Director/Sr. Director, Medical Affairs Toxin Science

Irvine, CA, United States
Nov 10, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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

The Medical Affairs Director/Senior Director, Neurotoxin Science provides scientific leadership to BOTOX ® medical positioning and differentiation across all US indications. This person works with cross-functional stakeholders (pre-clinical, clinical, legal, US therapeutic and aesthetics commercial teams and global medical affairs) to support the BOTOX® brand through US data generation. This person will lead a team that is responsible for developing and maintaining a current and extensive understanding of the botulinum toxin landscape and for communicating BOTOX ® scientific understanding to clinical, academic, payer, and managed care professionals in the US. This person will be the key strategic driver of harmonization of pan-franchise scientific communication across all indications and partners with the Global Toxin Science function to align with scientific communications outside the US. Additional team responsibilities include drafting of regular scientific reports on high value data, and serving as the internal liaison for US Medical Affairs, Clinical and Commercial training initiatives related to neurotoxin products and activities. This person will provide medical affairs leadership in the planning and implementation of new toxin assets, formulations, pre-clinical, and post-marketing clinical studies in support of the differentiation platform and new indications in the US and will partner with the Global organization, including Medical Aesthetics to ensure comprehensive strategic planning. Further responsibilities include provision of a scientific and clinical interface to US Thought Leaders (TLs) and facilitation of advocacy development.

The employee must conduct their work activities in compliance with all Allergan internal requirements and with all applicable regulatory requirements. Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.

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
  • Lead a team that develops and communicate BOTOX scientific competitive positioning to key US internal and external stakeholders.
  • Directly manage the activities, budget and strategic direction of the US Toxin Science Directors.
  • Represent the organization through delivery of toxin science expertise at key US toxin science events including congress podium presentations, scientific debates, opinion leader meetings and opinion leader training events.
  • Create and maintain core presentation materials to be delivered at internal US Medical Affairs trainings and external medical professional forums, such as advisory boards and scientific exchange meetings.
  • Lead US medical affairs toxin science activities and support the US Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) organization as the principal driver of toxin differentiation training.
  • Provide critical analysis and scientific oversight to key business objectives related to competitor activities in the US.
  • Provide direct support to US medical, marketing and health outcomes teams to ensure alignment of scientific content development with relevant scientific and clinical data.
  • Ensure corporate readiness for potential new market entrants through collaboration key stakeholders and provision of regular analysis to understand the neurotoxin landscape key competitor development timelines and scientific/clinical data.
  • Provide strategic medical practice input to ensure that appropriate Phase IV and related studies are planned and executed for US



You Bring
  • Ph.D, MD, or Pharm D required.
  • 15+ yrs. experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent preferred; substantial understanding of therapeutic area.
  • Management experience, experience with strategic initiatives & planning.
  • Experience in Neurosciences or central nervous system (CNS) disciplines preferred.
  • Previous experience in botulinum toxins (preclinical or clinical) preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of inner workings of a physician's practice preferred.
  • The ability to travel up to 30%

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

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Equal Employment Opportunity
At Allergan, 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.