Associate Director, Medical Affairs Psychiatry - Remote Opportunity

Deerfield, IL, United States
Jul 16, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!

This is a remote position: Open to candidates anywhere in the greater United States

The Associate Director, Medical Affairs Psychiatry serves as the internal scientific expert for assigned product(s), executing medical strategies and activities which align with cross-functional brand objectives, building and growing strong advocacy and KOL relationships and collaborating with other functions (e.g., Value Evidence, Regulatory, Clinical Development, Brand Teams, Global Medical Affairs etc.) in order to reach shared objectives and goals.

  • Drives medical strategy in collaboration with Sr. Medical Director and leads development, implementation and execution of key medical initiatives that align with the tactics of the Brand Team(s).
  • Develops and maintains expertise in designated therapeutic area(s).
  • Involvement in publication strategy and planning, including review of abstracts, posters, manuscripts for publication and scientific symposia presentations.
  • Provides therapeutic area expertise, review and evaluation of proposals for external clinical research.
  • Provides scientific training and/or support to other staff internally across functions as needed.
  • Develops, coaches and mentors others within R&D, as requested.
  • Collaborates with Global Medical Affairs team where appropriate.
  • Liaises and manages relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in conjunction with the Sr. Medical Director, Medical Science Liaisons and other internal staff (e.g., Commercial, Clinical Development, Regulatory, etc.); and performs outreach activities in the field by working with other investigators, practicing physicians, patient organizations, and other health care providers.
  • Provides scientific input into Promotional Advertising Review Committee (and other review committees) for all promotional and external materials, participates in labeling meetings, where appropriate, and facilitates Sr. Medical Directors sign-off authorization.
  • Involved in development of SOPs for the activities conducted by Medical Affairs, and ensures all activities are following ICH, and other international regulatory guidelines and relevant GCPs and SOPs.
  • Participates in budgetary processes as part of annual business planning and review of expenses within Medical Affairs.

  • Accredited advanced clinical degree, MD, PharmD or PhD.
  • 3+ years of relevant medical/scientific affairs experience within the pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device industry inclusive of setting and/or implementing medical strategy.
  • Strong experience of collaborating with cross-functional teams, global medical affairs, medical information and commercial teams.
  • Analytical skills - ability to combine practical, clinical knowledge with analytics/statistics to provide guidance on the design and execution of clinical studies.
  • Strong communication skills - ability to educate and train clinicians and other stakeholders.
  • Strong influence management skills - able to present compelling messages to influence key stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - credible professional who can effectively communicate with a wide array of individuals, including stakeholders from other regions and cultures.
  • Experience with promotional review. Familiarity with OPDP, PhRMA code, and key regulations in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Thorough knowledge of psychiatry therapeutic area is strongly preferred including current scientific basics, treatments, and thought leaders.
  • Professional society membership(s) relevant to psychiatry.
  • Regulatory knowledge and exposure, including experience with international regulations relating to GCP, conduct of clinical trials overseas.

  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 10-20% domestically. International travel may be required.

The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado, if selected for this role, and may vary based on various factors such as the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $160,000 - $200,000 and eligibility for a 20% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company's long-term incentive plan. Benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site .

Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time?

Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site .

Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site .

Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify .

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Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.

Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases - we call this Progress in Mind.


Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.