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Director of Oncology - Scientific Initiatives, Innovation & Connections

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 20, 2024

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The primary objective is to plan and facilitate scientific reviews of safety data, build connections among the safety oncology team and with key stakeholders/functions, and identify areas for innovation and champion changes in approaching oncology safety based on MOA (across assets) and based on disease state.



In conjunction with the Oncology Head:

•       Plan and facilitate periodic platform safety review meetings – “safety summits” on ADCs, CAR-T, other IO, assets causing lymphocyte depletion, etc…)

•       Facilitate scientific connections and interactions, info exchange across assets within the safety teams

•       Prepare material on current disease state and standard of care (using e.g.NCCN, ASCO, ESMO, ASH and EHA guidelines) for key indications relevant for  Abbvie Oncology pipeline

•       Develop educational exchange forums for OED, OLD and other PSEQ TAs

•       Build and strengthen relationships with discovery, PCS, clin pharm, P.Med, Clinical, Regulatory, etc.

•       Manage the outsourcing relationship with Clinical Operations (as needed)

•       Compile draft slide presentations for internal and external safety meetings as directed by Oncology Head

•       Prepare safety representatives for internal governances and senior leadership meetings such as DESC, SRB as well as IND/NDA submissions

•       Provide guidance and reviews for DSEC and SRB presentations

•       Help onboarding new MDs/SDs to Oncology Safety team

•       Works with Oncology head to raise resourcing challenges to BOS

•       Plan and facilitate the scientific part of the Oncology departmental meetings in collaboration with a BOS

•       Facilitate scientific connections and interactions, info exchange across assets within the safety teams


  • BA with extensive experience in pharma and oncology
  • Master is preferred, not required
  • 10+ years of experience in Pharmacovigilance / Clinical Development / Development biological Sciences experience in the pharmaceutical industry and Oncology
  • In depth knowledge of safety regulations and requirements
  • Effectively provide input on technical safety documents
  • Work collaboratively across-functional teams
  • Strong ability to influence individual stake holders and cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment
  • Fluency, both written and oral, in English
  • Ability to work effectively in the situation of uncertainty and complexity, ability to multitask

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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