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Scientific Director, U.S. Medical Affairs - Neuroscience

Reference Number: 3816
Location: USA

Our client is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Scientific Director, U.S. Medical Affairs - Neuroscience. 

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides scientific and technical support for assigned products, develops innovative research concepts for clinical data generation, and provides relevant scientific and technical training.
  • Delivers scientific presentations, develops and maintains professional and credible relationships with key opinion leaders, participates in relevant Brand Teams, and helps develop medical affairs strategies for assigned products.
  • Collaborates with other functional areas to provide leadership, and oversight/support for assigned products/projects.
  • Drives medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
  • Establishes and approves scientific methods for hypotheses, rationale, design of affiliate protocols and their reports across different products.
  • Oversees scientific/medical education of investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease specific information.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and accountable for complying with those requirements.
  • Serves as the scientific team interface for key regulatory discussions.
  • Contributes to the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia, as needed.
  • Assist with the scientific review, development, execution and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.
  • Leads cross functional teams, as appropriate, in the development and execution of strategic initiatives requiring integration of multiple subprojects within the therapeutic area or Medical Affairs function.
  • Ensures budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences required. Advanced degree (MS, PharmD, PA, NP, PhD) highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Requires substantial understanding of Neuroscience therapeutic area.
  • Must have management or leadership experience at the program level. Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment International experience highly preferred.
  • Must be able to run a clinical program or Medical Affairs team(s) independently.
  • Requires knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials, and experience in developmental strategy and the protocols.
  • Must have an understanding of the Pharmacovigilance practices for Clinical Development programs.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3816.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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