Regional Director Medical Affairs– Antibacterials Job

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Kriens, LU, CH

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Requisition ID: MED004205

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 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The EU Regional Director Medical Affairs (RDMA) – Antibacterials is responsible for driving execution of scientific & medical affairs plans for their assigned Therapy Areas (TA) in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Canada. They are impactful members of regional cross-functional teams, including regional Commercial, Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), Policy and Market Access. They engage with their network of scientific leaders in their region. This is a regionally based position (i.e. residing in one of the affiliates of the region or regional hub) in Research Laboratories Global Medical Affairs.

Primary activities:

  • Guides country Research Laboratories Global Medical Affairs staff to execute the annual scientific & medical plan for their assigned TA
  • Chairs the Regional Medical Affairs Team to ensure execution of agreed medical tactics and leverage best practices
  • Ensures scientific exchange is aligned with the global scientific communications platform
  • Partners with regional Commercial, regional Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), regional Policy and regional Market Access to drive development and execution of region plans
  • Consolidates actionable medical insights from countries in their region
  • Engages with a network of scientific leaders and other key stakeholders (therapeutic guideline committees, payers, public groups, government officials, medical societies) from their region
  • Supports, as regional TA expert, affiliates staff in engagement with their national scientific leader
  • Organizes regional expert input events to answer MSD questions how to implement new medicines: advisory boards and expert input forums
  • Organizes regional symposia and educational meetings
  • Supports countries with the development of local data generation study concepts and protocols
  • Reviews investigator-initiated study proposals prior to headquarters submission (ex-USA)
  • Manages regional programs (patient support, educational or risk management) to support appropriate and safe utilization of MSD medicines

Position Qualifications: (please provide below)

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • MD, PharmD, or PhD (MD preferred) and recognized medical expertise/specialization in Infectious Diseases or Microbiology
  • Experience in country / region Medical Affairs
  • 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
  • Five+ years country medical affairs experience
  • Scientific leadership and skills in engaging other key stakeholders (payers, public groups, government officials, medical professional organizations) in the assigned therapeutic area
  • Recognized expertise through 5+ years clinical and/or research experience (including publications) in Infectious diseases

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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