Medical Director Rheumatology

North Chicago, IL 60045

Post Date: 04/13/2018 Job ID: 281237-0_1 Category: Pharmaceutical Salary: $240,000 to $270,000 Base
Medical Director Rheumatology
Location: North Chicago, Illinois
Industry: Pharmaceutical / Biotech

1.Provides specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core U.S. Medical Affairs activities for Rheumatology such as:
a.Health-care professional/provider interactions
b.Generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value)
c.Educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines and value proposition)
d.Safeguarding patient safety
2.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.
3.Provide scientific and technical support for assigned products:
a.Deliver scientific presentations
b.Develops and maintains professional and credible relationships with key opinion leaders
c.Actively participate in relevant Brand Teams to help develop medical affairs strategies for assigned products
d.Develop innovative research concepts for clinical data generation; provide relevant scientific and technical training

Key Responsibilities:
1.Initiates U.S. Medical Affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy for Rheumatology
2.Participation in design and execution of clinical trial safety, product safety and risk management plans.
a.Routine and ad hoc safety monitoring reports to regulatory agencies.
b.Review, assess and report applicable Adverse Events (AE's) and Serious Adverse Events (SAE's)
3.All clinical research / development activities for products under development, and for post approval commitments such as regulatory agency mandated trials, or those intended to support product registration or to generate data for label inclusion remain the primary responsibility of TA development teams
4.Provides scientific/medical education to investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to Rheumatology. Keeps abreast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a Rheumatology therapeutic area resource
5.Typically does not supervise employees but must be able to influence in a matrixed environment. Works mostly independently with limited guidance

1.Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree or equivalent with relevant Rheumatology experience in an academic or hospital environment. Completion of residency and/or fellowship is preferred.
2.National license to practice medicine with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment. Academic qualification (Dr med or equal) is strongly preferred.
3.Minimum of 2+ years of clinical trial or medical affairs experience in the pharmaceutical industry or academia or equivalent. 3+ years of experience is preferred.
4.Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy. Ability to run a clinical study or medical affairs team independently with little supervision.
5.Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols. Expert in Rheumatology.

1.Visa Candidates Not Considered
2.Competitive Compensation
3.Excellent Full-time Benefits
4.Relocation Assistance Available
5.2+ years of Clinical Trial and/or Medical Affairs experience
6.Doctorate Degree Required

Ken Kupersmith
Executive Recruiter

Ken's relationship with his clients and candidates is one of personalized, knowledgeable service. His primary focus is helping companies acquire the top talent they need to grow, and working with candidates throughout their careers to put their skills to their highest and best use.Ken's practice focus is in the recruitment of Medical Affairs, MSLs, Regulatory Affairs and Medical and Scientific Writers.
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