Allergan Dir, Global Scientific Communications & Training in Albany, New York

Dir, Global Scientific Communications & Training

Albany, New York, United States at https://agn.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/6309/other-jobs-matching/location-only

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Chicago, Illinois, United States Seattle, Washington, United States Houston, Texas, United States Miami, Florida, United States Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Aug 17, 2018Post Date

182297Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Director, Global Scientific Communications & Training will plan, develop, and review key MSL scientific resources and tools, primarily product and disease state slide decks, product summaries/topic outlines, and other MSL materials across multiple therapeutic areas. He/she will also provide an advanced level of scientific/clinical review of MSL and CMO-related resources and tools for accuracy, consistency, and inclusion of most recent clinical/scientific data/information. The Director will also provide scientifically rigorous training, competency assessment and ongoing development to MSL members for achieving and maintaining expert level scientific knowledge competencies in multiple disease states and products. The scope of the role will include support of both US and International CMO MSL teams as needed, dependent upon role-specific Therapeutic Area.

This position is an open position within the Global Scientific Communications & Training team.

This is a field based role and can reside anywhere in the US or overseas*

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops and critically reviews MSL and CMO-related scientific resources and tools, primarily clinical presentation slide decks, educational materials, and reactive field materials in collaboration with MSL management, Medical Affairs and other internal teams and ensures MSL field resource content is aligned and consistent with the medical strategy as well as identified needs in the field. Additional involvement in content development/review may include CMO Ad Board slide decks and CMO Medical Booth materials.

  • Leads MSL training in key competencies regarding disease state awareness, current treatment landscape, and new product clinical data. Works with MSL TA Directors/Medical Directors to develop a product/disease state training strategy and implement training plan. Educational materials and training initiatives include (but are not limited to) therapeutic training binders and modules, clinical presentation/competency assessments, written competency assessments, etc. Develops assessment plans and conducts oral presentation and written product competency assessments in conjunction with the MSL Management. Reviews literature alerts and competitive intelligence reports gathered at medical meetings to ensure MSL team scientific content and training is current and ahead of scientific community.

Requirements

  • Independently provides an advanced level of strategic development and scientific/clinical review of resources and tools for accuracy, consistency, and inclusion of most recent clinical/scientific data/information across multiple product portfolios.

  • Provides expanded support for scientifically rigorous training, competency assessment and ongoing development to MSL team members for achieving and maintaining expert level scientific knowledge competencies in multiple disease states and products.

  • Ability to identify unmet needs related to scientific content training as well as materials for field use and develop strategy plans to address these needs that is aligned with overall CMO strategy.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical regulatory and healthcare compliance guidelines and industry trends; knowledge of product lifecycle management; ability to critically analyze scientific data and objectively and concisely summarize key findings.

  • Problem solving related to review processes, including reconciling reviewer comments and recommendations related to scientific content of MSL field materials. Additional problem solving around scientific training needs, operations and systems management.

  • Advanced level of scientific/clinical strategic approach required for the development and review of resources, training and tools for accuracy, consistency, and inclusion of most recent clinical/scientific data/information to ensure high degree of MSL impact in the field.

  • The scope of the role and the related responsibilities requires substantial collaboration with MSL Management and Global Medical Affairs as well as cross-functional internal groups (e.g., CMO teams, Compliance, IT, Regulatory, Legal, and Clinical Development).

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • 5 years of previous MSL or related pharmaceutical industry experience, clinical experience preferred

  • Strong knowledge of Pharma regulatory and compliance guidelines

  • A solid scientific background and the ability to critically review and analyze scientific literature.

  • Excellent written, oral, presentation skills and creative/strategic thinking

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and interface in a dynamic environment.

  • A background in neurology is desirable

Education

  • R.Ph., PharmD., Ph.D., R.N., M.D., is required

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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.