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Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs Neurology - Remote Opportunity

Requisition ID:  1743

Deerfield, Illinois, US

Date:  Sep 7, 2021

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!


This is a remote opportunity:  Open to candidates anywhere in the greater United States


The Sr. Medical Director, Medical Affairs Neurology will serve as the most senior internal medical and scientific expert for assigned neurology product(s), developing and driving key medical strategies and tactics which align with Brand strategy. In collaboration with Director, Sc. Engagements, the Senior Medical Director will build and grow strong external partnerships. The Senior Medical Director will ensure accurate, robust and appropriate medical/scientific exchange of knowledge and clinical expertise with all stakeholders in the therapeutic area, being the internal medical/scientific point-person for all other programs (Brand Teams, Global Medical Focus Teams, Alliance Teams, etc.) necessary to reach corporate objectives and goals. The Senior Medical Director will also lead, manage, coach, and develop Associate Medical Directors and oversee the medical affairs strategy and plans execution and effective allocation of personnel and financial resources to support overall Lundbeck Medical Affairs objectives across Neurology therapeutic area.  



  • As a lead of Medical Strategy Team, the Senior Medical Director develops and drives medical strategies and oversees implementation and execution of key medical initiatives aligned with the Brand strategies in the Neurology therapeutic area with special focus on migraine prevention and anti-CGRP treatment.
  • Collaborates with cross functional stakeholders to ensure strategic alignment and adequate resource planning for annual Medical Affairs Neurology team objectives.
  • Provides US scientific and strategic input to the global Neurology Medical Focus Teams.
  • Leads, manages, coaches, and develops Associate Medical Directors to support high performance, and to align with strategic direction for Lundbeck.  
  • Anticipates Medical Affairs Neurology personnel future training needs, leads talent development and resource planning.
  • Participates in budgetary processes as part of annual business planning and review of expenses within US Medical Affairs Neurology.
  • Ensures medical affairs strategy planning and other processes are in place and consistently followed and optimized.   
  • Leads US Phase IV and IIT strategy planning and provides US strategic input to the Lundbeck Neurology products LCM plans based on the clinical and scientific knowledge and expertise and strong network in the US Neurology medical community.
  • In collaboration with Director, Communications, Sc. Engagements and Insights, maintains and further develops partnerships and network with key opinion leaders in the Neurology scientific community.
  • Reviews business development opportunities, translating business needs to clinically relevant development strategies that provide a competitive advantage. 
  • Supports regulatory interactions, including the submission of regulatory documents and presentations. 
  • Serves as a medical and scientific expert and works closely with the Patient Safety team within Lundbeck US.
  • Serves as a member of the safety committee.
  • Provides medical input into Promotional Advertising Review Committee for all promotional and external materials, and participation in Labeling meetings, where appropriate, with sign-off authorization.
  • Is involved in and develops SOPs for the activities conducted by Medical Affairs; ensuring all Medical Affairs Neurology team activities are following ICH and other international regulatory guidelines and follow relevant GCPs and SOPs.



  • Accredited MD
  • 9+ years of experience which may include a combination of progressive medical/scientific affairs experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industry and relevant clinical or academia experience within CNS
  • Strong experience of collaborating with cross-functional teams, global medical affairs and commercial teams, as well as external healthcare providers/scientists, to meet shared objectives
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership and prior people management
  • High proficiency in problem solving ability and strong scientific analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills 
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity, representing the company’s high ethics, moral behavior, and professionalism 
  • Intimate knowledge of Regulatory/FDA requirements, as well as medical affairs compliance standards 
  • The Company requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof upon hire, or request a medical or religious accommodation



  • Migraine and aCGRP’s strongly experience
  • Specialty training in neurology (board certification or eligibility in neurology) 
  • Professional society membership(s) relevant to neurology.



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 30% domestically. International travel may be required.



The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado, if selected for this role, and may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $260,000 - $300,000 and eligibility for a 30% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company’s long-term incentive plan. Benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site.


Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time? 


Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.



Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.