Allergan Assoc Dir, Medical Affairs in Irvine, California

Assoc Dir, Medical Affairs

Irvine, California, United States at

May 23, 2018Post Date

179750Requisition #

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

Provides Medical Affairs Therapy Area expertise for in house and field based teams. Works with US Medical Director and contributes to aligned Global medical and scientific (CMO) strategy for products in facial aesthetics. This role provides a solid point of reference for medical and scientific content of company materials and activities within the US Facial Aesthetics division.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Contributes to Global Facial Aesthetics CMO strategy

  • Serves as a point of contact for US Marketing Brand Team

  • Will have close alignment with US Medical Director for Facial Aesthetics (manager), International Medical Affairs team for Facial Aesthetics and Global MSL team

  • Works closely with US AMI team, providing input with regards to scientific content, speakers & AGN generated data

  • Therapy area scientific expert

  • Responsible for interacting with cross functional teams such as (US Marketing, AMI, International Scientific Advisors, Global MSL team, US HCP/External Experts within Facial Aesthetics, R&D Clinical Development, Medical Communications, External Scientific communications, Strategic Operations and Medical Excellence).


  • Work with US Medical Director to function as key partner with other CMO functions & Commercial to contribute to and execute medical life cycle plan; supporting strategies and tactics in support of brand development in the defined therapeutic area.

  • Aligning with US Medical Director, coordinates the utilization of scientific information that may be used by various internal stakeholders in support of marketed product(s) and drugs in development within the defined therapeutic area; this will include supporting relevant Advisory Boards & being a key contributor to AMI content.

  • Organize and run regular global MSL and RSE Skype calls in co-ordination with International Scientific Advisor

  • Represent Medical Affairs on Development Core Teams as directed by Global Therapeutic Area Head of Medical Affairs, Aesthetics

  • Provide regular updates to US and International Medical Directors for Facial Aesthetics

  • Support US contribution of Phase IV studies execution to provide practice relevant data on the marketed products. In addition, provide inputs from medical practice perspective to GE&V team for PROs as needed.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with Thought Leaders (TLs) in respective therapeutic area to establish strong scientific presence in the practicing and academic communities. Collaborate with US Medical Director and MSL colleagues to ensure TL communication is optimized.

  • Work with Global Medical Excellence, US Medical Director, International Medical Director, International Scientific Advisor & Regional Scientific Experts and directs the content of training of MSL teams, on various aspects of scientific information on products and related medical/scientific information concerning the therapeutic area, ensuring it is accurate and balanced to communicate the complete data about products.

  • Key member of the Publication Planning Team – contributes to discussions around publication strategy and provides clinical insight

  • When the opportunity arises, following ICMJE criteria, take on the role as internal author on publications where appropriate

  • Stays informed of current developments in the medical and scientific communities concerning assigned areas through appropriate familiarity with current literature, attendance at meetings, conventions, and professional associations.

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Solid understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines; knowledge of ABPI & EFPIA promotional regulations, EU regulations as they relate to device approvals.

  • Progressive experience in pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology company in medical affairs and/or Clinical Development function.

  • Minimum 3years work experience within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • Through 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 local regulations

  • Strong comprehension of medical affairs principles, study design and publications.

  • Proficient with electronic systems including, Visio, Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, WebEx

  • Experience handling and prioritizing multiple projects

  • Ability to work effectively in a team/matrix environment

  • Capable of influence others without direct reporting relationships

  • Comprehend technical, scientific and medical information


  • Advanced degree required, PhD preferred


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.