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AbbVie Associate Scientific Director, GMA Oncology in North Chicago, Illinois

Associate Scientific Director, GMA Oncology

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1906503

Responsible for planning and execution of Global Medical Affairs activities in support of brand strategy including, but not limited to: Medical Education initiatives, Scientific Communication Platform, Field Medical resources, Field medical training, global thought leader identification and engagement planning. Conducts strategic and scientific review of clinical research proposals. Participates in evidence and education gap analyses offering potential options to close the gaps. Provides relevant scientific and technical training to colleagues and serves as a subject matter expert. Participates in Brand Team meetings and contributes to the development of the Brand Plan. Develops and leads insight gathering initiatives, including expert advisory boards and synthesis of field observations. Manages budget for assigned projects. Leads cross functional workstreams, interacting externally and internally to support global business strategy. Responsible for timely, accurate medical reviews of promotional materials in accordance with policy.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • With oversight, contributes to the development of brand strategies.

  • Contributes to the development of and leads the execution of the Medical Education / Advisory Board & EE Engagement Plan generation in line with TA plan. Lead the individual (US or Global) Conference planning and execution.

  • Generates clinical and scientific data (DOF) as needed to support external communication (RRTI).

  • Responsible to manage budget for assigned projects.

  • May support teams with subject matter expertise.

  • Aligns Medical education and scientific initiatives with Sci Comm Platform. Informs Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) strategy and can act as Docent for IISs.

  • Actively contributes to the development of a TA EE Engagement Plan.

  • Contributes to the generation of MI communication content and supports training on Medical Information (MI) materials.

  • Participation in design and execution of clinical trial safety, product safety and risk management plans. Track RMP implementation.

  • Responsible for performing the accurate and detailed medical review of complex advertising and promotional materials for assigned therapeutic area(s) within Medical Affairs. Provides timely and accurate reviews of promotional materials in accordance with established policies and practice standards, including regulatory guidelines to meet customer needs.


  • Lifescience degree (e.g. biology, biochemistry, genetics) required. PhD,PharmD, PA, NP highly preferred. Residency or additional post doctorateexperience highly preferred.

  • Typically 8 years’ experience in the pharmaceuticalindustry or equivalent; substantial understanding of Hematology/Oncology required.

  • Knowledgeof clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinicaltrials and experience in the design of protocols preferred.

  • Mayhave performed protocol design in the academic environment and/or acted asan assistant PI.

  • Interactionsnormally require the ability to gain cooperation of others, conductpresentations of technical information concerning specific projects andschedules, etc.

  • Abilityto interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Mayinteract with and coordinatesappropriate scientific and medicalactivities with internal stakeholders (i.e. commercial, clinicaloperations, discovery, statistics, regulatory, etc.) as they relate toon-going medical affairs projects.

  • Mayassist as consultant and liaison with other corporations when workingunder licensing agreements and/or in the evaluation of new businessdevelopment opportunities.

  • RepresentsAbbVie at external meetings including investigator meetings, scientificassociation meetings, etc.

  • Workswith some supervision and guidance. Exercises judgment within well-definedpractices and policies.

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: D