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Senior Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs – Neurology


Senior Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs, Neurology

📍 Location: Hybrid or Remote

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The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs who will provide medical leadership for the Global Medical Affairs brand development, strategy, planning/executive, and supportive tactics for their Neurology, specifically Alzheimer’s portfolio.


The Company:

High-growth, global, mid-size pharma who has a very busy, well-funded, and innovative pipeline within the Neurology space. This company stands at the forefront of the dementia space and has recently received a fast-tracked, FDA approval on a recent product.



Support the Executive Medical Director in internal and external Alzeheimer projects as directed, and will act as a said delegate when necessary
Works with commercial advocacy on specialized projects related to the growth of Eisai AD treatments
Collaborates with evidence generation for the growth and adoption of Eisai AD treatments
Collaborates with regional medical teams to ensure the data generation activities are aligned with the global strategy and address the identified evidence gaps
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in finding innovative solutions to address the heterogeneity of AD clinical tools and presentation
Medical/Scientific subject matter expert to provide direction for assigned products including (but not limited to) scientific communications, publication planning/review, advisory boards, health outcomes plans, speaker programs, investigator-initiated research and, as necessary, CME grant reviews or other internal key business processes.
Work with the EMD to strategize, coordinate and execute annual medical plans and budgets for the global AD therapeutic area
Support the EMD in strategizing the planning, coordination, and execution of broad-based activities for the GMA team, including Phase IIIb/IV studies, educational programs, advisory boards, symposia, and congresses as deemed appropriate
Provide medical insights for interpretation of trial results, final study report conclusions, publications, and other ad hoc documents
Provide medical input into lifecycle management strategies for AD and neurology-related products
Participate as an ad-hoc member of Eisai’s global launch cross-functional team for AD
Represent GMA at internal and external activities, congresses, meetings, initiatives, and workgroups during work assignments
Supports leadership in providing strategic direction to stakeholders in interactions and communications with external customers, thought leaders, strategic alliances, key organizations, and institutions
Strengthen Eisai’s medical reputation through successful management of medical dimensions of AD-related products
Engage, develop, coordinate and enhance Eisai’s KOL and Advocacy networks at all levels


Qualifications & Skills:

MD, Ph.D., or PharmD
5+ years in Medical Affairs pharma/biotech experience
In-depth knowledge of the neuroscience and neurobiology of neurodegeneration/dementia/cognition/supportive care diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic area.
Some knowledge of KOLs (and interaction with), in the AD therapeutic area
Thorough knowledge of AD screening diagnostic tools, including PET-imaging, MRI imaging, CSF biomarkers, blood-based biomarkers, cognitive assessments
Academic or Pharmaceutical experience with a history of senior roles related to publications and team-matrixed management
Must understand and adhere to industry-related guidelines relevant to Medical Affairs, Medical Information, Medical Education, Investigator-Initiated Studies, and Publications.
Continuously ensures compliance with Eisai policies and procedures for all activities undertaken and monitors various government and industry guidelines to best practices
Experience working on cross-functional development teams across development phases
Experience directing external agencies, vendors, CROs, and consultants in support of the development of materials and coordination of global activities
Understands ICMJE guidance/general publication practices
Understands FDA regulations/ICH guidelines regarding the conduct of clinical studies in the relevant therapeutic area
A thorough understanding of clinical research methodology and interpretation
Advanced written and verbal communication skills and a flexible interactive style that engages cross-disciplinary colleagues with varying viewpoints to meet and exceed shared objectives
Strong interpersonal, team-building and communication skills
Excellent management skills in a highly matrixed and fast-paced environment


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