About the Department
The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies with the FDA to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved. The one thing that keeps us all marching to the same beat is our patient-centered focus. At Novo Nordisk, you will help patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?
The Medical Director serves as the subject matter expert for our products and related data within a Therapeutic Area (Diabetes-GLP-1, Diabetes-Insulins, Cardiorenal Diseases, Obesity, NASH, Rare Blood Disorders, Rare Endocrine Diseases, and Neurodegenerative Diseases). This role will interface with key stakeholders across CMR, Marketing, and the Global organization to drive scientific exchange and communication with external Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), and other stakeholders. The Medical Director will also assist the Sr. Medical Director in the development and execution of strategic priorities within a therapeutic area, including developing the medical product and evidence generation plans based on insights from the marketplace. This role may also lead the Core Medical Team, Project Team (co-chair), and National Advisory Board meetings for a Therapeutic Area in certain instances, at the discretion of Executive Director of Medical Affairs. Assists the Sr. Medical Director in developing agenda for and executing national advisory boards, assists with defining strategies to support medical education programs and reviews IME grant proposals, represents Medical Affairs in Promotional Review Board (PRB) activities including reviewing medical and scientific content of promotional materials, maintains KOL relationships and serves as a consultant for Marketing, FMA, SCOE, Market Access, Public Affairs, and Sales. Assist with the development of strategies to appropriately position the Brand as part of the Novo Nordisk portfolio.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director, Medical Affairs and will assist the Executive Director and Sr. Director (where applicable) in managing multiple internal relationships within Novo Nordisk Inc. and Global HQ. Key internal relationships include Field Medical Affairs, Medical Strategy & Operations, Medical Information, Publications, Clinical Directors, HEOR Directors, Global Medical Directors, Marketing, and Market Access. External relationships include expert advisory board members, investigators, other consultants, and key customer groups. Contribute to PPG and Brands EBT.
Essential FunctionsEvidence GenerationProvide input to Product Development Plan (PDP) and Evidence Generation Plan (EGP), in collaboration with Sr. Medical DirectorServe as Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) Medical Affairs representative on Medical & Science TeamReview and provide comments to trial outlines/protocols for Novo Nordisk-sponsored clinical trialsReview proposals for investigator-sponsored studies (ISS) and provide comments to RGC ChairAttend Research Grants Committee meetings and participate in decisions for ISS proposalsAssist with identification and support of National Leaders/National Expert Panels for select clinical trials, in collaboration with Clinical Director and Clinical Operations leadSupport investigator meetingsServe on Clinical Trial Strategy Team in collaboration with Clinical Operations point, Clinical Director, and Field Medical Affairs point to identify investigators/sites and risks to trial planning and executionKOL and Association EngagementAssist Sr. Medical Director with planning and execution of National Advisory Board meetings (or lead planning and execution of National Advisory Board meetings, at the discretion of Executive Director)Deliver clinical data and other presentations at National Advisory Board meetings and gain feedback from advisorsSupport other advisory boards with clinical data and other medical presentationsPartner with professional associations and their leadership to identify shared goals and initiatives, in collaboration with Public Affairs/Alliance Development teamPublication PlanningServe on Publication Planning Group, where relevantReview and provide comments to abstracts, posters, and manuscripts, including primary, secondary and HEOR publicationsPrepare and support presenting external authorsDevelop local US publication plan (including encore abstracts, reviews, and supplements) in collaboration with Publications ManagerIndependent Medical Education (IME)Assist in developing medical education priorities and IME plan in collaboration with IME leadReview and assist with selection of proposals for IME grant fundingMedical GuidanceTrain Field Medical Affairs team on relevant disease state topics and clinical trial data. Review and approve resources for FMATrain Sales Teams on clinical trial data and Prescribing InformationTrain Market Access team on clinical trial data and Prescribing InformationReview and approve Medical Information letters, including standard and custom lettersReview and provide comments to AMCP dossierSupport Speakers’ Bureau, including presentations at Speaker Training and Curriculum Development meetingsProvide medical review of all materials for PRB for launch productsProvide input and support to Medical Information lead for PRB for non-launch productsProvide medical guidance to Marketing, including for development of materials for PRB and serving on Extended Brand Team (EBT)Serve on Extended Medical Team (EMT) and assist with development of Medical Product Plan (medical strategies and tactics). In certain situations, may serve as chair of Core Medical Team, at the discretion of the Executive DirectorRepresent NNI Medical Affairs on Global Core Medical Team (CMT)Collaborate with HEOR to provide clinical input on HEOR projects and authorship on abstracts, posters, and manuscripts, when requestedServe on Local Labeling Committee (LLC) and provide medical input to Regulatory Affairs
20-30% overnight travel required. Position is Home Office Based; Candidate can be based remote anywhere in the United States, preferably on the East Coast and near a major airport, yet able to travel to Plainsboro, NJ regularly.
QualificationsMD, DO, PhD, or PharmD, with 5 years of combined clinical, research or Pharma experienceExperience in CVR area strongly preferredStrong strategic mindset, understanding of market needs, resource allocation, excellent communication and presentation skills, experience working in complex matrix environment and strong stakeholder management skillsStrong tactical familiarity with the design, overseeing and assessment of clinical trials and with other MA tools (expertise in clinical trial methodology and conduct, GCP principles, medical product support activities, publications, ISS, med ed)Subspecialty training in relevant therapeutic area preferred
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Employees are also eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs including medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; disability insurance; 401(k) savings plan; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement program; and voluntary benefits such as group legal, critical illness, identity theft protection, pet insurance and auto/home insurance. The Company also offers time off pursuant to its uncapped sick time policy, flex-able vacation policy, and parental leave policy.
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