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Medical Director, Neuroscience

Reference Number: 3817
Location: USA

Our client is a clinical research company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Medical Director, Neuroscience. 

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional/provider interactions; generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value); educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines and value proposition); and safeguarding patient safety.
  • Initiates medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
  • Participation in design and execution of clinical trial safety, product safety and risk management plans.
  • Oversees the conduct of clinical trials and is medically and scientifically accountable for resolution of safety issues, interpretation of statistical analyses for clinical significance, PI selection, scientific documents reporting safety monitoring and other scientific reports submitted to the regulatory authorities.
  • Serves as the scientific team interface for key regulatory discussions.
  • Assists in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia, as needed.
  • Assists with the scientific review, development, approval, execution and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.
  • Works closely with sales, marketing and commercial teams to provide strategic medical input into core brand strategies and to support medical/marketing activities and market access.
  • Provides scientific and technical support for assigned products.
  • Delivers scientific presentations.
  • Develops and maintains professional and credible relationships with key opinion leaders.
  • Actively participates in relevant Brand Teams and helps develop medical affairs strategies for assigned products.
  • Develops innovative research concepts for clinical data generation.
  • Provides relevant scientific and technical training.
  • Does not supervise employees but must be able to influence in a matrixed environment. Works mostly independently with limited guidance.
  • Ensures budgets, timelines, and compliance requirements are factored into the programs scientific activities.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree or equivalent required, with national license to practice medicine and relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment.  Completion of residency and/or fellowship highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experience working with clinical trials and/or Medical Affairs.
  • Expert knowledge in a Neuroscience therapeutic area, required.
  • Requires proven leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment.
  • Must have the ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.
  • Requires the ability to run a clinical study or medical affairs team independently with little supervision
  • Must have knowledge of clinical trial methodology, and regulatory requirements governing clinical trials.
  • Requires experience in development strategy and the design of protocols.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3817.  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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