US-NJ, Associate / Lead / Medical Director, US Medical Affairs - Rheumatology 203833BR-MZ
Associate / Lead / Medical Director, US Medical Affairs - Rheumatology
US GEN MED
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Immunology & Dermatology
Novartis is recruiting for an Associate/ Medical Director / Lead Medical Director, in US Medical Affairs for Rheumatology. This role is based in East Hanover, NJ and will be filled at a level commensurate with experience.
A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. It is a pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of this makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.
The Medical Director will be experienced in drug development and Medical Affairs, and possess extraordinary leadership competencies and the perspective needed to develop strategy around new medicines. This individual will help drive the US Medical strategy for development products in the Rheumatology Therapeutic Area. This person will provide critical input into for the strategy, development, management and implementation for Phase IV product support studies in the Rheumatology franchise; will also be involved in providing strategic input for global development programs and Phase IV trials. The position includes extensive involvement with marketing, including conduct of investigator training meetings, field force training, sales material development and review, presentations at local advisory boards, speaker training meetings, and meetings with major healthcare providers. Additional representative responsibilities include the following:
Provide strategic US Medical input to Global Development on clinical development (Phase II-IV), pre-registration, label extension, pre- and post-market launch strategies, and life cycle management.
Attend scientific meetings and foster and develop strong relationships with investigators.
Identify and implement high value strategies for product life cycle development and expansion across the entire Novartis portfolio.
Develop and implement reliable and high-value publication strategies
Team responsibilities include U.S. medical affairs support for pre-launch products, including strategic and tactical planning and design, implementation and timely completion of Phase IV studies and addressing post-marketing concerns.
Work in, and enable a positive team environment and interact with global clinical, scientific and marketing teams.
U.S. and European travel required. (20-25% annually, up to 40% seasonally).
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.
A MD, DO or PhD degree with 3-5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience is required; Board Certification/Eligibility in rheumatology preferred or degree in immunology is preferred. Knowledge of present and future trends in biologics in rheumatology is a plus.
Experience in managing clinical trial conduct is essential. Trial research experience conducted in a pharmaceutical or equivalent environment is strongly desired.
Firm working knowledge of GCP, scientific and clinical methodology, protocol design, project management and regulatory requirements for clinical studies designated for review by regulatory authorities.
A well-established network within the medical research community.
Proven ability to build productive relationships and teams internally and externally.
Reputation as an open, available and transparent communicator.
Strong leadership and organizational skills; demonstrated personnel management capabilities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience leading large projects/organizations.
Ability to travel (U.S. and European; 20-25% annually).
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