Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Neurocrine San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

Who We Are:

At Neurocrine Biosciences - voted one of San Diego's top places to work in 2018 - we pride ourselves on having a strong, distinctive and positive culture based on our shared purpose and values. We know what it takes to be great, and we are as passionate about our people as we are about our purpose - to relieve patient suffering and enhance lives.

What We Do:

Neurocrine Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for neurological and endocrine related disorders.

About the Role:

The Medical Director will leverage clinical and scientific expertise to provide strategic guidance across the breadth of Medical Affairs (MA) functions in support of marketed products and development candidates. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: external expert identification and relationship development, scientific platform support, publication reviews, medical communications content development and dissemination, medical and promotional review support, TA strategy planning and data generation (Phase 3b/4 studies).


Your Contributions include, but are not limited to, providing subject matter expert guidance to:

  • Collect and synthesize input from external stakeholders to understand the needs of patients and caregivers to inform the strategic planning of the MA department

  • Align cross-functionally on global medical affairs strategy and tactics, clinical development programs and brand team strategic planning

  • Gather the necessary clinical, scientific, and payer inputs to effectively inform the Strategic Medical Plan (including organizing and leading Advisory Boards, Expert Panels, 1:1 meetings)

  • Advance the science related to Company products and clinical development programs by growing relationships with EEs and partnering with research organizations Develop robust training initiatives to ensure the highest level scientific technical acumen for all MA team members

  • Creation and execution of Phase 3b/4 research protocols and study conduct to optimize patient care

  • Assess protocol grant submissions to the Investigator-Initiated Trial (IIT) program

  • Assist the Medical Communications function create and implement the publications and data dissemination plans, and associated Medical Congress tactics

  • Work cross-functionally with all stakeholders within Neurocrine

  • Be a reviewer for Publications, Medical and Promotional Review Committees


  • Medical Degree (MD or DO) with minimum of 5 years clinical practice or related experience beyond medical residency

  • Minimum of 2 years Medical Affairs or relevant experience

  • Demonstrated success as a Medical Director or comparable role, including development and execution of medical strategies and plans

  • Experience in working in matrix organization collaborating with other medical functions, clinical, regulatory, health economic and outcome research, medical information, and other cross functions to deliver results

  • Strong scientific, analytical and problem solving skills, strategic capabilities, project management and planning

  • Expertise in understanding interface between clinical practice and MA-sponsored research

  • Ability to communicate effectively, including complex scientific concepts, both in writing and in oral presentations

  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct late phase clinical trials, including ability to critically review and analyze study designs

  • Approximately 20% travel time could be required

Preferred Experience:

  • Medically Qualified with post graduate qualification and specialization in Psychiatry preferred

  • Knowledge of US healthcare delivery systems (e.g. accountable care, managed care, pharmacy benefit management, government [Medicare, Medicaid]) and understanding of policy issues)

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal relationship and collaboration skills working within cross- functional executive leadership teams

Neurocrine Biosciences is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets employer.

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