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US Senior Medical Director, HQ PAXLOVID, Team Lead, Non-MD

La Jolla, California, United States;New York City, New York, United States; Tampa, Florida, United States;Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States;
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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Full Time
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The Senior Medical Director HQ PAXLOVID Team Lead reports to the COVID-19 Medical Lead and is responsible for leading a team of HQ Medical Affairs colleagues in providing disease and product expertise for PAXLOVID, while incorporating patients' and physicians' point of view. The Team Lead provides oversight and leadership for the short-term and long-term objectives in alignment with overall business goals. He/she partners with internal stakeholders and external experts to inform business planning and development of medicine. The Team Lead will also provide Medical Leadership on the USMA Medical Affairs Leadership Team.

  • Proactively incorporates patients' & physicians' voice in the development of medical strategies & tactics as well as the needs of customers, including payers.
  • Ensures effective cross-functional and global partnership in the development and execution of medical deliverables, as appropriate
  • Leads the development of the Medical Op Plan and manages medical resources / budget
  • Oversees and coordinates key medical tactics, including data generation and communication plan, publication planning, ad boards, RC and MRC
  • Leads the engagement of HQ with the external community including KOLs and other external stakeholders to ensure that medical strategies reflect customer needs.
  • Represents US Medical on key cross-functional workstreams (i.e. MSC, GMT, LCM)
  • Provides medical support and input on labeling and regulatory interactions
  • Serve as a Medical resource to HQ Medical Affairs, and external Therapeutic Area investigators and researchers as appropriate
  • Supports activities related to safety evaluations and reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for leading, managing, developing, and coaching HQ Medical FMD team members across the US.
  • Aligns the voice of US Medical Affairs, representing the HQ US team in internal forums. Ensures US needs are considered and represented in global strategies & plans.
  • Builds trust among team members and broader stakeholders by setting a highly visible example of medical excellence. Actively support development of direct reports, providing insights, direction and opportunities.
  • Partners with Global Medical colleagues to understand COVID-19 pipeline, key milestones and resources needs
  • Oversees and coordinates any needs for clinical trial support and other needs for Anti-Infectives in the US


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 or PhD required with 8 + years of clinical experience required
  • Significant industry and research experience, including a minimum of 5 years of experience in Medical Affairs.
  • Experience in clinical and/or health services research (preferablyin the pharmaceutical industry); 3+ years of managerial experience
  • Anti-infective experience highly preferred
  • Understanding of the drug development process
  • Knowledge of health care economics and its impact on medical decision making
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Professional demeanor & excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with external customers /internal colleagues
  • Customer-oriented approach and ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Proven strategic thinking skills and ability to interpret and implement strategic directions
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deal effectively with deadlines
  • Creativity, resourcefulness, high energy and flexibility
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Networking and negotiation skills
  • Business acumen

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 21st, 2024
  • Position is hybrid and will require to work 2 to 3 days per week from site
  • Eligible for employee referral bonus
  • Not eligible for relocation package


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.

* The annual base salary for this position in Tampa, FL ranges from $184,900.00 to $308,100.00.

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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