Pfizer Global Medical Affairs Lead (GMAL) Talazoparib, Pfizer Oncology (MD) in New York City, New York


The GMAL is a core member for the asset leadership team, working in close partnership with the Asset Team Lead (ATL), Global Clinical Lead (GCL), IIR Manager, and Global Commercial Lead. The GMAL is responsible for external-facing interactions with medical experts and other stakeholders, and is expected to build and maintain strong opinion leader relationships. The GMAL engages in external collaborations in order to gain insight and to facilitate clinical development and life cycle plans.

The GMAL is expected to maintain a current fund of knowledge in oncology, including review of the science, competition, and key opportunities, and to provide insight to the team into medical practice and unmet medical needs.

The ideal incumbent holds an MD and will be responsible for chairing the risk-benefit committee, approve named patient requests, author HHA (Health Hazard Assessments), and will be primary medical owner of safety issues.


Develop an aligned Global Medical Affairs strategy. Key deliverables include:

  • Competitive and product analysis

  • Global data gap strategy including IIR Strategy

  • Publication Plan

  • Global Advisory Board Plan

  • Global MA Budget.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders including Regional Medical Affairs Leads, Asset Team Lead, Global Clinical Lead, and Worldwide Commercial Development Lead. Represent Regional Medical Affairs priorities on the Asset Team. Develop and communicate lifecycle planning and strategies

  • Collaborate with Asset Teams to support implementation, review, and communication of clinical studies

  • Provide insights into competitive landscape

  • Support launch planning Participate in safety reviews of assigned assets

  • Co-chair, with the Safety Risk lead, at least twice yearly meetings of the Product Benefit Risk committee (PBRC)

  • Assess new information potentially affecting interpretation of benefit and risk at ad hoc meetings, and present data to BU-BRC and EBRC, as needed

  • Ensure aligned risk benefit assessment from regional asset leads

  • Provide medical input to support the development of global regulatory documents Support global IIRs:

  • Develop and communicate a global IIR support strategy:

  • Chair Global Review Committee (GRC) for review of IIR proposals

  • Lead review of ongoing IIR performance

  • Support the communications of results from IIRs to key internal stakeholders

  • Serve as medical Project Lead for selected Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) studies Develop, communicate, and implement global publication plan:Chair Publication Subcommittee (PSC)

  • Ensure the development of a comprehensive asset global

  • publication plan in collaboration with Global Medical Communications team

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure execution to plan while maintaining compliance with Pfizer publication policies and procedures. Work with the Asset Team and Global Medical Communications team to identify time points at which data suitable for publication will be available and supports their presentation and publication Partner with Global Medical Communications on the development and execution of plans Develop opinion leader relationships

  • Work with the regions to identify key opinion leaders

  • Work with Asset Team to identify questions and issues about the asset for which advisory board input could be useful

  • Global Advisory Board support and execution

  • Develop Advisory board strategy and materials in conjunction with the GCL, ATL, and clinical team.

  • Support the regions in the conduct of regional advisory boards through development of key slides and questions, and occasional participation

  • Partner with Global Medical Communications and regional Medical Affairs organizations in liaising with key opinion leaders and in the development and execution of plans

  • Interface with regional Medical Affairs teams

  • Partner closely with regional Medical Affairs representatives to ensure that regional needs are met by clinical development and global life cycle plans

  • Partner with regional Medical Affairs in supporting IIR programs

  • Prioritize, align and support global KOL interactions and activities

  • Support regional publication needs in the context of a strategic global publication plan

  • Partner with Corporate Affairs group to develop communication materials and support external communications

  • Applies clinical knowledge as needed.


Education: MD

Specialty training in oncology; Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Oncology

  • 7+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Minimum 5 years experience in oncology

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong interpersonal skills to quickly build rapport and credibility with Pfizer leaders and key external stakeholders

  • Understanding of principles of pharmacovigilance and risk/benefit analysis

  • Management and leadership skills

  • Ability to lead matrixed, cross-functional work teams

  • Global mindset and experience in multiple markets, proven ability to partner cross culturally/regionally

  • In-depth understanding and experience with study methodology, protocol design, safety evaluation, and data analysis


  • 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry

Additional Offer Details:

  • Additional Location Information: Virtual, this position can be at any global Pfizer location or globally home based.

  • Relocation - Yes, offered

  • Grade: 20

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus - YES

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