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Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

AtAbbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create thelife-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countriesand with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, andbranded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities toexplore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals .

We havean exciting opportunity for a  SeniorDirector, Medical Affairs  within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (ARDx)Division. This newly created opportunity is part of our InfectiousDiseases Developed Markets (IDDM) Business Unit, within Research &Development function which consists of Research, Development, ProjectManagement, Medical Affairs, Clinical Affairs, and Scientific Affairs. You will lead the Medical Affairs global function for the IDDM BusinessUnit and play a key role in  contributing to theinnovation road map and defining R&D pipeline for business growth andcommercial success. As a strategic thought leader and expert inInfectious Diseases, you will assess emerging and/or unmet medical needs in thedeveloped markets, provide rationales for new product introduction and onmarket product sustenance, evaluate opportunities for product improvements,innovative ideas and disruptive technologies. You will interact withfunctions such as Global Marketing, R&D, Clinical Affairs and ScientificAffairs with IDDM and ARDx and serve as the key medical & clinicalrepresentative of Abbott to external regulatory agencies and professionalorganizations.

LeadKOL advocacy efforts and manage Scientific Advisory Boards designed to securefeedback to shape our clinical & commercial strategies. You will provideguidance on designs for pre- and post-market clinical studies aimed todemonstrate value propositions through clinical and economic outcomes.You and your team will provide medicalsupport for direct customer interactions as needed. This position is tobe located either at San Diego, CA or Portland, ME and reports into the IDDM VPResearch & Development. Relocation support is available.

AbbottRapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses,bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leadingtechnologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important informationfor treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Build global Medical and Scientific Affairs functional capacities and capabilities; broaden network with academic and industrial opinion leaders, implement new IT tools, align process and procedure within ARDx quality system to serve business compliantly, effectively and efficiently.

Work with Global Marketing, R&D and Clinical Affairs to assess emerging and/or unmet medical needs in the developed markets, provide rationales for new product introduction and on market product sustenance, evaluate opportunities for product improvements, innovative ideas and disruptive technologies.

Provide global strategic direction for completion of medical opinions, medical platform documents and/ or Health Hazard Assessment.

Review and approve medical input for promotional and commercial activities as requested. Provide strategic direction for the performance of clinical studies related to product development and commercial/ marketing activities.

Serve as the key medical representative of Abbott to external regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

Provides medical and scientific support for direct customer interactions as needed

Provide global medical guidance to country medical teams in developing country medical plans aligned with global medical strategy. Review country Medical Affairs performance in collaboration with other key stakeholders.

Lead medical and scientific affairs team.

Must comply with and enforce all Office of Ethics and Compliance guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS

MD Degree with clinical experience including Infectious Diseases

Minimum 8 years clinical experience and 5 years industry experience

Association within network of academic and industrial opinion leaders and clinical work in the field of Infectious Diseases.

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics

Industry, product development and customer knowledge required.

Proven leader with passion and skills for strategic and critical thinking, problem solving, motivating and mentoring team members.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Global market experience, specifically in developed markets regions

Extensive training and clinical experience in Infectious Diseases

Health Outcomes Research/Reimbursement Experience

About Abbott

At Abbott,we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through thepower of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products andtechnologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices andbranded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for morepeople at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help peoplelive not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

An equal opportunityemployer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

Weprovide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Torequest an accommodation, please send an email to  myrecruiter@alere.com .

Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. Our business encompasses many different functions and capabilities, which allows you to explore careers in various fields.

GROWTH PLANNING Growth Planning and Performance Excellence is an annual process through which you'll be able to have open career discussions with your manager to help you determine your own career path and future.

TRAINING & NETWORKS We provide a wide range of classroom and e-learning courses to help you develop new skills and enhance your career.

WE'RE RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX BEST CORPORATE CITIZENS FORTUNE CHANGE ???????THE WORLD FORTUNE'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES JOIN OUR TALENT COMMUNITY We will notify you about relevant positions, and keep you in mind whenever we have interesting opportunities.

Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce including Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Unless otherwise specified, all product and service names appearing in this Internet site are trademarks owned by or licensed to Abbott, its subsidiaries or affiliates. No use of any Abbott trademark, trade name, or trade dress in this site may be made without the prior written authorization of Abbott, except to identify the product or services of the company.

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