Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Job Locations
Job ID 2020-1404
# of Openings 1
Company LFB USA
Overview The Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs (DMSA)
reports to the Sr. Medical Director. The DMSA will work closely
with Commercial, Regulatory, Clinical, and Corporate Affairs to
execute upon strategic Medical Affairs plans for the approved
products/brands within LFB’s portfolio.
The DMSA works closely with internal cross-functional teams, and
our external strategic partners on the development, alignment, and
the execution of Medical and Scientific Affairs strategy for
assigned product(s), launch plans, and commercial programs
throughout life cycle management.
Responsibilities The DMSA will interface with cross-functional
teams providing medical insight and scientific expertise;
participating in key strategic decisions that impact the life cycle
planning of LFB’s products.
The DMSA will manage Medical Affairs activities relevant to the
science, disease state and competitive clinical data pertinent to
an assigned product/program.
The DMSA will be asked to oversee internal and liaise with
external partner Medical and Scientific affairs personnel including
Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) as necessary and appropriate.
The DMSA will be the Commercial Medical Representative on the
MLR committee. The DMSA may also participate or be involved in the
Joint Publication Committee (JPC), and the Strategic Alignment
Committee (SAC) as necessary and appropriate. He/she will keep up
to date on literature in the necessary therapeutic areas/fields and
understand the competitive product landscape(s).
The DMSA will participate in the development of integrated US
launch plans and serves as the US DMSA representative on the
extended launch teams for assigned commercial products.
The DMSA develops medical strategies and activities, including
conference plans, and implement these in collaboration with
strategic partner, regional and the relevant country medical
The DMSA will solicit and include strategic partners,
regional/country feedback where possible in global
The DMSA will provide scientific and medical expertise to
develop positioning, key messages, and Q&A documents supporting
discussions with payers and policy makers as required.
The DMSA will be involved in medical review and provide input
for key product regulatory labeling activities for pre-commercial
or already commercial products and the associated indications.
The DMSA will work with regional medical teams to establish and
maintain strong relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and
public health bodies and be involved in the review of Investigator
Initiated Research (IIRs) proposals or protocol, Phase IV studies,
and requests for products for research purposes.
Under leadership of the Sr. Medical Director, and working with
other multidisciplinary team members, the DMSA will participate in
alignment activities between Strategic Partners and/or 3 rd party
The DMSA will participate in developing and implementing Medical
Affairs processes and projects within the Portfolio function as
part of continuous business improvement and lead and/or contribute
to functional projects as required.
The DMSA will represent the Brand as medical subject matter
expert (MSME) when necessary and appropriate.
Qualifications A medical doctor (MD) degree, complemented with
post-graduate qualification and experience in the pharmaceutical/
biotechnology industry field, with a background in blood diseases,
hemophilia and hemostasis at a minimum.
5 + years’ medical affairs or related industry expertise with
extensive knowledge and experience of product launches and Medical
Affairs in relevant therapy area and experience in biologics, blood
diseases hemophilia and hemostasis is preferred.
Experience working in an International/Global Pharma company is
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and able
to engender trust and respect of colleagues.
Display the scientific acumen and communicative abilities to
effectively engage with thought leaders, medical affairs
leadership, research and development, management, and other key
internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated understanding of relevant connections and
integration points between Medical Affairs and stakeholders across
the R&D, Clinical, Regulatory, and Commercial functions.
Proven track record of fostering teamwork, leading
cross-functional teams, timely decision making and results
orientation in meeting objectives.
Demonstrated ability to articulate and negotiate projects and
priorities across functions and/or organizations.
Leadership and management skills, and ability to work as team
player and/or lead teams directly.
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