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Correlation Ventures

Director Scientific and Medical Affairs - Vaccines



Bridgewater, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023

About the Opportunity

In this role you will contribute to the medical and scientific (non-promotional) strategy for the Respiratory vaccine portfolio therapeutic area in the US, specifically for influenza.

Possible locations: Swiftwater, Bridgewater, Cambridge (Eastern Time zone preferred)

In this role you will….

  • Act as a partner and provide strategic support to the US Medical team and work in close collaboration with other departments including brand teams and Public Affairs

  • Contribute to development and execution of the Country Medical Roadmap

  • Ensure alignment of the US medical strategy with the Global medical strategy through co-creation with the global medical team

  • Work with cross-functional internal stakeholders to develop strategic imperatives and downstream strategies and tactics to support our goals; work closely with field medical

  • Provide a high scientific level of expertise within the respiratory team; develop and lead collaborations with key experts in the field

  • Maintain relationships with key professional societies and key experts; provide scientific education on disease states, epidemiology, and clinical trials of our products; support company positions; provide guidance on company products and related medical issues; and seek impactful insights.

  • Lead external advisory boards.

  • Lead and/or participate in the design and execution of Sanofi-sponsored studies, including Phase 4 post-marketing and observational studies

  • Manage investigator-initiated study progress

  • Work with R&D and Clinical Development teams to provide medical input to the design of phase 2 and phase 3 clinical studies.

  • Provide medical guidance to internal Sanofi Pasteur customers, including contribution of medical information and clinical trial data for pharmacovigilance (PV) reports to the US FDA and other health authorities (e.g., Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Reports [PBRERs], Development Safety Update Reports [DSURs], Risk Management Plans [RMPs], and other PV reports and plans).

  • Create educational materials and presentation for use by the medical team

  • Provide medical review of both promotional and non-promotional materials for external use

Qualifications/ Education & Work Experience


  • Doctorate level education; MD medical degree preferred. PhD or PharmD will be considered

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate vaccine clinical studies, both interventional and observational


  • Clinical experience in the US is desirable

  • Knowledge of vaccine study design and interpretation (interventional and observational)

  • Previous industry experience, especially in medical affairs or related area

  • Ideally recognized by other vaccine experts as being expert in vaccinology or a related discipline.

  • Infectious diseases and/or vaccine experience either from academia/research and/or preferably from the pharma industry with relevant customer knowledge

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously; plan, prioritize and implement actions using a self-dependent and structured working style

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing and networking skills with an ability to work as part of a cross-functional and multicultural team

  • Effectively engage with key external stakeholders and build long-term partnerships with medical authorities, hospitals, physicians/specialists, opinion leaders and pharmacists

  • Ability to analyze information and emerging trends, including social, policy and access-related information, and incorporate them into the medical plans

  • Develop scientific communication and education initiatives using scientific/medical expertise, customer insights and understanding of launch strategy; train and educate internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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