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Director Medical Affairs, pharmaceutical, Biotech launch

Chicago, IL · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Our client is a specialty bio pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the development and commercialization of late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases, including cancer.

They have an experienced management team, Board of Directors and Advisory Board based in Israel, the US, Canada and Europe, with successful track record at big and small pharma of bringing patented drugs to the market, as well as extensive managerial, financial, and transactional expertise
 
The Director/Executive Director, Medical Affairs: Scientific Platform and Product Life Cycle Management will work with the Chief Scientific Officer to implement department initiatives and strategic goals and work to support these goals. Develop and implement the publications and scientific communications strategy for the  Medical Affairs Department and support investigator-initiated/collaborative research and support life cycle initiatives for our marketed products.
Demonstrates strategic, innovative thinking that integrates strong scientific ability with an understanding of RedHill’s global product strategies. This position requires outstanding scientific/medical writing and communication skills, critical- strategic thinking coupled with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Outstanding medical or scientific writing/editing skills with strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
An advanced degree in scientific or medically related discipline (PhD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, Master’s Degree). Minimum 4 years' experience in any of the following: clinical development, medical affairs, and/or medical communications. Travel of up to 10% may be required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Intellectual curiosity and rigorous analytical skills. Ability to both see the big picture as well as identifying/focusing on the important details in a project.
Strategic thinker who is practical, goal-oriented, with good decision making and problem-solving skills.
Strong knowledge of clinical trials and study designs. Clinical development or/or medical writing experience are desirable.
*Experience with marketed products or with GI and/or infectious disease therapy areas are not required but are desirable.
Team orientation, excellent communication and diplomacy skills.
Ability to understand and integrate scientific and business strategies.
Ability to work effectively with key decision makers, both within and outside the company. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, meeting predefined timelines.
*Strong organization and project management skills
Knowledge of pharmaceutical portfolio and/or life cycle management are desirable. A “lifelong” learner who consistently seeks opportunities to learn.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBLITIES:
Provide scientific support for global product strategies: Implement publication, meetings, scientific platform strategy in close collaboration with Chief Scientific Officer and key internal stakeholders.
Draft abstracts, manuscripts, and/or presentations for scientific/ medical meetings.
*Develop and execute publication strategies and product-specific Medical Affairs plans.
*Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to finalize projects at timelines as set in the publication plan.
*May involve collaboration with team members and oversight of medical writing vendors.
Collaborate with key authors to effectively develop publication projects.
Plan and facilitate Key Opinion Leader (KOL) advisory panels/congresses and educational programs.
Develop clear and effective presentations for a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Work effectively with diverse stakeholders including MSLs, Marketing and Market Access Teams, as well as with external advisors/KOLs.
Develop relationships with KOLs consistent with the company's strategic goals.
Serve as an expert for internal and external stakeholders based on a deep knowledge of literature and medical practice guidelines relevant to our portfolio.
*Stay abreast of evolving therapeutic landscape and literature.
Review investigator-initiated research proposals and monitor ongoing programs.
Manage lifecycle product initiatives with Chief Scientific Officer, in collaboration with key company stakeholders (Marketing, Market Access, R&D).
Develop and/or contribute to execution of external advocacy plans and strategies in partnership with internal stakeholders; lead initiatives as appropriate.
Track and manage project related budgets.



LOCATIONS: (2 open positions)
Home Office Prefer living in the MST, CST or EST time zone 
  
COMPENSATION
  • Base Salary
  • Stock options 
  • Full Robust Benefits
  • Travel and Expenses
 

 
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