Medical Director (Interim), UK / IE

London, United Kingdom

A global biopharmaceutical company is looking for an experienced pharmaceutical physician with immediate availability to head Medical Affairs activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The chosen candidate will get a unique opportunity to design, develop and implement their vision of medical affairs and clinical development strategies in a young organisation.

Company Offers

  • A competitive daily rate during the interim period of up to 6 months;
  • An opportunity to switch to a permanent role with attractive compensation package;
  • A new challenge and prospects of career progression within a growing company;
  • A high level of responsibility and creative freedom.


  • Medical Degree (MD, MBBS or equivalent);
  • At least 6-7 years UK experience in Medical Affairs and Clinical Development;
  • Experience in an operational management and leadership role;
  • Working knowledge of all areas of product development (pre-clinical development, clinical trial management, post-launch activities, regulatory affairs and GCP);
  • Strong existing professional relationships with Key Opinion Leaders in the fields of Hepatology is highly desirable;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with capability and confidence to address the audiences on a wide variety of scientific topics;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office tools);
  • Prepared to travel locally and internationally (up to 30%).

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement medical strategies to achieve maximum competitive advantage for company’s products;
  • Provide leadership in developing and maintaining professional relationships with scientific community (physicians, key opinion leaders, scientific societies, etc.), policy makers and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Hold accountability for clinical development tactics and implementation of assigned programs;
  • Ensure scientific accuracy and consistency of medical documentation and clinical educational activities;
  • Ensure timely and cost efficient conduct of clinical development programs;
  • Oversee staffing, training and development to meet business needs and deliver quality services;
  • Reporting to the VP of International Medical Affairs.

Job Summary

This position has been filled
2 years ago
Employment Type:
Job Function:
Medical Affairs
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