Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs

San Francisco, CA, United States
Sep 11, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Position Summary:

The Senior Medical Director in Medical Affairs will be a key member of the Medical Affairs leadership team reporting to the SVP Medical Affairs. The Senior Director will help set strategy for both internal Company programs and external facing interactions. Internally, the Senior Director will coordinate with Commercial to ensure alignment between Medical Affairs and Commercial strategy, and tactical implementation of brand plans. The Senior Director will also collaborate with Company outreach and patient advocacy efforts to assure that Medical Affairs activities align with these programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with cross-functional team to set brand strategy
  • Develop medical education strategy for independent and company-sponsored educational activities
  • Serves as the medical reviewer on the PRC
  • Chairs the Medical Affairs grants committee
  • Works closely with MSL leadership in development of content for MSL field use related to disease education and clinical trial data
  • Supports Medical Information on FAQs and standard response letters
  • Support planning and execution of Advisory Boards
  • Coordinates with Company Outreach and Patient Advocacy Team on interactions with community advocates and patient support groups
  • Supports Commercial activities, including concept development of promotional content and market research materials

  • M.D. or Accredited doctorate degree in a life-science or basic-science discipline (i.e., Ph.D., Pharm.D.)
  • Minimum of 5 years previous industry experience launch experience strongly preferred
  • Solid understanding of medical communication and scientific exchange compliance principles, as well as drug development and life-cycle development of a product
  • Ability to function independently to progress key projects with minimal direction and oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams with a commitment to cross-functional risk sharing, collaboration and learning that facilitates partnership, collective accountability and prompt, informed decision-making
  • Maintain clinical and technical expertise through review of the scientific literature and attendance at key scientific meetings
  • Excellent communicator, skilled at diplomacy and capable of effectively combining science and relationship building.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on commitments, to lead by example, and to enable others to effectively contribute

Fit with GBT culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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