Medical/Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Alkermes Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 12 months ago

Medical Director/Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) and other diseases with high unmet needs. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction, multiple sclerosis, and immune-oncology. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at

The Medical Director/Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs will provide critical medical affairs direction for ALKS 3831, an investigational treatment currently in Phase 3 clinical development for schizophrenia.

In this role, you will drive key medical initiatives that align with overall corporate brand objectives, and work collaboratively with other functions (e.g., Clinical Development, Discovery, Field Medical, Regulatory, Commercial and Brand Teams).


  • Drive cross-functional alignment for lifecycle management planning for ALKS 3831, including evaluation of potential new indications, and support the development of related Study Protocols, and other key documents in conjunction with other line functions

  • Provide medical affairs expertise and support to Product Development teams and Medical Affairs teams, including training to other staff internally across functions

  • Partner with commercial and clinical development to support product strategy based on external and internal input

  • Provide medical interpretation of data (e.g., clinical trials, registries, published literature, etc.) related to ALKS 3831

  • Review applications for Investigator Initiated Study grants requests.

  • Foster relationships with key opinion leaders and clinicians; develop relationships with and obtain input from key medical opinion leaders, including supporting the planning and execution of Medical Advisory Board meetings

  • Represent Alkermes and provide Medical Affairs support at scientific congresses


  • MD, PhD or PharmD with a minimum of 5 years in a clinical or pharmaceutical setting with background in Medical Affairs

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, a strong scientific background, creativity, flexibility


  • A strong scientific background, knowledge/experience in psychiatry or psychopharmacology a plus

  • Medical degree with clinical experience in the treatment of patients with serious mental illness preferred

  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements


  • Willingness/ability to travel up to 30% domestically. International travel may be required.

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.


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