Global Scientific Director, Anti-Infectives

  • Competitive
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Permanent
The Global Scientific Director, Anti-Infectives, is a key senior role within a well-esteemed global pharma company, providing deep clinical expertise in fungal disease to ensure that disease area strategies and tactics support the scientific needs of HCPs and deliver optimal patient outcomes.

He/she will be a subject matter expert in fungal/anti-infective disease and will act as a key internal company expert to support the team as it enters this new, complex and fast-moving, specialty disease area.
This person will be a core member of the Medical Affairs and R&D Leadership teams and the scientific team lead. 

This role could be suitable for a physician in clinical practice looking to gain hands-on industry experience and is a 12-month Fixed Term Contract position (flexibility for a permanent position, part-time or contract role) 

  • Core member of the Medical Affairs and R&D Leadership Teams, supporting the planning and delivery of all scientific activities in anti-infectives
  • Core member of an antifungal medicine Asset team, leading expert scientific input into cross functional customer engagement planning and execution
  • Provides clinical expertise to R&D teams to ensure that data generation plans in anti-infectives are aligned with clinical practice and deliver optimised patient outcomes
  • Provides clinical expertise to Medical Affairs, both globally and in the countries, to ensure that all anti-infective activities concerning insight generation, data generation and scientific communications support business and patient outcomes
  • Carries out legitimate scientific exchange with Key External Experts (KEEs), institutions and scientific societies in relevant countries and shares key insights with relevant internal teams
  • Supports Market Access and HEOR teams in developing burden of disease studies, budget impact models and value dossiers and acts as a scientific expert as required with HTA and other key reimbursement bodies
  • Supports commercial teams both globally and local as a clinical expert to ensure that commercial activities meet the needs of HCPs
  • Acts as a speaker at company sponsored non-promotional educational meetings and works closely with Faculty where required at relevant sponsored promotional or non-promotional symposia and other educational events
  • Ensures all activities are carried out with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, and in line with the UK ABPI Code of Practice
  • Attends the Cambridge office regularly to optimise internal cross-functional collaborative working, and also ensures external focus at least 2-3 days per week to maximise collaborative working with KEEs and other scientific groups
Key Internal Stakeholders: 
  • VP Medical Affairs (line manager)
  • VP R&D (dotted line manager)
  • CDMO
  • SALT (incl. VPs for Regulatory and Safety)
  • Global Commercial and Market Access (Anti-Infectives)
  • Global Medical Affairs (Anti-Infectives)
  • Cluster and Country Leadership (Cluster and Country Medical Directors, General Managers etc)
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Flexible in Europe but UK preferred
  • Medical Degree with higher medical qualification (e.g. MRCP, MRCPath, PhD etc.)
  • At least 4-8 years’ relevant experience working in infectious diseases including medical mycology
  • Strong collaborative and excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal)

  • Experience working with industry on collaborative projects (e.g. IITs, Advisory Boards etc)
  • Experience in leading/conducting clinical trials (including real world research)
  • Fluent in an additional European language e.g. German
  • Understanding of Industry Codes and Regulations
Please apply or reach out to if you are interested in this position
Daniel Chitra Recruiter

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