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Senior Director, Breast Cancer, US Medical Affairs, Oncology

Remote, Maryland, Maryland
Closing date
Jan 30, 2023

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Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Pharmaceutical, Physicians/Nurses
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The Senior Medical Director will be responsible for leading several US Medical Affairs activities in support of Breast Cancer, including providing strategic leadership for clinical research and launch readiness. S/he will also be responsible for the development and execution of short and long-term US medical plans supporting breast cancer and aligning them with overall business goals. A significant portion of time will be externally facing, and the Senior Medical Director will provide therapeutic area/product expertise in breast cancer and understand the point of view of patients and HCPs. Working closely with Global Medical Affairs and cross-functional colleagues, s/he ensures that the US Medical Affairs plan is aligned with brand strategies to support successful pre-launch, launch, post-launch medical initiatives.


  • Brand Plan Development:
    • Oversee and coordinate medical input into brand strategies and tactics, aligning on US regional medical needs.
    • Lead the development of medical strategies and tactics and ensure the delivery of these plans
  • Medical Sub-Team:
    • Participate, as needed, on Medical sub-team meetings and activities
    • Partnership with Global Medical Affairs to assure region is represented in Global Medical activities
  • Promotional Materials Development and Review:
    • Provide medical leadership for concept development and review of promotional and sales training materials in partnership with legal, regulatory and marketing colleagues to ensure compliant, accurate and high-quality content of all promotional and sales training materials.
  • Customer Insight Planning:
    • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of customer insight planning (including Advisory Boards) to gather expert guidance to advise medical planning.
  • Research:
    • Develop strategies and manage Investigator-Initiated Research program, Clinical Research Collaborations and analyses of Real-World Data.
    • Develop and advocate for Phase IV lifecycle clinical trial strategies and concepts to support regional medical business needs
  • Publication Subcommittee (PSC) Membership:
    • Collaborate with Clinical Development and Medical Strategy Lead on key governance committee to support development of strategic global and regional publication plans.
    • Participate in data analysis efforts, and lead or participate in manuscript, abstract, and poster development.
  • Safety Support: represent regional medical on internal safety committees, safety analysis and interpretation of clinical and RWD, guidance for safety updates, issues pertaining to regional business.
  • Regulatory Support: Provide regional medical leadership, support and guidance for new labels, label updates and responses to regulatory requests.
  • Customer Facing Partnerships:
    • Partner with expert thought leaders and societies to support regional Medical business goals, including manuscript generation, research partnerships, fellowships, expert guidance, and competitive insight.
    • Provide primary medical leadership & support for regional medical congresses.
  • Managerial expectations:
    • Team matrix leadership, excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Responsible for developing and coaching other team members as requested.
    • Support a high functioning and performance culture for team
  • Serve as a medical/clinical expert in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast cancer to bring patients' & physicians' voice to efforts and initiatives aimed at addressing their unmet needs across business functions.

  • MD or DO (Breast Oncology background preferred)
  • 10 or more years experience in either pharmaceutical industry, academic centers, clinical practice, or a combination of these
  • Experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast cancer within the US Healthcare System
  • Headquarters and launch experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in breast cancer preferred
  • Understanding of the drug development process
  • Knowledge of health care economics and its impact on medical decision making desired
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated track record of high performance and excellence.
  • Strong strategic skills including creativity and effectiveness in proactively identifying and addressing challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal communication and presentation skills. Proven ability to facilitate open discussion and debate among key stakeholders and build internal and external relationships.
  • Well-organized with the ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands, and effectively lead in a matrix organization.


Capable of comprehending and communicating in a clear, concise manner a large amount of scientific information.


Ability to work flexible hours and domestic and international traveling.


Eligible for employee referral bonus

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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