Head of US Medical Affairs -Neuroscience

Cambridge, MA, United States
Apr 14, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Head of US Medical Affairs -Neuroscience

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Are you experienced developing neuroscience medical strategies and plans while leading a team and managing relationships with key opinion leaders?

As Sr. Director, Head of US Medical Affairs, Neurosciences, you will lead a dynamic US-based group supporting all the multiple functions and therapeutic indications for one approved product. As part of the responsibilities, you will also oversee all life cycle management activities related to on-going Phase IV studies, as well as closely interact with the R&D team and global medical teams to support registrational trials or global medical affairs sponsored trials. This is a leadership role and t he qualified individual will have specialty training, preferably a Ph.D. , Pharm D with Neurology experience, or a board-certified MD in Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with expertise in the use of neurotoxins in conditions such as Movement Disorders and Spasticity. In addition, the successful candidate will possess a strong medical affairs background in the biopharmaceutical industry with demonstrated strong leadership, communication and scientific skills.

Your role will involve:

Directing all the activities in US medical affairs, which include:
  • Coordination and development of appropriate medical plans in collaboration with global medical affairs and other relevant internal partners
  • Oversight of the Phase IIIb/IV US studies, Investigator Sponsored Studies and R& D studies with US involvement in close collaboration with the global R& D and medical affairs teams
  • Accountability for the development and communication of appropriate publication plans
  • Oversight of all publications including posters, abstracts, manuscripts both at the US and global level to ensure appropriate alignment between relevant teams
  • Development of appropriate HEOR plans, supervision of on-going data generation projects as well as responsible to provide guidance for new projects
  • Frequent communication with the MSL team. Ensure appropriate and timely training on new data is provided to the team, support answering questions from the team
  • Acting as liaison with the Global Medical Neuroscience team to ensure appropriate strategic alignment with the US strategic plan. Permanent member of the Global Neuroscience Medical team
  • Responsible for the grants and scientific review committees. Ensuring timely reviews of proposals and make decisions based on scientific strategic imperatives
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships, ensures accurate communication with appropriate external experts in the field of movement disorders, spasticity and neurotoxins in general
  • Supporting the evaluation of any business development opportunities related to the area of neuroscience
  • Ensuring appropriate and timely communication, support and compliant collaborations with the commercial US and global teams
  • Budget Oversight
  • Compliance with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff

In return, you will bring:
  • Ph.D or PharmD required, MD strongly preferred, with a specialty in Neurology or Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
  • US Medical Affairs experience is required with supporting leading products in Neurology or Rehabilitation therapeutic areas. Clinical Development with the oversight of clinical trials experience is preferred
  • 10+ years pharmaceutical industry experience; at least 5 years in leadership role

If you are ready to make a difference in this impactful role, apply today!

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.