VP, Medical Affairs

This position will be responsible for all aspects of Medical Affairs and is based in the Company’s San Diego headquarters location.  The individual selected for this role will be responsible for designing and implementing medical affairs strategies and tactical plans while providing leadership to a multifunctional, usually matrixed Medical Affairs (MA) Team that includes: medical science liaisons (MSLs), medical information and communications, health economics and outcomes research, pharmaco-vigilance and medical affairs operations and training. The position will work closely across multiple disciplines, including clinical project teams, clinical development, business development, regulatory, marketing, legal and others as needed.  This includes working closely with marketing to assess product opportunities, develop post-filing, pre-launch and post-launch clinical strategy and product commercialization plans.  This position will also be an active participant on the Company’s Compliance Committee. The VP, Medical Affairs will define the Medical Affairs strategy, set annual goals, develop and refine MA policies and procedures, and SOPs, to ensure and maintain excellence in standards and practices.  This can also include advancing collaborations with health care practitioners, research groups, payers, and patient advocacy groups.


Board certified/board eligible MD (Neurology, Psychiatry or closely related) preferred; with a minimum of 12 years in a clinical or pharmaceutical setting with background in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Research and six years leading MSLs, medical information/communication and HEOR.  Will consider PharmD, PsyD or PhD with equivalent related experience;

Strong experience and technical knowledge in CNS, psychiatry and/or neurology is required; movement disorders or psychiatry is preferred; Previous product launch experience and success in working in a matrixed, cross-functional environment; Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills; and previous experience working across functions to achieve results; Must understand and respect company core values and possess the highest integrity; Broad working knowledge of FDA requirements, industry compliance, clinical trial design and strategies, commercial and publication strategy, and medical information process; and Willingness and availability to travel as needed to accomplish company goals and objectives (≈40-50% at times).

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