Senior Director of Global Medical Affairs (Microbiology)

Durham, North Carolina, US
May 03, 2021
May 05, 2021
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The Sr. Director of Global Medical Affairs provides medical and scientific expertise to several departments and functions within bioMerieux. This position reports to the Vice President of Global Medical Affairs for Microbiology products and will be part of a team committed to optimizing patient outcomes by advancing the medical value of the bioMerieux microbiology portfolio (antimicrobial susceptibility testing, organism identification, blood culture systems).

Main Responsibilities:

Provide medical and scientific guidance to R&D, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, and Commercial teams throughout the product life cycle (feasibility, development, clinical trials supporting registration, post-commercial launch) as well as for external opportunities and relevant due diligence
Participate in health hazard and risk assessments, post-market surveillance, and field action board activities
Create and edit the medical and scientific content of documents and presentations
Review proposals for bioMérieux-initiated and investigator-initiated studies
Participate in planning, data analysis, and publication of outcomes research
Attend scientific meetings; assist in planning bioMerieux sponsored events; engage with external subject matter experts
Assist in training Medical Science Liaisons, Clinical Implementation Managers, and Medical Advisors
Collaborate with national and regional Medical Advisors located throughout the world

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

MD or PHD with completion of an accredited fellowship or similar training in Clinical Microbiology
At least 7 years of relevant experience in the areas of infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, and clinical research
At least 5 years of experience as the director or associate director of a clinical microbiology laboratory
Comprehensive knowledge of antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Understanding of microbiology test methods, regulatory standards (CLIA, CAP, FDA), and clinical practice guidelines (CLSI, EUCAST, IDSA)
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (oral and written), presentation, and project management skills
Evidence of scholarly achievement
Proficient in writing research protocols and scientific papers
Ability to collaborate across divisions in a highly matrixed environment
Strong prioritization and decision-making skills
Team player, flexible and adaptable
Fluent in English; fluency or high-level competency in an additional language is highly desirable

Additional Information:

Travel: 15-20% (national and international)
Location: Durham, NC or St. Louis, MO (generous relocation package is available)

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