US Scientific Director Medical Affairs - HIV ( MERCUSR108517ENUS)
Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.
The US-Scientific Director, Medical Affairs (SDMA) drives US/Global Strategic alignment and optimizes Field readiness across USMA’s five functional pillars (1. Scientific Exchange; 2. Company Trials; 3. Investigator Sponsored Programs 4. Congresses; 5. Insights). The SDMA is an experienced therapeutic area leader/ subject matter expert with experience in HIV/virology who possesses relevant medical affairs and field medical (FM) experience to guide and direct field medical strategy and anticipate regional FM needs in alignment with US/global medical affairs and organizational priorities. Along with the USMA Field Leaders (ED/AVP), the SDMA is responsible for regional Field Medical strategy and prioritization of Global Plans for US Medical Affair.
As co-lead of the US Regional Medical Affairs Team (RMAT), the SDMA partners with the Global TA team and cross-functional members to enable US regional implementation of the Global Strategic Medical and Research (SMART) Plan. This includes review, translation, summarization and pull through of US scientific leader (SL) field insights, facilitating local pull-through of global strategy and consulting on the development and execution of aligned local content and training needs. This is a regionally based position (US) in our Company's Research Laboratories, US Medical Affairs (MRL USMA).
Responsibilities and Primary Activities:
Partners with Global Scientific Training (GST), Global Scientific Content (GSC), US Global Clinical Trial Organization, (GCTO), GMSA TA leads, and relevant internal and external subject matter experts to consult and assist in the delivery of regional training needs, as needed.
Serves as a key scientific interface between GMSA and HQ functions and the US field.
Works closely as a member of the ID/V/V USMA LT and has responsibility for scientific aspects field strategy and execution, including the integrated US Country Medical Plan, including US Field Execution Plan (FEP) and field training plan for assigned therapeutic area.
Collects and communicates scientific insights from US field engagements to inform company strategies, as per the GMSA (therapeutic area) TA needs
Actively participates in bi-directional information exchange and sharing of best practices across the various roles and teams in USMA, including Health Systems, to optimize USMA Field execution
Collaborates to prioritize Regional Medical Science Director (RMSD) activities to advance our Company's research studies, company-sponsored trials, and others) in collaborations with GCSA and GCTO.
Collaborates with the USMA Field Medical Alignment Director to ensure consistent standards, processes, and harmonization for training activities (e.g. clinical immersions, verbalizations, journal clubs, etc.)
Provides input into strategic congress priorities for USMA and participates in planning of RMSD activities at key scientific congresses; ensures alignment and pull-through of pre- and post-congress regional training and content needs
Represents USMA in partnership with GMA and GCSA in implementation of Input forums (SIEs, EIFs, GTEFs or Ad boards) as needed
Represents USMA as core member of Global Medical Communications Team (GMCT) to discuss and align on strategic context of emerging data, key communication points, probing questions for scientific engagement and training for execution pull through.
Minimum Education Requirements:
An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.), that is relevant to the TA specific disease area and recognized medical expertise in the TA.
Required Experience and Skills:
5 years medical affairs experience or equivalent clinical/research experience; field medical affairs experience preferred
3 years working in TA (clinical, research, or pharmaceutical environment) or within a highly relevant therapeutic area with demonstrated scientific acumen
Demonstrated ability to interpret and execute scientific strategy and to clearly articulate complex scientific concepts in 1:1 and group settings
Prior experience leading complex projects with demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously and function in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex organizational environment and ability to effectively operate in a team-oriented structure; promotes inclusion, maintains trust, and respects others
Excellent relationship and networking skills to effectively work across a heavily matrixed organization
Knowledge of US Healthcare system, national and society treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations, and OIG guidelines
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Preferred Experience and Skills:
University level teaching experience
Quickly and comprehensively learns about new subject areas and environments
Works well independently across several projects and addresses complex problems with discipline
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