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Senior Medical Director Psychiatry - Remote Opportunity

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May 9, 2023

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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!


Remote opportunity - open to candidates anywhere in the greater United States


The Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs Psychiatry will serve as the most senior internal medical and scientific expert for assigned psychiatry portfolio, developing and driving key medical strategies integrated with Brand strategy. The Senior Medical Director will lead the Psychiatry Medical Team, including the home office and field team, and oversee the medical affairs strategy and plans execution and effective allocation of personnel and financial resources to support overall Lundbeck Medical Affairs objectives across Psychiatry therapeutic area. The Senior Medical Director will ensure accurate, robust and appropriate medical/scientific point of view and clinical expertise within the therapeutic area, being the accountable medical/scientific person for all key stakeholders (Medical Strategy Team, Brand Team, Global Medical Team, Alliance Medical Team etc.) necessary to reach corporate objectives and goals.  



  • As a lead of Medical Strategy Team, the Senior Medical Director leads the development and drives medical strategies and oversees implementation and execution of key medical initiatives aligned with the Brand strategies in the Psychiatry therapeutic area with special focus on the upcoming launches of Agitation in Alzheimer’s Dementia for brexpiprazole and two month long acting injectable for aripiprazole.
  • Provides US scientific and strategic input to the global Psychiatry Medical Team.
  • Secures Lundbeck US medical point of view within the US alliance partnership.
  • Leads resource planning and talent development, including the home office and field team, to support high performance, and to align with strategic direction for Lundbeck.  
  • Participates in budgetary processes as part of annual business planning, as per alliance agreements, and review of expenses within US Medical Affairs Psychiatry.
  • Provides Lundbeck point of view for US Evidence generation planning, as per alliance agreements, including Phase IV and IIT strategy planning, as well as Lundbeck US strategic input to the Psychiatry products LCM plans based on the clinical and scientific knowledge and expertise and strong network in the US Psychiatry medical community.
  • Maintains and further develops partnerships and network with key opinion leaders in the Psychiatry scientific community.
  • Reviews business development opportunities, translating business needs to clinically relevant development strategies that provide a competitive advantage. 
  • Provides US medical point of view for regulatory interactions, including the submission of regulatory documents and presentations, as well as secures medical and scientific expertise and collaboration with the Global Patient Safety team within Lundbeck US.
  • Provides leadership input for SOPs development for the activities conducted by Medical Affairs; ensuring all Medical Affairs Psychiatry team activities are following ICH and other international regulatory guidelines and follow relevant GCPs and SOPs.



  • Accredited MD, DO, PharmD or PhD
  • 9+ years of experience which may include a combination of progressive medical/scientific affairs experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industry and relevant clinical or academia experience within CNS
  • Expertise in collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams; including local and global medical affairs, alliance partnerships, as well as external healthcare providers/scientists, to meet shared objectives
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership with the ability to partner with commercial cross functional team to develop, execute and deliver on strategic brand plans to meet business objectives
  • Prior people leadership experience with a coaching mindset and capability to envision, influence and implement change.
  • Strong scientific analytical skills
  • Excellent planning, organization, and proactive problem-solving capabilities, including prioritization of resource allocation to achieve greatest impact 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present complex medical/scientific concepts
  • Demonstrated agile mindset and ability to take productive, decisive action in times of uncertainty and ambguity
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity, representing the company’s high ethics, moral behavior, and professionalism 
  • Intimate knowledge of Regulatory/FDA requirements, as well as medical affairs compliance standards



  • Specialty training in psychiatry (board certification or eligibility in psychiatry) 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatry therapeutic areas strongly preferred experience
  • Professional society membership(s) relevant to psychiatry.



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 30% domestically. International travel may be required.


The range displayed is a national range, and if selected for this role, may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s geographical location, qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $260,000 - $300,000 and eligibility for a 30% 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.  


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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.


At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health so every person can be their best. Headquartered in Copenhagen with a U.S. home office in Deerfield, Ill., Lundbeck is the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. Our legacy in neuroscience goes back seven decades and we have a long heritage of innovation. Lundbeck has developed and commercialized some of the world’s most widely prescribed therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Today, we remain uncompromisingly committed to improving the quality of life for people impacted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep and productive pipeline, and we continue to bring forward symptomatic therapies to help people live better lives, while simultaneously pursuing disease-modifying treatments.

Offices in:

  • Deerfield, IL - Lundbeck US Home Office
  • LaJolla, CA - Lundbeck La Jolla Research Center, Inc.
  • Bothell, WA - Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals, Inc


Diversity matters, and inclusion creates powerful organizations To ensure that we reflect the diversity of our patients and their needs, we are focused on creating the context, culture, and systems where all Lundbeck employees - no matter who and where they are - can be their authentic self and perform at their best. In practice, this means that individuals feel empowered not despite their differences but because of them. We know that people are sometimes put into boxes - some of these boxes are of our own choosing and some of these boxes are chosen for us. For this reason, Lundbeck is taking a systematic, business-led approach to D&I that looks into and breaks down these boxes. Our bold action on inclusion includes an ambitious two-year plan that enables equality of opportunity through fairness and transparency, promotes openness, tackles bias and discrimination, and fosters belonging through our unique Lundbeck culture. From the highest levels of Lundbeck to the shop floor, we are working to ensure D&I is an integrated practice and mindset. "We win together. Lundbeck is a place where you grow and thrive – personally and professionally. We embrace the uniqueness of individuals, knowing we are stronger when every brain is in the game." Deborah Dunsire, CEO


Lundbeck offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

• Medical, dental, vision effective day 1 of employment

• Generous vacation, sick leave, holiday shut down and company paid holidays

• 401k match with immediate vesting

• Parental Leave

• Hybrid work model for office-based roles

To view more details about our Benefits, please click on the link below.

Lundbeck 2023 Benefits Summary

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2020, we based the key aspects of our sustainability strategy on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We found we have a significant impact on seven of the 17 Goals:

• Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

• Goal 5: Gender Equality

• Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

• Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

• Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

• Goal 13: Climate Action

• Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Key examples are Goal 3 that is closely linked to our corporate purpose and dedication to restore brain health and Goal 13 that drives our efforts to prepare for a zero emissions future. We will use our influence and act to promote Goals 5, 8, 12 and 16. Across our sustainability actions, we are seeking partnerships with others to enable change and maximize impact (Goal 17).


Who We Are

A highly specialized pharmaceutical company that has conducted neuroscience research for more than 70 years. We develop innovative treatments to restore brain health and transform the lives of millions of people worldwide.

What We Strive For

Global leadership in brain health. Whatever your area of specialization, you will be part of our company-wide commitment to develop and advance treatments that improve the lives of people with brain disease.

What Drives Us

A culture of innovation, collaboration, and respect. We inspire curiosity, expect integrity, and pursue our achievements through knowledge-sharing, patient engagement, and the passion to deliver our end goal.

Our Societal Commitment

We understand we carry a huge responsibility for the societies we serve, and use our knowledge and voice to raise awareness, challenge standards, and increase opportunities – for patients and each other. We are at the forefront of treatment innovation, and together we continue to make a difference to people living with brain diseases.

Our Investment in You

As one way we invest in your career, we offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefit package that matches benchmark and general market conditions in our individual business locations.

Employee Satisfaction

The success of our strategy, “Expand and Invest to Grow Lundbeck” hinges on our combined competencies – and competence hinges on highly qualified and motivated employees. Our Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS) gives us the pulse on employee motivation by asking about key elements in our work lives including management, work climate and development opportunities. We follow up on the ESS with concrete initiatives aimed at maintaining our focus on our unique workplace culture and providing personalized and aligned development opportunities for our employees.


Our Beliefs

• Patient-driven We put patients at the center of our fight for health and human dignity.

• Courageous We dare to confront unsolved healthcare challenges.

• Ambitious We set high expectations for ourselves because people in need have high expectations of us.

• Passionate We persist in developing life-changing therapies because life should not be interrupted by brain disease.

• Responsible We act with respect and integrity in everything we do




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6 Parkway North
United States

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