Global Director Medical Affairs (GDMA) HIV Job

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Kriens, LU, CH

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Requisition ID: MED004087

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its legacy for over a century. MSD's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Our Research Division is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take MSD's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

The Global Director Medical Affairs (GDMA) is responsible for driving execution of scientific & medical affairs plans for their assigned Therapy Areas (TA) in key countries and regions. They are impactful members of Product Development Team sub-teams and Global Human Health commercialization teams. They collaborate with global Commercial, Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), Policy and Market Access to address opportunities in key countries. They contribute to the development of a single global scientific communications platform. They consolidate actionable medical insights from countries and regions. They engages with a network of international scientific leaders and other key stakeholders (therapeutic guideline committees, payers, public groups, government officials, medical societies) about MSD's emerging science. They organizes global expert input events to answer MSD's questions how to implement new medicines: advisory boards and expert input forums. They organize global symposia and educational meetings. They support key countries with the development of local data generation study concepts and protocols. They review investigator-initiated study proposals from key countries prior to headquarters submission (ex-USA)


 Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • MD, PhD or PharmD (MD preferred) and recognized medical expertise/specialization in therapeutic area
Required Experience and Skills: 
  • Experience in country / region Medical Affairs or Clinical Development
  • Strong prioritization and decision-making skills
  • In a matrix environment, able to effectively collaborate with partners across divisions
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (written as well as oral), in addition to results oriented project management skills
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Three years regional medical affairs experience (e.g. Regional Director Medical Affairs) with proven track record of contribution to medical affairs strategies
  • Scientific leadership and other key stakeholders (payers, public groups, government officials, medical professional organizations) in the assigned therapeutic area

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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Job: Medical Affairs Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: MSD

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