External Clinical Lead, Medical Affairs (Plastic Surgery and Regenerative Medicine)

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 External Clinical Lead develops and maintains professional relationships with internal and external customers to provide comprehensive medical and scientific support for AbbVie initiatives in assigned therapeutic areas.

Facilitates information, education, and research activities for physicians and ancillary healthcare professionals regarding current and future therapies in development or commercialized by AbbVie. Provide scientific expertise and serve as a point of contact for both external experts and internal leads in Plastics and Regenerative Medicine (PRM). Ensures an aligned global medical and scientific strategy for products in PRM, working closely with GMA colleagues in Patient safety, global evidence & value (GE&V), External Scientific Communications in addition to research and development colleagues and commercial colleagues. Provide scientific insights and expertise to help inform global strategic planning for PRM.

Additional activities, special projects and assignments may be given, as required. As a result, the percentage of time spent across key duties and responsibilities will vary depending on project assignments, therapeutic area needs and the requirements within GMA SP.

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

External Relationships
  • Identify, establish and maintain relationships with top tier thought leaders in the respective therapeutic area to establish a strong scientific presence in the clinical and academic communities. Ensure thought leader development and communication is optimized. Collaborate cross-functionally to establish scientific and clinical credibility with payers, managed market/market access and healthcare decision makers.
  • Provide meaningful and comprehensive, external scientific communications both proactively and reactively.
  • Deliver assigned portfolio-related clinical presentations and participate in prioritized scientific meetings and congresses.
  • Execute GMA SP Advisory Boards (face-to-face and virtual) based on scientific need and TA strategic plan.
  • Support advocacy development efforts.
  • Support global strategic plan country level scientific information needs.
  • Synthesize external insights to inform AbbVie PRM strategy (e.g. strategic insights, customer interactions).

M edical and Scientific Data Generation and Internal Communication
  • Contribute to the development and review of trial proposals and publications.
  • Contribute to the creation of materials and content used in scientific communications.
  • Scientific training of new cross-functional hires as needed.
  • Establish and maintain internal organizational links with the broader R&D, Commercial and other AbbVie departments.
  • Contribute to Commercial planning by leveraging medical/scientific expertise, knowledge of scientific data and understanding of the external healthcare environment.

Strategic and Tactical Planning
  • Contri bute to the development and responsible for the implementation of the TA Medical Affairs strategic and tactical plans.
    • Deliver and communicate progress on project milestones.
    • Contribute to the planning and execution of broader GMA functional activities that support the TA Medical Affairs strategic plans.
  • Support assigned Core teams involving products within the TA as needed.
    • Contribute to assigned sub-teams.
    • Represent GMA on Clinical teams as needed



You Bring
  • MD degree from an accredited US or foreign medical school with postgraduate medical training required. PhD with relevant industry experience will be considered.
  • Subspecialty training in the Therapeutic Area and/or industry experience in the field is preferred.
  • Must have an understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines (e.g. knowledge of OPDP promotional regulations, CDER/CBER regulations as they relate to drug approvals).
  • Understanding of Good Clinical Practices, ICH guidelines, PhRMA code, FDA CFR, ISO, clinical research ethics, HIPAA and patient privacy laws, EU Directive and other applicable local regulations
  • Familiar with Medical Affairs principles, study design and publications.
  • Proficient with electronic systems including Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, videoconferencing platforms

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

Job Type


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.