AbbVie Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs (Oncology) in Lake County, Illinois

Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs (Oncology)

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1802272

The Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs (Oncology) provides specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional/provider interactions (Payers, Patients, Prescribers, and Providers); generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value); educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines and value proposition); safeguarding patient safety (risk minimization activities / safety surveillance activities).

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • In cooperation with affiliate medical departments, Marketing, RA, Clinical and other functional areas, provides leadership, oversight and support for assigned products/projects.

  • Establishes and approves scientific methods for hypotheses, rational, design of affiliate protocols and their reports.

  • Initiates medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.

  • Provide scientific/medical education to investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease specific information. Keeps abreast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource.

  • Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and accountable for complying with those requirements. Serves as the scientific team interface for key regulatory discussions.

  • May act as medical/scientific leader for projects within an area or across several area.

  • May assist in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia.

  • May assist with the scientific review, development, execution and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.

  • Initiate research projects and drive them to completion, resulting in high quality publications.

  • May lead cross functional sub teams responsible for discrete projects within the therapeutic area (individual publications or study collaborations).


• Advanced education (e.g., PhD, PharmD, PA, NP) highly preferred. Residency or/+ post doc highly preferred.

• Typically 6 yrs experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent; substantial understanding of oncology therapeutic area required.

• Management and leadership experience at project level, experience with strategic initiatives/issues.

• Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional team environment. International experiences a plus.

• Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.

• Ability to run a clinical study or medical affairs team independently with little supervision.

• Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols.

• Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled