Associate / Lead / Medical Director, Dermatology

Associate / Lead / Medical Director, Dermatology
Novartis is hiring a Associate / Lead / Medical Director for the Dermatology Franchise to be located on-site in East Hanover, NJ.

Do you possess cutting edge experience in drug development and medical affairs, extraordinary leadership competencies, and the perspective needed to develop medical strategy around new Dermatology medicines?

Come to an industry leader where you will help drive the US Medical strategy for development and marketed products in the Dermatology Therapeutic Area.

The selected candidate will provide critical input into the strategy, development, management, and implementation for Phase IIIB and local Medical Affairs product support studies for Dermatology programs; will also be involved in providing strategic input for global development programs and registration. The position includes extensive involvement with global development colleagues, marketing and sales, including conduct of field force training, sales material development and review, presentations and leadership of advisory boards, medical communications strategy development and implementation, and meetings with major healthcare providers; with a focus on meeting the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders.

Additional representative responsibilities include the following:

• Provide strategic US Medical input to Global Development on clinical development (Phase II - IV), , label extension, post-market launch strategies, and life cycle management.
• Attend scientific meetings and foster and develop strong relationships with investigators and medical experts.
• Leverage strong science in the development and launch of commercially viable products utilizing aggressive timelines; integrate scientific rigor, medical need and commercial value into compelling strategies in support of successful registration and marketing.
• Identify and implement high value strategies for product life cycle development and expansion across the entire Novartis portfolio.
• Contribute to the development of new indications for existing products.
• Develop and implement reliable and high-value communication strategies for new and existing products.
• Team responsibilities include U.S. medical affairs support for in-line and pre-launch products, including strategic and tactical planning and design, implementation and timely completion of Phase 4 studies and addressing post-marketing concerns.
• Work in, and enable a positive team environment and interact with global clinical, scientific and marketing teams.
• Prioritize and resource pre-market launches and post-market medical programs.
• Successfully create a bridge between clinical development teams and provide medical expertise to the commercial product development teams.
• U.S. and European travel required. (20-25% annually, up to 40% seasonally).

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. It is a pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of this makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage.

Keywords: medical, physician, doctor, rheumatology, internal medicine, dermatology, MSL, medical science liaison, KOL, key opinion leader, investigator, CRA, clinical research associate, patient enrollment, brand, drug, trial
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 any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

MD, DO, or PhD degree with 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs is required; (MD with Board Certification/Eligibility in Dermatology is strongly preferred)

• Dermatology clinical trial research experience conducted in a pharmaceutical or equivalent environment is strongly desired.

• Firm working knowledge of GCP, scientific and clinical methodology, protocol design, project management and regulatory requirements for clinical studies designated for review by regulatory authorities.

• Medical Affairs experience, to include a well-documented history in medical development of dermatology therapeutics and of bridging proactive relationships among product development, clinical development and marketing teams.

• A well-established network within the medical research community

• Proven ability to build productive relationships and teams internally and externally,

• Reputation as an open, available and transparent communicator.

• Strong leadership and organizational skills; demonstrated personnel management capabilities.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Experience leading large projects.

• Ability to travel (U.S. and European; 20-25% annually).
East Hanover, NJ
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Research & Development
Full Time
Immunology & Dermatology