Medical Director, Oncology, US Medical Leader

Medical Director, Oncology, US Medical Leader

September 23rd, 2019 by

The US Medical Organization, Medical Director, Oncology, US Medical Leader is the single point of accountability and matrix leader for US Medical strategies, including US launch and life cycle management. The USML is responsible for:

  • Leading the development, execution and communication of the US Medical Team (USMT) plan.
  • Collaborating with the US Brand Team in the brand/launch planning process to ensure alignment between medical and brand activities
  • Data generation in the US (including Ph4, HE, Observational, and NASCR) in partnership with Development Operations, Center for Observational Research and Global Health Economics in support of global development and regional strategies
  • Partnering with the Therapeutic Area (TA) field-based, Regional Medical Liaisons (RMLs) and HOPE (Health Outcomes and Payer) RML teams to develop and maintain relationships with external clinical community, including interactions with opinion leaders, payers and medical societies for scientific exchange
  • Developing US advocacy plan in partnership with Medical Communications, US Value & Access, and Global Development
  • Providing US-focused medical input into global Development strategy, study design and deliverables (e.g., protocol, CSR, manuscript)
  • Ensuring consistency of clinical content and scientific messages across publications and materials
  • Budgeting and forecast accuracy within area of responsibility
  • Coaching, mentoring and developing team members
  • Provide interpretation of clinical study data

Basic Qualifications 

  • MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school
  • 2 years of clinical research experience and/or basic science research in Oncology

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Board certified or board eligible
  • Clinical research/medical affairs experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO) that includes collaborations with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and/or payers
  • Experience with clinical study management and conduct
  • Familiarity with US health care compliance considerations
  • Experience with opinion leader interactions
  • Experience with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and payers
  • Broad and formal leadership experience


  • Pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process knowledge with advanced understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs
  • Therapeutic area knowledge
  • Network of customer contacts in therapeutic area
  • Knowledge of local pharmaceutical industry and legal/health system environment
  • Finance/budgeting and resource management experience
  • Track record of leadership


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