Sr. Director, Medical Affairs

East Coast, US

About the Role

The Sr. Director, Medical Affairs will develop and execute medical plans and tactics for the company lead investigational drug candidate Pridopidine, and any future pipeline programs.  This position will be accountable for real-world data generation planning and execution, medical communications, and aggregation and synthesis of insights.
The Sr. Director, Medical Affairs will also provide clinical and medical insights to support and ensure the company plans are aligned and relevant to evolving medical practice and in the best interest of stakeholders – patients, caregivers, payors and physicians; and will foster close professional and scientific relationships with external physicians and managed care payors. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the execution of the Medical Affairs Plans for pridopidine launch

  • Managing external providers, create and deliver scientific and medical content for disease and product-level information for relevant stakeholders.

  • Partner with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure medical accuracy and relevance in all activities

  • Provide support in coordinating medical activities at medical and scientific conferences

  • Core member of publication planning team

  • Build and maintain relationships with experts to obtain important key scientific insights to support the launch of pridopidine

  • Lead the execution of advisory boards as needed for insight gathering

  • Lead post-marketing data generation plans (ph4, real-world, post-hoc analyses, HEOR)

  • Serve as member of the medical, legal, review committee and provide guidance and review of promotional and medical materials

  • Effectively align all key Medical Affairs projects. Champion an objective and evidence-based solution-oriented approach

  • Ensure all medical affairs practice is conducted according to internal policies and SOPs as well as applicable regional and federal regulatory requirements

Key Qualifications

  • Doctorate Degree (PharmD, PhD, MD/DO) or equivalent required with experience in neurology, psychiatry or neuroscience

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting preferably within Medical Affairs or related role. Product launch experience required

  • Rare disease experience required, in neurology/neurodegeneration preferred

  • Significant experience and knowledge in managing, real-world evidence generation and health economics and outcomes research

  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications. Communicates clearly, concisely, and is easily understood in written materials and presentations.

  • Demonstrated strength in medical planning, tactical plan development and execution, as well as ability to critically analyze research design, methods, and outcome measures.

  • Experience in successfully leading cross-functional matrix teams. The ability to influence without direct authority is a critical skill set for this role.

  • Willing to take initiative on advancing projects and able to identify what is necessary to complete tasks

  • Knows how to be a team player and willing to work collaboratively across the organization

  • Strong strategic thinking acumen and track record for operational excellence.

  • Has full understanding of applicable rules, regulations and guiding principles in pharma and biotech industry.

  • Experience applying legal and compliance knowledge to Medical Affairs activities

Location/Time/Travel

  • This is a full-time remote position in the East Coast U.S. (ideally Boston area) 

  • Flexible schedule with frequent calls across Israel, North America and Europe time zones 

  • Up to 20% travel expected, including international  

If you wish to apply for this position, please email your CV to