Medical Affairs

Medical Affairs

​Product development never rests. With new sophisticated molecules, medical devices, and even gene therapies, there is a higher demand for clinical and drug information, creating new career opportunities for pharmacists in the growing area of medical affairs. To quote George Bernard Shaw, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Medical Affairs teams are the medical face of the company and their value lies their ability to disseminate information as accurately and precisely as possible – they make sure that when communication takes place, it makes sense.

The medical affairs sector as a whole is growing in popularity, according to Kyle Kennedy, vice president of customer strategy with the Medical Affairs Company (TMAC), “I have always said a position in medical affairs is the best job in the pharmaceutical sector. You learn so many skills that prepare you to be successful in other positions in the industry.

In medical affairs, you have opportunities to work in or with clinical trial activities, medical information, competitive intelligence, pharmacovigilance, medical writing, health outcomes, scientific platform communications, and key opinion leader development, and you may even be able to move over to the commercial side of industry, such as marketing.”

The future in terms of job growth looks positive for the sector, William Soliman, PhD, chair of the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs says, “Medical affairs has grown over 300% in the last decade and it will continue to do so, there are many more career opportunities than ever before.”

As the sector continues to grow, programs such as "Elevate" run by the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) explores how the industry can embrace new operating models that elevate Medical Affairs from a supportive role to a more strategic business critical role within life sciences organizations.




Medical Affairs Jobs

Associate Director Global HEOR - Rare Diseases
US$175000 - US$185000 per annum, Boston

A top five biotech is looking to bring on an Associate Director Global HEOR to assist in the buil...

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Associate Director, MSL Training & Operations
Negotiable, New Jersey

Title: Associate Director, Neurology MSL Training & Operations Salary: $195,000 Summary: This Ass...

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Medical Manager Pipeline
bonus, LTI, München

Title: Medical Manager Company summary: A large biotech who consistently strive for and achieve i...

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Market Access Manager - New 1st in Class Drug Launch
Negotiable, Munich

Market Access Manager - New 1st in Class Drug Launch Ein großes Biotech Unternehmen ist derzeit a...

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Safety Specialist
Negotiable, San Francisco

Job Title: Safety Specialist (Remote) Contract Length : 12 months (extension possibilities) Descr...

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Global Medical Affairs
Negotiable, Boston

Global Medical Affairs Project Manager JOB DESCRIPTION - Contingent labor | Contractor Location: ...

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Director of MSLs
Negotiable, New Jersey

A leading research-based healthcare company is looking to bring on a skilled Director of MSLs of ...

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Senior Medical Science Liaison - Neurodegenerative Disease
US$180000 - US$180001 per annum + Medical Insurance, New York

Title: Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) - Neurodegenerative Disease Salary: $180,000 Summ...

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Sr. Manager, Medical Writer
Negotiable, Princeton

Title: Senior Manager, Medical Writer Location: Fully Remote Job Type: 12-month contract w/extens...

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