Head Regional Medical Dir., Onco./Radioligand Therapy (RLT) - Remote

Aug 04, 2021

Job Description

769 million patients were impacted by Novartis products in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

The Head, RLT Regional Medical Directors Team is responsible for leading a team of Regional Medical Directors covering multiple therapeutics areas as well as RLT platform within US. This role will have both internal and externally facing responsibilities to execute RLT medical strategy developed in close collaboration with US HQ Medical teams.

This position requires strategic decision-making, and effective and compliant leadership of initiatives in alignment and/or collaboration with multiple cross-functional stakeholders (e.g. Commercial; Field Market Access, Medical Franchise Heads, Disease team Leads; Head Field MSL teams, Scientific Strategy and Content Director (SSC), Data and Digital, Strat and Ops, Managed Markets Field Medical, Clinical Operations, Medical Account Engagement, Franchise Strategy and Communications Director and Field Medical Territory Lead).

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• In partnership with the Disease Area Lead define and lead national, regional and state medical strategy across Radio ligand therapy platform for Disease areas of interest, and pipeline research. Development of strategy for placement of research with key institutions.

• Co-lead the strategy for leadership engagement of key academic institutions, and research centers, and other external stakeholders. Provide medical and patient care education (as appropriate) to external key stake holders on pipeline, marketed compounds and RLT requirements.

• Extensive interactions with academic thought leaders to optimize clinical trial strategies, as well as extensive interactions with other functional teams including HEOR, Medical Information, Scientific Communication, Commercial, Regulatory and others, to refine compound strategy and projects.

• Working closely with Disease Medical Teams, review and provide US feedback to Global Protocols and Global Development Plans. Develop strategy for US Medical Affairs including exploratory indications and integrate US plan with overall Global Medical Affairs strategy.

• Design and optimize clinical trial design and ensure clinical trials meet ethical and regulatory standards including:
o Write and/or review protocols that are in-line with the overall indication strategy within RLT space.
o Conduct medical review and interpretation of efficacy and safety data from clinical trials.

• Ensure adherence to GCP/ICH and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Aligning with Disease Teams to:
o Ensure delivery of US medical tactical plan and development activities across all of a compound’s related to the disease area, cost, time and quality.
o Collaborate and work with other USOM line functions for data gaps analysis, data generation activities, strategic congress management, strategic trial management, external partner management and launch readiness plans.
o Provide strategic input into Clinical trial design and methodology.

• Support and participate in FDA meetings including presentations, briefing books, and responding to FDA inquiries as needed. Assist in the development and appropriate spending of clinical budget and coach and train internal colleagues as requested. Manages field medical analytics and metrics and reassesses field medical resources per franchise to ensure and/or maximize business outcomes.

• Ensures team training/readiness. Leadership and people management across Regional Medical Directors Team, including performance management, coaching and mentoring, growing and developing talent and building high performing teams.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• MD required; Oncology (preferred) or relevant Medical Specialty.
• Pharmaceutical Industry experience required, field-based medical role preferred
• Prior team leadership experiences strongly preferred (managing field or medical teams)
• Successful interactions with Medical Experts and investigators with the ability to work across multiple functions is essential.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills are required.
• Travel approx. 50% within US

Desirable requirements:

• Experience leading the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical studies is strongly preferred.
• Superior leadership, networking and collaboration skills, coupled with effective oral and written communications skills and strong leadership are strongly preferred and essential for success in the role.

 Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

 This position can be based remotely anywhere in the U.S. (there may be some exceptions based on legal entity registration). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.


769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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Head Regional Medical Dir., Onco./Radioligand Therapy (RLT) - Remote

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