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Associate Scientific Director, Medical Affairs - Parkinson's



North Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 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 X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description


The Associate Scientific Director provides medical and scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional and provider interactions (HCP’s, Patients and Payers); generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value); educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines, and value proposition); safeguarding patient safety (risk minimization activities and safety surveillance activities). Works closely with commercial teams to provide strategic medical input into core brand (product) strategies, and to support medical and marketing activities (promotional material generation and product launches) and market access. Collaborates with clinical development on Medical Affairs support of priority trials.


  1. With oversight, contributes to the development of brand strategies.
  2. Leads and support Medical Affairs initiatives for the target indication.
  3. Develops and executes Medical Affairs support of priority clinical development trials.
  4. Contributes to the development of and leads the execution of the Medical Education / Advisory Board & EE Engagement Plan generation in line with TA plan. Lead the individual (Global) Conference planning and execution.
  5. Generates clinical and scientific data per evidence gap assessment.
  6. Responsible to manage budget for assigned projects.
  7. Aligns Medical education and scientific initiatives with Sci Comm Platform. Informs Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) strategy and can act as Docent for IISs.
  8. Contributes to the generation of MI communication content and supports training on Medical Information (MI) materials.
  9. Responsible for performing the accurate and detailed medical review of complex advertising and promotional materials for assigned therapeutic area(s) within Medical Affairs. Provides timely and accurate reviews of promotional materials in accordance with established policies and practice standards, including regulatory guidelines to meet customer needs.



  1. Bachelor’s Degree in the sciences. Advanced Degree PhD, PharmD, MD, Residency or additional post doctorate experience preferred.
  2. 7+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent; substantial understanding of the Parkinson’s Disease therapeutic area required.
  3. Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in the design of protocols preferred.
  4. May have performed protocol design in the academic environment and/or acted as an assistant PI.
  5. Interactions normally require the ability to gain cooperation of others, conduct presentations of technical information concerning specific projects and schedules, etc.
  6. Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  7. May interact with and coordinates appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal stakeholders (i.e. commercial, clinical operations, discovery, statistics, regulatory, etc.) as they relate to on-going medical affairs projects.
  8. May assist as consultant and liaison with other corporations when working under licensing agreements and/or in the evaluation of new business development opportunities.
  9. Represents AbbVie at external meetings including investigator meetings, scientific association meetings, etc.
  10. Works with some supervision and guidance. Exercises judgment within well-defined practices and policies.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.