US-NJ, Medical Director, Ophthalmology 214895BR-MZ
Medical Director, Ophthalmology
US GEN MED
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Novartis is recruiting for a Medical Director, Ophthalmology. This position will be located in East Hanover, New Jersey 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 - a pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people, all of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. Novartis has a diverse Ophthalmology portfolio and pipeline encompassing front of eye, glaucoma and retina therapeutic areas. 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, Ophthalmology will help drive the US Medical strategy for Ophthalmology Therapeutic Area. The selected candidate will provide critical input into the strategy, development, management, and implementation of US Medical affairs strategy and tactics including Phase IIIB/IV product support studies; will also be involved in providing strategic input for global development programs and registration. The position includes extensive involvement with field medical colleagues, global development colleagues, and marketing, including conduct of field force training, sales material development and review, presentations and leadership of advisory boards, medical communications strategy development and implementation, and meetings with major healthcare providers; with a focus on meeting the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders.
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 and medical experts.
Leverage strong science in the development and launch of commercially viable products utilizing aggressive timelines; integrate scientific rigor, medical need and commercial value into compelling strategies in support of successful registration and marketing.
Identify and implement high value strategies for product life cycle development and expansion across the entire Novartis portfolio.
Contribute to the development of new indications for existing products.
Develop and implement reliable and high-value communication strategies for new and existing products.
Team responsibilities include U.S. medical affairs support for in-line and pre-launch products, including strategic and tactical planning and design, implementation and timely completion of Phase 4 studies and addressing post-marketing concerns.
Work in, and enable a positive team environment and interact with global clinical, scientific and marketing teams.
Prioritize and resource pre-market launches and post-market medical programs.
Successfully create a bridge between clinical development teams and provide medical expertise to the commercial product development 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.
MD, OD or DO, degree with 3-5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs is preferred; PhD, PharmD in the sciences with strong ophthalmology knowledge will also be considered.
Experience in managing clinical trial conduct for Ophthalmology disorders is essential. Ophthalmology clinical 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.
Medical Affairs and U.S. experience, to include a well-documented history in medical development of ophthalmology therapeutics and of bridging proactive relationships among product development, clinical development and marketing teams.
A well-established network within the medical research community that will attract high-caliber professionals into the Novartis organization.
Proven ability to build productive relationships and teams internally and externally, and the ability to develop high potential subordinates into leadership roles.
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 (20-25% annually)
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