Intercept Pharmaceuticals Executive/Senior Medical Director- US Medical Affairs in New York, New York

Job Descriptions:

The Executive/Senior Medical Director-US Medical Affairs will report into the Vice President US Medical Affairs and be responsible for developing the Medical Affairs strategy and tactical plans for Intercepts commercialized and pipeline indications/brands, focused on the US market. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and innovative with a clear ability to manage a matrix, and have a track record of deliverables.The Executive/Senior Medical Director-US Medical Affairs, shall have broad responsibilities for setting US Medical Affairs strategy and working across Medical Affairs to ensure aligned execution by other Medical Affairs functions (HEOR, IIR, Medical Operations, Scientific Communications etc.) against the strategy. This individual shall also have the responsibility to manage across other matrix partners such as US commercial, Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Business Development and Program Teams to ensure appropriate Medical Affairs input and direction are provided.As a senior member of the US Medical Affairs team, the Executive/Senior Medical Director-US Medical Affairs will partner with the VP of US Medical Affairs to build and continuously improve the US Medical Affairs team.Additionally, through the development and maintenance of relationships with the external expert community/stakeholders, the Executive/Senior Medical Director-US Medical Affairs, will utilize his/her to skills and relationships to advance Intercept’s medical/scientific engagement in research, advisory boards, medical education and scientific communications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Develop a cross functionally aligned set of medical strategies for the US market needs; focused on commercialized as well as late-stage development indications/assets.

  • Build a Medical Affairs plan with specific medical tactics, in partnership with other medical functions and aligned with the medical strategies.

  • Provide strategic medical leadership to other medical functions as needed to ensure the delivery of aligned projects and results.

  • Responsible for developing the medical strategy and plans for Medical Affairs advisory boards in the US and work with the Scientific Communications team to execute.

  • Primary point of Medical contact with US commercial, working to provide appropriate medical input into the development of promotional pieces, support in-market launch activities, contribute strategic medical input as required to the development of brand strategies, support the business insights team with market research projects, and collaborate with the Managed Markets team to support the payer focused activities.

  • Responsible for the Medical part of the promotional materials legal medical regulatory review in the US.

  • Develop and run a medical affairs data generation and dissemination working group and work with the Scientific Communications team to develop and execute aligned strategies/tactics for maximizing our scientific communication efforts.

  • Work with the HEOR team to provide medical direction into real world evidence generation projects, including comparative effectiveness/value for money projects.

  • Primary point of Medical contact with the global Patient Advocacy team ensuring appropriate medical support is provided to all patient education efforts.

  • Work with the Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) team to provide appropriate medical review to concept/protocol reviews.

  • Serve as content expert in PBC/NASH and master the data in support of Intercept’s product(s) value proposition.

  • Stay up-to-date on new data and developments in the field, and key publications of interest.

  • Maintain strong relationships with the external thought leader and influencer communities.

  • Ensure interactions with thought leaders and our advocacy partners (professional and patient organizations).

  • Contribute to, and support execution of the lifecycle management activities for Intercept’s commercialized indications/assets.

Required Experience:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential

  • Demonstrated ability to lead across a matrix required

  • Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong inter-personal skills and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to work independently in a proactive manner

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint & Word


  • MD/DO/PhD/PharmD with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience preferably within the bio-pharmaceutical industry and/or in Clinical Research and/or Medical Affairs.

  • Other biomedical degrees (NP, PA, RPharm) with a minimum of 10 years of bio-pharmaceutical industry experience in Clinical Research and/or Medical Affairs.

  • An MPH in chronic disease epidemiology/biostatistics in addition to any of the above degrees will be a strong plus.

  • Prior experience in Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Immunology preferred.

  • Direct experience developing and executing research (interventional or observational) studies required.

  • Demonstrated track record of publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals required.

  • Launch experience strongly preferred.

  • Strong understanding of drug development and commercialization process.

Keyword: Medical Affairs

From: Intercept Pharmaceuticals