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Sr Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology, US Medical Affairs Oncology, Non-MD

La Jolla, California, United States;United States - Washington - BothellCollegeville, Pennsylvania, United States;Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States;
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Life Sciences, Oncology, Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
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Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma

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Job Description


The Senior Medical Director will be responsible for leading several US Medical Affairs activities in support of Thoracic Oncology program that include several assets in Lung Cancer providing strategic leadership for clinical research and launch readiness. S/he will also be responsible for the development and execution of short and long-term US medical strategy and plans supporting lung cancer and aligning them with overall business goals. A significant portion of time will be externally facing, and the Senior Medical Director will provide therapeutic area/product expertise in lung cancer and understand the point of view of patients and HCPs. Working closely with Global Medical Affairs and cross-functional colleagues, s/he ensures that the US Medical Affairs plan is aligned with brand strategies to support successful pre-launch, launch, post-launch medical initiatives.

  • Product Strategy and Brand Plan Development:
    • Oversee and coordinate medical input into brand strategies and tactics, aligning on US regional medical needs, across different assets and maintaining consistency across different products according to the US Thoracic Oncology strategy
    • Lead the development of medical strategies and tactics and ensure the delivery of these plans
  • Global Medical Affairs Team Meetings:
    • Participate, as needed, on GMAT meetings and activities.
    • Partnership with Global Medical Affairs to assure US is represented in Global Medical activities
  • Promotional Materials Development and Review:
    • Ensure consistency and quality across promotional materials (creation, review) for different assets within Lung Cancer space
    • Provide medical leadership for concept development and review of promotional and sales training materials in partnership with legal, regulatory and marketing colleagues to ensure compliant, accurate and high quality content of all promotional and sales training materials.
  • Customer Insight Planning:
    • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of customer insight planning (including Advisory Boards) to gather expert guidance to advise medical planning.
  • Research:
    • Lead the Investigator-Initiated Research program to ensure consistency, alignment and compliance with our processes and policies
    • Clinical Research Collaborations and analyses of Real World Data.
    • Develop and advocate for Phase IV lifecycle clinical trial strategies and concepts to support regional medical business needs
  • Publication Subcommittee (PSC) Membership:
    • Collaborate with Clinical Development and Medical Strategy Lead on key governance committee to support development of strategic global and regional publication plans.
    • Participate in data analysis efforts, and lead or participate in manuscript, abstract, and poster development.
    • Lead the US specific publication plan for the Thoracic Oncology products
  • Safety Support: represent regional medical on internal safety committees, safety analysis and interpretation of clinical and Real World Data, guidance for safety updates, issues pertaining to regional business.
  • Regulatory Support: Provide regional medical leadership, support and guidance for new labels, label updates and responses to regulatory requests.
  • Customer Facing Partnerships:
    • Partner with expert thought leaders and societies to support regional Medical business goals, including manuscript generation, research partnerships, fellowships, expert guidance, and competitive insight.
    • Provide primary medical leadership & support for regional medical congresses.
  • Managerial expectations:
    • Team matrix leadership, excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Responsible for developing and coaching other team members as requested.
  • Support a high functioning and performance culture for team

  • PharmD or PhD required
  • Experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with lung cancer within the US Healthcare System
  • 8 or more years experience in either pharmaceutical industry, academic centers, clinical practice, or a combination of these
  • Headquarters and launch experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in lung cancer preferred.
  • Understanding of biomarker and companion diagnostic strategies in lung cancer/thoracic oncology
  • Understanding of the drug development process
  • Knowledge of health care economics and its impact on medical decision making desired
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated track record of high performance and excellence.
  • Strong strategic skills including creativity and effectiveness in proactively identifying and addressing challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal communication and presentation skills. Proven ability to facilitate open discussion and debate among key stakeholders and build internal and external relationships.
  • Well-organized with the ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands, and effectively lead in a matrix organization.
  • Prior mentorship and/or people manager experience is desirable

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $205,400.00 to $342,400.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 25.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

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

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.



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