June 10, 2021
Boston, MA
Job Type
Work Setting


Job Description

The US Medical Affairs Medical Director provides medical leadership in the assigned Therapeutic Area(s) (TA). This role will be accountable for working with the medical team for the US, for the development and implementation of US Medical strategy and plans and will work in partnership with cross functional team colleagues

Key Responsibilities

• Critically interprets scientific data and determines the potential impact of new research on scientific and medical understanding of assigned products

• Serves as the reference person for medical input and support to the local operations

• Shares country/regional insights with global teams to ensure global medical strategies and activities reflect the needs of the country/region

• Provides fair and balanced medical information and education to health care professionals and payers that support the safe and effective use of Vertex drugs in the appropriate patients

• Acts as the local medical contributor and reviewer/approver of Field Medical Material, Promotional Material, and other types of communication materials

• Performs/oversees medical/scientific training for field medical teams, commercial, and other internal stakeholders

• Contributes to the local Brand Team, representing the TA (scientific and medical expertise) and ensuring all activities address patient well-being and respect data integrity

• Ensures compliance at country level with company policies, medical affairs SOPs, GCP and ICH

Required Experience

  • MD, DO or equivalent ex-US medical degree

  • Typically requires 10 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience in Medical Affairs within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry

  • Strong understanding of statistical methods

  • Experience in writing or reviewing scientific communications

  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical business

  • Ability to develop relationships in a highly matrixed environment, as well as external relationships with leaders and industry experts

  • Experience in designing, planning and executing medical education and communication activities

  • Ability to engage in positive dialogue and resolve conflicts in a constructive manner

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

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