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Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs- Neuroscience

Lake County, Illinois
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Nov 11, 2023

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Provides specialist medical and scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional and provider interactions; generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value); educational initiatives (medical education, scientific communications, and value proposition) and safeguarding patient safety (risk minimization activities and safety surveillance activities). Works closely with marketing, and commercial teams to provide strategic medical input into core brand (product) strategies, and to support medical affairs, marketing activities (promotional material generation and product launches) and market access.



  • Initiates medical affairs activities, generation and dissemination of data supporting the overall scientific strategy.
  • Responsible from Global Medical Affairs for the design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of scientific content of protocols, Investigator Brochures, Clinical Study Reports and regulatory submissions and responses.
  • Oversees the conduct of clinical trials and is medically and scientifically accountable for resolution of safety (AE’s & SAE’s) issues, interpretation of statistical analyses for clinical significance, PI selection, scientific documents reporting safety monitoring and other scientific reports submitted to the regulatory authorities.
  • Participation in design and execution of clinical trial safety, product safety and risk management plans. May also carry responsibility for routine and ad hoc safety monitoring reports to regulatory agencies. May review, assess and report applicable Adverse Events (AE’s) and Serious Adverse Events (SAE’s) if assigned to AbbVie conduct on clinical studies.
  • Has overall responsibility for oversight of clinical studies, monitoring overall study integrity and review, interpretation and communication of accumulating data pertaining to safety and efficacy of the molecule. Along with Clinical Operations, is responsible for oversight of study enrollment and overall timelines for key deliverables.
  • Responsible for the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia. Assists with the scientific review, development, approval, execution, and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.
  • May interact with and coordinate appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal stakeholders (i.e., commercial, clinical operations, discovery, statistics, regulatory, etc…) as they relate to on-going medical affairs projects. Serves as the scientific team interface for key regulatory discussions.
  • Provide scientific/medical education to investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease specific information. Keeps abreast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource.
  • Ensures budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities.
  • Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and global drug development and accountable for complying with those requirements.


  • Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree or equivalent (D.O. or non-US equivalent of M.D). Relevant therapeutic experience in an academic or hospital environment in Neurology/Psychiatry required. Completion of residency and/or fellowship in Neurology/Psychiatry is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical trials required. Minimum of 3 years medical affairs experience in the pharmaceutical industry required. 5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, data analysis and interpretation, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols. Experience in Real World Evidence Studies required.
  • Ability to run a clinical study independently with little supervision.
  • Experience in leading scientific publications. Publications in Medical Journals and in International Congresses required.
  • Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. 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 protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


    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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    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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