Emerging Markets Medical and Scientific Affairs Lead, Covid19/mRNA, MD

Brazil - Remote
Closing date
Dec 4, 2022

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Physicians/Nurses
Full Time
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This position will assume a leadership role within the Emerging Market (EM) Flu Vaccines and mRNA pipeline . The position will support medical affairs activities for EM with primary responsibility as the lead medical and scientific expert within the EM mRNA flu Vaccine and mRNA pipeline The position will be Responsible for the development of all the medical tools and scientific evidence needed for new mRNA vaccines, this role will be also responsible for implementation of the global medical strategy, working k very close with global team and get alignment on medical position to integrate a coherent strategy for the mRNA pipeline to successfully launch and positioning the new mRNA vaccines across Emerging Markets Countries . This will be achieved by cross-functional integration with different areas (Global Vaccines and Antivirals Unit, Vaccines Research and Development, Health Outcomes, Commercial, Regulatory, Safety, Public Affairs, ) at the global, regional and local levels; coordinating work and strategies where appropriate with KOLs and external scientists; conducting and publishing results of high quality scientific studies of relevance to the new assets.

  • Accountable for ensuring integration of scientific information (epidemiology, standard of care, guidelines and recommendations, disease burden, public health value, etc.) in the global medical team.
  • Act as an expert on Flu vaccines and mRNA science, within and outside of Pfizer
  • Develop external stakeholder engagement strategy in alignment with Category Medical strategy.
  • Establish and strengthen medical and scientific relationship with external stakeholders.
  • Be effective in data communication and medical insight capturing.
  • Medical Partnerships: Partner with expert thought leaders and societies to support EM and regional medical affairs goals, including research partnerships, expert guidance, manuscript generation and competitive insight
  • Contribute to developing a strategy on publications, scientific congresses, and advisory boards each year to support scientific data related to Flu vaccine and mRNA technology
  • Identify, establish, and maintain relationships with external partners that can inform on scientific issues of relevance to vaccine policies and decision-making
  • Join all the internal vaccine ecosystem and workstreams
  • Lead the scientific dialogue and positioning of Flu Vaccine and mRNA science via various avenues, including but not limited to:
  • The development and execution of medical advisory boards in accordance with Pfizer policies and procedures.
  • Working with internal and external experts to publish data in peer-reviewed manuscripts, including taking the lead for writing the first draft of these manuscripts
  • Working with internal and external experts to develop abstracts and present data for scientific congresses, including taking the lead for writing and presenting
  • Take responsibility for mandatory periodic regulatory/safety reporting (e.g., PSUR/DSUR/PBRER, WHO PVQAR)
  • Provide credible and accurate scientific data demonstrating the value of our products and differentiating them from our competitors to support country launches and commercial activities.
  • Assist with competitive intelligence for vaccines, including gathering and communicating findings
  • Adapt and update slides compendiums for medical-to-medical as well as internal use for the science related to Flu Vaccine and mRNA technology and vaccination
  • Review external study proposals as member of the Epidemiology Sub-committee (ESC) and Medical Scientific Committee
  • Contribute as a member of the EM Vaccine Leadership Team


Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • MD with relevant degree in a field such as epidemiology or public health;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in public health and minimal 2 years of experience in vaccine-related or vaccine-preventable disease related medical/scientific activities including research, clinical development, epidemiology, and immunization programs. experience in mRNA and vaccines is desirable.
  • Proven ability to interact with senior KOLs and Government officials dealing with immunization programs/vaccine policy and vaccine recommendations
  • Demonstrated experience effectively leading and collaborating with matrixed teams
  • Established track record of values and compliance leadership including across diverse cultures and geographies
  • Documented ability to take a vaccine or vaccine-preventable disease project from start to end including conception, design, protocol, analytic plan, implementation, analysis, and reporting and interpretation of results
  • Able to review, evaluate, interpret, and present complex data; understand information on emerging safety and efficacy profile of pneumococcal vaccines
  • Understand the critical data elements related to assessing the public health value of vaccines , ability to oversee or conduct public health analyses of vaccine impact, and ability to interpret data and data limitations for both Pfizer and competitor vaccines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including scientific writing skills
  • Strong work ethic and history of delivering project within stated timelines.
  • Fluent in English writing, reading, speaking; multiple languages a plus (particularly Spanish, French, ) but not required


The position will involve travelling across EM (around 35% of the time)

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Last Date to Apply for Job: November 25th, 2022

Additional Location Information: US, Latin America, AfME, APAC, Brazil, Colombia, Europe, Singapore, UAE


For roles based in New York City: The annual base salary for this position ranges from $211,200.00 to $351,700.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 25.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.



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