US-NJ, Associate / Lead / Medical Director, Medical Affairs - NS Migraines 213029BR-MZ
Associate / Lead / Medical Director, Medical Affairs - NS Migraines
US GEN MED
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Novartis is recruiting for Associate Director / Medical Director / Lead Medical Director in US Medical Affairs to support erenumab, the first monoclonal antibody for migraine prevention, in the Neuroscience Franchise. This position 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.
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 4 studies and addressing post-marketing concerns.
Work in, and enable a positive team environment and interact with 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 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.
This position will be filled at a level commensurate with experience.
MD, PharmD, PhD or DO degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs is required; 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 desired.
Firm working knowledge of GCP, scientific and clinical methodology, protocol design, and project management
U.S. Medical Affairs experience, to include a well-documented history of role(s) in medical neuroscience therapeutics and of bridging proactive relationships among product development, clinical development and marketing teams.
- previous medical role in shaping a new therapeutic area and new product launch is desirable
- working knowledge and or experience in managing chronic conditions including migraine/headache/pain, understanding of symptomatic treating approaches , disease management and burden on patients 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.
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