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Director, Medical Affairs

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
May 13, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

Remote based scientific and medical expert responsible for building and maintaining appropriate scientific and medical interactions with internal cross functional partners, external advisors, organizations, institutions and associated personnel. Serves as the non-promotional scientific conduit between the company and the relevant healthcare community across the lifecycle of the covered opioid antidote portfolio. Provides high-quality scientific expertise relating to our medicines and therapeutic interests in ultimate support of the patient. Supports concepts for data generation, education, and scientific insights-gathering activities at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership. Aligns w/ cross functional teams for Medical, Commercial, Government Affairs in support of Opioid Antagonists.  Engages w/ KOL identified to support external engagement with alignment to overall strategy.  


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Engage thought leaders, professional groups, organizations, decision-makers and other key stakeholders in the assigned therapeutic area
•    Support Policy needs with a cross functional team aligned to key stakeholders
•    Collaborate with Sr Leadership on Strategy and LCM opportunities
•    Engage in scientific exchange with identified key stakeholders as required
•    Share and discuss evidence-based scientific data with internal stakeholders in support of the landscape of OA 
•    Facilitate education on disease state, product, and competitor products to internal stakeholders and external customers as appropriate
•    Identify needs to support company-sponsored research initiatives at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership
•    Lead and carry forward departmental projects at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership 
•    Represent Medical Affairs at scientific meetings and conventions as directed by Medical Affairs leadership
•    Contribute to the development of scientific materials for both internal and external teams
•    Provide mentorship and training to junior team members

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


•    MD and/or PhD (or equivalent education) in a relevant clinical/scientific discipline
•    5-10 years Medical Affairs experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries
•    Experience working in a clinical or scientific role within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, or medical research industries
•    Working understanding of pharmaceutical industry compliance
•    Experience using Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook)
•    Self-starter who can work effectively within teams
•    Ability to effectively present scientific information to diverse audiences
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•    Comfortable with ambiguity and uses good judgment to make decisions

•    Therapeutic area expertise in neurosciences, specifically opioid overdose, pain, addiction, or harm reduction and an understanding of the policy needs/support in this landscape


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life. Through our specialty products and contract development and manufacturing services, we are dedicated to providing solutions that address public health threats. Through social responsibility, we aim to build healthier and safer communities. We aspire to deliver peace of mind to our patients and customers so they can focus on what’s most important in their lives. In working together, we envision protecting or enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030. For more information visit Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

Stock Symbol: EBS


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