Director, Medical Affairs, CV/Metabolism - #495502
Date: 10/14/2021 16:01 PM
City: Bear Mountain, New York
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
Director, Medical Affairs Early Assets
Medical Affairs at Regeneron
Our medical affairs physicians and scientists are experts on our medicines and form a valuable part of our global development organization. We serve as an important liaison between Regeneron and the scientific and healthcare community. Medical Affairs is organized in an optimally aligned matrix structure for delivery of therapeutic and functional area expertise.
The Director of Medical Affairs is responsible for the development of medical strategy, planning & execution of assigned medical affairs activities at Regeneron. This hire will provide scientific and/or medical leadership by thoroughly understanding cardiovascular/ metabolic and/or rare diseases and serving as a key scientific/ medical resource.
The Director will work in a multifunctional, matrix organization, working closely with colleagues within the medical affairs group (including field medical, medical operations, medical education, medical information, HEOR, publication management and medical statistics), as well as those in research & development, commercial, access & reimbursement, and patient advocacy. He/she will also collaborate with external collaborators such as health care practitioners, research groups, payers and alliance partners.
The Director, Medical Affairs Early Assets:
- Develops and implements Medical Affairs strategy and plans to support overall cross functional team objectives
- Participates in scientific engagement with external communities (including experts, clinical investigators, and other healthcare professionals /stakeholders) in order to educate and advance scientific and medical understanding of relevant disease areas, including the management of disease, standards of patient care and roles of our medicines
- Builds working relationships with external partners, including patient groups and professional organizations.
- Provides medical leadership, insight and strategy through collaborations with other internal functions and project teams (i.e. Commercial, Clinical, Operations, Regulatory, Biostatistics, Project Management, and Patient Advocacy).
- Manages activities which involve expert advisors such as drafting scope of work for consultancy agreements, contracts, setting up meetings and advisory boards
- Develops scientific communication platform & an aligned publication strategy
- Provides strategic direction and scientific and medical support for publications and presentations as needed, working closely with the Publication Manager.
- Attends medical conferences as Medical Affairs representative, assists with congress planning and strategy, leads meetings and development of meeting summaries.
- Is responsible for medical affairs activities consisting of data generation, data analysis and interpretation. Plays a key role in developing evidence generation strategy and execution of post-registrational studies, including interventional and observational research
- Develops medical content for congresses, symposia and advisory boards and leads such activities
- Supports Clinical Development on strategy, background research and problem solving.
- Participates in competitive intelligence and/or other market/industry assessment activities and projects and developing internal FAQs.
- Leads evaluation of investigator-initiated study applications
- Maintains deep scientific and medical knowledge of relevant therapeutic/disease areas as well as an understanding of patient and physician interactions and clinical decision making and impact.
- Provides medical training for internal staff (including Field Medical colleagues, medical information, commercial, and sales) on products and disease related aspects
- Works with finance to develop and forecast project budgets for medical affairs activities.
- Supports compassionate use requests
Qualifications and skills:
- Physician (M.D. or equivalent), PhD or PharmD with expertise in cardiovascular/ metabolic and/or rare diseases.
- Clinical, research and/or drug-development experience in cardiovascular/ metabolic and/or rare diseases
- Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or medical affairs is required.
- Experience and success in working in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results.
- Must be able to demonstrate excellent medical communication skills.
- Must be able to clearly demonstrate a thorough understanding of the healthcare environment including all external stakeholders.
- Must be able to demonstrate understanding of medical affairs accountabilities for evidence generation, external engagement and internal advice; direct experience preferred.
- Must demonstrate disease area expertise and appropriate medical and/or clinical experience.
- Must be able to travel 30% of the time
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:
- Outstanding work ethic and integrity, including high ethical and scientific standards.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives.
- Comes up with new and unique ideas that move the science forward and add value. Deals with scientific concepts and complexity comfortably.
- Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Has broad knowledge and perspective and is future oriented.
- Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Makes these decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure.
- Strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment, analytic, and conflict management skills, demonstrated by ability to lead teams.
- Ability to work independently and engage in collaborative decision making, to complete tasks in a timely fashion, and function in a fast-paced and rapidly expanding environment. Must be a practical thinker, able to identify simple, realizable solutions.
- Demonstrated matrix leadership qualities; clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results.
- Can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and supervisors.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues and gains their trust and respect.