Sr. Director of Global Medical Affairs (Microbiology

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bioMérieux SA
St. Louis, Missouri, US
May 04, 2021
May 06, 2021
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Sr. Director of Global Medical Affairs (Microbiology)

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. bioMérieux's global headquarters is located in Marcy L'Étoile, France, and we have more than 11,200 team members in 43 countries. With our distributor network, we serve more than 160 countries. bioMérieux, Inc., our Americas division, has more than 4,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries. Our Americas headquarters is in Durham, NC, with nearly 1,200 team members. bioMérieux, Inc. sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health. Our passionate team members recognize the power of diagnostics and rally behind our mission to help save lives.

Position Summary:

Sr. Director of Global Medical Affairs (Microbiology)

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)

Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!

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