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Senior Medical Director, Rheumatology, MD

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Pharmaceutical, Physicians/Nurses
Full Time
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Reporting to the US Specialty Care Medical Affairs (US SCMA) Lead for Gastroenterology, Biosimilars, and Rheumatology within headquarters, the Senior Director, Rheumatology will be an integral member of the team supporting current in-line assets, as well as pipeline assets, within the therapeutic area of Rheumatology.

The Senior Director combines medical/scientific expertise and understanding of the patients and physicians point of view with that of the Rheumatology Disease Area and the specific medicine(s). The Senior Director is part of a cross-functional working environment where colleagues always understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity.

  • Proactively bring patients' & physicians' voice to development efforts to provide medicines meeting their needs, on cross-functional teams, while considering the needs of customers, including payers.
  • Understand the product/medicine (Xeljanz) and the formulation of the concept/strategy and how it relates to the customers' needs
  • Serve as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g.: disease states, product label, statistics interpretation, etc.), including competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of the benefit-risk of the medicine(s), taking into account new data, as they become available
  • Objectively interpret technical and commercial information to deliver value added education to assigned teams
  • Serve as a translator between technical and commercial functions, driving the transfer and appropriate application of both commercial and clinical knowledge, ideas, and needs
  • Collaborate with other regional Medical Affairs teams, Marketing/Commercial team(s), relevant Pfizer research groups, and other appropriate cross-functional teams in driving strategic direction for medical development, lifecycle plans, and regional/country plans for the medicine or/and therapeutic area
  • Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge, including medical needs, to different stakeholders, including patients, within disease area, customizing the communication for the audience leading to effective communication
  • Proactively collaborate in the development and review of US promotional materials (& Global upon request) including participation in review committee(s) to ensure medical and scientific information are included in an accurate and medically appropriate context
  • Take lead in organization of external meetings (examples but not limited to: advisory boards, congresses and symposia) as appropriate, enhancing the leadership skills and behaviors, identifying strengths and areas to focus with exploring continued opportunities to excel in their role
  • Participate in publications subcommittee to plan and implement appropriate publication strategy and tactics in accordance with Pfizer policy; manage publication process as needed, including idea/concept generation, authorship and agency liaison
  • Manage vendors and budgets (track/forecast)
  • Leads or contributes to the US strategic/operating plan for the therapeutic area


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/DO professional degrees with 5+ years of clinical practice experience
  • Relationship builder within and outside of Pfizer
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Team oriented for success

  • Specialty training and board certification in Rheumatology
  • Clinical experience in rheumatoid arthritis


Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 16, 2024.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $253,800.00 to $423,000.00.* In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 25.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

* The annual base salary for this position in Tampa, FL ranges from $203,600.00 to $339,300.00.

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

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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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.


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