Associate Director, Medical Affairs (Field Based - East or West) - 2 roles

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Job Description

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Medical Affairs Associate Director (Field-based).

As part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

Actelion is a leader in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our portfolio of PAH treatments covers the spectrum of disease, from WHO Functional Class (FC) II through to FC IV, with oral, inhaled and intravenous medications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Function as a medical expert for Actelion products and provide expertise as needed within and outside the organization
  • Build strong relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the therapeutic area of interest and be committed to continuous scientific exchange with KOLs as appropriate in the field and during medical congresses
  • Act as the Medical monitor for product Phase IV studies ensuring that clinical trials are conducted according to the investigational plan, regulatory requirements of study conduct and industry standards of Good Clinical Practice as well as Actelion SOPs
  • Prepare study protocols, amendments, specific sections of study manuals and other documents as needed
  • Coordinate and implement ongoing data for internal analysis and review
  • Coordinate the preparation and/or review of data listings, summary tables, study results, scientific presentations, and manuscripts for publication
  • Develop product medical content for advisory boards and steering committees
  • Present scientific data at scientific conferences and other venues as needed
  • Prepare scientific data for Medical Affairs team and/or Sr VP of Medical as needed for internal and external presentations
  • Develop and complete clinical study reports for Phase IV and other regulatory documents as needed
  • Provide medical and scientific feasibility for product medical projects
  • Development of medical and scientific materials when needed for purposes of medical education internally for relevant teams as well as for HCPs/KOLs externally
  • Work with Medical Director in development and timely execution of annual product Medical Plans, both strategic and tactical
  • Partner and serve as the Medical Lead for necessary cross-functional teams within Medical, such as Publications, Drug Safety, Medical Information, PRC, MRC; within brand team, such as ARC to support these teams from a medical perspective and maintain Actelion’s scientific leadership
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with Global Medical, Life Cycle Team and other relevant teams in relation to assigned responsibilities and programs
  • Serve as the product medical conduit with Specialty Pharmacy in order to maintain medical relationship, provide product training and to provide medical guidance

  • MD, PhD or PharmD with eight years relevant experience of which
  • 5 years of pharmaceutical / biotech industry in medical affairs or clinical development, with strong medical focus and experience in regards to medical plans, publications, medical information, education grants, investigator initiated studies, and Phase IIIb/IV programs, or equivalent academic or clinical experience.
  • Ability to travel within and outside of the US as needed
  • MD (cardiologist or pulmonologist)
  • Strong knowledge of PAH, pulmonary medicine and critical care
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Medical science background with a strong understanding of clinical research and clinical trial design and management
  • Ability to form strong relationships based on credibility and trust, be able to work within teams and handle a fast-paced work environment

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Primary Location
United States---
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc (6252)
Job Function
Medical Affairs
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