US-NJ, Associate / Lead / Medical Director, Medical Affairs - Neuroscience MS 235808BR-MZ
Associate / Lead / Medical Director, Medical Affairs - Neuroscience MS
US GEN MED
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Novartis is recruiting for Associate Director / Medical Director / Lead Medical Director in US Medical Affairs for the Multiple Sclerosis Portfolio Neuroscience Franchise. This new position to support our expanding MS portfolio and potential new launches is located in East Hanover, NJ and will be filled at a level that is commensurate with experience.
As 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, and performance driven people. All of this makes Novartis 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.
Novartis is a leader in Multiple Sclerosis with fingolimod (Gilenya) as a flagship brand and a strong late stage pipeline (siponimod, ofatumumab) addressing significant unmet needs in patients with pediatric MS, relapsing and progressive MS.
The selected candidate will provide critical input into the strategy, development, management, and implementation for Phase IIIB/IV product support studies for Neuroscience programs; will also be involved in providing strategic input for global development programs and registration. The position includes extensive involvement with global development colleagues, marketing and sales, 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.
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 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 3b/4 studies and addressing post-marketing questions.
Work in, and enable a positive team environment and interact with regional and 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 some 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 preferred, PharmD, PhD or DO degree will be considered;
Minimum of 3-5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs is required; US Board Certification/Eligibility in Neurology or similar experience in Field of NS is preferred.
*Academic candidates with a strong background in clinical neuroscience development and previous strategic collaboration with pharmaceutical industry will be considered.
Neuroscience clinical trial 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.
U.S. Medical Affairs and U.S. marketing experience, to include a well-documented history in medical development of neuroscience therapeutics and of bridging proactive relationships among product development, clinical development and marketing teams.
- previous experience in Multiple Sclerosis and or other immunological conditions, understanding of disease modifying and symptomatic treating approaches with small molecules and biological treatments, patient management and understanding of burden on patients strongly desirable
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. Track record of meaningful contributions to scientific literature in NS or similar
Experience leading projects/organizations, process management will be an asset
Ability to travel (U.S. and occasionally overseas; 20-25% annually)
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