Sr Director, Medical Affairs

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Oct 14, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

This Senior Director Global Medical Affairs will provide leadership and therapeutic area expertise for the opioid antidote therapeutic team in Medical Affairs. The Senior Director, Medical Affairs is responsible for leading and overseeing the generation, implementation and execution of medical and scientific strategy working closely with internal and external stakeholders and will provide leadership and oversight to the field based MSL team through their direct report, Director of MSLs. Activities will include, but are not limited to, setting medical affairs strategy, overseeing the planning and implementation of medical communication plans, oversight of the MSL teams objectives and deployment, and developing and fostering cross-functional with business units and KOL engagement. The Sr. Director Medical Affairs is a member and key contributor of the Global Medical Affairs Leadership Team.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• This leadership position reports to the Global Vice President, Medical Affairs and is an integral member of the Global Medical Affairs Leadership Team.
• Provides scientific review and oversight of therapeutic initiatives (ie, publications, educational programs, Field medical slides/materials and studies) for the opioid antidote therapeutic area and products to ensure information to health care providers and government stakeholders is accurate and fair balanced.
• Leads efforts in recognizing and integrating substantive relationships with KOLs and external stakeholders (government, managed markets, etc) to foster the identification of key opportunities for scientific growth and medical evidence for the support and/or expansion of their therapeutic area, and execution of joint initiatives such as research, publication planning, and continuing medical education.
• Oversee and/or participate in review of promotional and medical materials to ensure content is medically appropriate and compliant with internal and external requirements, as required.
• Participate in, support, and develop key global medical affairs strategies in conjunction with cross-functional teams. Provide ongoing and interactive technical and medical expertise to execute on these strategies and represent the medical/scientific perspective during respective cross-functional brand planning and product lifecycle meetings.
• Provides leadership for medical and clinical training of newly hired MSLs, vendors and newly hired sales representatives
• Develops, plans and manages content and educational deliverables such as advisory boards and KOLs engagement
• Partners with functional and project leaders in the execution of the medical affairs strategy
• Collaborates with VP Medical Affairs to prepare and manage Medical Affairs budget.
• Maintains comprehensive medical/scientific knowledge of through literature and attendance at advisory boards and key medical/scientific congresses.
• Represents the Medical Affairs department at key medical/scientific congresses.
• Responds to medical queries from healthcare professionals and government stakeholders in domestic and international markets.
• Participates in the review of Investigator Initiated Trials.
• Adheres to all compliance requirements for this position.
• Undertakes ad hoc medical affairs projects as assigned by the VP, Global Medical Affairs.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.


• MD, PharmD or PhD degree plus significant experience and leadership in medical affairs activities
• Minimum of 15 years' experience in medical affairs.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interface with individuals cross-functionally at all levels, both within Emergent BioSolutions and in the medical/scientific community.
• Deep experience in KOL management and engagement activities.
• Strong patient and customer focus in daily activities
• Effectively manages members of Medical Affairs team. Must be proactive and organized, keeping team members well informed and aligned with departmental objectives.
• Strong awareness of compliance guidelines regarding scientific interactions and promotional practices with healthcare professionals and government stakeholders
• Maintains a high level of productivity and innovation
• Establishes appropriate priorities to achieve timely completion of assignments, while keeping expenditures within budget.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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