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Director, Medical Affairs, Neuroscience

Company: Jazz Pharma
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOverview: Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise. Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology - areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs. We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you're looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients' lives and being a great place to work, we hope you'll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Responsibilities: The Director of Medical Affairs will assume a strategic and tactical role supporting the development and execution of the Neuroscience Medical Affairs plans for the low sodium oxybate formulation in light of its upcoming launch. This position will report to the Executive Director of Medical Affairs overseeing the Neuroscience Franchise and will work closely with other members of the Medical Affairs team as well as R&D and Commercial teams. This position will develop relationships with key internal contacts (marketing, regulatory, clinical development, and legal) and external Key Opinion Leaders to ensure that Medical Affairs plans and materials are current and meet high strategic, regulatory, and scientific standards. Job Responsibilities: * Provide day-to-day clinical and medical guidance while working closely on joint projects with other members of the Medical Affairs team and other departments within Jazz; projects may include scientific congress/conference strategy and planning, publications, field force training, review of medical information standard response letters, health economics and epidemiology analyses, and marketing/policy related projects. * Create and drive medical components of the integrated launch strategy in collaboration with functions across the organization. Participate in appropriate cross-functional and cross-company commercial and clinical teams to inform brand strategies and tactics. * Provide scientific input into publication strategy and review manuscripts for publication and abstracts and posters for presentation at scientific meetings. * Lead the development of, and participate in, advisory boards. * Provide clinical and scientific support in responding to inquiries from healthcare professionals and managed care organizations. * Ensure that all medical affairs presentations are consistent, accurate, and clinically meaningful. Assist with review and approval of promotional materials and medical affairs materials. * Participate in the development and management of the medical affairs budget. * Consistently demonstrate a positive, collaborative attitude that exemplifies ownership of business, teamwork with peers, and respect of supervisors, peers and customers. Essential Qualifications: * Advanced degree required (PharmD, MD, PhD) with sleep and psychiatry training or experience preferred * Experience leading cross-functional teams and championing ideas/projects. * Strong organizational skills, delivering on commitments in a timely manner, while maintaining a strong customer focus. * Entrepreneurial thinking, self-starter with positive can-do attitude. * Ability to readily examine and understand issues from multiple perspectives. * Medical and scientific excellence in investigator and/or company sponsored research. * Excellent verbal & written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills. * Proven ability to collaborate with internal colleagues in sales, marketing, and managed care. * Demonstrated ability to build credible professional relations with Key Opinion Leaders in the fields of Sleep, Psychiatry, and other CNS disciplines. * Ability to deliver scientific presentations. * Ability to travel up to +/-20% of the time. Description of Physical Demands: * Occasional mobility within office environment. * Routinely sitting for extended periods of time. * Constantly operating a computer, printer, telephone and other similar office machinery. Description of Work Environment: * Work indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes. * Frequent computer use at workstation. * May move from one work location to another occasionally. * Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of "normal" work hours, in order to meet business demands. * Occasional public contact requiring appropriate business apparel. Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nati

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