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Head of Medical Affairs (San Diego or Remote)


This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted November 27, 2022.

Position Summary The Head of Medical Affairs will be responsible for developing strategic and tactical plans to support the development of the company’s products.

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, this position will plan, develop and maintain scientific communication content as well as provide operational, scientific and strategic support for key Medical Affairs, Clinical and Commercial initiatives.

This role will partner closely with clinical development, translational medicine, and other cross-functional teams to advise on progression and strategy of new, continuing and future studies as well as market preparation and disease education Essential Functions Provides strategic, tactical, and operational advice and guidance on projects, develops documents with high quality scientific content and review outputs developed internally or externally for scientific accuracy and completeness.

Identify, define and implement process and operating procedures for this group which are consistent with general guidance already in place for the development organization.

Represent the company at local/national/international scientific congresses, professional society meetings and patient advocacy forums.

Partner with and educate key opinion leaders (KOL) to ensure consistent and accurate medical communications.

Contribute to the development of strategic launch plans, training materials, and medical information to provide scientific and medical support for publications and presentations.

Possess an understanding of government and industry guidelines, regulations, laws, etc., for appropriate scientific/medical exchange and communication with customers.

Maintains understanding of product knowledge and labeling, associated disease states, relevant literature, treatment guidelines, competitor information, and medical strategies and tactics for assigned therapeutic area(s) Develops and maintains a library system that ensures medical content is current and easily accessible Develops and regularly reports on key performance indicators surrounding the medical content use Serves as a Medical Affairs authority by keeping abreast of the latest developments in the relevant therapeutic area, maintaining and communicating up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and practices.

Requirements Qualifications Education & Experience Advanced degree (Pharm.D, Ph.D, M.D.) required, with a preferred background in immunology, and inflammation.

8 years of experience in Medical Affairs within biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.

Knowledge and Competencies Creative and intellectually curious, with strong strategic intuition.

Inquisitive appetite for proactively identifying and aggressively pursuing new opportunities.

Proven ability to innovate and do things differently.

Solid critical thinker with a proven ability to collaborate with both leadership and teams, demonstrating ability to influence, make sound decisions and drive alignment.

Superior interpersonal skills and executive presence, with an effective ability to quickly establish credibility, trust and support within all levels of the organization.

Lead by example, build partnerships and create a culture of collaboration and teamwork that fosters open communication, constructive conflict resolution and organizational flexibility.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, as well as a proven track record of working effectively in diverse teams involving multi-functional disciplines.

Able to understand and communicate effectively at all levels and present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus in order to read.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, typically in an open office environment.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

May be required to travel by plane or car All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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