Director, Medical Affairs at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

his is what you will do:



Reporting to the Senior Director, the Global Medical Director will provide support for strategic planning and leadership for neurology indications and expanding pipeline portfolio. Responsible for providing scientific and medical support with an in-depth understanding of the medical landscape. Support the development and implementation of long-term strategy with effective cross-functional collaboration. Support the Alexion Global Medical Affairs mission to maximize patient outcomes by setting and continuously advancing the evidence-based medical standard of care.



You will be responsible for:



In collaboration with the Senior Director, develop and implement global medical TA strategy and plan for GMA activities (pre-launch and post -launch as applicable) for the specified therapeutic area by providing medical leadership, insight and strategy to TA global medical affairs team across functions and countries globally.


  • Situational assessment and the global product strategy development including harmonization of activities involving KOLs.

  • In-year global medical strategy, Implementation and budget plan for global initiatives

  • Providing medical strategic recommendation for in-line life cycle management (LCM) and late phase pipeline programs

  • Contributing to Phase 3b/ 4 and ESR evidence generation strategy for late phase pipeline and in-line TA programs

  • Developing and overseeing clinical study design (non-registration phase IIIb/ IV, registries, outcomes research etc.) for late phase pipeline and in-line TA programs in close collaboration with relevant functions

  • Providing medical review and ensure alignment with TA strategy of Externally sponsored research (ESR) proposals including the review of the Final Report

  • Providing clear strategic guidance to scientific communication, internal medical training, external medical education (CME, Symposia, medical education), medical info, PEVT teams in developing functional plans supporting global medical strategy

  • Providing global medical guidance to country medical teams in developing country medical plans aligned with global medical strategy

  • Collaborating with country medical TA lead to ensure local activities are aligned with global medical strategy and that Global Medical is sufficiently aware of country insights and needs. Alignment among Global and Country Medical Plans, adjust if needed.



Serves as the medical expert and resource within ALXN in support of the therapeutic area. Responsible for the following:


  • Contributing to and lead when appropriate content development and presentation for external medical education programs, and other Global Medical initiatives

  • Participate in therapeutic training programs for Alexion personnel.

  • Medical affairs review of field medical tools, internal commercial training material. - Pending MLR Workstream recommendations

  • Be a part of Medical affairs review of post approval regulatory responses, annual safety reports and the review of reimbursement dossiers

  • Medical affairs review of congress abstracts and publications



Establishes strategic partnerships with centers of excellence and KOLs in areas of scientific interest and serves as conduit for flow of information both out to the medical community and into the company. Responsible for the following:


  • Development and execution of Global KOL medical engagement strategy

  • Providing TA KOL engagement strategy and guidance to country medical teams in developing country KOL engagement plans

  • Establishing and/or enhance partnerships with key academic institutions and develop relationships with global key thought leaders

  • Planning, designing and managing global medical Advisory Boards and gather insight from regional/local medical Advisory Boards



Responsible for the Global and Country Quarterly Management Review and will be consulted on defining Country-Specific Medical Plan.



You will need to have:



  • PhD, PharmD or MD level degree or equivalent years of work experience

  • Travel required up to 25%

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.




We would prefer for you to have:



  • 1+ years experience in medical affairs organization ( med info, grant processing, field MSL team, KOL management, scientific communications)

  • Experience in Medical Affairs function

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Regulatory and compliance experience in a Medical Affairs organization

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated track record and ability to drive results as an effective a team member and project leader

  • Previous Clinical Operations experience (design and implementation of clinical trials)

  • Proven ability to manage budget and resources

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to build partnerships cross-functionally

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions

  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, and negotiating skills

  • Must demonstrate an energy and enthusiasm which brings a positive approach to all challenges sense of ethics and responsibility



  • Experience leading cross-functional teams

  • Experience managing people

  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry

  • Rare Disease Experience




Working at Alexion!



The Highest Standards


By operating with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, we aspire to live up to the expectations of patients, physicians, and ourselves, and to earn trust in our communities.


Diversity


We encourage diversity of backgrounds and ideas. We genuinely care for and respect each other, working together as a high-performing team to deliver extraordinary results while embracing different perspectives.


Dedication


The dedication and passion of our employees enable us to stay focused on what matters most. We push ourselves to achieve the highest level of medical innovation, and to redefine what it means to live with a rare disease.


Hybrid Work


Expectation of working in the office 3 days a week statement: When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.


Vaccination


AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.



Commitment to Diversity!



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.


AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
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