Director, Scientific Communications and Training

Irvine, California
Jul 28, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About Allergan Aesthetics
At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit

The Director, Global Scientific Training leads the development and implementation of industry-leading Medical Affairs training and scientific education for the CMO organization. He/she will plan and develop key CMO scientific training resources and tools, including product and disease state modules and related content across multiple therapeutic areas/products. He/she will also provide an advanced level of scientific/clinical review of MSL and CMO-related training resources and tools for accuracy, consistency, and inclusion of most recent clinical/scientific data/information and will be responsible for leading the planning for all CMO scientific training activities (live bootcamps, webinars, and other ongoing scientific training initiatives) and collaborating with other CMO teams (GME, GMA, INTL CMO) on implementation and deployment. The Director will also provide scientifically rigorous training, competency assessment and ongoing development to US and INTL MSL members for the purpose of achieving and maintaining expert level scientific knowledge competencies in multiple disease states and products. The scope of the role will include support of both US and International CMO MSL teams as needed, dependent upon role-specific Therapeutic Area.

This position is within the Global Scientific Communications & Training team.

The role is a remote based  position and must be located in the US.



 Leads the development of the Global Medical Affairs medical content and training strategy for new hire onboarding, advanced training, and continuous training in assigned therapeutic area.  Works with Global SciComm, Global Medical Affairs, Global Medical Excellence, and International CMO to ensure ongoing MSL training and field resource content is aligned and consistent with the medical strategy.  Partners with Medical in the regions and countries to assess gaps in knowledge, content, and skills and ensure medical content and training deliverables address prioritized capability needs. 

Leads development and delivery of scientific training content related to disease state, treatment landscape, and approved/investigational products in collaboration with MSL TA Leads, Medical Directors, and Sci Comm content leads. Educational materials and training initiatives include (but are not limited to)  training modules, interactive workshops, distance learning, podcasts/videos, blended approaches, and virtual learning.  Responsible for training of new hires as well as ongoing scientific training needs related to new data, emerging products, and field tools. Reviews literature alerts and competitive intelligence reports gathered at medical meetings to ensure MSL team scientific content and training is current and ahead of scientific community. Develops varied scientific training pathways with modified content to train CMO team members with diverse roles to meet role-specific scope and depth of scientific training. Maintains a "single platform" approach to all CMO scientific content.

Leads the process for assessment of US and International MSL scientific knowledge and competency by developing assessment plans and conducting oral presentation and written product competency assessments in conjunction with the MSL Management and RSEs. Ensures that scientific training/assessments are appropriately and consistently documented. Capture feedback on the learner experience (utilization, knowledge transfer and application) to identify needs for updates/modifications/enhancements and inform plans for future needs. 

Responsible for exploring and incorporating innovative learning techniques and modalities to address business needs.  Works in close collaboration with other training functions (Medical/MSL Excellence, PTCI, HR) to ensure best in class training

  • Scientific / medical / clinical education required.
  • R.Ph., PharmD., Ph.D., R.N., M.D., required.
  • At least 5 years of previous MSL or related pharmaceutical industry
  • Clinical and training/teaching experience highly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Pharma regulatory and compliance guidelines.
  • Must possess strong scientific background and the ability to critically review and analyze scientific literature and and effectively distill and communicate key information.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills and creative and strategic thinking required.
  • The ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and interface in a dynamic and fast-paced environment across departments.
  • Strong project management skills with a proven track record to deliver high-quality projects while meeting timelines.
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills required.
  • Excel knowledge and proficiency.

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About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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.