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Global Medical Affairs Lead for Pediatric PCVs

New York City, New York
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Jun 5, 2023

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Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
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This position will assume a leadership role on the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines (PCV) medical affairs team within the Vaccines, Antivirals, and Evidence Generation (VAEG) group. The candidate is expected to be the global medical affairs lead for pediatric PCVs with a focus on epidemiologic analysis of secondary data to support optimal PCV use in pediatric populations. PCV20 vaccine in pediatric populations is currently under review at regulatory agencies and, if approved, is expected to launch globally in 2023.

The candidate is expected to develop an integrated and aligned scientific and medical strategy for PCV20 use in children and will execute a detailed evidence generation/dissemination plan to support optimal recommendations and use of PCVs around the world. This will be achieved by working with different stakeholders internally (research and development, commercial, regulatory, global access and value, public affairs at the global level and country medical colleagues at the local level) and externally (academia, government agencies, national immunization technical advisory committees, non-profit organizations, etc.). The position will support medical affairs activities globally with a regional focus on North America and East Asia. The second key responsibility will be, in partnership with Real World Evidence (RWE) database experts, to design epidemiologic analyses using secondary data to improve understanding of pneumococcal disease burden, disease risk, and the impact and effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination in children. This position will act as the PCV subject matter expert on above analyses and collaborate with RWE team, which will execute it.

To achieve the above, the candidate should have; PhD or equivalent training in epidemiology/clinical research; extensive scientific success as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and congress presentations; core scientific knowledge in vaccines, pneumococcal disease and/or respiratory disease; exceptional communication skills; an ability to take a substantial amount of complex data and communicate it at various levels; a broad network of peers; demonstrated leadership, self-motivation, and ability to work in a highly matrixed group. This is a high-level position that requires skill and experience with analytic epidemiology, managing the scientific and strategic aspects of projects, interacting with world experts on pneumococcal disease, experience operating in varied cultural settings, and integrating within a multi-disciplinary team at Pfizer.

  • Lead PCV pediatric vaccine medical affairs strategy and activities, in partnership with the other member of this team
  • Be an expert, summarizing and communicating scientific evidence for medical affairs deliverables on PCVs including: direct and indirect effects of PCVs, PCV use in special populations, immunogenicity, evaluating of PCVs
  • Create and deliver approved medical content on pneumococcal disease and vaccination including: slide compendiums for medical-to-medical communication, training materials, as well as approved promotional materials
  • Develop and execute strategiesto support regional and country medical assetneeds with a focus on North America, and East Asia
  • Co-design and lead epidemiologic analyses of secondary data and databases in collaboration with real world data experts and scientific affairs to support optimal use of PCVs in children and fill evidence gaps
  • Identify, establish, and maintain relationships with external partners that can collaborate with high priority global studies
  • Collaborate on all aspects of study design (e.g., methodology, protocols, analytic plans) for high priority epidemiologic studies Work with internal and external experts in statistics and data analysis to analyze and interpret data from key RSV vaccine studies.
  • Work with internal and external experts to interpret data from key PCV vaccine studies. Work with internal and external experts to develop abstracts and present data for scientific congresses, including taking the lead for writing and presenting
  • Design and oversee systematic literature reviews
  • Contribute to collection of epidemiologic and other scientific data necessary for vaccine technical committee recommendation deliberations.
  • Take the lead in writing original manuscripts each year
  • Participate in the Epidemiology Sub-committee (ESC) and Medical Scientific Committee, both of which review external and internal study proposals.
  • Participate in the Respiratory Vaccine Leadership Team meetings


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.
  • PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD with demonstrated experience and expertise in quantitative epidemiology, database analyses or secondary data analyses
  • Terminal degree with at least 8+ years of experience and/or MD with at least 5+ years of experience in infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine-related, or related disease-specific quantitative analysis. Analytic experience outside these fields may be considered, if relevance can be demonstrated
  • Recognized expert in vaccines, infectious diseases, secondary data analysis, database analysis and/or disease modelling to be credible both internally and externally as evidenced by one or more of the following:
  • Lead or senior author of at least 5 peer-reviewed publications or book chapters
  • Principle or lead investigator for at least two major projects
  • Presenting author for at least 5 abstracts at international scientific congresses
  • Ability to conduct independent data analyses and familiarity with a least one statistical software program (SAS, Stata, R, etc.) (note that independent data analysis will not be part of the position's role).
  • Ability to understand subtle issues related to pneumococcal vaccinology and epidemiology
  • Understand the critical data elements related to assessing the public health value of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, ability to oversee or conduct public health analyses of PCV vaccine impact, and ability to interpret data and data limitations for both Pfizer and competitor PCV vaccines.
  • Documented ability to take a relevant quantitative epidemiology project from start to end including conception, design, protocol, analytic plan, analysis, and reporting and interpretation of results.
  • Excellent written communication skills and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience with participating in a matrixed team
  • Significant cross-functional leadership experience and demonstrated ability to lead across diverse cultures and geographies
  • Proven ability to influence and succeed through others and to form excellent relationships with key cross-functional stakeholders
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, and proven track record of delivering high quality within timelines.
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 25% may be required)
  • Fluent in English writing, reading, speaking

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with incidence modeling, complex epidemiologic or mathematical modeling, or predictive analytics
  • Medical Affairs experience in a pharmaceutical organization
  • Non-English professional language skills

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job : 06/03/2023
  • Eligible for employee referral bonus
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, depends on business needs


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $199,500.00 to $332,500.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 25.0% 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.

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