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Associate Medical Director / Scientific Director, USMA Oncology Solid Tumors

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 Responsible for supporting the US Medical Affairs Team (USMAT) in developing evidence generation proposals, concepts and protocols.  Reviews IIS proposals and protocols and provides recommendations for appropriate study designs and testing schedules.  Partners with team members, cross-functional colleagues and external collaborators to maximize the quality of evidence needed to address strategic gaps.  Serves as Medical Monitor for USMA-led AbbVie-Sponsored studies.  Engages with external experts in both academic and community settings to conduct scientific exchange.  Individual contributor who supports all USMA Solid Tumor programs (pipeline, launch preparation and on-market).


Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Understanding and application of the pharmacology, chemistry and non-clinical toxicology to effectively conduct safety surveillance
    • Safety surveillance for pharmaceutical / biological / drug –device combined products
    • Contribute to the authorship of key pharmacovigilance documents, including but not limited to, medical safety assessments, regulatory responses and risk management plans
    • Apply current regulatory guidance as appropriate for safety surveillance and authorship of 
    PV documents
  • Analyze and interpret aggregate safety data and communicate these analysis and interpretation to cross-functional teams
  • Under the guidance of PST Lead write, review and provide input on technical documents

Level commensurate to experience.

 Associate Medical Director, US MA - Oncology, Solid Tumors


  • MD/ DO with 2+ years of residency with cancer patient management experience required
  • Effectively analyze clinical data and other relevant datasets.

  • Effectively write technical documents with directions

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment and be self-starting and able to work independently

  • Ability to effectively present recommendation/ opinions in group environment

  • Fluent in English, both written and oral

 Scientific Director, US MA - Oncology, Solid Tumors

  • Advanced Degree PhD, PharmD, PA, NP highly preferred. Residency or additional post doctorate experience is highly preferred.
  • Typically 5-10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent; substantial understanding of relevant therapeutic area required.
  • Experience with strategy development. Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional team environment is a plus.
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy.
  • Ability to run a clinical program or medical affairs team(s) independently with little supervision. Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in developmental strategy and the protocols.
  • Must have an understanding of the Pharmacovigilance practices for Clinical Development programs.
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support US business strategy.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to address problems within discipline or across several projects. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Works on complex problems in which analysis of situation or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various complex factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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