologic disorders and will oversee all aspects of medical product support. He/she will serve as the Medical Affairs representative on the Regeneron Copy Review Committee which is responsible for the review and approval of all promotional, educational and related materials supporting approved products in Immunology and Inflammation and will ensure medical and scientific accuracy of presentations.

The position of Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs Immunology, is professional in nature, requiring the services of an individual who has attained, at a minimum, a MD, PhD, or PharmD with specialization in pulmonology, allergy, dermatology, internal medicine, rheumatology, immunology/inflammation, or a related field.

Ensure that strategic long term and annual conceptualization and execution of Medical Affairs plans for dupilumab are appropriately aligned with corporate strategies.

• Devise medical/scientific strategies and plans in support of marketing/business development strategies for dupilumab in asthma and other indications in development

• Provides strategic input and day-to-day advice to the cross-functional Medical Affairs team in preparation for the product launch

• Lead the development of medical/scientific communication strategies and oversee execution of scientific/medical communication plans (i.e. abstracts and presentations at medical conferences, and manuscript preparations and publications).

• Participate in cross-functional discussions on ongoing clinical development programs for dupilumab in respiratory and other indications. Lead the development of strategies for investigator-initiated research proposals and oversee a process for reviewing investigator-initiated research proposals and providing drug supply for approved studies when needed.

• Provide strategies and plans on life cycle management for asthma and expansion across other indications.

• Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to review and provide HEOR input for late phase clinical studies

• Provides medical/scientific training for internal staff (field-based research & science manager [RSMs], medical information staff) on products and disease related aspects.

• Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and ensure continuous and consistent communication with key internal partners

• Provide medical support for Managed Care initiatives including presentations to Formulary Boards and decision makers.

• Develop and execute phase 4 studies and compassionate use (expanded access program) as needed.

• Participate actively in internal and external training initiatives (RSMs, Medical Specialists, professional representatives, training of other internal personnel while also participating in Speakers Training within the scope of Speakers Bureaus).

• Function as the Medical Affairs representative on the Regeneron Copy Review Committee which is responsible for the review and approval of all promotional, educational and related materials supporting approved product, ensuring medical/scientific accuracy and compliance with Regeneron policies, and regulatory/industry guidelines.

• Establish/maintain appropriate professional relationships with key medical experts, researchers and academic institutions within pertinent medical/scientific community. Identifies and appropriately interacts with advisors (in accordance with OIG guidelines) and the planning/facilitation of scientific Advisory Boards as applicable.

• Ensure well aligned and effective collaboration between Regeneron and a business partner's Medical Affairs organization as well as the relevant US and global franchise teams.

• Proactively stay abreast of recent scientific/medical advancement within asthma, immunology and inflammation field, stay aware of competitors' development activities by staying current with literature, attendance at medical society meetings professional associations and other.

Managerial responsibility and related expectations:

• Identify with and actively communicate/apply company values on a consistent basis.

• Demonstrate Core Competencies as defined for Regeneron managers on a consistent basis.

• Work in a goal/objective oriented manner within formalized process to plan and execute annual goals in alignment with the corporate annual goals and core business strategy.

• Take leadership role and/or participate as active member on cross functional teams. Lead a multifunctional team with line accountability to functional disciplines. Ensures teams conduct activities with appropriate sense of urgency.

• Demonstrate excellent people management skills, as well as collaborative efforts with relevant stakeholders within and outside Regeneron.

• Accountable for creating and managing resources within annual Medical Brand Budgets, and expenses.

Knowledge and Specialized Skills:

• Possess extensive clinical knowledge in asthma, allergy, immunology/inflammation, or related field.

• Understand the clinical trials process with demonstrated ability to design and implement programs and initiatives directed towards defined strategic objectives.

• Understand the FDA approval processes; understanding of regulatory approval process/requirements outside the US (EMEA) desirable.

• Demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving and 'evidence-based decision making'.

• Effectively interact with and collaborates at all levels in the organization, including effective interface at the senior management level.

• Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to form strong and constructive internal as well as external professional relationships.

• Demonstrates ability to present complex (medical) information to others effectively.

• Able to take an active leadership role and guide cross-functional teams towards the desired outcomes.

• Possess a desire to 'jump in' and collaborate with cross-functional team in supporting medical introduction of dupilumab and willingness to 'go the extra mile' when needed.

• Demonstrate a strong ability and desire to collaborate with the commercial/marketing organization in an appropriate manner to ensure commercial strategy, plan and execution incorporate medical input and direction.

• Ensure that all medical affairs activities in support of the product adhere to all relevant industry regulations and guidelines, such as OIG and The Company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics


• MD from an accredited US or foreign medical school with postgraduate medical training preferable

• PhD or PharmD with strong professional experience in immunology/inflammation, pulmonology, allergy, dermatology, or rheumatology will be considered


• At least 10 years in the Pharmaceutical or Biotech Industry in Medical Affairs or Clinical Research & Development

• Experience in pulmonology, allergy, internal medicine, dermatology, or rheumatology desirable

• Industry experience in planning, executing and reporting clinical trials desirable with post-marketing experience a plus.

• Prior experience working in a matrix organization as well as cross-functional collaboration with commercial/marketing departments strongly desired.

• Experience working with field-based colleagues/RSMs

• US and global experience preferable

• Experience working collaboratively and coordinating with external partners

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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