Assoc. Director/Director, Medical Affairs – Top $$/NC Pharma (Remote Option)

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Our client, a rapidly-expanding pharmaceutical company headquartered in the Raleigh-Durham area, is actively recruiting for a knowledgeable. strategic and can-do candidate to assume key role on its Medical Affairs team.

This Director/Assoc Director (client is open to both levels) will drive Medical Communications, amongst other Med Affairs functions.  This is a newly-created position necessitated by the company’s multiple product launches and substantial growth.  Compensation will be generous.

Key Things to Note:

  • This Director/AD will be driving force in the public dissemination of information and data, both internally and externally.  We seek a strategist who understands Medical Affairs best practices and how to implement them in an emerging pharma setting.
  • This D/AD will be responsible for Publications planning and execution.  We seek a highly skilled candidate with extensive Medical Writing experience.
  • This D/AD will oversee the work of numerous vendors and contractors.  We seek a strong project manager who is accustomed to overseeing the work of others.
  • This role will focus on commercial products, which are primarily in the gastro and infectious disease areas.  Some limited involvement in investigational products is also expected.
  • This is a high growth setting.  Right candidate will enjoy contributing to the building process and optimizing Medical Affairs processes and procedures.  Hands-on, get-it-done work style will be important.
  • Clients prefers local candidates who can be on-site at the company’s Raleigh area office but will consider remote candidates who bring excellent credentials.

Selected Responsibilities:

  • Support product commercialization and evidence generation.
  • Work with commercial, clinical development, and research colleagues to support launch and life cycle of company products and candidates.
  • Lead publication activities for company products including strategy, planning, development, review, production, and management of manuscripts and of abstracts, presentations, and posters at congresses.
  • Collaborate on publication activities ensuring compliance with Good Publication Practices (GPP) and all applicable regulations.
  • Manage work performed by outsourced vendors
  • Interact with experts in the field to obtain feedback on products or medical affairs activities.
  • Contribute to medical review of promotional materials and ensure data are communicated accurately, effectively, and appropriately, including through review of marketing and promotional education materials.
  • Direct and expand the various medical affairs deliverables, including medical communications, conferences, KOL outreach, advisory boards, etc.
  • Review Investigator Sponsored Trials as needed.
  • Coordinate with sales management to provide training to sales staff.
  • Keep abreast of current state-of-the-art developments relating to in-house medical program focus and provides education to project team members, as needed.

Targeted candidate will offer a PharmD, PhD, DO, or MD and 6+ years of experience in Medical Affairs functions, with particular focus on Medical Communications.  Extensive work with Publications and Publications Planning will be important.

Other priorities include:

  • Broad therapeutic exposure; gastro, pain, neuro, infectious disease all preferred
  • Well-developed project leadership skills, including overseeing the work of vendors
  • Outstanding organizational skills; strong deadline orientation and juggling skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Superb communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Longevity, growth and impact in previous roles

Finally, we seek a strategist who will fully understand the commercial and medical markets and bring ideas and insights to optimize all Medical Affairs efforts.  This company is expanding and growing.  We seek a go-getter who will be inclined and prepared to contribute broadly and have significant impact.

Please forward Word resume from prompt consideration.