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Head, Medical Affairs

Norwood, MA 02062

Posted: 05/06/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Medical Affairs Job Number: 2333

The Head, Medical Affairs will provide leadership and expertise and will work with the full Medical team to drive key internal and external Medical initiatives such as an investigator-initiated research program, scientific congress symposia, post approval medical communications, KOL relationships, advisory boards. The successful candidate will assist health care professionals and payers to optimize patient care and treatment outcomes through evidence-based decisions.

He/she will provide clinical/product expertise and training and will participate in late stage Project Teams. The successful candidate will drive health outcomes assessments.

She/he will develop the US Medical Affairs plan and be an integral member of a planned cross-functional US team to support the successful launch of our client’ s lead compound. She/he will be integrally involved in corporate interactions with patient organizations. He/she will provide critical medical/product insights to the sales and marketing organizations.

Essential to success is the ability to develop highly functional interactions with Clinical Development and the sales and marketing teams to maximize the value proposition of our new drugs.

She/he will be expected to grow the medical affairs team over time.
This is a newly created position based on growth.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Be a clinical and product expert, both internally- and externally-facing. Remain informed on current developments within pertinent medical and scientific communities through current literature and attendance at relevant professional and patient meetings and share information with appropriate parties
  • Develop and execute the medical affairs strategy for products, including scientific evidence generation and scientific information exchange with all key stakeholders
  • Participate actively in late stage Project teams
  • Provide clinical/product insights and training to the sales and marketing teams
  • Interact with experts at medical meetings, advisory boards, and outreach meetings and with patient advocacy organizations to represent the client. Help develop and execute advisory boards to gain information to address knowledge gaps essential to the development of value propositions for our products
  • Oversee management and execution of any required post-marketing approval safety studies
  • Develop and manage an investigator-initiated research program
  • Define needs for and execute planned health economics assessments to support value propositions of our drugs
  • Provide medical content review of promotional and sales materials. Partner with legal, regulatory and marketing colleagues to ensure compliant, accurate and high-quality content of all promotional and sales training materials
  • Build the Medical Affairs team

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
  • M.D. preferably with fellowship training in rheumatology or pulmonary medicine
  • 5+ years Medical Affairs experience with experience leading Medical Affairs teams. Prior academic experience a plus.
  • Absolute commitment to a culture that operates with high ethical standards
  • Ability to effectively communicate informally, in formal presentations, and in writing
  • Ability to build efficient and productive working relationships with Clinical Development and sales and marketing organization
  • Ability to influence decision making without authority in a matrix environment
  • Understanding of the drug development process
  • Knowledge of health care economics and its impact on medical decision making
  • Strong analytical skills

Tracey Goldthwaite
Senior Vice President

Tracey has more than 20 years experience in the staffing and recruiting industry. She spearheads The Steely Group's Client Services efforts, ensuring superior customer service, communication, and ongoing support to clients and candidates alike. Additional areas of expertise include client relationship management and team building.
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