Global Medical Director, Medical Affairs (Infectious Disease)

North Chicago, Illinois
Sep 11, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Global Medical Director, Medical Affairs (Infectious Disease)

Lake County, Illinois


Job Description

The Medical/Scientific Director in Global Medical Affairs will provide specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional/provider interactions (Payers, Patients, Prescribers, Providers); generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value); educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines, and value proposition); safeguarding patient safety (risk minimization activities/safety surveillance activities). In addition, the Medical Director works closely with sales, marketing, and commercial teams to provide strategic medical input into core brand (product) strategies and supports medical/marketing activities (promotional material generation/product launches) and market access. Lastly, he/she will provide scientific and technical support for assigned products; deliver scientific presentations; develop and maintain professional and credible relationships with, key opinion leaders; actively participate in relevant Brand Teams and helps develop medical affairs strategies for assigned products; develop innovative research concepts for clinical data generation; provide relevant scientific and technical training.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiates medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy
  • Participation in design and execution of clinical trial safety, product safety, and risk management plans
  • May also carry responsibility for routine and ad-hoc safety monitoring reports to regulatory agencies. May review, assess and report applicable Adverse Events (AE’s) and Serious Adverse Events (SAE’s) if assigned to conduct on clinical studies
  •  Oversees the conduct of clinical trials and is medically and scientifically accountable for resolution of safety (AE’s & SAE’s) issues, interpretation of statistical analyses for clinical significance, PI selection, scientific documents reporting safety monitoring and other scientific reports submitted to the regulatory authorities
  • All clinical research/development activities for products under development, and for post-approval commitments such as regulatory agency mandated trials, or those intended to support product registration or to generate data for label inclusion remain the primary responsibility of TA development teams
  • May interact with and coordinates appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal stakeholders (i.e. commercial, clinical operations, discovery, statistics, regulatory, etc…) as they relate to on-going medical affairs projects
  • Provide scientific/medical education to investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease-specific information
  • Keeps abreast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource
  • Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and global drug development and accountable for complying with those requirements
  • Serves as the scientific team interface for key regulatory discussions
  • May assist in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia
  • Assists with the scientific review, development, approval, execution and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities
  • Ensures budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities
  • Can address complex problems within discipline/project or across disciplines
  •  Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Works on problems of diverse scope in which analysis and interpretation of data requires evaluation of multiple factors
  • Typically does not supervise employees but must be able to influence in a matrixed environment. Works mostly independently with limited guidance


  • Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree or equivalent (D.O. or non-US equivalent of M.D. meet requirements) with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment. Completion of residency and/or fellowship is preferred.
  • Non-MD (PhD, PharmD or MS) can be considered in the Scientific Director hierarchy
  • 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 team environment
  • Expert knowledge in a relevant therapeutic specialty (Infectious Diseases, Virology)
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy
  • Ability to run a clinical study or medical affairs team independently with little supervision
  • 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 (Infectious disease, Virology)
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Ex-Us: At least one further major international language is preferred

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross-functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance
  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality
  • Position may be hired as a Scientific Director depending on degree and experience. Qualifications are below

About Medasource:

Medasource is a leading Healthcare Technology solutions firm that enables clients to deliver on high-profile engagements by leveraging a proven network of expert consultants. We offer flexible human capital solutions and customized engagement models for projects of any shape and size. Our consultants support popular technologies for organizations including health systems, academic medical centers, and payers, as well as pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and device companies. Medasource offers more than 17 years of experience helping clients across the United States leverage new technology to improve care. We have over 175 clients in the healthcare industry, 5,000 consultants in the field, and delivery offices in 26 major US cities. 

Medasource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.