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Senior Medical Director, Oncology

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
May 16, 2023

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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The Product Safety Team (PST) lead for early oncology products, under the direction of the Group Lead and TA Head will be actively and closely collaborating with the development medical lead, setting the strategy for the early oncology programs. The PST lead will also closely collaborate with a PK and toxicology leads to help guide dose selection and regimen, inclusion/exclusion criteria and safety monitoring for first in human and phase I/II studies. The PST lead will be responsible and provide safety oversight (e.g. surveillance, signal detection, validation, and assessment) for early oncology products with a proactive approach to clinical safety, and will be interpreting regulations related to pharmacovigilance to support all patient safety activities.


  • Understanding and application of the pharmacology, chemistry and non-clinical toxicology to effectively conduct safety surveillance
  • Responsible for safety surveillance for pharmaceutical / biological / drug –device combined early oncology products
  • Lead, set the strategy and when appropriate write the key pharmacovigilance documents, including but not limited to, medical safety assessments, regulatory responses, 15 day aggregate reports.
  • Apply current regulatory guidance as appropriate for safety surveillance and authorship of safety documents
  • Analyze, interpret, and summarize aggregate safety data and communicate these analysis and interpretation to cross-functional teams and senior management
  • Independently write, review, and provide input on technical documents
  • Oversight and responsibility for leading the strategy as well as writing, when applicable, the key sections for periodic reports (e.g. DSUR’s, PADER’s and Safety sections of the IBs)
  • Lead and set the strategy, in collaboration with the development medical lead of study protocols and informed consents
  • Responsible for implementing risk management strategies for assigned product
  • Proactively engaging, inspiring, coaching and mentoring team members and colleagues
  • Opportunities to co-author publications and participate in initiatives to continue developing and growing as a safety leader


  • MD / DO with 2+ years of residency with patient management experience; Master Public Health is preferred in addition to MD / DO, not required
  • 5 - 8 years of Pharmacovigilance / Clinical Development experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Effectively analyze and guide analysis of clinical data and epidemiological information
  • Effectively present recommendations / opinions in group environment both internally and externally
  • Write, review and provide input on technical documents
  • Work collaboratively and  lead cross-functional teams

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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