Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs Communications & Training

Lake County, IL, United States
Jan 22, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Associate Director, Global Scientific Communications & Training will plan, develop, and review key global scientific resources and tools, primarily product and disease state slide decks, and other MSL materials across global therapeutic areas. He/she will also provide an advanced level of scientific/clinical review of Global MSL and Medical-related resources and tools for accuracy, consistency, and inclusion of most recent clinical/scientific data/information. He/she will also partner with the Scientific Training Directors to assist in developing scientifically rigorous training and ongoing development for Medical for the purpose of achieving and maintaining expert level scientific knowledge competencies in multiple disease states and products to ensure alignment with Global Medical strategy and content development. The scope of the role will include support of global MSL teams as needed, dependent upon role-specific Therapeutic Area.

This position is a new position within the Global Scientific Communications & Training team to support additional Global TA-specific content development.

  • Plans, develops and manages Global MSL and Medical-related scientific resources and tools, primarily clinical presentation slide decks, educational materials, and reactive field materials in collaboration with Global TA Medical partners and other internal teams and ensures MSL field resource content is aligned and consistent with the Global medical strategy as well as identified needs in the field.
  • Partners with Scientific Training Lead to support Global MSL/Medical training in key competencies regarding disease state awareness, current treatment landscape, and new product clinical data.
  • Works with Global Medical and Medical Excellence on global Strategic Insights team on the development and analysis of Strategic Insights.
  • Independently provides an advanced level of strategic development and scientific/clinical review of resources and tools for accuracy, consistency, and inclusion of most recent clinical/scientific data/information across multiple product portfolios.
  • Provides expanded support for scientifically rigorous training and ongoing development to Medical team members for the purpose of achieving and maintaining expert level scientific knowledge competencies in multiple disease states and products.
  • Identify unmet needs related to Global scientific content training as well as materials for field use and develop strategy plans to address these needs that is aligned with overall Global Medical strategy.
  • Additional involvement in content development/review as needed.
  • Key stakeholders: Global TA Medical, Global Brands, other Medical Operations teams and Global Medical Affairs functions as well as cross-functional internal groups (e.g., USMA teams, Regulatory, OEC/Legal, BT and Clinical Development).


  • Education: Scientific / medical / clinical education required
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of previous MSL or related pharmaceutical industry experience, clinical experience highly preferred
  • Licensure/Credentials: R.Ph., PharmD., Ph.D., R.N., M.D., required
  • Strong knowledge of Pharma regulatory and compliance guidelines
  • Must possess strong scientific background and the ability to critically review and analyze scientific literature
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills and creative and strategic thinking
  • The ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and interface in a dynamic environment across departments
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills required
  • Excel knowledge and proficiency

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 15 % of the Time
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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.