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Neurology Medical Director, Rare Disease, non-MD

Remote, Remote, United States;
Closing date
Feb 21, 2023

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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Full Time
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The Neurology Medical Director, Rare Disease Medical Affairs, PBG, is an integral member of the therapeutic area focused team. The Director combines the medical expertise and understanding of the patients and physicians point of view with that of the Disease Area and the specific medicine(s). They are a part of a working environment where colleagues always understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity. The medical director reports to the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Lead.

  • Support Global Medical Affairs and Global Asset Team activities for the Neurology portfolio globally
  • Collaborate with Country, Cluster & Regional Medical Affairs, Marketing/Commercial Development teams, GPD, RU, and other appropriate cross-functional teams to drive strategic direction from proof of concept through patent expiry for medical development, lifecycle plans, Key Opinion Leader engagement, and regional/country plans and medical tactics for the medicine and/or therapeutic area.
  • Proactively bring patients' & physicians' voice to development efforts and establish how the medicine's profile fits into customer needs and the commercial strategy and compares to competitive medicines, effectively communicating same to various stakeholders, including patients and payers
  • Coordinate the Key Opinion Leader knowledge base in Neurology
  • Work on cross-functional teams to develop a common interpretation of data, a shared understanding of how product attributes drive realistic product profiles and broad buy-in to the development strategies most likely to achieve optimal labeling, access and pricing.
  • Support the Real World Evidence initiatives regarding data generation
  • Support the multi-media, emedia, web-based HCP & patient Educational ensemble for Neurology portfolio
  • Support the dissemination of trusted resource of accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g.: disease states, product label, statistics interpretation etc), including competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Proactively assess safety and regulatory aspects of the medicine with partners in these functional lines, including assessment of the benefit-risk of the medicine, participation in safety and labeling working groups and potential interactions with the regulatory agencies related to both promotional activities and labeling.
  • Participate in the effective communication of current scientific, technical knowledge and medical needs, to different stakeholders, including patients and internal stakeholders (including country medical colleagues) customizing the communication for the audience. Support the objective interpretation of technical and commercial information to deliver value added education to assigned teams.
  • Collaboratate in the development and review of global promotional materials including participation in review committee to ensure medical and scientific information are included in a medically appropriate context.
  • Provide global partnering with important external medical and scientific leaders and professional societies in collaboration with field based, country, cluster and regional organizations, e.g. Product Support Team
  • Coordinate the medical content for global congresses, symposia, promotional speakers and advisory boards and lead or participate in such activities in full compliance with Pfizer policy.
  • Serve on the publications subcommittee to plan and implement appropriate publication strategy and tactics in accordance with Pfizer policy. Work with the publication process including concept, author and agency liaison, and Publications Subcommittee review.
  • Address potential medical issues and ensure implementation of risk-management strategies in collaboration with team partners.
  • Participate in the medical/scientific assessment of potential business development activities and pre-proof of concept compounds within Pfizer Research.
  • Ensure development plans are balanced between optimized commercial value and regulatory success.
  • Responsible for managing resources and budgets related to specific product initiatives and programs. He/she bears no responsibility for direct people management. However, he/she takes on coordination roles in the management of projects and cross-functional initiatives.


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.
  • PharmD/PHD required + 6+ years of relevant experience required. Expertise or experience in the designated therapeutic area is highly desirable
  • Ability to objectively interpret and analyze medical and scientific data.
  • Ability to define and convey complex concepts.
  • Strong strategic thinking and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Well-organized with the ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands.
  • Ability to effectively lead in a matrix organization.
  • International experience a plus, Regulatory experience a plus.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Demonstrated track record of high performance and producing outstanding results.
  • Specific therapeutic area expertise is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the design and conduction of Real World data generation studies is desirable
  • The ability to travel up to 20% of the time (e.g., conferences) may be required for this role

Other Job Details:

Last Date to Apply for Job: February 20th, 2023

Additional Location Information: Global

Eligible for Relocation Package: No


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $156,900.00 to $251,400.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Salary range does not apply to the Tampa, FL location.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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