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Medical Director, Medical Affairs- Neurology

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: $230000 - $250000 per annum
  • Job reference: 214685
  • Sector: EPM Scientific, Medical Affairs
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
The Medical Director, Neurology will serve as the internal medical and scientific expert for assigned neurology product(s), driving key medical strategies and tactics which align with Brand and Disease State strategy; building and growing strong advocacy relationships and ensure accurate, robust and appropriate medical/scientific exchange of knowledge and clinical expertise with all stakeholders in the therapeutic area; and being the internal medical/scientific point-person for all other programs (Global, Clinical Development, Health Outcomes, Scientific Communications, Regulatory, Brand Teams, etc.) necessary to reach corporate objectives and goals


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Drives medical strategies (e.g., leading, developing, implementation and execution of key medical initiatives) which would align with the strategy of the Brand(s)/Disease State in the Neurology therapeutic area.
  • Participates in clinical proposal process including review of proposals and protocols of approved studies while supporting Clinical Research operational and health economics/outcomes teams.
  • Leads the assessment, selection, and implementation of funding and legal agreements for Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs).
  • Provides US scientific and strategic input to the global Alzheimer and Parkinson disease state strategy teams.
  • Provides US strategic input to the Neurology products clinical development plan based on the clinical and scientific knowledge and expertise and strong network in the US neurology medical community.
  • Maintains and further develops relationships and network with key opinion leaders in the neurology scientific community.
  • Maintains and builds productive relationships with investigators, thought leaders and centers of excellence across the neurology scientific community, as well as with global colleagues.
  • Reviews business development opportunities, translating business needs to cost-effective development strategies that provide a competitive advantage and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Supports regulatory interactions, including the submission of regulatory documents and presentations.
  • Serves as the medical and scientific expert.
  • Serves as a member of the safety committee.
  • Participates in budgetary processes as part of annual business planning and review of expenses within US Medical.
  • Provides medical input into Promotional Advertising Review Committee for all promotional and external materials, and participation in Labeling meetings, where appropriate, with sign-off authorization.
  • Is involved in and develops of SOPs for the activities conducted by Medical Affairs; ensuring all activities are in compliance with ICH and other international regulatory guidelines and are following relevant GCPs and SOPs

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
  • MD, with clinical experience in the Neurology.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in the therapeutic area, preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or similar academic institution.
  • Ability for building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work closely with both external physicians/scientists and in-house cross-functional teams.
  • High proficiency in problem solving ability and strong scientific analytical skills.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
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