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Vice President, Medical Affairs

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Kate Higgins
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Mountain View, Ca
 medical   affairs 
Category:Biotech / Science
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time
Company:VIVUS, Inc

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VIVUS, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of next-generation therapeutic products addressing obesity and sexual health. Analysts speculate that the potential market for obesity ranges from $5 billion to $10 billion annually, and the indications targeted by VIVUS' sexual health products each represent a projected market greater than $1 billion annually. We currently have opening for a Vice President, Medical Affairs in our corporate headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

The Vice President, Medical Affairs will fulfill the most senior executive role responsible for leading and directing the overall medical affairs function for the company. This position will oversee and implement the strategies for addressing the medical affairs requirements necessary for the promotion and sales of the companys approved products as well as for all product development programs. The Vice-President, Medical Affairs will lead efforts to communicate with physicians and other health care professionals about Qnexa, an investigational product for obesity and other investigational products. This includes responsibility for the design, creation and production of training, publications and posters, phase 4 clinical studies, adverse events, advisory boards and CME. Working with all relevant internal and external groups (consultants, companies), the candidate will assure accurate information is communicated and all programs are in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and guidelines. The Vice President, Medical Affairs will interact with Pharmacovigilence and physicians in the management of adverse event reports.


- Participates as an active member of the senior management team to ensure the strategy and vision of medical affairs is in constant support of the strategic development vision of the company.
- Build and create Medical Affairs department in anticipation of the launch of Qnexa.
- Participates in organizing and conducting advisory boards, speaker training and Phase 4 research. Reviews literature, attends scientific meetings, and interacts with key opinion leaders. Management of adverse events directly with physicians as needed.
- Manages and coordinates activities in producing publications and posters on clinical trials. Participates in the review of requests for educational and training grants, CME programs and speakers.
- Operates as the primary point of technical contact for health care professionals seeking information and training about company products. Includes answering both on label and unsolicited off-label requests for product information.
- Coordinates reviews and reports on technical, scientific and medical information relevant to corporate products.
- Functions as a liaison to the clinical development group in support of clinical trials.
- Maintains close working relationship with Executive Operating Committee, Marketing and Sales Staff and Clinical Development.

- MD
- Professional License/Specialized Training
- 10 years experience working in a combination of medical affairs and clinical development function required
- Strong team orientation and collaboration
- Ability to work independently
- Organized and effective time management skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to manage deadlines
- Good understanding of Medical Affairs and comprehensive understanding of the compliance issues concerning Medical Affairs functions
- Current industry knowledge and knowledge of metabolic or obesity area

Please submit your resume, with salary history and salary requirements.

Only candidates meeting this criteria will be considered.


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