Vaccines Medical Director - MD

Remote, Virginia
April 07 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Vaccines Field Medical Director is a field-based medical colleague in the Vaccine Medical Director (VMD) team who is responsible for providing Vaccines, outcomes, and pharmacoeconomic expertise in the assigned region (comprised of one or more US states) focusing on the Vaccine in-line and late-stage portfolio.

The responsibilities of the VMD are to contribute to Pfizer's ability to (a) communicate new and other important approved medical content related to the safe and appropriate use of Pfizer vaccines to health care professionals (HCPs) in local, regional or national capacities including Vaccines HCP decision-makers such as Medical Groups, Integrated Delivery Networks, Payers, Alternate Channels (Retail Pharmacy, Long Term Care, etc....), Professional societies, Government Organizations, etc. and engage in other approved communications in accordance with approved field medical guidance; (b) provide truthful, accurate and scientifically supported information in response to direct unsolicited medical requests from HCPs in a manner that complies with all applicable Pfizer guidelines, policies, and procedures; and (c) provide vaccines expertise for regional and other Medical Affairs and/or clinical development needs as approved by VMD leadership (e.g. formulary presentations, field force training, organized customer projects/collaborations, scientific congress participation, Pfizer-sponsored research site / investigator interactions, Vaccines expertise for Pfizer-sponsored NIS, IIR inquiries etc.).

The VMD will interact with HCPs in the region including therapeutic area HCPs affiliated with organized customers. The VMD will respond to medical questions regarding Pfizer vaccines and other Pfizer medicines as appropriate. The VMD may be involved in presentations to payers, managed care organizations, formulary decision makers and regional medical advisory boards in accordance with Vaccine's medical strategy established by the VMD TL. The VMD will also facilitate communication between regional and national HCPs and headquarters Medical Affairs colleagues and provide customer insights that contribute to the development of brand medical strategies as appropriate. The VMD will facilitate both Pfizer sponsored and investigator initiated research activities in their region, as determined by the HQ Medical teams and in accordance with guidance.

  • The VMD will primarily be responsible for providing approved medical content on Pfizer's products/vaccines to HCPs who have local, regional, or national roles in health care provision, policy, and/or decision-making as determined by Pfizer, the VMD TL, and Vaccines US Medical Affairs.
  • Keep abreast of medical and scientific developments in vaccines by continuously reviewing literature in the field, monitoring competitor activities, networking with experts and attending assigned conferences.
  • Keeps abreast of current and evolving US healthcare policies, the potential impact on key customer segments, health economics/outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness research.
  • Maintain effective and appropriate communication and collaboration among headquarters medical colleagues, Medical Information and other Pfizer FMD colleagues.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal/external SOPs/Rules/Regulations.
  • Serve as a conduit and resource for customer insights pertaining to disease areas and Pfizer assets.
  • Serve as conduit and medical resource to vaccines investigators and researchers, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the medical planning for asset/asset team projects and activities, and work with medical leadership to develop and implement the VMD Team medical plan for PfizerVaccines.
  • Provide objective and scientifically sound medical information regarding Pfizer's vaccines portfolio and the diseases they treat through use of pharmacoeconomic models, outcomes tools, and educational programs.
  • Lead regional workstreams and regional cross-functional initiatives that contribute to the medical impact within a region for Pfizer Vaccines.
  • Serves as a project lead for the VMD team as assigned by the VMD Team Lead.
  • Serve on medical and/or disease area and asset cross-functional committees, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a model and mentor for training new colleagues and be recognized as a sought-out vaccine's expert by colleagues broadly across the enterprise.


Education / Experience
  • MD or DO with 7 or more years of relevant experience required. Experience in vaccines, infectious diseases, epidemiology, and public health is highly desirable. Experience with Formulary Management, Managed Care, Quality Improvement, Pharmacoeconomic and/or Outcomes Research is desired.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal skills: ability to understand and respond to multiple external and internal customers' demands, manage and handle conflict constructively required.
  • Demonstrated ability to
  • Manage a significant volume of projects developed in a field-based environment, while exhibiting the ability to prioritize, successfully implement, and demonstrate excellent judgment skills and work in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Work within a matrixed, multi-disciplinary team to foster strong Pfizer/customer professional relationships and which are aligned with Pfizer business objectives.
  • Effectively manage through and lead change in an ever-changing and evolving external health care environment.
  • Flexible to new opportunities and adaptable to organizational change.
  • Ability to problem-solve and network throughout the organization to identify solutions.
  • Collaborate effectively and demonstrate leadership and teamwork with peers, internal stakeholders and external customers that inspires alignment and partnership on a shared vision or strategy.
  • Be a self-starter, be accountable and have a sense of urgency in delivering results that have medical impact and yield a positive customer experience.
  • Maintain self-awareness and continually choose behaviors and responses based on how it impacts one's own and others' performance and engagement.
  • Demonstrated clinical and technical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly adopt and utilize new digital technology and other resources with medical customers and record medical interactions (e.g. iPad, WEBEX, on-demand video-conferencing, OneMed)
  • Familiarity with internal/external SOPs/Rules/Regulations regarding Pfizer/customer interactions and relationships, etc.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Ability to operate a Pfizer company car and regularly fly on airplanes (i.e. attend HCP/customer meetings; attend NYHQ meetings, etc.) required; proximity to airline 'hub' city); Flexibility to travel 60-80% of time.


Other Job Details:

Last Date to Apply for Job: April 8, 2021
  • Additional Location Information: close proximity to an airline hub within the following cities:Northern California, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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