Assistant/Associate Director, Medical Affairs

Madison, NJ, United States
Oct 03, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Job Description

Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results.

What Your New Manager Wants You To Know

"I'm looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills (specifically as it pertains to teamwork, motivation, and dependability) who understands both the opportunities/excitement and challenges/demands associated with a successful product launch. If you want to help contribute and execute the development of a medical strategic plan that will ultimately support those living with migraine better live their lives, you are the person I want to talk to!
T he Assistant/Associate D i r e c t o r , M e d i c a l A f f a ir s has a k ey role w it h i n the BOTOX Therapeutic & Migraine T h e r ape u t i c A r ea . Wo r k i ng under t he l e ad e r s h i p of t h e Scientific Director/Medical Director, t h i s leader supports the development and execution of the migraine m e d i c a l s tr a t e g y, specifically as it pertains to AbbVie's oral CGRP receptor antagonists (gepants). By providing scientific, strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities including thought leader engagement plans and field provider interactions; generation and dissemination of clinical and scientific data; provider and payer educational initiatives and promotional material generation, this leader ensures tactical execution is r e l e v ant t o t he market - ph y s i c i an s , pa ti e n t s and p a y o r s.

The Assistant/Associate D i r e c t o r, M e d i c a l A ff a ir s m ust cond u ct t h e i r w o r k ac ti v i ti e s i n c o m p li a n ce wi t h a l l AbbVie i n t e r n a l r e qu i r e m en t s a nd wi t h a l l app l i ca b l e US r e g u l a t o r y r eq u i re m en t s. AbbVie i n t e r n a l r e qu i r e m en t s i n c l u de co m p l i a nce wi t h e t h i c s , en v ir on m en t a l he a l t h and s a f e t y , fi n a nc i a l , hu m an r e s ou r c e s , and g ene r al bu s i n e ss p o l i c i e s , r eq u i r e m en t s, a nd ob j e c t i v e s .

T he e m p l o y ee i s expe c t ed t o be f u ll y c a pa b l e o f p e rf or m i ng r o l es enco m pa s s ed i n t he p r e c ed i ng g r ade l e v e l s w it h i n t h e j ob f a m il y as r e q u i r ed by t h e o r g an i z a t i on. A d d i ti o n al ac t i v it i e s , sp e c i a l p ro j e c t s a nd a s s i g n m en t s m a y be g i ven, as r eq u ir e d. A s a r e su l t , t he p e r c e n t a g e o f t i m e s pent ac r oss k ey du ti e s a nd r e spon si b i l i t i es w i l l v a r y depen d i ng on p r o j e c t a s s i g n m en t s, t he r ape u t i c ar ea ne e ds a nd t h e r equ i r e m en t s w i t h i n the T h e r ape u t i c A r ea.

YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE...

A strategic thinker : align and excite internal stakeholders to facilitate success through strong leadership, strategic thinking and personal drive.

First class team player : collaborate across multiple disciplines to ensure compliance and ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership.

You Will
  • With oversight, contribute to the development of medical migraine strategy for atogepant/gepants.
  • Contribute to the development of and leads the execution of the medical education tactics, advisory boards, and thought leader engagement plan in line with atogepant strategic plan.
  • Lead the US Conference planning and execution.
  • Be responsible for Medical Review (MR) training for on label, clinical data and disease state for atogepant.
  • Be responsible for managing budget for assigned projects including consulting and vendor management.
  • Support clinical and scientific data generation including alignment of the Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) strategy as needed to support external communication
  • Provide subject matter expertise for MSL, health outcomes and commercial teams including competitive assessments and regular scientific literature reviews.
  • Align medical education and scientific initiatives with atogepant Scientific Communication Platform
  • Contribute to the strategic and leads annual medical tactical planning initiatives.
  • Contribute to the generation of Medical Information (MI) communication content and supports training on MI materials.
  • Contribute to all launch readiness reviews/planning.



You Bring
  • M e d i c a l de g r ee, Ph D , Ph ar m D and / or o t h er h i g her s c i en t i f i c d e g r e e. P r e f e r a b l y ' boa r d c e r t i f i ed s p ec i a l t y qua l i f i c a ti on' or eq u i v a l e n t a n d ph a r m aceu ti c al i nd u s t r y r eco g n i z ed q ua l i f i c a ti on e. g . MSc
  • 5-8 y ea r s of b i oph a r m aceu t i c a l / m ed i cal de v i c e i n du s tr y e x pe r i en c e , i n c l u d i ng substantial understanding of relevant therapeutic area required.
  • A good un d e r s t a nd i ng of l e g al a n d r e g u l a t or y g u i de l i nes ( e. g . k no w l ed g e of O P D P p r o m o ti on a l r e g u l a ti o n s, CD E R / CB ER r e g u l a t i ons a s t hey r e l a t e t o d r ug app r o v a ls) .
  • A g ood und e r s t an d i ng of G o od C li n i c al P r a c t i ces, I C H g u i de l i ne s , P h R MA co d e, F D A C F R , I S O , c li n i c al r e se a r ch e t h i c s , H I P A A and pa t i e n t p ri v acy l aws, EU D ir e c t i v e and o t her ap p li c ab l e l oc a l r e g u l a t i ons
  • A g ood und e r s t an d i ng of Me d i c a l A f f a ir s p r i n c i p l e s , s t u dy de si g n and pu b l i c a ti o n s.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in the design of protocols preferred.
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.
  • Ability to work effectively with different cross functional groups and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. (both oral and written)
  • Able to coordinate 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.
  • Pro f i c i ency w i th e l e c tr o n i c sy s t e m s i nc l u d i n g M i c r os of t O f f i c e Su i t e, S h a r ePo i n t , v i deocon f e r en c i ng p l a t f o r m s
  • A b i l it y t o h and l e and p r i o r i ti z e m u lti p l e p r i o r i t i es

In this role, we're looking for a leader who will :
  • Act as an Owner
  • Be Excellence Focused
  • Act as an Influencer

Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.