Medical Affairs Director Salary
The average pay for a Medical Affairs Director is $174,338 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Job Description for Medical Affairs Director
Medical affairs directors work with a wide range of departments to execute medical affairs strategies within their organization. Common daily tasks in this position include coordinating and communicating efforts among divisions, working with stakeholders to ensure goals are met, creating specific objectives and strategies to achieve those goals, and overseeing budget details. This position also includes include working with scientists and medical researchers to find new products and/or treatments, attending meetings to stay up to date on company and team progress, and providing information to various external sources on relevant projects. Medical affairs directors develop strategies based on research and analysis of past performance, so strong analytical and problem-solving skills are important.Read More...
Medical affairs directors typically work during regular business hours, although overtime and flexibility with hours may be necessary for certain projects. In addition, some travel may be needed for meetings or to visit remote offices. Most of the medical affairs director's work is done in an indoor environment, and physical requirements are generally limited to moving around an office and using a computer.
The educational requirements vary for these positions, but many openings require a post-baccalaureate degree such as a medical degree, doctoral degree, or Pharm.D. Previous related work experience is needed as well, including management experience.
Medical Affairs Director Tasks
- Provide day-to-day leadership to clinical and medical staff.
- Provide staff and scientific community with excellent educational materials and tools
- Oversee medical review process and approve promotional material for new products.
- Maintain and nurture relationships with thought leaders and external experts, working toward common scientific objectives.
- Work with medical affairs and other departments to align medical affairs goals with other teams and efforts.
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