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Sr. Medical Director (Gastroenterology)

Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States
November 06, 2018


Job Title:

Senior Medical Director, Gastroenterology

Job Description:

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a globally recognized, research-driven, biopharmaceutical company with more than 65 years of history. Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is privately owned with over 5,700 employees in nearly 60 countries. In the United States, Ferring identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of reproductive health (infertility), urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, women’s health (obstetrics/gynecology) and orthopaedics. Ferring’s US operations employ approximately 800 people.

People Come First At Ferring. The Ferring Philosophy places people at the heart of what we do. This guides our relations with patients, physicians, employees, and other stakeholders. We invite you to share our passion for people and the power of science.


This role provides Gastroenterology medical/scientific expertise in Medical Affairs and leads the overall medical strategy, including execution of tactics in alignment with respective Medical Plan for the development and/or acquisition of additional products, expansion of current indications, and pre-launch, launch and post-launch of products, The Medical Director will provide medical/scientific oversight of the entire Gastroenterology therapeutic area.


Develop and execute the Gastroenterology Medical Plan/Strategy for therapeutic area within the Medical Affairs department

Partner with Commercial Operations and Clinical Development for strategic alignment and life-cycle management

Provide scientific/medical consultation to the commercial team to ensure accuracy and compliance with FPI and FDA standards

Maintain a high level of technical expertise in evaluation and interpretation of medical and scientific literature and extrapolate data for medical and commercial initiatives in the Gastroenterology field.

Establish relationships and share insights from engagement with Thought Leaders, healthcare providers, medical/professional societies, payers and patient advocacy groups

Manage, generate and disseminate clinical and non-clinical data that supports the medical strategy and results in high quality publications

Develop post-marketing clinical development plans including the design and management of clinical studies (Phase IV) and provide medical expertise in management of IITs

Continuously review the competitive position of projects and products including competitor actions to share insights and provide guidance from Medical Affairs

Contribute medical/scientific expertise in medical or marketing educational initiatives, responding to off-label product-based questions and to the objective representation of data, product positioning, on-label promotion and the legal/medical/regulatory review process


MD with a minimum of 7 -10 years industry experience (Senior Medical Director) in position-relevant roles of increasing responsibility.

Licensed physician with advanced training in the Gastroenterology (Board certified or board eligible) strongly preferred

Experience working with Gastroenterology products preferred

Experience launching products preferred

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

Outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of clinical trial methodology and regulatory requirements

Strong project management skills and ability to work effectively with cross functional teams

Active affiliations/reputation in medical/ scientific societies and academic teaching facilities

Ability to engage KOLs and form Advisory Committees from personal contacts

Ability to work well with others and establish consensus and compliance

Travel 30-40%

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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