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Medical Director

Waukegan, Illinois

Post Date: 10/12/2017 Job ID: 1706 Job Category: Clinical: Clinical Operations and Development

The primary job functions for this position are related to pharmacovigilance activities for marketed products in the Immunology Therapeutic Area.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Performing medical review of complex advertising and promotional materials for therapeutic areas. Ensure the accuracy and detailed medical reviews of worldwide commercial advertising and promotional materials.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with US and AI counterparts across functional areas (eg, Marketing, Regulatory, Legal, Risk Management, Sales Training, Clinical Teams, and Public Affairs).
  • The Medical Director assumes a leadership role in departmental or cross-functional goals and projects. Develops, implements, and evaluates appropriate work tools and methodologies to enable Global Medical Communications to continually improve processes, performance, and productivity.
  • In an independent manner, critically evaluates literature, interprets complex data, writes effectively, articulates information to a variety of audiences, and effectively negotiates with counterparts from cross-divisional functional areas.
  • Provides cross-functional direction and negotiation of Medical Communication responsibilities and compliance issues.
  • Develops and executes departmental and therapeutic area strategies. Responsible for supporting the division and company’ s strategic direction and goals. Ensures team compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements to avoid audits, warnings, penalties, and sanctions by regulators worldwide.
  • Strong knowledge of clinical trial methodology, statistical concepts, and independent evaluation and interpretation of complex literature. Applies understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements to medical communications, advertising, and promotion.

  • Bachelor’ s degree from an accredited Nursing, PA, Pharmacy, PhD in Health Sciences, or MD/DO program required.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum requirement of 4 years of combined licensed clinical practice experience, postgraduate training, and/or postgraduate pharmaceutical industry experience.


Kathleen Hepburn, SPHR
Senior Recruiter

Kathleen has been providing Human Resources and Recruiting solutions to a wide range of organizations for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise include talent sourcing and acquisition, HR planning, employee relations, and performance management. She is credited with developing strategic partnerships to quickly identify and recruit talent; leading corporate initiatives to grow revenues and reduce expenditures; and creating effective programs to train, retain and reward employees.
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