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Director, Scientific Medical Affairs PRM (Remote)



Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Support an aligned global scientific strategy for Plastics and Regenerative Medicine (PRM) working closely with cross-functional colleagues including patient safety, global evidence & value, regulatory, external scientific communications, research and development colleagues, and commercial colleagues when appropriate. Provide scientific insights and expertise to inform global strategic planning for PRM.

Provide scientific expertise as a point of contact for both external experts and internal stakeholders. Develop and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders to provide comprehensive scientific support for Allergan Aesthetics initiatives in PRM. Facilitate information sharing, education, and research activities for surgeons and ancillary healthcare professionals regarding Allergan PRM portfolio of products.

Additional activities including cross-functional support, special projects and assignments may be required. As a result, the percentage of time spent across key duties and responsibilities will vary depending on project assignments, therapeutic area needs and the requirements within GAMA.

This is a remote position. Domestic and limited international travel will be required.


External Relationships:

  • Identify, establish, and maintain relationships with select top tier thought leaders to establish a strong scientific presence in the clinical and academic communities. Ensure thought leader development and communication is optimized.
  • Provide meaningful and comprehensive, external scientific communications both proactively and reactively.
  • Deliver assigned portfolio-related clinical presentations and participate in prioritized core teams, scientific meetings, and congresses.
  • Execute Advisory Boards and scientific consulting (face-to-face and virtual) based on scientific need and TA strategic plan.
  • Support global strategic plan country level scientific information needs.
  • Synthesize external insights to inform PRM strategy (e.g. strategic insights, customer interactions).

Medical and Scientific Data Generation and Internal Communication:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to provide scientific and clinical strategic input.
  • Contribute to the development and review of trial proposals and publications.
  • Contribute to the creation of materials and content used in scientific communications.
  • Scientific training of new cross-functional hires as required.
  • Establish and maintain internal organizational links with the broader R&D, Commercial and cross-functional departments.
  • Contribute to strategic planning by leveraging medical/scientific expertise, knowledge of scientific data and understanding of the external healthcare environment.

Strategic and Tactical Planning:

  • Contribute to the development and execution of PRM strategic and tactical plans.
    • Deliver and communicate progress on project milestones.
  • Support assigned Core teams and contribute to assigned sub-teams and project teams.


Education and Experience:

  • MD degree from an accredited medical school with postgraduate medical training preferred.
    • Subspecialty training in plastic surgery and/or industry experience in the field is also preferred.
  • PhD with relevant experience will be considered.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Must understand legal and regulatory guidelines as they pertain to the pharmaceutical and device industry.
  • Understanding of Good Clinical Practices, ICH guidelines, PhRMA code, FDA CFR, ISO, clinical research ethics, HIPAA and patient privacy laws, EU Directive, and other applicable regulations is preferred.
  • Familiar with Medical Affairs principles, study design and publications.
  • Proficient with electronic systems including Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, videoconferencing platforms.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple initiatives.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently with remote supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team/matrix environment.
  • Ability to influence others without direct reporting relationships.
  • Travel as needed to support external relationships and team meetings.
  • Demonstrated strengths in the following areas:
    • Planning, organizational, and analytical skills
    • Oral and written communication
    • Time management
    • Conflict management and resolution
    • Problem solving
    • Attention to detail
    • Interpersonal and networking
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity

Customer service orientation

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: ​

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs​

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. ​

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.